mockturtle (hellblazer06) wrote,

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.

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