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The Pillars of the Earth on Starz

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Berengaria
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Tonite is the finale in Canada

Post by 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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Post by 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:
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Post by 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!
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Post by Ken » Sat October 16th, 2010, 3:44 pm

[quote=""EC2""]If it comes to the UK, I may watch it through my fingers and with the door open ready to leave the room pronto![/quote]

The first episode is on Channel 4 tonight!


http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the- ... eo-diaries

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

Yes, I shall be watching it! :D
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Post by EC2 » Sat October 16th, 2010, 3:49 pm

[quote=""Ken""]The first episode is on Channel 4 tonight!


http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the- ... eo-diaries[/quote]

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!
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by 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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Post by 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.
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Post by 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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Post by 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 "In the Woods" by Tana French & "The Winter Crown" by Elizabeth Chadwick

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