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08 May 2008 @ 09:46 am
" a frail but a passionate greature - ebony hair & eyes a deep blue green "  

it's a british soap awards 2008 "special", i'm afraid

ITEM! i don't watch the soaps any more ( w/the exception of the frank butcher's funeral eastenders omnibus which brought back bianca, ricky & janine-ee-oh ) but teletext & the british soap awards help to keep me partly up to speed w/what's going on - & also it's nice to see the beautiful ppl enjoying themselves beautifully, obv

ITEM! presented by pip schofield & fern britton - o, poor fern - she's lost so much weight but doesn't look goob at all - it may be better for her health & she'll live longer but she's a shadow of her former voluptuous self: she looked tired, haggard & wrinkly ( - mind you, i wish i cld do it myself )

to be fair to fern, i thort she had one of the nicest frocks of the evening - all black & sparkly & slinky - btw, i'm hoping jauntyemma might chip in w/a few gomments abt the frocks if she watched it & can spare the time - i don't really feel qualified myself - all other gomments grapefully received, of course

ITEM! jo joyner ( that nice lady who was killed by the daleks in the 1st series of the new dr who ) won best dramatic performance for burying alive her cheating ginger husband in eastenders

ITEM! rubbing salt into the wound dept: one of the losing nominees was asked to come up & accept the best gomedy award on behalf of blanche ( deirdre's mum ) from corrie who couldn't make it - i thort this was a bit mean ( it's hard enuff to keep smiling & be gracious in defeat w/out having to big up the winner & gollect their prize ) - but she was v.magnanimous & made probly the best speech of the evening ( - i dunno her name but she plays an evil shrewish looking greature who works in roy's rolls )

ITEM! fao katstevens: hollyoaks won loads, including best actor ( the ice skating bloke ) & best actress ( it sounded like her name was eleanor rigby - she was squeezed into a v.revealing white dress ) , sexiest female ( i guess that's why they call it dollyoaks ), best on screen partnership ( two funny blokes ), best exit ( gemma biscuits ) & best car crash ( over a cliff into a lake )

ITEM! soap awards related star spot: ( on bank holiday monday ) nathaniel parker ( w/hair dyed very black indeed ) chatting to a lady friend outside the prince of wales pub ( which is open only v.rarely these days ) in upper richmond road, putney - he gave out the award for best screen partnership

ITEM! other award presenters included: the league of gentlemen bloke who was dr lazarus in dr who, bet lynch ( vera duckworth looked very stony faced & applauded v.half heartedly as she came on stage ), jeremy vyle, barry humphries ( not funny as usual ), patrick mower ( innee posh in real life? ), prunella scales ( still sexy after all these years ), victor meldrew & sue ellen from dallas

ITEM! curly watts ( he used to be in a band w/johnny marr, y'know ) came back from the grave to present the lifetime achievement award to vera duckworth - she also got a message of gongratulations from prince charles - & eastenders won the top award, best soap ( - after all the awards they'd won throughout the evening i was half expecting it to be hollyoaks )

ITEM! cos of the scheduling glash i had to tape the apprentice - o dear, i've got a feeling it's gonna be pretty difficult to get through the day without finding out who got fired


 
 
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Eliminate Avoidable Churn: summerkatstevens on May 8th, 2008 09:17 am (UTC)
Yep Hollyoaks did themselves proud - as I've been telling anyone who'll listen, they've really upped their game over the last 18 months. Hannah (for she is Emma Rigby) is anorexia girl and proved that sticking your chin out wins awards!

Though winning best car crash and best exit for the SAME SCENE is a bit over-egging the pudding.
Alan Trewarthajauntyalan on May 8th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
she should have picked up her award and gone back to sit with the eenders crew :-D
(no subject) - worldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Alan Trewarthajauntyalan on May 8th, 2008 09:51 am (UTC)
jauntyemma lapped it all up last night and was shouting a lot, so no doubt she'll chip in. but she is busy 'working from home', i.e. answering e-mails and stopping harry eating electric.

"jo joyner ( that nice lady who was killed by the daleks in the 1st series of the new dr who )"

oo, really?! i love who/eastenders x-overs, but i don't recall. possibly as this was before tanya joined ee. will look this up...
Alan Trewarthajauntyalan on May 8th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
wait was she the reality show contestant who got ex-term-in-ated in silence? OMG!
(no subject) - jauntyalan on May 8th, 2008 09:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
lynda - worldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - worldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
Calamity James: Oodorwellian_trash on May 8th, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
There is a 'Best Car Crash' nomination in the soap awards? Is it limited to only cars or does it include vans, coaches and bicycles? What about trains? oil rig accidents? Mid-air aircraft collisions? Fatal falls from Cable-cars?

