“Portrait d’homme à la rose” by French painter Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, showing the Chevalier de Mainvilliers in 1751.
14 February, 2010 at 5:13 pm
The name of Garrow’s courtroom nemesis is neither Tweety nor Daffy but, of course, Silvester. Many knew it, one lucky winner was drawn, and so the DVD of “Garrow’s Law” will wing its way next week to beautiful Portugal!
Have fun with the DVD!
No official news yet from the BBC about the second series of “Garrow’s Law” (stop draggin’ yer feet!), but here’s an interview with Andrew Buchan (William Garrow), in which he talks about both the series and the possible future of “Garrow’s Law”.
FIVE MINUTES WITH… ANDREW BUCHAN
All channels seem to have been slightly upended what with cutbacks and things not being recommissioned. I don’t think it’s easy to predict nowadays. It’d be nice if it did go again. There’s a lot more material still in the bank. The whole team would relish revisiting that courtroom, I think. It’s such an amazing stage to be in.
Don’t let us down, BBC!
And just because:
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TV EXTRA
by Christopher Downie
7 February, 2010 at 3:02 pm
Huzzah! Just look at this! “The Joyful Molly” received an award, and it comes from one of my favourite blogs, ONE MORE STITCH (Reproduction and historic knitting inspired by original garments, objects and patterns from the past); if you haven’t visited it yet, please do so, it’s amazing. And there’s a whole list of other blogs which are fantastic as well. Thank you!
The award comes in two parts: I “must” (you mustn’t – you may, if you like to!) list seven random facts about myself, and then choose seven blogs for nomination.
7 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MOLLY JOYFUL
- I can spin a yarn – not only on a laptop, but also by use of spindle or spinning wheel. Haven’t done it for ages, though, and can’t remember why I learned it in the first place.
- I’m a creature of habit. I start every day with a cuppa (with milk and honey) from my favourite mug (Frederic the Great on horseback). No tea, no Molly. I end the day in the same manner (different mug, though – the one showing Trafalgar Square).
- Many people visiting this blog assume that I’m a conservative elderly lady who never misses her favourite soap, has a huge collection of Tom Jones vinyl records and a framed picture of the Queen above the mantelpiece. The dark truth: I’m neither conservative nor elderly, prefer “Being Human” to “Coronation Street”, don’t own a single Tom Jones song but plenty of The Cure and Muse, have no mantelpiece and as for the Queen: folks, I’m not even British.
- Since my earliest childhood, I’m scared of tall ships. I have this irrational fear that a ship will blow up the moment I set foot on it. So you could argue I’m not qualified to write about the Age of Sail.
- I grew up in a haunted house. Means: I might not be qualified to write about the Age of Sail, but certainly about ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump at night.
- TV series are mainly “background noise” while I’m writing. The only series I’ve actively followed these last months and made sure I wouldn’t miss an episode are/were “Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe”, “Taking the Flak”, “Garrow’s Law”, “Empire of the Seas” and “Being Human”. My guilty pleasures (hey, we all have them!): “Antiques Roadshow” and “How clean is your house?”
- I once used my resource books to build a labyrinth to play in for my cats.
AND “THE BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER AWARD” GOES TO…
… five blogs for now, because all other of my favourites have already received the award from elsewhere. Two more will follow!
COSTUME, CATS AND THE 18TH CENTURY
GILLRAY’S PRINTSHOP OF HISTORICAL ABSURDITIES
Being one amateur historian’s exploration of the 18th and 19th centuries.
JANE AUSTEN’S WORLD
Historical Romance out of the Closet
THE OFFICIAL WEBLOG OF WOLFGANG AMADÉ MOZART
7 February, 2010 at 12:44 pm