Saturday, June 10, 2006

Glued to the telly at teatime

Where ever the Doctor Who team are right now I hope they’re taking a bow or having a drink because that was a hell (ouch!) of a good episode tonight.
In other fine works of art I listened to Vivian Stanshall’s genius ‘Sir Henry at Rowlinson End’, today, a fine example of British eccentricity. Here’s a quote, “A pale sun poked impudent marmalade fingers through the grizzled lattice glass and sent the shadows scurrying, like convent girls menaced like a tramp.” Maybe it’s best to imagine it spoken aloud in Stanshall’s fantastic voice so rich it was an early inspiration on Stephen Fry.
Off to bed now, won’t be sleeping though as I’ve got an advance copy of Meg Rosoff’s new book and her last one was brilliant.


I. N. J. Culbard said...

That was the best two part Doctor Who since 'The Doctor Dances'.

Quite incredible special effects. They said the budget was lower for this season, but I can't see any cut corners. If anything the effects are better than last seasons.

Looking forward to Victor Kennedy next week. Quite a cast they have for it.

Jo Bling said...

This weekend's instalment was tiptop, although I'm not sure what my five-yr old will have made of it!

Hear hear on the Stanshall front...

Jollity Jobling

paulhd said...

Next week's got a green bug eyed alien, all kids love them.
Ah Stanshall, listened to 'Sir Henry' lying on a the grass in the park basking in the sunshine. Perfect.