The Crash Detectives were investigating an incident where two vehicles collided head-on, one on the wrong side of the road. The detectives discovered, by various means, that the driver of the offending vehicle had been drinking and taking drugs for three days prior to the event and was still twice the legal amount to drive several hours after the event.… Read the rest
Hetty Wainthropp was on her own as a wandering artist investigating poison pen letters which seemed to go to newcomers to the village as well as those born there. She eventually found the culprit, the former village bobby who’d taken it upon himself to keep the populous under control. YouTube until I fell asleep! I really must go to bed before that happens.… Read the rest
My evening entertainment was with Martin Shaw as Judge John Deed pulling the wool over the eyes of those trying to bring him down and moulding the law to bring the right results.
The early walk terminated at the river but was otherwise unremarkable other than all of the big puddles which had dried up. The girls came out with Skinny onto the Promontory to play with the ball which was a challenge as it was windy.… Read the rest
TV watching was mostly Unforgotten which must be approaching the conclusion as the various perpetrators are being tracked down of which one has been stabbed. A file was accidentally left in a coffee bar by one of the investigating officers, information leaked onto the Web and the public domain so someone took it upon themselves to hand out some instant justice.… Read the rest
Grantchester concerned the culmination of the Gross Indecency trial of the curate which ended with him being sent to prison for six months due to the fact he was in a position of authority. The setting is 1956, a year before the Wolfenden Report was published which was created by a committee of the same name and formed the basis for the beginning of the gay right’s movement.… Read the rest
The evening was exciting. Not because of the telly viewing which was good anyway, but the thunderstorm, complete with torrential rainfall. Strangely, all of the dogs had elected to come inside. Usually, Maya seems to prefer to remain outside but may come in for the night and Obi sometimes joins her except if it’s cold or wet.… Read the rest
Second attempt as I fell asleep whilst writing and deleted all of my text. Always a good idea to set the publish time into the future so your work is backed up.
Take two, abbreviated version…
I watched Thursday and Morse solve a difficult case involving extortion and murder.
The morning was mild and windless with stars and some help from the moon.… Read the rest
It was action all the way with Line Of Duty. We had vehicles chasing each other, lots of shooting and a couple of deaths not to mention various threats of harm. There’s a way to go to the conclusion so more excitement to come. I watched some tips and tricks videos on the iPad and learned some useful things although there was one tip which didn’t, and has never, existed on the iPad.… Read the rest
Alice isn’t helping Luther by killing his protagonist’s son right under the noses of all the heavies of which, now, there is one fewer. As usual, Luther is trying to do the right thing but possibly compromising everything else at the same time. By the look of the preview snapshots of the next episode, it’s likely Luther sorts it all out again.… Read the rest
Michael Kitchen (Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle – Foyle’s War) plays the pious but philandering religious leader of a local church who is carrying on with a wellness clinician. She is found dead, not far from the location where they met above the butcher’s shop, the owner of which is another of the church’s parishioners. The church leader lives with his wife and three children together with a local girl who was previously in trouble with the law.… Read the rest
With an Internet connection I was able to enjoy BritBox and an episode of The Gentle Touch. Quite an amusing storyline about a man living in some pretty uninspiring social housing flats in an older 1980’s London building. Noisy stairways with no lifts and children running around. He was living with his very young son as his wife had disappeared a year before.… Read the rest
Another orgy of YouTube as there was still no Internet connection to the camping or elsewhere locally, I believe. Nothing particularly stands out but there were lots of Tiny House videos.
Another warm and starry morning with most of the dogs keeping up most of the time. Luis, well, he’s Luis and just does his best.… Read the rest
The whole evening was a YouTube Fest as I felt it would use less data considering there was no VDSL via the WiFi. I finished off watching the Alaska cabin build right up until the guy spent his first night there with his faithful friend Norman. During the entire construction process, Norman was always to be seen.… Read the rest
Hetty Wainthropp succeeded where the police drew a blank and received a windfall of £15,000 for providing information leading to the arrest of the person setting houses on fire. The finale of Hetty and team receiving a huge cheque then Hetty doing tap as part of the cabaret.
Hetty was followed with a trip to India, the last of the second season.… Read the rest
Spooks has lost another agent in an hotel explosion during an important peace conference. The CIA also lost an agent too. I’m not quite sure, but some of the agents have died before and amazingly reappear a little like in Dallas. It just shows how difficult it is to kill off a good character. Fletcher was in hospital with a broken ankle after falling from a ladder cleaning gutters.… Read the rest
In Oxford for a couple of murders by an unlikely perpetrator and then some YouTube videos to finish off the evening.
