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02 September 2010 @ 01:28 pm
Begins w/c 18-24 September 2010

BEWARE SPOILERS!!

Feature on S9 - well, lots of blahdeblah from Armitage at any rate - here

Programme copy for first episode here
 
 
18 August 2010 @ 11:50 am
Abusing modly privileges again but it's very quite on the NW news front at the mo.

If you're interested in adding a new LandComm to your daily routine you might like to check out caseland. It's a challenge community for any and all crime scene/police procedural shows, including "Touching Evil". The three teams are Team Cops, Team Morgue, and Team Forensics and you compete in teams for points. Be nice to have some more TE fans there as I think I'm probably the only one! :)

Go here to apply (ask for Team Cops :p).

Have made myself a TE sig banner to use there, if you join there may even be an opportunity for you read a TE fic written by me at some point...gotta be worth joining just for the amusement value hasn't it? ;)

 
 
28 July 2010 @ 07:25 pm
What's on Stage reported on their gossip pages that Nicola, along with Mark Gatiss, would be joining Catherine Tate at the National in December in Alan Ackybourn's "Seasons Greetings". Thanks to Jodie from the Nicola Walker forum we know that this is confirmed. So you have something else to look forward to this Christmas/NY ;)

I will abuse my modly privileges to advertise a new land comm called spy_land.
For those of you who may not be familiar with 'land comms', you join a team and then compete for points by writing fic, creating graphics, playing games, etc. You don't have to be good at everything - I'm hopeless a fic and large graphics - it's the taking part that counts!

There are 3 teams - CIA, MI-6 and KGB. Doesn't really matter which one you're on as once challenges begin you can write/create for any of the covered fandoms.

Maybe I'll see you on Team KGB ;)
 
 
03 October 2007 @ 07:22 pm
Sometime ago I made this community 'friends only' but typically forgot to make a post telling everyone! So here it is, all posts to this journal are now 'friends locked' and can only be viewed if you JOIN the community rather than just add it to your watch list.

Thank you :)
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04 August 2007 @ 09:14 am
Well, here I've got my first Spooks fanvid complete. Let me know what you think.

Title: Harry's Game
Artist: Clannad
Fandom: Spooks (MI-5)
Vidder: Ceridwyn2
Category: Character Study: Harry Pearce

YouTube Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrT0dOSRGU

MegaUpload Link (33.68MB)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RMF6A9Q0
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Current Location: home office
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Spooks Soundtrack
 
 
 
03 August 2007 @ 02:27 am
Okay, I know there's an episode in series 2 or 3 in which Harry comments to Ruth that she keeps making the habit of coming into his office unannounced, to the line of "this is becoming a bit of a habit with you" or something along those lines. Can anyone by chance remember which series and episode that might be?

Help would be appreciated. :)
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Current Location: home office
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Clannad - "Theme from Harry's Game"
 
 
14 May 2007 @ 09:48 pm
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24 January 2007 @ 07:10 pm
Just a short R/H fic I wrote, fluffy (but not too...) not much of a plot! Please tell me what you think as there is the possibility of it continuing from a one shot to a fic with some more chapters. Written because I want snow, and I'm not likely to get it...well, I can imagine it, right?

Title: Snow
Pairing: R/H
Rating: Universal
Summery: What happens when snow starts falling in London?

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3358422/1/
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Current Location: Isle of Wight
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: There's a fine, fine line - Avenue Q
 
 
05 January 2007 @ 02:38 am
Talk about bizarre recall. So I'm watching the third episode of Touching Evil, called "What Amathus Wants." In the second half, they go to a prison to interview a woman serving life for murder. The actress playing the prisoner in question is Linda Henry, well known to Bad Girls fans as Yvonne Atkins. But that's not the clincher. The fact that this prison is one and the same (the now de-commissioned HMP Oxford Prison) that was used for Bad Girls HMP Larkhall. At first glance it looked very similar. Then the continuing shots were like deja-vu. Linda Henry did the ep of Touching Evil 2 1/2 yrs before joining </b>Bad Girls</b>, set at the same old prison. :)

Must have been rather interesting to go back. And since I stayed there (albeit now it's a rather posh hotel), it was oddly familiar to me as well. Funny that.

Loving the Touching Evil dvds. :) Nicola Walker is fantastic, as usual.
 
