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Storyville- My Mother the Secret Baby

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 08-Jan-17 14:53:09

Watching it now,oh goodness what a great documentary.

Did anyone else it?

OutOfBlueComesGreen Sun 08-Jan-17 19:00:29

I saw it. It was really good. Amazing that even nowadays, some of the family were still horrified at the illegitimate birth. The cousins were lovely. And looked like they had a fabulous time in New York.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 08-Jan-17 19:04:49

The cousins were so lovely and accepting weren't they? And half sister Siobhan was just a delight!

MrsPeelyWally Mon 09-Jan-17 05:13:53

Ive just watched. It was the best thing I'd seen on TV for years.

Just absolutely lovely.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 09-Jan-17 08:00:21

I know ,me too. Just

VivDeering Thu 12-Jan-17 12:38:36

I'm only part way through at the moment, but wanted to say how lovely the cousins are. I'll avoid a spoiler, but I've just watched a bit where they're getting their photo taken and he's put a suit on for it. Just lovely.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 12-Jan-17 16:54:33

I know I got a bit teary about her new New York hat toosmile

Such nice souls,we could all do with being a bit more like them imo.

MrsPeelyWally Thu 12-Jan-17 17:32:43

It was just beautiful.

wideboy26 Thu 12-Jan-17 17:42:02

I recorded it but haven't watched it yet. In view of the comments above I think I'll move it up the priority order!

clangermum Sat 14-Jan-17 15:09:52

I loved the cousins going to New York. He'd never been on a train! That was as interesting to me as the search. I kept thinking it was as big a deal as when the father went there all those years ago - the culture shock. There was such an innocence and bravery about the couple for going, what a life changing experience for them. I love this board for pointing out these gems, otherwise it would have passed me by - thank you DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen

Gladys123 Sat 14-Jan-17 15:11:14

Which channel was this on please?

clangermum Sat 14-Jan-17 15:18:44

BBC - now on iplayer under the Storyville thread

BelafonteRavenclaw Sat 14-Jan-17 15:42:46

Thank you for the suggestion. I've just downloaded it.

clangermum Sat 14-Jan-17 16:06:45

Stick with it - it starts slowly

clangermum Sat 14-Jan-17 16:08:40

It's gentle all the way through actually, but it's one of those programmes you find yourself thinking about a lot the next day

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 14-Jan-17 16:23:16

Ime most Storyville's start slowly and able along with a few wow moments along the way. LOVE them!

wideboy26 Sun 15-Jan-17 10:03:11

I watched it last night. I couldn't believe how simply the cousins lived in this day and age and found them a little comical (in an unkind way) at first. Then when they went to New York - which I thought they'd never do - my attitude to them changed enormously. I thought they were wonderful people and the whole programme was very engaging. But what a sad story.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 10:07:03

They're not unique by any means in the way they live in Ireland according to my Irish in-laws.

clangermum Sun 15-Jan-17 17:00:53

I agree about Storyville Dame

I've also just watched the 8 episodes they did on the death on the staircase (not sure if that was the exact title - it was the Michael Peterson case). After episode 1 I really thought - how on earth can there be another 7 episodes? Nothing to it really. But I kept going, and there was just something about it. And the real hooks definitely come later. Amazing music too, to the point that I looked for the credits but think it was something written especially for them.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 19:24:27

I haven't seen that yet but it's on my list on YouTube !

FernetBranca Sun 15-Jan-17 22:16:51

I just watched it. It was hugely resonant for me as my younger sister (we are all 45++) is addoted from exactly the same scenario. I feel like I have looked at some of the same issues from a slightly different angle.

I would deffo want to have a night out with Siobhan - I'd love to think she was on here. Whether you are or not Siobhan, I salute you and your ability to see how the present is different from the past.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 22:22:47

Siobhan was lovely,she could see it from everyone's point of view.

MrsSkeffington Mon 16-Jan-17 11:44:30

Daisy Asquith did a really good Storyville years ago called Kimberly - young mum 10 years on! I was reminded of it thanks to this thread and looked for it but can't find it - did anyone else watch it?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 16-Jan-17 13:12:03

That sounds familiar, I'll see if it's on YouTube.

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