Monday, 15 June 2015

Home Fires


 With Downton on hold, itv has decided to bring out the Women's Institute doing their bit in a strangely over populated Wartime English Village. Think of a poor man's MRS MINIVER crossed with a vintage Mary Berry front parlour tea party and bingo you have HOME FIRES down to a tee.
Its bollocks. But its safe, sweet natured, undemanding bollocks.
We have Samantha Bond sparring over the leadership of the WI with frosty knickers- with -a-heart Lady Cameron ( Franchesca Annis) whilst in the background a lesbian Liverpudlian, beautiful farmer girl , nutty butcher's wife and other assorted WI members make jam for the war effort!


Hats off to actress Claire Rushbrook who steals the show as the lumpy battered wife Pat Simms, as the ten million viewers sit and enjoy this pile of tosh every Sunday night, for it is her and not the general village population down in the shelters that the great British public are rooting for.

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    1. It wasnt but i kinda liked it

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  2. I know exactly what you mean John . ..

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  3. Got to agree with you, it's Pat Simms that has me rooted to the sofa on Sunday evenings. I'm waiting for the worm to turn!!!

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  4. Now that the batterer has miraculously been spirited away to The Front, he may be rid of permanently - but we have to wait until September to find out, dammit.

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    1. I'm 2 episodes behind, darn it!

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  5. "Its bollocks. But its safe, sweet natured, undemanding bollocks"

    For me that is by far the worst kind of bollocks.

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    1. But dangerous, nasty, challenging bollocks... Oh... I might be interested...

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    2. Why? Because it is safe, sweet-natured and undemanding... ie... Yuk.

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    3. Not that I have ever watched the show - I am just responding to your description of it.

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    4. Give it a go andrew........

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    5. Ah... those five little words have preceded many a disappointment... and the occasional catastrophe.

      Life... not safe, not sweet-natured, not undemanding.

      Maybe I have lived too long.

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  6. I wonder if we'll get this on Masterpiece Theater. I will probably like it. It's hard to tell with Willy Dunne Wooters. Of course, we're currently in the early stages of our Orange is the New Black season three binge.

    Love,
    Janie

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  7. I hope we get this here ere long. I love this crap..!

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  8. That 'nutty butcher's wife' is a friend of mine!

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  9. I wish we were going to get it, I am so tired of the line up of programmes we no longer get, if that makes sense. Just endless American police dramas

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  10. Thanks John , I enjoy a fix of UK TV. I must alert you to an alarming development , UK school banning scotch eggs ! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3125312/So-snack-child-s-packed-lunch-primary-school-confiscated-unhealthy-Scotch-eggs.html

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    1. Ohhhh myyyyy goddddddddd

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  11. Not a TV viewer John but it doesn't sound my cuppa anyway. Note Curly Club's comment above!!

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  12. That kind of period piece has a market on this side of the Atlantic

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  13. I've not seen this, I seem to be watching completely different television to most people these days, maybe I'm living in a parallel universe ;-)

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  14. Thanks for warning me about this utter drivel. I shall make sure that the television is unplugged whenever it comes on as I wouldn't wish to be contaminated. Watching stuff like that I might end up ga-ga in a care home with drool hanging from my unshaven chin.

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  15. Thanks for warning me about this utter drivel. I shall make sure that the television is unplugged whenever it comes on as I wouldn't wish to be contaminated. Watching stuff like that I might end up ga-ga in a care home with drool hanging from my unshaven chin.

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  16. It's far too cosy and cliched but I watch it anyway!

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  17. I have been given to understand that the butchers wife is supposed to be Welsh and we Welsh women "do nutty" so well!

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  18. Mom's house was pure vintage, from the previous eras, and we never realized it.

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  19. I'm on season four of Doc Martin. Funny. I'll try anything British.

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  20. Doc Martin is worth watching for the stunning Cornish scenery! Enjoy!

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  21. I love Home Fires and can't wait until she murders her revolting hubby. :-)

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    1. Maybe the Germans will do it for her.

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