What's On this Easter?

(40 Posts)
BaconAndAvocado Mon 25-Mar-13 21:28:13

Looks like we'll be spending most of the Easter weekend snuggled up inside as weather so pants.

So.....what's on tv?

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 25-Mar-13 21:59:03

The Village on Easter Sunday evening

BaconAndAvocado Mon 25-Mar-13 22:01:07

Yes, that does look good, very cosy.

Gailforcewind Mon 25-Mar-13 22:08:59

Scott n bailey back on sunday I think, or maybe its sunday afterconfused.Dr who back on saturday.The Voice back on Saturday.Is BGT back this weekend or not?Jonathon Creek one off special on Sunday also.

BaconAndAvocado Tue 26-Mar-13 13:14:16

Ooh love Scott and Bailey!

What's BGT?

Billybubbles Wed 27-Mar-13 01:14:00

BGT is Britains got Talent.Its not back till 14th april I think. Keep seeing the Scott n Bailey ad so it must be imminent<excited>!

butterflybuns Wed 27-Mar-13 13:17:09

TV adaptation of Kate Mosse's Labyrinth is on channel 4 on Saturday and Sunday, worth a look? Also very excited about the return of Dr Who.

Not telly, but am looking forward to listening to Justin Welby (new Archbish) hosting Classic FM on Easter Sunday - I'm hoping he'll give some encouragement to us liberals & he probably knows some great music too.
Good for him !
I agree The Village looks interesting for Easter evening smile

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 27-Mar-13 16:18:21

Games of Thrones is back on Easter Monday. Really really can't wait!

Taffeta Wed 27-Mar-13 18:39:17

We are away Easter weekend, The DC will go potty when they realise they have not only missed Dr Wo, but also the Voice.

Still, there's always iplayer eh?

BaconAndAvocado Wed 27-Mar-13 19:00:43

The Voice is back, fab! Doctor Who, superb!

Britain's Got Talent?......

Wookiee101 Wed 27-Mar-13 20:09:54

Revolution starts on Good Friday, Saturday will be Dr Who and Sunday we're going to see The Host at the cinema, but if we weren't we'd watch the final part of In the Flesh on BBC3, however we'll be recording it. Monday is Game of Thrones - I am ludicrously excited about this!

I am interested the Kate Mosse adaptation though, might set that to record to enjoy at a later date!

ClaraOswinOswald Wed 27-Mar-13 21:26:28

Can't wait for Dr Who, The Village, Revolution and Labyrinth. Kids looking forward to The Voice and The Doctor.

fuckwittery Wed 27-Mar-13 21:46:19

Guys, film4 is doing a studio ghibli season, 18 days of studio ghibli films, I am SO excited.
www.film4.com/whats-on/studio-ghibli-2013
If you haven't seen my neighbour totoro with your kids, that's our favourite, but I've never seen spirited away or howls moving castle which have been recommended to me.

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 27-Mar-13 21:53:26

I have seen all the ghibli films they are showing shock. I love grave of the fireflies too, but don't watch it with the kids. I can't stop crying towards the end of it.

catgirl1976 Wed 27-Mar-13 22:20:18

I am also really excited about Game of Thrones

And then next week, Mad Men Season 6

Plus Walking Dead is still on for a bit longer

All very exciting grin

dabdab Wed 27-Mar-13 23:33:05

Re: film4 and studio ghibli - Princess Mononoke is also quite intense and a bit scary. Would also catch Arriety (The Borrowers) and The Cat Returns. Enjoy.

isabel9354 Thu 28-Mar-13 10:30:42

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mmmerangue Thu 28-Mar-13 13:39:57

I will be getting on the Studio Ghibli train! Thanks for that!

And cannot WAIT for Dr. Who, Plus we have a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead on SKY recorded to catch up on. I expect there is some football and boxing too (DP has free run of the remote while I potter about on Facebook and listen, turning round for the good bits. Obviously football doesn't have any of those...)

pompompom Thu 28-Mar-13 14:24:01

Re the Ghibli films:

Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo and The Cat Returns are all kid suitable (under 5). Castle in the Sky is superb and fine for I'd say age 5+ but there is a fair bit of shooting/explosions so avoid if you don't like that sort of thing.

