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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Lost Manby Jane Harper & The Last Hours" by Minette Walters
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun December 30th, 2012, 4:50 pm

I'm looking forward to Ripper Street. I think Mr Selfridge starts next week - and will clash with Ripper Street, sigh.
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Post by Susan » Sun December 30th, 2012, 4:56 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]I'm looking forward to Ripper Street. I think Mr Selfridge starts next week - and will clash with Ripper Street, sigh.[/quote]

DVR one of the shows?
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Lost Manby Jane Harper & The Last Hours" by Minette Walters
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun December 30th, 2012, 5:00 pm

[quote=""Susan""]DVR one of the shows?[/quote] Yes, will probably either record or watch Selfridge on the +1 channel.
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Post by rebecca » Mon December 31st, 2012, 3:03 am

Tuesday night on ABC1 The Mystery of Edwin Drood is on Aussie TV :) I shall be watching it. I don't know if it is any good? I tend to avoid Dickens on TV apart from Little Dorrit, which I enjoyed.

Bec :)

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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Mon December 31st, 2012, 12:33 pm

I quite enjoyed Ripper Street, basically a crime show in Victorian times. Not your usual cosy Sunday night drama though, quite visceral! Like the 3 leads though.
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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Mon December 31st, 2012, 1:08 pm

Yes, I enjoyed it. Jerome Flynn is in Game of Thrones, isn't he?
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Lost Manby Jane Harper & The Last Hours" by Minette Walters
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Mon December 31st, 2012, 4:58 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Yes, I enjoyed it. Jerome Flynn is in Game of Thrones, isn't he?[/quote]

Yes he is, he seems to be making something of a comeback. And the guy who played Abberline will be in the next series of GofT (Clive Russell).
Currently reading "The Last Hours" by Minette Walters & "The Lost Man" by Jane Harper

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Post by Madeleine » Fri January 4th, 2013, 9:34 am

Just seen that World Without End starts in the UK next Saturday, on Channel 4.
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
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Post by Nefret » Fri January 4th, 2013, 9:38 am

Why are all the shows I want to watch playing in the wrong country, or on a channel I don't have?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Post by DianeL » Sun January 6th, 2013, 11:16 pm

Nefret, you live in the temple of Isis! ;)
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