SSGB on BBC 1 on Sundays, started rather slow and almost boringly, but it has picked up little o I'll persevere with it for the moment. The series was, in fact, not quite what I expected, and unless it picks up greatly I feel that it has missed an opportunity of presenting a realistic and thought-provoking story. We shall see.
I enjoy the Catherine Cookson's series of 3 hour period 'epics' set in the North East being aired on Drama Channel (20 Freeview)
Boon (originally ITV) is being shown, I think, each day. We now appear to have moved to Nottingham to film the various series. As I have lived in the Nottingham area all my life, I find it great fun recognising the various locations that they are now using. Far more interesting to me than when they filmed the earlier series in Birmingham ! They are showing "Boon" each afternoon at 3 pm on the "Drama" channel. I have a vested interest in the Boon series now that they are showing the episodes filmed in Nottingham, as the film company hired our river charter/trip boat for one of the episodes, I think it was the 90 minute Christmas special at the end of series 6 (ep.14) - Michael Elphick kept himself to himself when not filming on location in the boat. Neil Morrissey, all 6' 4" of him had to bend when he came down into the saloon, and one of our crew Jim became jelly-like when Elizabeth Carling came down the steps into our saloon. Jim reckoned she'd got legs "right up to the top". Actually she was a very nice person and she really had a great pair of legs !!! We could see this, as she was wearing a Christmas outfit with a very short skirt. I think Jim was never the same after Elizabeth had a photo taken while she was sitting on his knee !! Neil and Elizabeth were in a relationship at the time, and I always thought it was rather a shame that they split up after being engaged for a while.
I'm also pleased that Robot Wars has been brought back with a second series on BBC 2 on Sunday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed the mayhem of several years ago when Craig Charles was the presenter.
I know there are other TV progs. that I enjoy but I'm tired and need to get some sleep !