DS loves Spirited Away and Howls (5yo) but some might find them a bit scary. Earthsea is very scary at the end as well.

Absolutely avoid Nausicaa, Princess Mononoke and Grave of the Fireflies with children. Not suitable as v violent. DS will watch Mononoke but I know it well and skip the horrible bits.

I'd avoid Arrietty because it's dullsville. Pom Poke is OK, just fucking weird. Haven't see Ocean Waves and Only

pompompom Thu 28-Mar-13 14:24:37

Sorry, hit post too soon. Haven't seen Ocean Waves and Only Yesterday so can't comment on those.

SamWidges Thu 28-Mar-13 14:39:44

Sheila Hancock on the Bronte sisters on Sunday night.

Voyage of the Dawn Treader early Sunday evening.

Plebs on Monday evening

RealityQuake Thu 28-Mar-13 14:41:00

Re Re Ghibli: Only Yesterday is suitable for little ones, I think it is a lovely film as is Whisper of the Heart

I mostly agree with the rest pompompom said, though my kids love Arrietty and did lead to DD1 wanting to read The Borrowers, but it a far slower, relax film than most them and I didn't like Earthsea much (mostly as it's mashing multiple books in a series together to straining point which wasn't a good project for a first time director) and it does get strange and scary at the end. Wouldn't recommend The Little Norse Prince either and woulkd put it in the older age group alongside the Castle of Cagliostro.

I always love these threads as they help me find all the gems in the mound of muck over these holiday weekends.

NutBox Thu 28-Mar-13 14:51:47

Check out this daft comedy sketch. My daughter can't stop giggling at the silly singing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgdF1Vmdluc

PinkButterfly1 Thu 28-Mar-13 16:17:33

This looks very good eggs.channel4.com/

GeorginaWorsley Thu 28-Mar-13 16:19:29

Foyle's War
The Village
Sheila Hancock on the Bronte sisters.

AWhistlingWoman Thu 28-Mar-13 18:19:07

pompompom

I watched Pom Poko about three years ago. STILL getting over how weird it is!

Primrose123 Thu 28-Mar-13 18:23:19

Modern Family and The Middle are starting again on Good Friday. We love those and have been waiting for the new series for ages!

montage Thu 28-Mar-13 20:54:46

That's good info Primrose, my series link has let me down by failing to pick up on the return of either, so I would've missed that!

nannynick Fri 29-Mar-13 09:37:53

One of our Dinosaurs is Missing. Classic from 1975 suitable for children. BBC2, I think, Easter morning. Will probably be on iPlayer for a short time.

Ooh, I might try to catch Sheila Hancock on the Bronte sisters, thanks MN !

HardlyEverHoovers Fri 29-Mar-13 13:52:15

Just listening to the wird you posted crescent mashAllah it's lovely.

comeonbishbosh Fri 29-Mar-13 15:25:12

Thanks everyone for the Studio Ghibli tips everyone - very helpful!

I'm assuming Modern Family is on Sky... sad

mrs2cats Fri 29-Mar-13 16:57:59

Labyrinth
The Village

When does Game of Thrones start?

MooseyMoo Fri 29-Mar-13 18:03:37

mrs 1st April 9pm on Sky Atlantic

Can't wait!

LittleBecca6984 Fri 29-Mar-13 18:04:46

Jonathan Creek is back on Monday at 8.30. Not sure if its a one off or a series.

OneLittleToddleTerror Fri 29-Mar-13 18:44:20

I'm sitting here watching kiki's delivery. I forgot how good it is! Even my 2yo sat nearly 2 hours watching it, which surprises me. I'm looking forward to more ghibli studio smile

mrs2cats Fri 29-Mar-13 18:49:42

Thanks Moosey!
I'll make sure we record it as we're not at home. Yes, I can't wait either.
I preferred the 1st series to the 2nd but I'm still addicted.

nannynick Fri 29-Mar-13 20:12:48

Jonathan Creek looks new and a one off special.
BBC: Jonathan Creek special
There are some reports saying that a short series is starting filming later this year. So there may be more to come, possibly in 2014. One report says it's 3 episodes.

formicaqueen Fri 29-Mar-13 23:01:56

Whats the egg watching hatching thing? Anyone know?

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