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Not a TV watcher...but...

being confined to the sofa at the moment I have watched some TV - not a lot really but never having seen the film 'Notting Hill' I sat and watched it last night - cursing the long pregnant paouses in the dialogue and the even longer adverts - but I got the gist of it and went 'ahhhh' at the end.
Tonight I watched Jo Brand in a different role as she followed the life of Vera Brittain through the horrors of the First World War. A very moving programme, beautifully presented.
Then.....new BBC series 'All the Small Things' ...I thought I would be off by 20 minutes - I watched it all! Could watch it all over again! Anyone with an insight to autism would be watching the portrayal of the eldest son with avid interest. What a breath of fresh air - a storyline - well at least three actually. Did anybody else watch it?

Posted at 31st Mar 2009 - 10:29PM   Posted by Snailbeachshepherdess   Not a TV watcher...but... Comments: 13

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Westerwitch's Avatar Yes I did watch it - although was buzzing around a bit - but saw enough to make me want to sit and watch it properly next week.

I love Nottinghill and have seen it many times. Not seen the Joe Brand programme so will look out for this.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 31st Mar 2009 at 10:41PM

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Camilla's Avatar I have seen Notting Hill and loved it, think that is the one with Hugh Grant.

I missed the Jo Brand programme, will try and see if I can see again on IPlayer, think there was a film on TV last year of actress who portrayed Vera Brittain. All Small Things I missed, will look out for this too.

Posted by: Camilla on 1st Apr 2009 at 02:09AM

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Bayou's Avatar Hi SBS Cool!
Are you not mobile that you are watching TV? Yes, i saw All Small Things and will continue watching it. But no chance on Notting Hill as BBC1 is the only program we can enjoy here.

Posted by: Bayou on 1st Apr 2009 at 08:30AM

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Muddyboots's Avatar The Vera brittain prog was very moving, l take it you are now in full control of the clicker box?

Posted by: Muddyboots on 1st Apr 2009 at 08:44AM

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Nottinghill is a lovely film, I've watched it several times.
Got back in from choir practice just in time to see "All small things", loved it. I loved the bit when one of the Choiristers, "a parish council member", later discovered the "hoodie" was in fact the new curate! The choirs I used to sing with in Wales was a church choir so I must admit the programme so far has give me a few giggles. I'm looking forward to seeing it next week Very Happy

Posted by: Pili Pala on 1st Apr 2009 at 08:49AM

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Inthemud's Avatar Yes, I saw All the small things. It was good to see the boy with autism portrayed in a realistic way. Interesting story lines, thought it was good. Hadn't sussed out the young "hoodie" as new curate, that was good! Will look forward to next week. I won't miss Misstresses quite so much as I thought as slot been filled by this!

Posted by: Inthemud on 1st Apr 2009 at 08:51AM

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CalicoKate's Avatar Hi SBS, seem to have missed why you are laid up but hope things improve and that you will be back up in no time.
Love, Love, LOVE Nottinghill and yes was frustrated by adverts - not by dialogue though.
AST's I saw too. Nearly turned off as the first 20 mins were a bit slow but then it picked up and I thoughly enjoyed it. Sarah L can sing can't she? Not sure about the 'floosey' though was she singing or was it dubbed? Confused
Didn't see JB but have seen her doing other 'serious' things and she does them well.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 1st Apr 2009 at 08:54AM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar Keep forgetting to watch TV so miss all these shows..... but did enjoy Notting Hill.....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 1st Apr 2009 at 09:01AM

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I can't seem to keep my eyes open passed 8.30pm Neutral
why are you laid up ?? i've got plenty of ideas but i'd best not write any here .. xxo

Posted by: Bodran on 1st Apr 2009 at 10:28AM

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Why are you sofa bound? I've been away so missed the news. Hope you're okay. 'Letters of a Lost Generation' are the letters on which Vera Brittain based 'Testament of Youth' A wonderful read, but heartbreaking. What channel was it on?

Posted by: @themill on 1st Apr 2009 at 11:23AM

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Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar Yes, watched it too SBS. Loved it till the last minute and can't wait for next weeks.

The autism was very well acted wasn't it. That young guy did a remarkable job and ought to be commended. However, I was a bit disappointed as I didn't hear one mention of the word autism or autistic - did I miss something, nor did I hear a mention of special needs. Sarah Lancashire's character just mentioned that her son was different to other kids. Apologies if I missed the mention but still.

CJ xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 1st Apr 2009 at 12:21PM

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Milla's Avatar knew nothing about the Small Things, off to Google it now. Love Notting Hill and have seen it endlessly. Something about Julia Roberts is so gorgeous. That smile.
Where have you been, ATM??

Posted by: Milla on 1st Apr 2009 at 01:29PM

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....er, on the slopes, again.....Embarassed

Posted by: @themill on 1st Apr 2009 at 03:28PM

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