I know if I was a writer for corrie I'd want to slip in a fatal fall from a cable car in there somewhere...
worldofagwuworldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
the award was actually for "most spectacular scene" but the nominees were all car grashes ( two of 'em into a lake or river ) - so i think i was justified ( a bit ) in changing it

looking forward to yr gorrie gable car gatastrophe next year
mrs_leroy_brown on May 8th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
Hooray! I love your telly posts. It's a good balance to after reading lots of Charlie Brooker :)
worldofagwuworldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
- thank you - believe it or not, c.brooker = a major influence ( ie i think he's very goob )

in other news: i finally got round to watching wednesday's the apprentice & was delighted to see that TWO of my most disliked gontestants were chucked out: evil chinny ginger jenny & irish goth vampire ( & self proclaimed "the best saleswoman in europe" ) jennifer - now plse just get rid of horrible helena, plse "sir" alan

my faves = posh rafe, spacey lucinda & claire "the rottweiler"
(no subject) - mrs_leroy_brown on May 9th, 2008 09:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - worldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
lairdofdarknesslairdofdarkness on May 8th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yes the new slimline Fern dissapoints me too.
I too like your Telly posts
More please
worldofagwuworldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:28 am (UTC)
- thank you, kind sir - have a goob weekend ( - esp. the mark millar bits )
jauntyemmajauntyemma on May 8th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
jauntyalan just alerted me to this post which I missed earlier! I was watching the first half between Property Ladder but was fully devoted to the 2nd hour of the awards.

anyway I LOVE the soaps, all of them YES EVEN DOCTORS :)
actually I think the only one I'm not watching is Home & Away.

Pleased that Hollyoaks did well (except for winning the double act award for Max & OB - Roy & Becky woz robbed), not pleased that Eastenders won anything, I am not very into it at all lately (too many just downright nasty & unpleasant storylines eg burying ppl alive, torturing ppl - all down to Sean Slater, luckily he's leaving)... got quite emotional in the tribute to Vera Duckworth but I had had nearly 2 glasses of wine by then.

frocks... I was disappointed that Jo Joyner was dressed so boringly, she's good looking with a nice figure but was just in some dull dull black thing. The girl who plays Sarah in Hollyoaks seemed to be wearing a totally ridiculous outfit but didn't win anything. I liked Tina from Corrie's dress, she looked v elegant and pretty. Hannah from Hollyoaks dress was nice too - as my mum used to say, if you can't wear a dress like that when you're young then when can you.

I am still hoping that Gemma Bissix is meant to be playing the same character in Stenders & Hollyoaks - both called Claire, both gold diggers... er that's about it.

anyway, yes, soaps. Hurrah! More of them!
worldofagwuworldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
becky from corrie = the magnaminous lady who made the best speech ( imo ) - & wore quite a revealing frock, iirc

i've probly bored you & other ppl on LJ abt this before but my ole friend & glassmate ( from junior school ) sean gleeson is in doctors ( - i think he's married to the lady who used to be david brent's boss in the office ) - & before that he was moderately offensive irish sterotype connor in eastenders - so he's doing well for himself

( we're not in touch but he looks very goob for his age, imo - well, gompared to me anyway...! )
Connor - erkinpeaviss on May 9th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Connor - worldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - jauntyemma on May 9th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - worldofagwu on May 11th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Crossroads - mittelstadt on May 15th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Crossroads - worldofagwu on May 18th, 2008 06:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
loveandgarbage on May 8th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
I very much look forward to your view on the Ant and Dec win by cheating stories from yesterday.

Scott
worldofagwuworldofagwu on May 9th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)
- i'm afraid i haven't really got strong opinions on it - i still prefer ant & dec to catherine tate ( - i don't mind her on dr who but her sketch show = very overrated ) ( excect for the simple married couple who laugh at anything & everything - their punch line is usually "i dunno" )

btw, on yr recommendation i watched "the baron" last nite - wot a spectacularly stupid programme - yet the end was quite moving - thanks for the tip

( i cldn't help thinking how easy it wld've been to fix the votes of that 'un )

mittelstadtmittelstadt on May 9th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Out here in the frozen tundra of northern New York state I watch the Big 2 UK soaps: EE (five-year-old episodes on PBS) and Coronation Street. The latter soap is virtually unknown in the States but is very popular in Canada; Watertown is about 70 miles from Kingston, Ontario, whose station CKWS is on our cable-TV system and airs the Street ominbus edition (at the moment, episodes from last September or thereabouts) on Sunday mornings.

Good to see what's going on in the UK telly scene.
worldofagwuworldofagwu on May 11th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
- i remember you mentioned eastenders before but didn't realise you looked at corrie as well - blimey

( it's a slippery slope: it'll be emmerdale or hollyoaks next )
soap suds - mittelstadt on May 15th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
mittelstadtmittelstadt on May 9th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
corrie trivia
Oh, and re: the shrewish waitress in Roy's Rolls:
This from Google and Wikipedia:

Rebecca "Becky" Granger is a fictional character on the popular British ITV1 soap opera Coronation Street, and is played by actress Katherine Kelly. ...

(the character was originally one of the factory girls and a former prison acquaintance of Kelly, who tried to keep that fact a secret.)

Excuse me while I go and get a life now...
worldofagwuworldofagwu on May 11th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: corrie trivia
- so, the character played by k.kelly = a friend of kelly...? - how gonfusing