Sunday, 24 May 2015

T's TV Treats ....

Work & life has been a little busy of late which means that any TV that I have watched has been on either replay or iplayer, however this doesn't mean that it wasn't worth watching...
  1. The C Word - a heartbreaking and amazing tribute to Lisa Lynch portrayed fabulously by the current nations acting sweetheart Sheridan Smith. The story of a magazine journalist who rose to fame writing a blog of her battles with breast cancer.. filled with love, laughter and cancer with humour and tears.This was a heart-aching and humbling watch and I hope that Lisa's family were proud of the story told and Sheridans and Paul Nichols stunning performances.
  2. DCI Banks -a police series that I've dipped in and out of over the previous years, became a must watch for me this season. With as good back stories into the characters as investigations an easy watch... my friends partner is one of the lead actresses, so its always great to catch up on the inside gossip!
  3. Vera  - love Brenda Blethyn and her portrayal of this northern police officer is just fabulous, in her scruffy mac and wellie boots and the odd glass of scotch she is just superb. This is a gritty bleak drama, tinged with some fabulous one liners from Blethyn, with a great supporting cast, tackling some difficult subjects in a great Sunday night drama. 
  4. Code of a Killer - this 2 parter was on over the Easter break and I have only just caught up with it. Follows the extraordinary true story of Alec Jeffreys who discovered DNA fingerprinting and how it was used to catch a killer of 2 girls in Leicestershire in the 1980's A fascinating incite into the determination and belief by both the scientists and police officer that what they were doing was both the right think for the girls and ground breaking for police and science going forward. .. loved this, great acting by John Simms and David Threlfall.
  5. The Detectives (Manhunt) - a 3 part series following the sexual crimes unit of the Greater Manchester police. This was a tough watch from the start but utterly compelling, a specialised detective team changing the way that rape & sexual offences are investigated. This unit over 3 nights showed how they are changing the way these crimes are dealt with, and spanned 2 years of investigations.The main investigation being that of Ray Teret long term friend of Jimmy Saville. This is a tv programme that stays with you and I applaud all of the officers working within this unit, but more than that the victims that went on camera to share their stories... brave ladies.
As you can see not much light hearted entertainment, but 5 programmes and series that I have enjoyed over the last few weeks. Here are some previous TV treats that I have enjoyed.


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Sunday, 24 May 2015

T's TV Treats ....

Work & life has been a little busy of late which means that any TV that I have watched has been on either replay or iplayer, however this doesn't mean that it wasn't worth watching...
  1. The C Word - a heartbreaking and amazing tribute to Lisa Lynch portrayed fabulously by the current nations acting sweetheart Sheridan Smith. The story of a magazine journalist who rose to fame writing a blog of her battles with breast cancer.. filled with love, laughter and cancer with humour and tears.This was a heart-aching and humbling watch and I hope that Lisa's family were proud of the story told and Sheridans and Paul Nichols stunning performances.
  2. DCI Banks -a police series that I've dipped in and out of over the previous years, became a must watch for me this season. With as good back stories into the characters as investigations an easy watch... my friends partner is one of the lead actresses, so its always great to catch up on the inside gossip!
  3. Vera  - love Brenda Blethyn and her portrayal of this northern police officer is just fabulous, in her scruffy mac and wellie boots and the odd glass of scotch she is just superb. This is a gritty bleak drama, tinged with some fabulous one liners from Blethyn, with a great supporting cast, tackling some difficult subjects in a great Sunday night drama. 
  4. Code of a Killer - this 2 parter was on over the Easter break and I have only just caught up with it. Follows the extraordinary true story of Alec Jeffreys who discovered DNA fingerprinting and how it was used to catch a killer of 2 girls in Leicestershire in the 1980's A fascinating incite into the determination and belief by both the scientists and police officer that what they were doing was both the right think for the girls and ground breaking for police and science going forward. .. loved this, great acting by John Simms and David Threlfall.
  5. The Detectives (Manhunt) - a 3 part series following the sexual crimes unit of the Greater Manchester police. This was a tough watch from the start but utterly compelling, a specialised detective team changing the way that rape & sexual offences are investigated. This unit over 3 nights showed how they are changing the way these crimes are dealt with, and spanned 2 years of investigations.The main investigation being that of Ray Teret long term friend of Jimmy Saville. This is a tv programme that stays with you and I applaud all of the officers working within this unit, but more than that the victims that went on camera to share their stories... brave ladies.
As you can see not much light hearted entertainment, but 5 programmes and series that I have enjoyed over the last few weeks. Here are some previous TV treats that I have enjoyed.


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