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Sid Nuncius
2020-09-10 17:47:46 UTC
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...Diana Rigg.

I was, of course,
Hopelesssly in love with you
When I was twelve and you were Emma Peel.

And I fell for you all over again
When I was old enough to know better
And you were Honoria Dedlock.

And I still felt
A rush of affection
When I saw you,
Unexpectedly,
In Detectorists.

Go well, Dame Diana.
And thanks.
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Sid (Make sure Matron is away when you reply)
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-10 17:58:44 UTC
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On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:47:46 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
...Diana Rigg.
I was, of course,
Hopelesssly in love with you
When I was twelve and you were Emma Peel.
And I fell for you all over again
When I was old enough to know better
And you were Honoria Dedlock.
And I still felt
A rush of affection
When I saw you,
Unexpectedly,
In Detectorists.
Go well, Dame Diana.
And thanks.
She was so good in Game of Thrones that when she was shown as going to
be Mrs Pomfrit in All Creatures B said he thought she's have retired
after GoT as that was such a good finale. But she was working up to
the end. We saw the first All Creatures last night but Mrs P was not
in it. I wonder if they've made the whole series.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2020-09-10 21:12:25 UTC
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On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:47:46 +0100, Sid Nuncius
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...Diana Rigg.
I was, of course,
Hopelesssly in love with you
When I was twelve and you were Emma Peel.
When we were 12 (sorry, A. A. Milne), I think "love" wasn't _quite_ the
first word that comes to mind ...
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Go well, Dame Diana.
And thanks.
Indeed. A warm smile that could light up a room.
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be Mrs Pomfrit in All Creatures B said he thought she's have retired
after GoT as that was such a good finale. But she was working up to
the end. We saw the first All Creatures last night but Mrs P was not
in it. I wonder if they've made the whole series.
I get the impression that they have completed a series; IIRR, the
original 1970s one was _several_ series (roughly annual?). They were
only making the current series last year (2019) [several interesting
tweets from Sam West (son of Timothy) who plays Siegfried (and says he
started doing so at exactly the same age as Robert Hardy was the first
time)], so assuming a vaguely similar timescale, I guess they've only
made one series (even without covid).
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J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

Odds are, the phrase "It's none of my business" will be followed by "but".
Min
2020-09-10 23:23:09 UTC
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Post by Sid Nuncius
...Diana Rigg.
I was, of course,
Hopelesssly in love with you
When I was twelve and you were Emma Peel.
When we were 12 (sorry, A. A. Milne), I think "love" wasn't _quite_ the
first word that comes to mind ...
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Post by Sid Nuncius
Go well, Dame Diana.
And thanks.
Indeed. A warm smile that could light up a room.
[]
Post by Vicky Ayech
be Mrs Pomfrit in All Creatures B said he thought she's have retired
after GoT as that was such a good finale. But she was working up to
the end. We saw the first All Creatures last night but Mrs P was not
in it. I wonder if they've made the whole series.
I get the impression that they have completed a series; IIRR, the
original 1970s one was _several_ series (roughly annual?). They were
only making the current series last year (2019) [several interesting
tweets from Sam West (son of Timothy) who plays Siegfried (and says he
started doing so at exactly the same age as Robert Hardy was the first
time)], so assuming a vaguely similar timescale, I guess they've only
made one series (even without covid).
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Odds are, the phrase "It's none of my business" will be followed by "but".
A beautiful woman - a wonderful actress. She genuinely chilled my blood in
'Mother Love'. I hope the BBC repeat it in Tribute. Not for the faint-
hearted.
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Min
Penny
2020-09-10 23:25:43 UTC
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On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 18:47:46 +0100, Sid Nuncius
Post by Sid Nuncius
...Diana Rigg.
I was, of course,
Hopelesssly in love with you
When I was twelve and you were Emma Peel.
I picked her to play me in UMRA, the Movie - who can replace her now?

