mockturtle (hellblazer06) wrote,
mockturtle
hellblazer06

naked british guys

I was somewhat irritated on the weekend because I really wanted to see Tony Head in Who, but couldn't (though dear friends are winging copies to me poste haste, sometimes impatience gets the better of one). In a case of be careful what you wish for, I saw a whole lot of Tony in Manchild in UKTV on Sunday. Oh, there's no mystery there any more, as he paraded around wearing nowt but a smile and a tiny naughty apron. Good grief. The phrase "No more fuel on the fire" did pop into my head, but too late, Manchild is nothing but fuel. There was precious little I didn't see of Tony (this episode or any other).

Nigel Havers also doffed trou, thus removing any mystery from that decades long tv viewing relationship, too.

I mean, the fact that British thesps will drop their daks for a dollar is but one of many reasons why I love them, but Manchild always manages to evoke squeals and the covering of eyes. It's damn fun though, and the Get Carter reference was cheerfully appreciated.

Actually, it's funny, but after years of nowt but On The Buses and Dad's Army repeats, UKTV is finally doing the business, at least on Sunday evenings when it grows cold and dark so early now. There was a youngish Edward Woodward in The Saint, a very young Ford Prefect in The Sweeney (in an episode that seems to have been recycled for The Professionals as The Rack) then nekkid Tony in Manchild and not nekkid but oh so dashing in uniform Phil in Vanity Fair (Dobbin is so sweet, so loyal, so decent and so whipped, the dear boy), then Matthew, the former king of Kudos angst, in Spooks (before it turned into The New Avengers) and finishing off with Robson, nekkid and tortured, in Wire in The Blood (such a sick and twisted show).

Quite a night of tv treats. I should have been writing as I have the short sequel to the long dark LOM fic I've not yet finished almost entirely done in my head (and if I write it now, it might actually end happily), but I was tired and grumpy and I just wallowed. Sorry about that, Chief. Oh yes, I was also throwing out several British gossip rags once I'd cut out and kept the stuff I'd bought them for, and didn't the peanut gallery love that. Bill and Holby spoilers ahoy.

Saturday night offered up Cracker, which I adore. Happily, no nekkid Robbie - a girl can only take so much. Lots of McGovern priest baiting in this episode. We're just past old Big Ears carking it, and we're rolling onto Simmo's episodes as a pretty young psycho. I want to savour Cracker, but a wicked part of me wants to hurry up and get to the (semi-naked) Simm, which is very naughty, especially as these are the last McGovern written episodes (for now, anyway). But still, I am counting the days, pathetic wretch that I am.

That's about it. There was a visit, some pathetic attempts at labour (I did have a minor run in with a redback while watering the garden), and I had tickets to things, important things, but I begged off sick, because I was. It's why I've not been posting much, or writing much, as far as putting pen to paper goes. Just feel too awful. It's not fun. It's also expensive ($300+ so far).

I've also had a lot of Bermuda Triangle posts, some dating back more than six months, all pop into my inbox over the weekend. Weird.

Never mind. Just tell me Tony keeps his pants on in Doctor Who and I'll be happy.

Btw, a couple of deaths this weekend that, while meaning nothing to most folk overseas, have certainly been the subject of intense office kitchen (we don't have a water cooler, they took it away) discussion.

Oblig kilt pic:


http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/tm_objectid=17043987&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=dr-who-s-gay-scene-not-filmed-name_page.html
Dr Who's gay scene not filmed

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds32633.html
Davies wanted 'Doctor Who' gay kiss

http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/photogalleries/photos/396.html?1
Doctor Who

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/filmandtv/tv/s/212/212232_behind_the_sofa_time__the_cybermen_are_back.html
Behind the sofa time - the Cybermen are back!

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/entertainment/filmandtv/tv/s/212/212233_camille_is_new_doctors_biggest_fan.html
Camille is new Doctor's biggest fan

http://news.scotsman.com/entertainment.cfm?id=658892006
Billie Piper in six-figure book deal

http://www.sfx.co.uk/news/doctor_who_preview_episode_four,_the_girl_in_the_fireplace
Doctor Who preview: episode four, "The Girl in the Fireplace"

http://www.sfx.co.uk/news/k-9_gets_his_own_series
K-9 gets his own series

http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,1769989,00.html
Doctor Who finally materialises on red carpet as TV series scoops drama prize

http://www.sfx.co.uk/news/team_torchwood_expands
Team Torchwood expands

http://www.sfx.co.uk/news/doctor_who_season_three_writers
Doctor Who season three writers

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,23569-2110144,00.html
Is the next driver of the Tardis set to be a woman?

