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I’d forgotten

how good television can be as a distraction or maybe it’s because a mini miracle occurred this week and there were two movies worth watching – Kinky Boots and In Her Shoes.

Kinky Boots is a lovely story, a little contrived in parts but well worth watching for a good script and excellent performances. In Her Shoes was quite a surprise – Cameron Diaz especially. But one up for the wrinklies – the best parts of the film are definitely those that take place in the residential home. Both films highly recommended for chill out time.

But it’s to the wireless I turn for hours of entertainment and there’s a huge amount of good programmes coming up this Christmas – so many that I’ll have to write a separate entry but in the meantime you might like the opportunity to listen again to We’ll Keep a Comic in the Hillside, a two parter in which “Welsh comedy writer Stephen Carver asks if there is such a thing as a distinctively Welsh sense of humour”. Part 1 is on at 23:30 GMT (about 40 minutes from the time stamp of this post), part 2 at the same time tomorrow night and both will be available for seven days on the Listen Again page.

The Afternoon Plays this week have also looked interesting so I’m saving them up for a bumper listen on Saturday while cleaning and packing to head home to Wales. Tuesday’s in particular – Martha My Dear by Annie McCartney – looks like good fun:

Martha has always been an agony aunt for her wayward friends, but the publication of a steamy bestseller casts doubt on dear Martha’s confidentiality.

I’m avoiding writing about the events this week, partly because I try and avoid four letter words used in anger (here at least) and a certain funeral parlour deserves a whole string of ’em so I’m keeping it zipped to ponder. But dammit, the vultures!

5 Responses to “I’d forgotten”

  1. Peacechick Mary
    December 21st, 2006 01:26
    1

    Sending mean little darts out to attack the brutes at the funeral parlor. They will rue the day they messed with our Daisy. Heh! We saw the Kinky Boots – it was very funny, indeed. Also thumbs up on the In Her Shoes. Must be a time for funny footware movies.

  2. Joan
    December 22nd, 2006 03:23
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    I got a kick outof Kinky Boots as well. Fun stuff.

    Sorry to hear you have been taken advantage of during a tough time.

  3. jan
    December 22nd, 2006 22:25
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    Thanks for the recommendations for viewing. Sorry about the vultures, but they seem to be everywhere.Enjoy the season to jolly.

  4. Steve
    December 22nd, 2006 23:25
    4

    Martha My Dear was very very good. It’s slow to start, but stay with it. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was also very good.

    I’ve been doing lots of wireless listening recently. Far too much time on my hands.

    So sorry to hear about your news, too.

  5. Fi
    December 23rd, 2006 03:11
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    I was quite surprised by In Her Shoes; far better than I predicted.

    I’ve heard that This Life: The Reunion is showing over New Years on UK telly. As I dedicated fan (with the complete boxed set of both series, unfortuantely on video) I’m wondering when or if I’ll ever get to see it? Lets hope it comes out on DVD.

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