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JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 20-Jan-13 19:41:26


ErikNorseman Mon 11-Feb-13 19:29:52

Oh my goodness sad 'we get the broken ones' <sob>

PeneloPeePitstop Mon 11-Feb-13 19:34:53

My dad's eldest child, a girl, died aged 2 days in 1956.
She was born with Spina Bifida. I only found out about her when looking at family history records.

MarthasHarbour Mon 11-Feb-13 22:10:47

Bertie you are right, Jane suffered horrendous abuse in the workhouse along with Peggy and Frank, they have changed the storyline significantly, prob to avoid repetition (even though it was true). In the book Jane married the reverend and moved to sierra Leone.

I sobbed at broken biscuits too sad

Clawdy Mon 11-Feb-13 22:51:28

I'm reading the book now,and can't understand why Cynthia in the book is described as the one with the "sexy voice" who has Jimmy and his mate blushing and entranced when they have tea at the convent. In the tv version Trixie is the glamorous one?

ErikNorseman Tue 12-Feb-13 07:03:36

In the book Cynthia was sweet and plain with a sexy deep voice, and trixie was the flirty minx, fairly accurately depicted I think, minus the sexy voice which is a bit of a random casting requirement.

Clawdy Tue 12-Feb-13 10:23:56

Must have misread that one,can't remember Trixie described so clearly. Just about to start "Shadows of the Workhouse" though.

Indith Tue 12-Feb-13 16:16:55

I recorded it so I've caught up now.

Last night was very sad. It has been a little while now since I read the books, I end up sobbing at the TV then remember that it has been softened for TV and the books are far more brutal.

I love the way the books are written though and that they have very much kept that tone with the voice over. You can tell that Jennifer Worth herself recognises that she was young and naive and at times uncomfortable with the situations and the poverty she found herself in. She sounds like she was a very wise woman once she had finished growing up.

Last night made me wonder how I will react when faced with difficulties. how will I be able to give mothers bad news? I'll find out soon.

Oodsigma Sun 17-Feb-13 20:15:52

Who is it that's playing the father in tonight's? Driving me mad trying to place him

rhondajean Sun 17-Feb-13 20:47:05

This is such a sad episode. Dd1 despairs of me, I have spent most of this series in tears one way or another.

sailorsgal Sun 17-Feb-13 20:47:23

OMG that poor woman. sad

SirBoobAlot Sun 17-Feb-13 20:48:25

Bloody hell, hardcore tonight.

PrinceRogersNelson Sun 17-Feb-13 20:49:25

Making me feel really shaky. She's going to die isn't she?

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 17-Feb-13 20:49:54

I can't watch tonights sad

Sheila Sun 17-Feb-13 20:49:54

Had to turn over - couldn't bear to watch.

ErikNorseman Sun 17-Feb-13 20:50:47

This won't end well sad

Sheila Sun 17-Feb-13 20:50:50

Hope Nadine Dorries is watching.

MadCap Sun 17-Feb-13 20:51:30

Brave episode.

Oodsigma Sun 17-Feb-13 20:51:57

Particularly bad tonight. I've read this in the book but its worse seeing it.

Whyriskit Sun 17-Feb-13 20:53:34

Can you imagine what it must have been like to have so little control of your fertility? And so recently too.
My mum went on the pill in the late 60's and she told me what a revelation it was for women.

JambalayaCodfishPie Sun 17-Feb-13 20:54:56

Oh gosh, very upsetting.

This whole series has been upsetting though.

MadCap Sun 17-Feb-13 20:55:32

Yy Sheila and the right wing nutjobs in America.

scarlettsmummy2 Sun 17-Feb-13 20:55:46

I have found this series to be so grim. It used to be feel good tv, now it's depressing.

Oodsigma Sun 17-Feb-13 20:56:45

I've never seen it as feel good but I can't describe what I see it as. It's certainly enlightening and gripping.

ErikNorseman Sun 17-Feb-13 20:57:13

It's not meant to be feel good tv though. The subject matter isn't feel good.

peggyblackett Sun 17-Feb-13 20:59:39

On my goodness that was so sad.

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