TV: Primeval, Series 3 – Final episode

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It’s the final episode of ‘Primeval’ tonight, ITV’s ever-improving fantasy-drama series. Having taken the courageous decision to kill off the main lead character, Professor Nick Cutter (played by Douglas Henshall) earlier in the season, and darken the story-lines, episodes have gone from strength to strength. It’s becoming a real competitor to the traditional BBC Doctor Who timeslot and it’ll be interesting to see them go head-to-head (if Primeval is renewed) when Doctor Who re-appears in the schedules in 2010.

Since this series moved away from the monster-of-the-week storylines in favour of a longer story arc, the episodes have been far more riveting – and tonight’s was no exception. The sight of the first humans drinking from the river was quite moving (and the fx were excellent!) and the tension was maintained throughout. The only disappointment was the rather low quality fx for the future Earth scenes and the convenient way the chief villain was disposed of towards the end.

The episode finished on a cliff-hanger (as they all do these days) and it’ll be interesting to see if Primeval is re-commissioned.

I hope so!!!


Cats in for their ‘six-weekly service’

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We took Biscuit and Bon-Bon over to Patsy‘s today for their routine ‘wash-and-brush-up’. Bon-Bon went and hid as soon as I retrieved the cat-carrier from the loft!

Smart cat!

As always, Patsy did great job – Bon-Bon is now ‘whiter-than-white and Biscuit is, well…more biscuit coloured.

Ooh, a white ceiling..and a white floor…and a white cardigan!

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paintwizardproToday we decided to give the heavily-hyped ‘Paint Wizard Pro’ a second chance after my disastrous inaugural event, where I painted part of the ceiling and then part the blue carpet in the dining-room after the device ‘fell-apart’. So with all that firmly in our mind, we took extra care this time. We also took the opportunity to thin the emulsion paint to make the application easier. So far, so good.

The good news was that the paint application was definitely easier, but by now, the paint was so thin, it was going to take 20 coats to cover the ceiling – and boy, is it heavy, when full of paint!!! `

The bad news was that just 30 seconds into the job, the end fell off the the roller (just like last time) narrowly missing Ann and depositing half-a-pint of fresh emulsion all over Ann’s cardigan and the kitchen floor. Four tea towels and half a roll of Bounty Plenty later, we had a clean floor, a ruined cardigan and a ceiling that still wasn’t covered!

What a piece of crap!!! We should have read the reviews of Amazon – one star (you can’t award zero stars)!!

OK, time to recognise my limitations and call in the professionals. A quick call to Tom and hopefully we’ll get it sorted for next week.