Loving the new TV series on BBC iPlayer about a crazy assassin and her counterpart, a witness protection officer, turned agent.
Sandra Oh is magnificent as the agent who makes it her life mission to catch this intriguing and bonkers miscreant, played by Jodi Comer. I was first drawn to this drama when a friend said it was set in some of my favourite locations, such as Paris and Berlin. Loving the cast, including Sean Delaney and Fiona Shaw. Brilliantly comical and entertaining performances fused with a clever and witty script make this a real gem!
The episodes begin with comedy and continue with moments of high drama, delicately filmed in quite glamorous settings. The programme is beautifully shot and stylish with clever editing and a fast narrative. The interconnection between Sandra and Jodie is fascinating as it unfolds.
I hope you all take a moment to check out this series and let me know how you find the whole thing.
So where does this visit from Mr T leave us as a nation?
He has been ceremoniously welcomed at Blenheim Palace by Busby guards and a brass band, having kept Teresa May waiting on the parade ground. He has had breakfast meetings at Chequers and a royal welcome from the Queen at Windsor. In everything but the title, this has very much been a state visit.
In a newspaper article the orange man has criticised the premier’s decision over Brexit and suggested that would reduce the number of trade deals America would do with us. Additionally he has called Boris Johnson a friend and asserted that he would make a great Prime Minister.
After this he has held hands with Teresa as they climbed the steps to Blenheim and went on to speak about her with charm and suggest the special relationship is still strong. Such confusing statements. So contrary and uncomplimentary. What does he truly think?
Well he has now gone to enjoy a weekend at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland. Ignorant of the many protests that seem to be happening around him, he carries on, assuming that the British approve of his policies on the whole. He has done a good job of looking like he is enjoying himself.
What do you reckon about Trump’s visit to Britain?
It was finally time for me to evaluate this much-talked-about West End Show.
Tongue-in-cheek, yet irresistible. That is the way to sum up this masterpiece play by the makers of South Park. Although, those of you with delicate sensibilities may want to stop reading right now as sometimes it borderlines on total ridicule of the Mormon faith.
It has taken a while for me to get round to seeing exactly what this was all about and all I went in with was a knowledge that some people might find it offensive. Luckily for me I do not get easily put off and I went to a Saturday night showing, immediately pleased by the opening song, which takes the mickey out of the door-to-door selling of religion by depicting a Mormon training academy.
The music was great and the lyrics were really quirky (and outright rude at times… be prepared for the C word and some jokes about maggot infested scrotums). One ditty was about switching off any feeling you might have in order to be a positive person. A guy referred to fancying his buddy and having to switch off the gay part of hisself. Another talked about his sister dying and him not being there when she passed away because he was queueing for the latest iPhone. Generally it was pointing to the fact that some of the stories and ideas within this religion were hard to follow or explain but the preachers had to simply forget about those aspects that didn’t quite make sense.
Without giving away the plot, the two missionaries went to Uganda where they tried to convert locals to the Mormon way of life and get them baptised. Suffice to say, this was not an easy task. A local army general was treating the locals badly and creating a barrier to any progress they were making.
This hilarious play was punctuated with spectacular song and dance numbers and its stars really shone with incredible vocals, clever dance routines and great comic acting.
I gave this performance five stars. You really must go and see it for yourselves!