Obviously, I’m already addicted to new BBC drama Vigil two episodes in, which started with killing off a main character (remember Spooks?), and am still loving Ghosts. I’m also working my way through rewatching Detectorists, which is just lovely.
I was inordinately excited to discover that zombie spectacular The Walking Dead series 10 was now on Disney Star with the final series 11 airing later in August. I devoured series 10, and am now getting weekly doses of 11. It’s building up to a grand finale, I’m sure.
I’ve also started rewatching Bosch on Prime, based on the books by Michael Connelly. It’s fab, and Titus Welliver as Detective Harry Bosch is perfect in the role.
Finally, I’m not sure what to make of the return of Changing Rooms. I’ll watch it for LLB of course, whom I always enjoyed, but it is missing Linda Barker. Tibby the chippy is sweet but too good at just getting on with it. But at least they’re honest now about there being a handful of trades involved, not just all Handy Andy.
Movies on the Big and Little Screens
I went to the cinema again – on my own, which I’m very happy to do. The film I went to see was The Courier – whch is based on the amazing true story of businessman Greville Wynne who was persuaded to courier Soviet secrets for MI6 from Oleg Penkovsky, a Soviet military intelligence colonel, who was the highest Soviet source Britain ever recruited.
Benedict Cumberbatch excelled as Wynne, as did Merab Ninidze as Penkovsky. I didn’t know the full story, so the suspense over whether they’d get caught, or if Penkovsky could defect was tremendous. The acting all the way down was superb with Jessie Buckley as Wynne’s wife, Rachel Brosnahan as the CIA lead, Angus Wright for MI6, and the chap who played the KGB man was truly scary.
A thrilling espionage story – all the more so because it actually happened.
I only watched a couple of other films via the telly this month. The only one I can remember was High Society which was on one afternoon – gosh Grace Kelly’s character was so annoying!
What have you been watching last month? Any recommendations?