The White Queen

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ShadeofViolet Sun 16-Jun-13 17:06:32

Anyone else ridiculously excited?

I know Philippa Gregory's books tend to be a bit Barbara Cartland in places, and I hope the BBC havent increased it, but I still cannot wait to watch it.

Arisbottle Sun 16-Jun-13 17:06:58

I am excited.

Me too!

ajandjjmum Sun 16-Jun-13 17:19:05

It'll be good to have something to watch on a Sunday night!

Tiredemma Sun 16-Jun-13 17:22:47

Im so excited about this!!

Movingtimes Sun 16-Jun-13 17:25:57

Looking forward to it as well.

Essexgirlupnorth Sun 16-Jun-13 17:34:39

I am looking forward to it but sure the chararctees will be nothing like they are in my head

chicaguapa Sun 16-Jun-13 17:36:58

I have been trying to find a family tree to refer to as I'll struggle to keep up otherwise. Can anyone find a good one which includes the characters from this?

CMP69 Sun 16-Jun-13 20:06:44

Sooooo excited, loved all the books, but will have to Sky+ it as DH would rather eat his Owen eyeballs than watch "white like that"
Probably why my box is full of the beebs Tudor stuff that was on a couple of weeks ago blush

CMP69 Sun 16-Jun-13 20:07:05

Own obvs!

MummyMastodon Sun 16-Jun-13 20:20:24

I love the version of 'wicked game' they play over the trailer.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sun 16-Jun-13 21:04:02

Signing in! It's looking promising...

SESthebrave Sun 16-Jun-13 21:08:09

Signing in here too although I'll also be watching on iplayer as DH has vetoed it. Does anyone know how soon it's available?

saintmerryweather Sun 16-Jun-13 21:13:39

cor the kings very forward isnt he?

Horsemad Sun 16-Jun-13 21:19:13

Lovin' it!! grin

Awizardsstaffhasaknobontheend Sun 16-Jun-13 21:21:27

Hoping it is as good as the book!

Awizardsstaffhasaknobontheend Sun 16-Jun-13 21:26:09

Can recommend the Red Queen as well as the partner book. Follows the life of Margaret Beaufort who was the mother of Henry Tudor who married Elizabeth of York (daughter of this Elizabeth Woodville).

DrMcDreamysWife Sun 16-Jun-13 21:33:10

The king is gorgeous! I'm loving it. Trashy history, fabulous!

i know nothing of this but have just started watching it, can anyone give me a quick precis of what the story is?

Yummy! Just the sort of escapism i needed

Ive just turned it off. I loved The Other Boleyn Girl and keep reading Phillipa Gregory on the hope she'll return to that form but now I just find it all rather predictable.

ravenAK Sun 16-Jun-13 21:39:56

I'm unreasonably irritated by all the intrusive wedging in of the back story at every opportunity, tbh - but better than I thought it'd be.

Might give the book a go; I gave up on Phillippa Gregory years ago because she'd fallen in love with the word 'gleamed' - characters were constantly 'gleaming up at' each other! She might be over that now though grin <---- that's a gleam, I think.

Horsemad Sun 16-Jun-13 21:40:06

Agree DrMcD!

Samu2 Sun 16-Jun-13 21:42:45

Nice sex scenes!!!

RustyBear Sun 16-Jun-13 21:44:37

How on earth did he do that dress up in that time? About 20 buttons from the glimpse we got, and he did them up in the time it takes to do up a zip...

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