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Ethel and Ernest

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Luckystar1 Wed 28-Dec-16 20:55:19

Did anyone watch it?? Absolutely beautiful. And heartbreaking.

PinxTheTinxMinx Wed 28-Dec-16 20:57:04

What a lovely programme, heart warming and heart wrenching.

PinkBuffalo Wed 28-Dec-16 20:58:36

I Agree. Thought it was very well done too

HemanOrSheRa Wed 28-Dec-16 20:59:03

Absolutely mesmerising. I was completely engrossed from start to finish.

pineappleeyes Wed 28-Dec-16 20:59:13

Started watching it by accident & couldn't turn it off. Loved it

Manumission Wed 28-Dec-16 20:59:45

I love, love, love it but didn't know it was on.

Which channel was it?

iCoCo Wed 28-Dec-16 21:00:23

I never cry at TV or films and I'm sat here sobbing. I feel very humble and shows how amazing life really is.

Luckystar1 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:00:48

I turned over and thought 'oh ffs a bloody cartoon' how wrong I was.

Even more emotive in illustration I think, especially as it's completely representative of someone's memories

Luckystar1 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:01:37

manumission just finished on BBC1

Crispsheets Wed 28-Dec-16 21:02:21

I'm sobbing

HemanOrSheRa Wed 28-Dec-16 21:02:29

BBC 1 Manu. Honestly, I was the same - a cartoon?! It was just lovely smile.

ggirl Wed 28-Dec-16 21:03:10

It was lovely ..but Ethel was an insufferable moaner ...

Manumission Wed 28-Dec-16 21:03:12

Thanks. Will be on iPlayer soon then smile

Abecedario Wed 28-Dec-16 21:04:52

Just lovely, even DP was engrossed

Blossomdeary Wed 28-Dec-16 21:05:33

Superb. And brought back so many memories for me - I was born in 1948 and remember visiting my grandmother in London - she had an Anderson shelter in her garden.

It was an extraordinary time when you think about it - Briggs' parents went from gas lamps to men on the moon, by way of phones, cars, TVs etc. - all in the course of their lifetimes. Amazing.

Clawdy Wed 28-Dec-16 21:06:41

I was weeping at the end, and those lovely evocative photos during the credits, coupled with that beautiful Macca song, really finished me.

Luckystar1 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:07:13

Blossom I know it's crazy. I was only born in 1986, and the changes in my lifetime are mind boggling but incomparable to that!

MadisonAvenue Wed 28-Dec-16 21:07:34

I've had the book for years and have always loved it.

This was wonderful.

bushtailadventures Wed 28-Dec-16 21:07:36

It was lovely,a real surprise.

I wasn't going to watch it, but I got caught up in the first 5 minutes.

Darthvadersmuuuum Wed 28-Dec-16 21:08:18

Beautiful and charming. A real surprise.

GreenGinger2 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:08:56

Fantastic but so sad at the end.

Lovefromhull Wed 28-Dec-16 21:10:05


SwedishEdith Wed 28-Dec-16 21:13:29

Missed the first half hour - were they older parents when he was born? Think the dad was born in 1895 so 39 when RB was born.

Loved the way he showed how he got impatient with his mother. Was lovely.

Cosmicglitterpug Wed 28-Dec-16 21:14:40

Such a fantastic portrayal of life. The natural ebb and flow of two people and their son. I could hear the voices of my grandparents in them. Was really well done.

fatbottomgirl67 Wed 28-Dec-16 21:15:14

it was so beautifully scripted and illustrated. one of the nicest things I've watched in a long time. well done BBC

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