Post by Vicky Ayech
We watched the Christmas Call the Midwife last night. I liked the calf
and thought it acted well. They ran out of the books a while back and
that was noticeable. They may have actually jumped the shark though
now. B thought Worst Episode Ever, but I am not quite sure.
I'm reading the books and there was a lot about the world inthe area
generally that was not covered in the programmes. It was very sad for
the most part and depressing.
Ok I am a GOW.
I was at a 20s-themed party on NYE and the host & hostess started talking
about the *series* Hamish Macbeth. Having read all the books, I was somewhat
puzzled to hear about his dog "Wee Jock". Anyway, finding that the series were
available on Amazon, I have been binge-watching. It's excellent, who would not
adore Robert Carlyle...but why call it Hamish Macbeth?! Why not call it 'A
Scottish policeman who might sort of remind you a bit of Hamish Macbeth'? Not
a very snappy title, but more honest. Carlola Dunn's 'Daisy Dalrymple' books
have as the blurb "For fans of Lord Peter Wimsey" simply because the protagonist
is an 'Hoourable' in the 20s. Anyway, I was deeply saddened, when trying to
find out what the author of 'Hamish Macbeth' thought of the series, to find out
she had passed at 83 on 30 December. RIP Marion Chesney, AKA M C Beaton.