In the category of things I really didn’t expect: Stella Gonet randomly turning up as a prostitute in Drop The Dead Donkey (1996).
How to express the feeling that your commanding officer is an idiot who’s prejudiced against damned intellectuals and the Welsh in general and Richard Burton in particular. (Alfred Burke as Lt. Col. Michael Callander in Bitter Victory, 1957.)
The Obscure & British commentfest continues over at my LJ! It’s not too late to prompt or fill. Have fun!
More banners for the multi-fandom Obscure & British comment fest (open to all fanworks) for non-large British fandoms - here at my LJ
I’m running the second Obscure & British multifandom commentfestover at my LiveJournal at the moment, open to all tiny/small-medium British fandoms. Everyone’s welcome to come and play!
Max Tewkesbury: “I move in rather straight circles.”
Jeffrey Fairbrother: “I see. And would you describe yourself as a mathematician or a contortionist?”
- (Hi-de-Hi!, S3. BBC 1982)
Because it is strangely addictive making banners for Unconventional Courtship. (Go and sign up for the ficathon here - the challenge is to take a Mills & Boon (or Harlequin) summary and adapt it for your own fannish purposes. How shippy it gets (or not) is entirely up to you.
There’s a new comm started up on Dreamwidth - a ficathon to take Mills & Boon/Harlequin romance summaries and adapt to your favourite pairing. (Hilarity ensues etc. Maybe even some actual romance.)Anyway, it’s here: unconventionalcourtship
This lovely, funny ficathon is running again! Don’t miss out - go and sign up on Dreamwidth.
"Perhaps some people don’t mind all this soul-stripping. But I’m not an onion that you can peel, one layer each all round. Like it or lump it, this is the way I am."
Julian Fellowes turns up in two episodes of Duchess of Duke Street. He is wearing a fake beard in this pic, presumably in the hopes that it will help him get away with swiping the plot for future use.
(No, really! Shortly after this, a young chauffeur has a relationship with the daughter of a noble, and Joseph the doorman’s backstory is exactly the same as Mr. Bates’s. Many Downton Abbey cooking tips also come via Louisa Trotter, though that’s more understandable. Homage is the word, I think! Or possibly just literary theft while wearing fake hair.
Sadly, he didn't steal the bit where everyone threw chamber pots over the garden wall, or where they danced on the kitchen table. Nor Gemma Jones herself for that matter. He should get on all of those immediately.)
Pauline Delaney and Alfred Burke as Helen Mortimer and Frank Marker in S4 of Public Eye (Thames TV 1969).
Been playing the I surrendered meme over on LJ. Of course, I had to make one of mine a fake 1970s show, because why not? Main cast here and Supporting Characters and Episode Guide here It is a bit embarrassing, though, how much easier it was for me to do this than to cast a current show. I am living in the past. Whoops