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Loving Dickensian on BBC1, a fascinating series built on a simple but amazingly imaginative concept - lots of Dickens characters meet. During one episode I tweeted 'Watching Dickensian. Caroline Quentin is hilarious!' and, joy of joys, Caroline herself replied, thanking me and saying she'd loved making the show.

Drove down to Gosport on Friday night to visit the parents, just made it in time for Top of the Pops 1981. Debbie Harry is still leading my Pop Babe of '81 stakes with her sexy outfit and moves from the Rapture video, though lovely Susan Fassbender pushed her close.

Saturday my mother made a Burns supper. She managed to smoke out the kitchen burning the oatmeal she was toasting for the cranachan, but she made another lot and the end result was quite tasty (though you could tell she'd applied the whisky rather liberally) as was the haggis.

Back home on Sunday, for another Burns meal at the Axe, also excellent. Their dessert was a delicious raspberry, cream and shortcake stack, and the guest beer on was (what else?) Belhaven Robert Burns Ale, excellent.

Have to confess to a guilty pleasure in Celebrity Big Brother and I'm very attracted to the beautiful Tiffany, one of the best housemates in terms of the house dynamic and also hugely entertaining. She has to win!

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Date: 2016-01-25 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msstacy13.livejournal.com
How recent is Dickensian?

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Date: 2016-01-25 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turk152.livejournal.com
It's a brand new series running at the moment, set in 1850s/1860s London.

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Date: 2016-01-25 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msstacy13.livejournal.com
Then it'll be a year or two before I see it.

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Date: 2016-01-26 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turk152.livejournal.com
Hope it does end up being shown your side of the pond, it's well worth watching.

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Date: 2016-01-26 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmcmck.livejournal.com
You been watching 'War & Peace'?

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Date: 2016-01-26 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] turk152.livejournal.com
'Fraid not :( Do you recommend it?

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Date: 2016-01-27 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cmcmck.livejournal.com
Not as good as the series they did years back but still pretty good, I think.

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Date: 2016-01-26 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ron-broxted.livejournal.com
Sigh, the only thing I agree with is the Burns Night Supper. Try translating it into Russian "Sheeps entrails, with vegetables, delicious". Kalmyks eats camel eyeballs so why not!?

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Date: 2016-01-27 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeffthelion.livejournal.com
"Have to confess to a guilty pleasure in Celebrity Big Brother and I'm very attracted to the beautiful Tiffany, one of the best housemates in terms of the house dynamic and also hugely entertaining. She has to win!" -

Can't say I agree with you on wanting her to win, I find her hollering whenever ANYONE leaves a tad annoying! That incident where she thought David Gest was dead was very funny though!

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Date: 2016-01-28 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thewayne.livejournal.com
That Dickensian sounds interesting, I wonder if it'll ever make it to BBC America. Then again, my knowledge of Dickens is rather limited, so I'd probably miss a lot of the references.

A Burns supper? That sounds pretty cool!

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