I discovered the brief but marvelous 1920s detective series she made with
Neil Dudgeon - the Mrs Bradley Mysteries - on DVD a few years back (I never
saw them on TV). The comic spark between the two of them (he played her
chauffeur) was reminiscent of Steed and Peel. I suspect the frocks were one
of her reasons for taking the part.
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be Mrs Pomfrit in All Creatures B said he thought she's have retired
after GoT* as that was such a good finale. But she was working up to
the end. We saw the first All Creatures last night but Mrs P was not
in it. I wonder if they've made the whole series.
I get the impression that they have completed a series; IIRR, the
original 1970s one was _several_ series (roughly annual?). They were
only making the current series last year (2019) [several interesting
tweets from Sam West (son of Timothy) who plays Siegfried (and says he
started doing so at exactly the same age as Robert Hardy was the first
time)], so assuming a vaguely similar timescale, I guess they've only
made one series (even without covid).
It's good to have a Scot playing Herriot and Sam West is doing a grand job
as Siegfried - remarkably like Robert Hardy. There will be a Christmas
special and a second series is planned.

* One day I hope to see GoT, I think I would like it.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Nick Odell
2020-09-12 21:28:41 UTC
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On Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:25:43 +0100, Penny <***@labyrinth.freeuk.com>
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Post by Penny
I discovered the brief but marvelous 1920s detective series she made with
Neil Dudgeon - the Mrs Bradley Mysteries - on DVD a few years back (I never
saw them on TV). The comic spark between the two of them (he played her
chauffeur) was reminiscent of Steed and Peel. I suspect the frocks were one
of her reasons for taking the part.
<snip>

That sounded so much like the Australian TV series The Miss Fisher
Murder Mysteries - the spark in the latter series being with the
butler - that I had to go and compare. The writers were a generation
apart but it looks to me as if (sweeping generalisation) both of them
were prolific writers of whatever people were prepared to buy and I am
sure both of them borrowed copiously. Incidentally we were talking
about Isabel Allende this morning in much the same vein: what is
popular this week? Feminism? I will knock out a quick feminist novel
then...


Nick
Penny
2020-09-16 14:09:23 UTC
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<snip>
Post by Penny
I discovered the brief but marvelous 1920s detective series she made with
Neil Dudgeon - the Mrs Bradley Mysteries - on DVD a few years back (I never
saw them on TV). The comic spark between the two of them (he played her
chauffeur) was reminiscent of Steed and Peel. I suspect the frocks were one
of her reasons for taking the part.
<snip>
That sounded so much like the Australian TV series The Miss Fisher
Murder Mysteries - the spark in the latter series being with the
butler - that I had to go and compare. The writers were a generation
apart but it looks to me as if (sweeping generalisation) both of them
were prolific writers of whatever people were prepared to buy and I am
sure both of them borrowed copiously. Incidentally we were talking
about Isabel Allende this morning in much the same vein: what is
popular this week? Feminism? I will knock out a quick feminist novel
then...
The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Sounds interesting. If the non-production
of Doctors goes on long enough, maybe the BBC will buy it in to run in that
early afternoon slot. I quite enjoyed The Heights (another Australian
series), which we had until recently - currently they are rerunning Land
Girls, which has longer episodes and messes more with the TV/Radio schedule
so I'm all at sea with the afternoon radio dramas, not just on Mondays.

Last summer we had a New Zealand series, 600 words, which I really enjoyed.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Nick Odell
2020-09-16 20:14:17 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 18:28:41 -0300, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
<snip>
Post by Penny
I discovered the brief but marvelous 1920s detective series she made with
Neil Dudgeon - the Mrs Bradley Mysteries - on DVD a few years back (I never
saw them on TV). The comic spark between the two of them (he played her
chauffeur) was reminiscent of Steed and Peel. I suspect the frocks were one
of her reasons for taking the part.
<snip>
That sounded so much like the Australian TV series The Miss Fisher
Murder Mysteries - the spark in the latter series being with the
butler - that I had to go and compare. The writers were a generation
apart but it looks to me as if (sweeping generalisation) both of them
were prolific writers of whatever people were prepared to buy and I am
sure both of them borrowed copiously. Incidentally we were talking
about Isabel Allende this morning in much the same vein: what is
popular this week? Feminism? I will knock out a quick feminist novel
then...
The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Sounds interesting. If the non-production
of Doctors goes on long enough, maybe the BBC will buy it in to run in that
early afternoon slot. I quite enjoyed The Heights (another Australian
series), which we had until recently - currently they are rerunning Land
Girls, which has longer episodes and messes more with the TV/Radio schedule
so I'm all at sea with the afternoon radio dramas, not just on Mondays.
Last summer we had a New Zealand series, 600 words, which I really enjoyed.
The series 1 & 2 and the 2020 motion picture, Miss Fisher and the
Crypt of Tears are available on Netflix over here and might also be
available over there.

