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bigoldbird Sun 24-May-15 21:13:43

I know this is a load of old nonsense, but I really enjoy it. Does anyone else watch it?

Peanut15 Sun 24-May-15 21:20:34

I'm really enjoying it too. I normally find itv dramas a bit twee and this can be but there's some strong acting I think - the horrible writer man scenes make me cry. And every village has a Joyce.

bigoldbird Sun 24-May-15 21:32:59

It was the horrible writer man that prompted me to start the thread. I find his scenes really well done. I spent 23 years in an abusive relationship and I find them really really difficult to watch, but can't seem to stop.

Rhubarb01 Mon 25-May-15 17:01:22

I've been watching since the start and enjoy it although I cringe a bit at some of the historical inaccuracies. (Doctor's daughter joins the WAAF - just like that and ends up working at her local RAF station - hmm!) There was another thread on this a little while ago. The general consensus was that it was fine Sunday night telly although there seemed a lot of characters for a six part drama and the pace is moving quite slowly as we're only at February 1940 after four episodes. It seems as if they are expecting a couple more series at least because I don't think they can tell the stories very fully without more screen time. I'd be happy to watch future series.

On Pat's husband I have to agree that he is a very unpleasant study of a controlling, abusive relationship. I did wonder if she had deliberately poisoned him with the pilchards at the start. It does however, look like the interference of the doctor's wife is going to backfire and an overdose of some sort of tranquilising type drug is going to end up with the finger of suspicion being pointed at poor old Pat. I find the Welsh butcher's wife a bit annoying but I did find the scene where her husband waved his son goodbye quite affecting - can't imagine having to do that myself.

BackforGood Sat 06-Jun-15 13:24:33

Was this on last Sunday (31st?) - I can't find it anywhere on Catch Up, to see before tomorrow's episode comes round

krazipan Sat 06-Jun-15 13:30:29

No, back tomorrow. It wasn't on last week (for the BGT finalist think)

BackforGood Sat 06-Jun-15 13:39:50

Thanks - I've been looking for it everywhere, and couldn't think of any big event / reason why it would have had to miss a week. (Don't watch BGT)

krazipan Sat 06-Jun-15 15:52:06

I also don't watch BGT so had a quiet evening last Sunday grin

Rhubarb01 Mon 08-Jun-15 13:46:32

Why is it that whenever a character decides to walk out (like Pat on her awful husband) they always rush off and do it practically in front of the person so they can be caught or stopped? Is it just me who shouts at the telly don't do it now love, wait until he's asleep or out. Also there's plenty of war work for women and as she doesn't have any kids she'll end up having to do something anyway so I'm sure she can find a way to break free.

I'm afraid that the Welsh butcher's wife is still irritating me.

As there's only one episode to go what are the bets on a series two?

mistymeanour Mon 08-Jun-15 18:13:17

I read it had been recommissioned

oneowlgirl Thu 11-Jun-15 22:26:50

Just found this thread - I'm really enjoying the show so glad to hear it's re commissioned! smile

woodhill Fri 19-Jun-15 21:29:19

brilliant show, the actor playing Bob was so good.

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