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Peter Pedant | 21:06 Sun 09th May 2021 | Media & TV
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hi readers what we do we think 5 mins in ?

leddy sun bathing nude
bomb goes boo ! - no air raid sirens
no woo woo
and when she is sitting on a tuffet of rubble - all the windows are blown out and NONE have blas tape on

what is this - some sort of pastiche?

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I love period dramas,but apart from the clothes this was awful! So busy being "quirky" , I watched until the end to give it a chance but I couldn't have cared less about any of them or wondered what happened next. There's subtle "quirky" and completely over the top,this was the latter unfortunately:-(
01:41 Mon 10th May 2021
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and what was the opening ditty
1940s it was not !

My dear leddy mother
said of the credits/intro of the Laurie/Fry Jeeves and Wooster
" it really was like that you know"
not even going to bother trying it
Didn’t watch it. Can’t bear those Mitfords.
On watching this episode I don’t think I’ll watch the rest. I never liked the Mitford either! Always thought they were so clever and superior. They were all mad apart from Diana.
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oh we have the bolter - 21 45
( the leddy who ran away alot)
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oh god tony has just wandered in in white tie
and the voice over has made a complete mess of describing it
( "white shirt black coat and foo foo")
I read the books and love it. It's such a change and it's funny.
I gave it a go but loathed every minute of it. Such a strong cast, but such utter awfulness!
I lasted the whole episode but sadly it's not for me.
I love period dramas,but apart from the clothes this was awful! So busy being "quirky" , I watched until the end to give it a chance but I couldn't have cared less about any of them or wondered what happened next. There's subtle "quirky" and completely over the top,this was the latter unfortunately:-(
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quite agree bunkie
very disappointed - I must read the book
she got very friendly with evelyn waugh - whose brideshead was post war ( portrayal of pre war lost world)

Did the mitfords realise there was a war on? Unity obviously did
Diana and Unity both devotees of Hitler, how could they one wonders live the life of riley and believe in fascism.
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like champagne socialism

everyone polarised - my mama again went to a party where they served south african sherry ( not Franco's muck ) - how times change !
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Leddy Redesdale:
whenever I see a headline 'Peer's daughter ....' in the newspaper I know it will be about one of you.....

Unity actually managed a headline " I am a jew-hater" says peers daughter

Caryl CHurchill and Ned Sherrin wrote a west end musical - Thanks for the Memory ..... about the sisters, or does my memory fail me
The daughters were the subject of a 1981 musical, The Mitford Girls, by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin, and of a song, "The Mitford Sisters", by Luke Haines.
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thx
yeah saw it
the blurb said that they wrote most of the script driving about in Caryl Churchill's roller

Also did Pal Joey with Sian Phillips ( in my little den .... of iniquity )
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Brahms - not Lizst - never good at names
I watched the episode last night but decided that it’s not for me.
I threw the towel in after 20 minutes. Not even the delightful Lily James - literally all fur coat and no knickers - could hold my attention any longer.
A wasted 10 minutes for me!

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