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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I used to live near her parents, but only met Joanna David once in the street - never saw Edward.

I like her too - including her role in the utterly ludicrous Silent Witness - she and Tom Ward (gorgeous!) are what keep me watching such tosh.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS - she was fabulous in the glorious Shooting the Past.  What has happened to Stephen Poliakoff?

Sandra, I am very glad the programme is improving!  Another blog I visit said that the book still only received 10 minutes of discussion, but that is twice as much as in the first episode, by all accounts, and the same time is given to each book on A Good Read on R4.  You can say quite a lot in 10 minutes - but you can also say very little!  It does sound as though the discussion is still pretty superficial, as Mike reports.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Shooting the Past! Of course! She was utterly wonderful in that, but so was everyone involved. Poliakoff's been glimpsed most recently in cinemas - he directed a film, Glorious 39, which came out late last year. Great cast, not great reviews. One to look out for on telly.

The guest on Channel 4's programme next week is John Thomson. On the plus side, A Good Read is back next Tuesday...wait for it...with Sue!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have set series record on my PVR for A Good Read, and, since I yet again forgot to listen to The Write Stuff, have set that on series record too - have not used my PVR for radio (except for the Choral Evensong that featured Verity), so am quite excited!  I know I can get them on iPlayer, but often forget until it's too late.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday's Write Stuff was less good than the first one, primarily because the author of the week was Irvine Welsh, which occasioned some of the worst Scottish accents I've ever heard. Fortunately the wonderful Christopher Brookmyre was on the panel, which compensated.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to apologise publicly to Sandra for continuing to pull this thread off topic!

And also to highlight the fact that I have moved this to a new area - I thought it was too overtly bookish to be in the Chat section.

I might even watch the next episode of the C4 programme, then I would have something relevant to contribute to the thread!  Embarassed


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd completely forgotten she was in Shooting the Past. Timothy Spall and Lindsay Duncan rather stole the show, as I recall - Even Billie Whitelaw was rather in their shadow. What a brilliant series that was.



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps Gok Wan was absent from last week's book programme because he was recording Desert Island Discs, where he is tomorrow's guest.

This is by way of saying that on Private Passions tomorrow, Radio 3 at 12 noon, the guest is Penelope Wilton. I think I heard it the first time it was broadcast. She chooses some wonderful music and, if I recall correctly, is an altogether delightful guest. That's what you'd expect, anyway. It may appeal to some of you. I'll certainly listen again to it, but not live as I will be trying somehow to meet Monday's 3,000-word essay deadline...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would like to apologise publicly to Sandra for continuing to pull this thread off topic!


No need.  I'm fascinated about how you once lived near Emilia's parents.  Edward Fox and Joanna David have a place in Dorset near my mother and Emilia married in the local church (sadly she's now separated ).

Regarding tonight's Channel 4 book club, I'm not over optimistic with John Thomson on the panel - a "comedian" famous for wearing plastic naked buttocks to a national award ceremony.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's more a comic actor that comedian, if he's the one I'm thinking of (the one who was in Cold Feet with James Nesbitt?). He does seem to have a somewhat "laddish" persona though.




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