If you use Bing.com as your video search engine and look for the movie
by name, a complete version with arabic subtitles hosted by aparat.com
should be one of the earlier search results. It seems to work okay.
But - disclaimer - I always visit unknown sites from a live linux
session so that nothing gets close to my machine.

Nick
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-16 17:39:42 UTC
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On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 18:28:41 -0300, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell
<snip>
Post by Penny
I discovered the brief but marvelous 1920s detective series she made with
Neil Dudgeon - the Mrs Bradley Mysteries - on DVD a few years back (I never
saw them on TV). The comic spark between the two of them (he played her
chauffeur) was reminiscent of Steed and Peel. I suspect the frocks were one
of her reasons for taking the part.
<snip>
That sounded so much like the Australian TV series The Miss Fisher
Murder Mysteries - the spark in the latter series being with the
butler - that I had to go and compare. The writers were a generation
apart but it looks to me as if (sweeping generalisation) both of them
were prolific writers of whatever people were prepared to buy and I am
sure both of them borrowed copiously. Incidentally we were talking
about Isabel Allende this morning in much the same vein: what is
popular this week? Feminism? I will knock out a quick feminist novel
then...
The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Sounds interesting. If the non-production
of Doctors goes on long enough, maybe the BBC will buy it in to run in that
early afternoon slot. I quite enjoyed The Heights (another Australian
series), which we had until recently - currently they are rerunning Land
Girls, which has longer episodes and messes more with the TV/Radio schedule
so I'm all at sea with the afternoon radio dramas, not just on Mondays.
Last summer we had a New Zealand series, 600 words, which I really enjoyed.
Ms Fisher is showing on Drama channel, one of uktv's channels. One
of the ones #2 daughter manages. It is free if you have freeview.
Penny
2020-09-17 08:50:58 UTC
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Post by Penny
The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Sounds interesting. If the non-production
of Doctors goes on long enough, maybe the BBC will buy it in to run in that
early afternoon slot.
Ms Fisher is showing on Drama channel, one of uktv's channels. One
of the ones #2 daughter manages. It is free if you have freeview.
Thanks, I can get it on Freesat but never think to check their schedule.
Early Saturday evening, good, that doesn't clash with my other recordings
:)
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
Vicky Ayech
2020-09-17 12:34:25 UTC
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scrawled in the dust...
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Post by Penny
The Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Sounds interesting. If the non-production
of Doctors goes on long enough, maybe the BBC will buy it in to run in that
early afternoon slot.
Ms Fisher is showing on Drama channel, one of uktv's channels. One
of the ones #2 daughter manages. It is free if you have freeview.
Thanks, I can get it on Freesat but never think to check their schedule.
Early Saturday evening, good, that doesn't clash with my other recordings
:)
I think there is a uktv player too like iplayer.

https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/?adfp=Newsletter-UktvPlay_NewsletterNav_WhatsOnFebruary_Home&pid=Newsletter-UktvPlay&c=NewsletterNav_WhatsOnFebruary_Home
Daughter manages Alibi channel too and they had some new series
created for them.

krw
2020-09-11 08:39:47 UTC
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....Diana Rigg.
Whom we saw a number of times in London on the stage. Medea and "Who's
afraid of Virginia Woolf" - absolutely scary. You wouldn't want to
cross her although there is a clip on (I believe) Parkinson when she was
a new mother wanting to affectionately (I recall) bite her daughter's bum!

And the only Mrs Bond (unless he married the one in the last film).
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