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One Spare Part
Travisina wrote:
I worked on two series of Shameless in Manchester with a Geordie director. In between, I had jobs at Yorkshire TV. Such a joyous melange of Northern accents!

I am terrible with accents. If someone comes into the library with a strong accent like Scots then I start talking back to them in like manner. It's a bit embarrassing really...well a lot embarrassing truth to say...
 
Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

After the excitement of rewatching Deliverance, I hopped straight into bed to start reading Gaudy Night, the next part of my Lord Peter Wimsey re read. TV version of this with Edward Petheridge and Harriet Walters is excellent.

Not seen the TV version, but I love the novel.
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Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:
I am terrible with accents. If someone comes into the library with a strong accent like Scots then I start talking back to them in like manner. It's a bit embarrassing really...well a lot embarrassing truth to say...

Tee hee! I think it's a sign of empathy. I downplayed my London accent while I lived in Manchester, and adopted some northernisms, because I was self conscious about sounding 'posh' (I'm not posh). One of the editors I worked with was from Fleetwood (north of Blackpool) - his first job had been in Aberdeen and he was somewhat bemused at being regarded there as a southerner!
 
One Spare Part
Travisina wrote:
Tee hee! I think it's a sign of empathy. I downplayed my London accent while I lived in Manchester, and adopted some northernisms, because I was self conscious about sounding 'posh' (I'm not posh). One of the editors I worked with was from Fleetwood (north of Blackpool) - his first job had been in Aberdeen and he was somewhat bemused at being regarded there as a southerner!

I was in Southend a few Fridays back, chatting to a barman who referred to me and my bro as being northerners. To which I replied "we can only dream of being northerners. Call us north midlanders" we do like to divide ourselves up. Instinctive tribalism.
 
rojkerr1
did anyone hear the Vimes reference in Endeavour, Thursday talking about sgt vimes of Cable street, wow...my fave character, Paul Darrow asked me about him when he was considering Guards Guards...love Pratchett
 
BradPaula
rojkerr1 wrote:

did anyone hear the Vimes reference in Endeavour, Thursday talking about sgt vimes of Cable street, wow...my fave character, Paul Darrow asked me about him when he was considering Guards Guards...love Pratchett


How cool. We are huge Pratchett fans and miss him terribly. I think we have 98% of his books by now. We have a friend who is also a huge Pratchett fan here in America and when Brad told him Darrow was doing Guards, Guards! he stopped for a moment as he was stunned. When he read any of the Guards novels he always pictured Paul Darrow in the role of Vimes. I can see that too.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
rojkerr1
he was offered the role whilst he was recording Logic, asked if anyone knew anything about it, I had to fight the urge to put my hand up! I described vimes to him as a cross between bogart and dirty harry, detailing the Errol scene, he said Sold!
 
Joe Dredd
Guards Guards - Last scene of Act One

Guards Guards - Final Scene
 
rojkerr1
thanks Joe
 
One Spare Part
Just finished reading Gaudy Night - oh how brilliant it is and served the dual purpose of being an intelligent and enthralling read and also distracting me from the plumbers ripping apart my bathroom to find a leak!
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
rojkerr1
aww, sorry to hear that, I wont say you're plumbing the depths...was it the cold weather?
 
One Spare Part
rojkerr1 wrote:

aww, sorry to hear that, I wont say you're plumbing the depths...was it the cold weather?

Who knows? The fault is in next door's property. We are the overspill. The tenant left last month and house is empty temporarily. My dad is beside himself so I am distracting him with sticky buns, beer and a day out tomorrow.
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rojkerr1
good on ya
 
One Spare Part
Reading a lot of British crime novels to take my mind off plumbing problem. But my bedtime read is Dr Sleep the sequel to The Shining. 2nd time of trying, wasn't in the mood 1st time.
"We're in the centre of a mystical convergence here."
 
BradPaula
The Mueller Report.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
Travisina
Having finished 2nd reading of 'The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle', have now returned to Patrick Rothfuss's 'The Name of the Wind', which continues to impress and irrate in equal measures.
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rojkerr1
whitewash Paula, the teflon man strikes again
 
One Spare Part
Finished reading Busman's Honeymoon, the last full length Peter Wimsey story. I didn't really 'get' it 1st time of reading. So I got so much more from it this time around. But what shall I read next?
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BradPaula
rojkerr1 wrote:

whitewash Paula, the teflon man strikes again


We'll see. LOL I'm not a Blake's rebel for nothing! Fight on! Angry
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Travisina
One Spare Part wrote:

Finished reading Busman's Honeymoon, the last full length Peter Wimsey story. I didn't really 'get' it 1st time of reading. So I got so much more from it this time around. But what shall I read next?

Having now read 'Evelyn Hardcastle' twice, I'm now re-discovering some very early Agatha Christies. So far: 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles' - her first novel, that introduces Poirot. Now reading 'The Secret Adversary', which introduces Tommy & Tuppence - not a murder mystery but a jolly spy adventure romp, very Hitchcock (but predating him by several decades).

These are fascinating for all sorts of reasons - including her early writing style and the period in which they were written. World War 1 looms large - 'Styles' was written in 1916, though not published until 1920 after being rejected 6 times. 'Secret Adversary' has a prologue set in 1915, on the sinking Lusitania, but the main story takes place shortly after the end of the War - Tommy & Tuppence have finished their wartime jobs and are now looking for work. They're the epitome of the Bright Young Things of the 1920s. The government is worried about the Labour party organising unions and workers' strikes, and that the Russians are behind it.
Plus ca change!
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