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The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

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Berengaria
Avid Reader
Location: northern Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Tonite is the finale in Canada

Postby Berengaria » Tue August 31st, 2010, 12:00 am

I have my dvr all set up so that I won't miss the last two hours of this series!
Lucky for us up here, it's on Movie Central, so we don't have commercials. :p
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Brenna
Bibliophile
Location: Delaware

Postby Brenna » Thu September 2nd, 2010, 1:12 pm

Richard-

Me too! I guess netflix wants to drag it out a little!! I don't mind except I'll be gone for two weeks and will have to wait to see the ending until I return! :mad:
Brenna

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun October 10th, 2010, 10:14 am

For those in the UK, Pillars starts showing next Saturday night on Channel 4, at 9.00 pm - hooray!
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Ken
Compulsive Reader
Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

Postby Ken » Sat October 16th, 2010, 3:44 pm

"EC2" wrote:If it comes to the UK, I may watch it through my fingers and with the door open ready to leave the room pronto!


The first episode is on Channel 4 tonight!


http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-pillars-of-the-earth/articles/video-diaries

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sat October 16th, 2010, 3:45 pm

Yes, I shall be watching it! :D
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sat October 16th, 2010, 3:49 pm



Oooh cripes! I am out at re-enactor dinner tonight. If our host puts the telly on, I think I can guarantee heckling from the audience!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Sat October 16th, 2010, 11:46 pm

Saw five minutes of it. The usual costume and props gaffs, but it looked as if it might be quite fun TV if one could put away one's historical head. Someone on Facebook told me they had the Empress, aged about 6, sitting on Henry I's knee being told her brother had died. But the Empress was actually the firstborn of Henry I's legitimate children and should have been somewhere around 20 give or take. Also, apparently they had Henry II being born on the night that Henry I died, which puts them a couple of years adrift.
For general viewing it will probably be good entertainment though.
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & And So It Begins by Rachel Abbott (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Sun October 17th, 2010, 9:34 am

I enjoyed the first episode and thought it was quite close to the book as I remember it! It was entertaining.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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LoobyG
Compulsive Reader
Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Sun October 17th, 2010, 10:38 am

I've not read the book but I didn't really get lost, found it generally entertaining. I'm quite a fan of Rufus Sewell too hehe :D

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun October 17th, 2010, 11:35 am

I haven't read the book yet but followed it OK for the first hour or so, then got a bit lost, so much coming and going! But I think I'm more or less straight with it now, just getting to know all the characters.

I must admit I thought the death and birth on the same night was a bit of a coincidence, dramatic licence being used there methinks!
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross


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