 
Current Location: Kitchen
Current Music: Touching Evil - What Amathus Wants
 
 
28 October 2006 @ 12:22 pm
Series Two

Episode 1 – Teaching Practice

An odd episode to start of the new series, focusing on a student teacher played by guest actor Richard Lumsden. Slatt’s homophobic prank backfires on him in a big way, resulting in him arranging a date with the student teacher and “coming out” to the Director of Education. It’s hard to sympathise with Slatt and his attitudes in this episode – at least until the last scene, where his quite tender apology earns him the first bit of respect he’s ever had from Suzy. Suzy’s undergone a big change after a year at Galfast High – as weary and cynical as the rest, shutting the door of the staffroom to keep the kids away, and landing herself with her own awkward situation when her attempt to put off Dan’s infatuation (by offering to have “cold, meaningless sex”) has completely the opposite effect – “Thank you so, so much…” She’s been doing it with a married man from Business Studies, too, the minx! Perhaps the short skirt and black tights are a big draw to the male staff. Also mention must be made of new Headmaster Duncan Preston as the worthy successor to the sadly departed John Wells – and his labored staff speeches on the subject of “Tinkling”.

Episode 2 – Hot Bitch

A nice, slightly more laid back episode all about the private life of Amanda Tripley, and her alternative internet persona. Another recognisable character actor Trevor Cooper appears as her internet beau “Man Helmet”. And after some embarrassing scenes where Slatt is seen crawling to the education officer, all of a sudden, in a glorious twist, he becomes a hero! Thus more respect from Suzy – is this the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

Episode 3 – A Big Problem Downstairs

Back to complete chaos in a very frantic episode set around the parents’ evening –another misunderstanding on Slatt’s part leaves him desperately attempting to retrieve some sensitive pictures of his wife from the photocopier whilst attached to the end of a bungee rope. Suzy is becoming more and more like Slatt herself – after getting at Dan for saying “Great!” in response to everything she says, she finds herself doing the same thing in front of Jason Cockfoster. This in turn leads to her glorious line “Fantastic! Bollocks!!!” and subsequent efforts to dig herself out – “I don’t mean yours. Though I’m sure they are...” RE teacher Jason Cockfoster is more bewildered than usual following the rumours Dan has spread about him being Satan, and his line to Slatt “You’ve got a big problem downstairs!” leads to him being landed with a knock-out punch. All adding to the fun!

Episode 4 – Just Him in a Dress

The pinnacle of “Chalk” – a hilariously written piece and brilliantly funny performances from both David Bamber and Nicola Walker. For once it is Suzy who precipitates the disaster, her indiscretion about an erotic dream involving Eric Slatt leading both of them to embarrassment after embarrassment, culminating in them inadvertently convincing a schizophrenic prospective pupil that they are one and the same person, and being found by the staff crouching together under a school desk. There is so much to adore about this episode –Slatt’s musing on the secret plans of geography teachers – “Today the classroom; tomorrow the world; next day, colour it in”; Suzy’s scary scream on being confronted by Slatt and the others’ realisation of whom she was dreaming about; Suzy inadvertently blurting out the subject of her dream to the kids in the playground over the tannoy; Slatt’s elaborate diagram created to describe why for once it isn’t his fault; and, best of all, Suzy’s even more elaborate diagram created to describe why she is not like Eric Slatt. Bliss!

Episode 5 – The Spice Girls are Next!

Although there is much hilarity to be had in this episode, its overall theme is, it has to be said, rather dark – seeing the star pupil of Galfast High, on the day of his first A level exam, reduced to a wreck and ultimately a vegetable thanks to the machinations and incompetence of Eric Slatt. Suzy takes more of a back seat in this one sadly, though there’s a strong guest turn from Doreen Mantle (of “One Foot in the Grave”) as Slatt’s nemesis Dr Gillespie, who looks set at one point to destroy Slatt once and for all… until, well… Duncan Preston has his finest moments as Mr Kennedy, in increasing anguish thanks to severe gastric disturbances.

Episode 6 – The Staff Party

A lovely way to end the series, allowing all to have their final moment in the spotlight: Mr Carkdale in his party hat; Mr Kennedy in his Elvis gear; Miss Tripley and her weird dream descriptions; and, of course, the final redemption of Eric Slatt, who is allowed – after more embarrassment and indignity involving a video diary – a happy end with his wife. Suzy is still besotted with Jason Cockfoster – and rather naughtily it is she again who precipitates Slatt’s downfall, by watching the offending tape in his room – not knowing that everyone at the party can see it too. The final scenes give a glimmering of hope for Suzy and Dan. While poor Jason Cockfoster is left to bleat “I am a religious education teacher, NOT a eunuch!” (everyone else remaining unconvinced).
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