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,23569-2164214,00.html
New role for Doctor Who who became prisoner of own success

http://living.scotsman.com/tv.cfm?id=571652006
Who picked the funny accent?

http://living.scotsman.com/tv.cfm?id=571362006
New doctor passes Billie's screen test

http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article361578.ece
From Who? to Dr Who: Billy Piper to share her story

http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/PhilipGlenisterLifeonMars/
Philip Glenister

http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/cracker-of-a-yarn/2006/04/22/1145344318176.html
Cracker of a yarn

http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv-reviews/cracker-brotherly-love/2006/04/28/1146198330965.html
Cracker: Brotherly Love

http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article362076.ece
BBC confirms McGovern is right up its street

http://car-reviews.automobile.com/news/pay-attention-007-james-bond-meets-new-aston-dbs-in-casino-royale/1856/
Pay Attention 007: James Bond meets new Aston DBS in Casino Royale

http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/gobetweens-singer-was-all-set-to-celebrate/2006/05/07/1146940411083.html
Go-Betweens singer was all set to celebrate

http://www.theage.com.au/news/people/lauded-gobetweens-singer-dies/2006/05/07/1146940411277.html
Lauded Go-Betweens singer dies

http://blogs.smh.com.au/newsblog/archives/your_say/004521.html
Go-Betweens singer dies

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,19058324%255E2902,00.html
Go-Betweens frontman dies in sleep

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19058067-16947,00.html
Death brings Go-Betweens to sad end

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19057065-16947,00.html
Writer fused lyrical rock with poetic landscapes

http://www.smh.com.au/news/music/from-the-cane-fields-songs-of-love-and-loss/2006/05/07/1146940411087.html
From the cane fields, songs of love and loss

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19054587-16947,00.html
Go Betweens founder dead

http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,19059083-5001026,00.html
Legend dead

http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/story/0,20797,19056056-7642,00.html
Band founder dead at 48

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/gate/archive/2006/05/05/notes050506.DTL&nl=fix
How Opal Got Openly Despised

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=5598
Supernatural

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/tv/269099_tv05.html
On TV: 'Justice League Unlimited' is reaching the end

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=18689
Star Wars Stripped Down

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/05/04/1146335859704.html
Super heart and super, er, thighs

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Insider/default.htm?cmsRedir=true&rmDate=05052006&cmsGuid={1E611E76-564F-401A-8C5A-812B3335A211}
Jordan Hits 100 with a Killer Finale

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/guides/guide-display/-/156AEXU9NXR3U/ref%3Damb%5Fleft-2%5F165515701%5F3/104-7925141-8326351
See Television's One-Season Wonders on DVD

http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2006/03/19/pf-1494848.html
TV series cut short too soon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/193210061X/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-7925141-8326351
Farscape Forever! : Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets (Smart Pop series)
by Glenn Yeffeth

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania/fullview/R6XHNP5QCFSL0/104-7925141-8326351
TV Shows on DVD For the First Time

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2006/05/house_isnt_wait.html
'House'-a-palooza: On Omar Epps' Emmy bid, Wilson's messed-up life and stupid cane tricks

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2006/05/houseapalooza_p.html
'House'-a-palooza, part 2: Robert Sean Leonard

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/carleton-dies-on-the-front-line/2006/05/07/1146940413795.html
Carleton dies on the front line

http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/star-trek-shields-in-us-trials/2006/05/06/1146335965399.html
Star Trek shields in US trials

http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,1768604,00.html
Short cuts: the sequel's revenge

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1768430,00.html
In brief: Farrell replaced on Dylan project

http://film.guardian.co.uk/patterson/story/0,,1767383,00.html
Where's my pitchfork, my angry mob?

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,19044953%255E2902,00.html
Hollywood stars lose their sparkle

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,19021626-16947,00.html
Film star salaries lose shine

http://news.scotsman.com/entertainment.cfm?id=679962006
Jack Bauer's '24' heroics to be feature film

http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/story/0,20797,19000412-5003422,00.html
Lost in the moment

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/movies/07olse.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
How to Build a Viking. A Very, Very Big Viking.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml;jsessionid=3VECGTDIPYTQ3QFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/arts/2006/05/06/bfmarsh06.xml&menuId=564&sSheet=/arts/2006/05/06/ixfilmmain.html
How a star kept our film on the road

http://www.amonline.net.au/factsheets/redback.htm
Redback spider

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2157887,00.html
Spain destroys lost Roman city for a car park

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/entertainment/14511788.htm
May TV: Sweeps and season finales (spoiler city)

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/who-in-lords-name-is-this-imposter/2006/05/07/1146940412503.html
Who in lord's name is this imposter?

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