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:
Dr Who's gay scene not filmed
Davies wanted 'Doctor Who' gay kiss
Behind the sofa time - the Cybermen are back!
Camille is new Doctor's biggest fan
Billie Piper in six-figure book deal
Doctor Who preview: episode four, "The Girl in the Fireplace"
K-9 gets his own series
Doctor Who finally materialises on red carpet as TV series scoops drama prize
Team Torchwood expands
Doctor Who season three writers
Is the next driver of the Tardis set to be a woman?
New role for Doctor Who who became prisoner of own success
Who picked the funny accent?
New doctor passes Billie's screen test
From Who? to Dr Who: Billy Piper to share her story
Cracker of a yarn
Cracker: Brotherly Love
BBC confirms McGovern is right up its street
Pay Attention 007: James Bond meets new Aston DBS in Casino Royale
Go-Betweens singer was all set to celebrate
Lauded Go-Betweens singer dies
Go-Betweens singer dies
Go-Betweens frontman dies in sleep
Death brings Go-Betweens to sad end
Writer fused lyrical rock with poetic landscapes
From the cane fields, songs of love and loss
Go Betweens founder dead
Band founder dead at 48
How Opal Got Openly Despised
On TV: 'Justice League Unlimited' is reaching the end
Star Wars Stripped Down
Super heart and super, er, thighs
Jordan Hits 100 with a Killer Finale
See Television's One-Season Wonders on DVD
TV series cut short too soon
Farscape Forever! : Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets (Smart Pop series)
by Glenn Yeffeth
TV Shows on DVD For the First Time
'House'-a-palooza: On Omar Epps' Emmy bid, Wilson's messed-up life and stupid cane tricks
'House'-a-palooza, part 2: Robert Sean Leonard
Carleton dies on the front line
Star Trek shields in US trials
Short cuts: the sequel's revenge
In brief: Farrell replaced on Dylan project
Where's my pitchfork, my angry mob?
Hollywood stars lose their sparkle
Film star salaries lose shine
Jack Bauer's '24' heroics to be feature film
Lost in the moment
How to Build a Viking. A Very, Very Big Viking.
How a star kept our film on the road
Spain destroys lost Roman city for a car park
May TV: Sweeps and season finales (spoiler city)
Who in lord's name is this imposter?