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out2lunch Sun 17-Mar-13 20:46:48

this looks good
lovely clothes and hair

Nancy66 Mon 18-Mar-13 09:07:27

Gave up on it after 20 mins.

diddl Mon 18-Mar-13 08:10:20

I missed the beginning-forgot to ask-did Iris hear the guy being shot by the baronesses brother?

carlajean Mon 18-Mar-13 07:39:57

I thought the vicar and his wife's secret was going to be that she was a man in drag. she looked just like one of the League of Gentlemen characters, and seemed to be much taller than her husband.

LittleAbruzzenBear Mon 18-Mar-13 07:26:52

It's such a waste, good actors, beautiful clothes....agree, they could have been more bold.

Chandon Mon 18-Mar-13 07:14:25

Just saw 5 minutes of it, ot looked rubbish.

Also, why do a remake if there is an outstandingly fab original, a passable remake with Cybil S. Already, unless you do something completely new with it ( like the Benedict Cumberbatch version of Sherlock).

Just lazy and pointless TV

LittleAbruzzenBear Mon 18-Mar-13 07:05:54

teej, I agree, yes Iris was extremely annoying in this version.

NoelHeadbands Sun 17-Mar-13 22:28:31

I'm watching it now as we recorded it.

Have to say I'm loving the hair, the dresses but most of all, the smoking. All that lovely smokey smoking cigarettes.

I don't smoke btw, filthy habit but my god it looks glam

teejwood Sun 17-Mar-13 22:17:23

diddl yes it was the guy from DOTE.

Can someone please explain to me exactly how after decades of feminism we had an Iris who was a complete hysterical drip, who needed to be rescued by a man.

FFS Margaret Lockwood in the 1938 film had more backbone and was a much stronger character - and I give not a tiny shite if this one is supposed to be closer to the original story, Hitchcock's script was better.

Even the Cybil Shepherd version was better than that tedium.

And the thing that upsets me most of all is that I love so many of the actors and actresses appearing in it.

<goes off muttering and fuming>

LittleAbruzzenBear Sun 17-Mar-13 22:12:53

Lovely clothes, but it didn't do it for me. I love the 1938 black and white film with Margaret Lockwood.

diddl Sun 17-Mar-13 21:59:17

That was absolutely tedious!

That guy was also in Dancing on the Edge, wasn't he?

out2lunch Sun 17-Mar-13 21:53:55

stephanie cole is great
so is keeley - perhaps she should have had the lead role

notactuallyme Sun 17-Mar-13 21:48:45

Just don't care enough - I love hitchcock usually. Doesn't frau whatsit look exactly the same as the english one?

diddl Sun 17-Mar-13 21:44:52

Oh yes, that's who it is!

Ambridge Sun 17-Mar-13 21:39:24

I've just switched across and realised that the Baroness is Hanne Holm from 'Borgen'...

jird Sun 17-Mar-13 21:34:44

wish the bbc would be a little more adventurous on sunday night - it's really the same old middle class shite all the time

diddl Sun 17-Mar-13 21:29:47

I loathed the Cybill Shepard one!

MissMogwi Sun 17-Mar-13 21:21:44

I can't get in to it, the main character is annoying me. I usually love a period drama/thriller too.

Oodsigma Sun 17-Mar-13 21:16:46

I'm enjoying it.

out2lunch Sun 17-Mar-13 21:16:13

yeah me too

TunipTheVegedude Sun 17-Mar-13 21:12:40

Just read a review and it seems they went back to the book the Hitchcock film was based on, rather than remaking the film itself.
I'm quite enjoying it personally.

jird Sun 17-Mar-13 21:07:30

tcm showed the cybil shepherd film earlier today, can't really beat that version

bbc is dull on sundays these days...

WipsGlitter Sun 17-Mar-13 21:02:49

It's not grabbing me. Possibly off to bed with my book now..

SinisterBuggyMonth Sun 17-Mar-13 20:59:02

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TunipTheVegedude Sun 17-Mar-13 20:57:00

and we would definitely be the young women in silk, yes, not the middle aged ones in tweeds.

out2lunch Sun 17-Mar-13 20:51:30

yy tunip and silk pyjamas

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