There was rain during the night and early morning with more forecast during the day. We went out and completed our walks, just later. There was some slight precipitation whilst we were at the furthest point but I was wearing my long coat so didn’t mind, for myself at least.… Read the rest
Hercule solved a difficult couple of murders involving all manner of complications. I even managed to stay awake the entire time and mostly during my comparatively brief visit to YouTube although I eventually fell asleep having ignored the telltale signs.
We didn’t get up as it was raining when the alarm went off. Our walks were shorter as we started after six and curtailed due to rain stopping play.… Read the rest
Major Stirling wasn’t having a good time. His girlfriend/lover, head of the French secret service for North Africa, hitched a ride in a mail plane so she could meet up with him after his latest and very successful operation. Sadly, the plane encountered a severe sandstorm and crashed in the desert. She is presumed lost. He was then captured by the Germans which really ruined his day.… Read the rest
I accidentally watched Wallander which I felt was quite gripping. All to do with a gang trying to totally disrupt banks to cause financial mayhem. It’s the second of this series which was created by the BBC with Kenneth Branagh as Wallander. It’s in English with English actors so may lack the authenticity which some might miss.… Read the rest
There was rain in the evening but it was quite light so didn’t amount to more than .02mm.
I’ve not seen Perry Mason in a while so it was good to catch up with another 1950’s story of deceit with only one murder. Wicked nephew gets in with bored and lonely wife to embezzle loads of money from husband’s company.… Read the rest
Waterloo Road wasn’t my first viewing choice but it was nonetheless quite enjoyable. The head teacher was being blackmailed by a student for an alleged romantic encounter. The student produced her baby in class which turned out to be full-term so could not have been anything to do with the head. I spent the remainder of the evening with YouTube but eventually fell asleep around bedtime, to my great annoyance.… Read the rest
The gripping final episode of Vigil was a fine culmination for the first season with a good mixture to keep most viewers interested. I shall embark on the second season quite soon. I watched The Good Karma Hospital with a building collapse and an attempted drowning as well a looking into the moral dilemma of patient treatment.… Read the rest
Waterloo Road dealt with the death of a pupil brought about during a joyriding incident involving other pupils. The various other sub-plots wended their ways as is the case in soaps. Then it was the turn of YouTube to see the last part of the French motorways, Google fracking to harvest geothermal energy for their data centres and a visit to Chinese deserts where they are installing GigaWats of solar and wind in an effort to clean up their energy act by moving away from dirty coal.… Read the rest
The entire evening was spent viewing YouTube videos. More complete builds from cold countries and a documentary about the construction of three French motorways: l’Aquitaine which goes towards Bordeaux, Le Périphérique, the Paris version of M25 and the A40 to Switzerland. The documentary concentrated on the technical hurdles encountered during the construction process and the solutions to mitigate them.… Read the rest
For my viewing pleasure there was The Tomorrow People which continued with more hammy acting and dodgy effects, even for the 1970s! It makes me wonder how this became cult viewing. I see that there have been remakes in the 90s and 2013. Admittedly, Dr Who, which still survives to this day, was pretty shaky at the outset.… Read the rest
Grantchester was an interesting exposé on several levels. Some airmen were apprehended racing their car around a gravel pit or similar. The local police arrived and carted the malfeasants off to the nick where it was eventually discovered one of them was not out cold drunk but dead. The detectives gradually uncovered the story after a lot of digging.… Read the rest
Joe 90 was big into espionage to help a musician agent escape from a country, presumably Russia judging by the accents, by taking his place mid-recital. This gave the pianist agent time to reach the border before anyone discovered it was Joe playing in his stead. There were some gigantic holes in the plot but Joe is always amusing.… Read the rest
The episode of Luther was eventful now that his longterm adversary and maybe part time lover, Alice Morgan, recently presumed dead, has returned. Alice has an agenda which does not quite coincide with Luther’s. He is coming to terms with her sudden reappearance which interrupted his grieving. Her return brings plenty of trouble for everyone…
Skinny interrupted my slumbers feigning a desire to go outside to pee.… Read the rest
Morse is out of Jail and Thursday has recovered from being shot through the lung. Morse wasn’t planning to go back to work but a particularly intriguing series of murders eventually changed his mind. I spent the remainder of the evening on YouTube watching mostly useful and interesting material.
The Siblings had me up at four to go out and Oskar joined them.… Read the rest
The mornings start earlier and the evenings appear to be getting longer. Indeed, there is no room for dispute as this is the case. Just that the changes are becoming noticeable.
Jack Frost finds himself back in the barracks with the other coppers having left the room above the curry house, to their great relief of the Indians.… Read the rest
The day continued cold and miserable so I went under the waves with the next thrilling instalment of Vigil then to Shetland for some police work.
We managed to get out of the door at 05:45 with just a little fine rain showing up in the light of my head torch. It was warmer than yesterday but still cold due to the persistent northerly wind.… Read the rest