Despite my well meant blog about better TV on over Christmas – it appears good dramas are actually rather disappointingly , thin and very far between.
From Black Mirror to now there hasn’t really been that much on to have us rushing to our remotes, to press record …
However tonight ( New Year’s Day ) at 6.30pn on BBC1 HD – there should be something decent on and certainly worth a watch even just to see 2 ” super actors ” in action
Judi Dench ( a theatre actress of utter class ) and Dustin Hoffman ( a film star and Holly Wood A lister who can really act.
Both star together in Roald Dahl’s touching romance, with a customary darker twist
It appears to be shot in technicolor , shades of the Wizard of Oz , and looks like it could be one of those dramas that makes you go ” Awww! ”
Just thought I’d post it and hopefully some of you may read this and catch it in time – there’s always catch up if you are reading this a week from now
Even a little change of TV taste can sometimes make the difference to how you come to view the rest of the year …
And on this , I’vs got Mary Poopins on in the background and it reminds of a film I saw recently called
SAVING MR BANKS
All about how WALT DISNEY went about persuading the author of this classic novel, to allow her work to come to the big Hollywood screen
A really moving film , with a great story line , that hooks you in from the start and brilliantly touching performances by
Emma Thompson and screen legend Tom Hanks
So worth a look if it is one of those films you always seem to swipe past and never stop at
Nothing ventured , nothing gained
Hope you enjoy …