"And they were Welsh! Why were they Welsh ?!"

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"And they were Welsh! Why were they Welsh ?!"

Postby Samoan » 05 Jun 2018, 17:06

Anyone been watching the just completed three part drama-comedy-documentary A Very English Scandal on BBC 1 ?
There's already talk of a BAFTAs clean sweep.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4G4B1Y6qhcDvcD0nLkm6VLZ/whos-who
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 05 Jun 2018, 17:16

I watched the first one last night and enjoyed it quite a lot. Not sure about Hugh Grant - I mean, he's alright in the part. Wishaw is better.

The Panorama doc that was aired a couple of nights ago was gripping.

Evil bastard, that Thorpe. I didn't know he only died four years ago.
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Re: "And they were Welsh! Why were they Welsh ?!"

Postby caramba » 05 Jun 2018, 18:33

Samoan wrote:Anyone been watching the just completed three part drama-comedy-documentary A Very English Scandal on BBC 1 ?
There's already talk of a BAFTAs clean sweep.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4G4B1Y6qhcDvcD0nLkm6VLZ/whos-who


Talk of a BBC show making a clean sweep of the BAFTAs on a BBC site?

Whatever next...

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Postby Samoan » 05 Jun 2018, 18:49

The Venerable B. Eef wrote:I watched the first one last night and enjoyed it quite a lot. Not sure about Hugh Grant - I mean, he's alright in the part. Wishaw is better.

Oh, I thought Grant was cast to perfection.
Some excellent short parts by well known actors such as the "Lives with Badgers" Lord and Countess of Arran and his very moving speech about his late brother for whom the illegalisation of homosexuality proved effectively to be murder, in his eyes.
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Postby caramba » 05 Jun 2018, 19:00

Samoan wrote:

...illegalisation of homosexuality...



Surely you mean criminilisation here as a criminal offence carries far more of a stigma than one which is simply "illegal"?

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Postby Samoan » 05 Jun 2018, 19:03

Nay, I meant Criminality.
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Postby Deebank » 05 Jun 2018, 19:30

Yes great stuff. I thought Grant was very good
But as said above some excellent vignettes - Michelle some mothers do ave em Dotrice, and the lad from the inbetweeners were both good.
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Re: "And they were Welsh! Why were they Welsh ?!"

Postby caramba » 05 Jun 2018, 19:38

Samoan wrote:
Nay, I meant Criminality.






Why not write it then, what with you being a tiresome pedant and all when it comes to calling others out for
their minor mistakes?

Given your ignorance of the meaning of the word "private", I don't suppose anyone here would be
too surprised to learn that you don't know the difference between the two.

Just to clarify for you. While stupidity as severe as yours is sadly not illegal, your inane posts are a criminal
waste of everyone's time and bandwidth.

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Postby Samoan » 05 Jun 2018, 19:41

So did you enjoy it ?
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Jun 2018, 09:48

:lol:

Watched the second one last night and enjoyed it much more than the first. Elements of outright comedy there, often at the least expected moments. You see 'BASED ON A TRUE STORY' in the opening credits, and I'm wondering how many liberties were taken...

I still feel Hugh Grant is just being Hugh Grant and the accolades are wrongly placed. He's good but everyone else is better.

Looking forward to watching the final instalment tonight.
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Postby jimboo » 06 Jun 2018, 18:40

I loved it , the last episode , my god that fucking judge.
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Jun 2018, 01:03

That very last scene, as the final credits rolled - really sweet/funny
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Postby Belle Lettre » 09 Jun 2018, 09:24

I enjoyed it a great deal. Cod in parsley sauce!
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Postby Pansy Puff » 12 Jun 2018, 22:36

Just finished catching up with this. I thought it was great. The cast were all superb. Grant was not "being a Grant". He played the vicious, entitled, nasty streak to perfection. His Thorpe was likeable and utterly detestable at the same time. It was laugh out loud funny and sweet and sad.
One of the best things I've seen this year.
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Re: "And they were Welsh! Why were they Welsh ?!"

Postby Charlie O. » 13 Jun 2018, 19:15

I wanna see this!

Was Peter Cook at least mentioned in passing?


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Postby Samoan » 13 Jun 2018, 19:19

Yes, in the end credits they showed a short but pithy excerpt from the Youtube video you posted above.
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Postby Charlie O. » 13 Jun 2018, 19:24

Good for them.
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Re: "And they were Welsh! Why were they Welsh ?!"

Postby Pansy Puff » 13 Jun 2018, 21:07

"self confessed player of the pink oboe."
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