TV: Torchwood – ‘Children of Earth’

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The main cast “When every single child on Earth stops, Torchwood is thrown into terror…”

Torchwood began on BBC1 last night and made its transition seamlessly to the main channel. Unusually though, the series is being shown over five consecutive nights and there has already been speculation in some newspapers that the cast were very unhappy with the series being ‘chopped’ to just five episodes. Personally, I think this structure will set a trend for future programmes – it’s certainly a great way to boost audience figures in a single week.

That aside, the script and performances were typically BBC1 prime-time, and of a tone was very much like the very best revived Doctor Who episodes. In other words, it was all much (much) better than the majority of the previous two Torchwood series in my view. The story-line and narrative sat well with both devotees and casual viewers, switching on for the first time.

Although the scene where Captain Jack kissed Ianto was a bit yukky and unnecessary, this was typical of RTD’s approach to promoting the gay agenda but he’s forgiven for creating such a great start to this mini-series. 🙂 

Roll-on episode 2 (but we’ll be out, so I’ll catch it on Sky+ on Wednesday).

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Camcorder and the Kitchen Project

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We took a drive to John Lewis in Leicester today to see the results of their plans for our kitchen. We were very impressed – they’ve interpreted our wishes and added some creative touches too – a really great job.

After going through the plans in detail – we must have been there for over two hours – we made some further changes and the results should be with us within the week. Kerrching!

…now all we need to do is pay for it!!!

Camcorder-HDC-SD200We also visited their camera department to see if they would/could price-match the new camcorder we have in mind – err…no! The price difference is £150 and they weren’t prepared to match an internet price (understandably). As things turned out, that was good news because when I did some price-matching back home, the price had gone down and the supplier was throwing in a free two-year warranty – more details to follow, in a few days when it arrives.
 
One of us will need to ‘go-out-on-the-game’ to pay for all of this – I think that’ll be me then!