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The Ongoing Brexit Fiasco Distresses I For My Beloved Britain.

by Anura Guruge


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This is so NOT us. Who would have thought that we could balls this up. That is what gets me. This is NOT British. We are bigger and better than this.

It totally confounds I.

We have to have a Brexit. Us the people, voted legitimately, to have Brexit. You can’t go back on that.

This distresses I. My Britain. I don’t like to see us being torn apart like this.


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“Marvellous” (2014), True-Life Movie On “Acorn” Really Is Marvellous & Very Uplifting.

by Anura Guruge



Click image to access the ‘Acorn.TV’ homepage for the movie.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Baldwin_(Keele_University)


We watch a fair bit of ‘Acorn TV‘ — of late, the rather addictive detective series ‘Vera‘. Happen to see ‘Marvellous’ in the ‘New Releases’ section. Recognised Toby Jones, from the ‘Detectorists‘ and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘, and knew that it would be worth watching. It sure was. It was a TREAT. Really was marvellous in all respects. A TRUE STORY and the real person makes cameo appearances in the movie.

Very well done. Really warms the cockles of your heart. You really should watch it. It is available, full-length, on YouTube.

I really liked. I might try and read the book. That is how much I liked and enjoyed this movie.


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Ludicrous To Believe That THE Queen Could Be At Any Risk Whatever Happens To Brexit.

by Anura Guruge


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I am a believer and proponent of contingency plans for contingency plans, but this is ludicrous. Us the British would never put this Queen, especially at her age, at any risk. She is respected, admired and beloved. They might protest, mightily, around Parliament and Downing Street, but not outside Buckingham Palace. They also know that the Queen did her best. Brexit has nothing to do with the Queen.

This is not WW II and even then her parents, to their eternal credit, refused to leave London. There is no way this Queen is going to get bundled out of London. If you have been watching ‘Victoria’, on PBS, you will know that her husband made her leave London when there was potential trouble and she rued that she did so. She came back in a hurry. Well my Queen is not going to make that mistake. This is stupid. Wasted time.


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“Vera” Detective Series On “Acorn” Is Very Sophisticated, Touchingly Wry & Extremely British.

by Anura Guruge


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As I have mentioned here of late, Teischan (12) has become enthralled with British murder/mysteries of the Agatha Christie ilk. So, during our 90-minutes of family TV we try and watch shows that meet this criteria. Acorn — i.e., British TV for the U.S. — is obviously the best place to go looking, and since we subscribe it is not a problem.

We stumbled upon ‘Vera’ last week. We have watched 3.5 episodes so far and have been mesmerized. Very sophisticated, very clever, very complex plots. You can never guess who the perpetrator is going to be. Lots of twists and turns. Keeps you engrossed until the very end.

Really, really good. Teischan, who is highly critical on what she likes and doesn’t like, reckons that this is the BEST that she has seen! Coming from her that is indeed high praise. I definitely recommend it. Also features the picturesque but rugged Northumberland countryside (that I used to be somewhat familiar with).

Well, if you have access to Acorn, try it out. You will not regret it. Promise.


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“Acorn” Original Murder/Mystery Series “Loch Ness” (2017) Is Rather Good; A Modern-Day Agatha Christie.

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Tight, fast-paced and exciting with some superb shots of the Scottish landscape thrown in.

Easy to watch and get involved. Touches of Agatha Christie. Yes, definitely British. That one of the main protagonists was on ‘Downton‘ is an added bonus.

Definitely recommended. We have discovered that Acorn is well worth the $5/month subscription via Roku. If you like British programming it is a must.

Enjoy.

 


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My Next Car, IF I Can Scrape Together The Money. (All Help Gratefully Accepted).

by Anura Guruge


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Isn’t she a beauty? Classic.

Only problem is that I do NOT have the funds to get her. If I did I would have driven her home TODAY.

Haven’t worked out what it is. That doesn’t really matter since I know it is BRITISH and that is all that matters and counts. Might be an Austin, might be a MG.

So this is now my dream car. I am not proud. IF you want to help me get it, I will be eternally grateful.

It is at ‘Brit Bits‘ in Rye (on the Portsmouth border) in New Hampshire. So, it is more or less local.


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Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” On “Acorn TV” Is Classic — Very Watchable.

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Of course Agatha Christie sure know how to spin out a good murder-mystery story and this is very much a classic. We saw it on Acorn and decided to watch it without knowing that the “The Guardian” (UK) had called it the “TV Event of the Year”. I can appreciate the excitement.

We have not watched all three episodes to the end. We are about 10-minutes into the second one and we know that we will finish it the next time we are watching TV.

Very artistic in parts too. The figurines of the ’10 soldiers’ are a work of art. Wow. I would love to have them.

Definitely watch it if you can. Yes, yes, very British and period — but what would you expect from dear Agatha.


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