Monday, October 16, 2017

Musical Monday

Indulge me. I am finishing this post on Saturday, 14th of October, the night of my 60th birthday and while I have been doing it for some time in preparation, I do love to wallow in nostalgia and at my age, why should I not. I've had a great and relaxing day, spent with R.

This piece of music was used to great repetitive effect in the tv show Inspector George Gently last week. In my opinion it was the best ever episode of Inspector George Gently and is called Gently with Class. All performances were first class but Geraldine Somerville shone.

Oh, you want to know more about the cast. I said, you want to know more about the cast, ok! This is Geraldine Somerville, character Alethea Blackstone. GS was just brilliant. Photo from Getty Images.


This is George Gently, played by Martin Shaw.


OMG, surely not........Martin Shaw.....wasn't he a US actor who I lusted after? No, I have that all wrong. I was thinking of Ray Doyle and somehow Charlie Sheen, a member of the Hollywood 8os Brat Pack.....oh, that was his character name. Before I become even more confused and before I write inaccurate information, this is Martin Shaw when he was younger, a cast member of the tv show The Professionals.



And I rather fancy John Bacchus, played by the rather hot Lee Ingleby.


All that titillation, sorry. Have a listen to the haunting Silver Dagger.

24 comments:

  1. Happy birthday. Oh to be 60 again. Martin Shaw is a dreamboat and now I want to see that George Gently episode. This year I am subscribing to BritBox and Acorn TV so I can see lots of British shows.

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    1. Thanks Terra. I had a look at Acorn TV not so long ago and I was quite impressed.

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  2. I am glad to hear your birthday was lovely.
    You are right about the music - definitely haunting.

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    1. Oh yes, I forgot to include it but she and I think her husband had to leave the UK and return home to Australia.

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  3. Firstly, Happy Birthday, Andrew.

    I've always like Martin Shaw...in everything that I've seen him in. I loved him in "Judge John Deed", and in "Gently", of course.

    Geraldine Somerville was good in that wonderful Robbie Coltrane series..."Cracker", too. I loved that series...it was brilliant.

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    1. Thanks Lee. I don't think I saw Judge John Deed, or if I did, rarely. Cracker was great and I knew I had seen GS before, so it must have been on that show.

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  4. Curley haired Mr Shaw was as British as they come. How could you even imagine he was a Yank?

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    1. Cro, it was a long time ago and British tv cops merged in my mind with US tv cops.

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  5. Anonymous4:25 pm

    I loved the Professionals back in the day! Bunyip

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    1. Bunyip, it was a great show. Pity I can't remember it, but I know I liked it.

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  6. I love that show too. Martin Shaw is a bit of or'right

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    1. Diane, he is so urbane in Gently.

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  7. Happy Birthday for the other day Andrew.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. While I not sure I am happy about turning 60, it was a nice time.

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  8. Martin Shaw had a nice head of curls in his younger days. I haven't watched any of the shows mentioned here, I'm sure they'll be repeated eventually and maybe I'll catch up with them.

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    1. River, I especially like the George Gently show. Old series are being repeated here, along with a new series.

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  9. Happy Birthday! I always enjoy your blog posts most especially those providing history about Melbourne buildings and places. Many happy reruns!

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    1. Thanks Manask. Such posts you mention are often the most time consuming to write, with so much checking involved.

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  10. I'm a fan of Inspector Gently aka Martin Shaw too Andrew. Did you see him in Judge John Deed? Nice 😀

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    1. Grace, I did but my memory of him is hazy.

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