Monday, June 18, 2018

What it is like to live with me

Look, this tv show has that woman on it, said I. R was perplexed.

There are many women in the world.

The boss one in the old people care facility place. She played a similar role in a comedy.

Err, yes, you are right.

Silence.

R then replied, Moving On, that was the name.

I googled. No not Moving On, although I am reminded what a great tv series that was. R, that British comedian woman was in it. The one who was on what's his name's show. (I meant Stephen Fry but I could not think of his or her name or even the name of the show, QI).


A minute passed.

Jo Brand.


You've got it now. You were close dearest. It was Getting On, not Moving On. Did you know before Jo Brand entered the entertainment business, she was actually a psych nurse.

Yes.

Doesn't that bloke in the show look like the Australian actor Lucky Grills?


Maybe not really.


There was no reply. I left him in peace with the Shakespeare and Hathaway, which I am half watching.

OMG, Doc Martin's wife in the show too. Later I worked out Louisa's real name is Caroline Catz.



And she who began it all, a very fine and restrained actor, Vicki Pepperdine.

31 comments:

  1. Colour me clueless.
    And in life names are a big failing of mine. I often forget.
    Perhaps my worst example was down at the local shops. A young couple and their children stopped to say hello to my partner. I wondered where he knew them from, and wandered off.
    My neice, her partner and my great neice and nephew. Oh the shame.

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    1. EC, that really is a lol comment. I do the same if R meets someone in the street who I don't know, but in my case, I don't actually know them.

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  2. To confuse you even further, Jo Brand was on "The Graham Norton Show" the other night.

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    1. Lee, I saw that myself as R channel hopped. I think I've seen enough of Jo, wonderful as she is.

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  3. Sounds like conversations I overhear at our house. Dad's smart. Mum ..... not so smart. Mum's bad at names too. She always remembers dogs names but is completely hopeless with people. Not as bad as Elephant's child ..... she didn't recognise her own niece and great niece and nephew????????? CRIKEY!!!!!!!

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    1. Charlie, it is not about being smart, just taking in information you are interested in. Yes, EC is rather wicked about this, but a perfectly nice person otherwise.

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  4. In my world it goes something like this. Before I say anything about an actor, I have to shuffle through all the shows and movies The Other Half has seen, to figure out if that person was in anything he has watched. If not, I usually say nothing at all because he has no frame of reference for that person, or I will say I saw this great performance and talk about that, and not even mention a name because he will have no idea who it is.

    So I have a little encyclopedia in my mind of things he has seen and actors he knows about.

    I find IMDB very helpful for things like this, if I don't know the name of someone on a show I am watching. I will often have that open before I start to watch so I can refer to it. :)

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    1. Snoskred, I get what you are saying. We mostly watch the same things, but I don't really watch commercial tv and R does, so he knows a lot about local tv. Most of my tv knowledge comes from the electric newspapers. IMDB is the first place to check, for sure, and it supplied information for this post.

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  5. Anonymous11:55 am

    At our house we like to pretend that characters are in fact the same character as played by the actor in previous programs. This works particularly well for British TV where many of the actors seem to have come from the same casting stable and everyone over about 50 seems to have been on Midsomer Murders at some stage or other. There's quite a bit of type-casting so sometimes this game doesn't do too much violence to the later program; other times it requires the imputation of some very dark secrets. Either way it's fun.


    Names of actors are secondary to this and we are pretty vague about them.


    The one exception is that I rather like spotting members of the Fox family.

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    1. Anon, perhaps that is because English actors are never too far from being themselves. Britain is a big country, but the numbers of leading cast roles seems small.

      I a mystified by your Fox family reference.

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    2. The Robin Fox family (there's a Wikipedia entry but I'm not allowed to post the link) and in particular:

      Edward Fox (Jackal, etc)
      his children Emilia Fox (Dr Nikki in Silent Witness), Freddie Fox

      Edward's brother, James Fox
      his children, Laurence (Hathaway in Lewis) and Jack.

      That's not a complete list, just the ones I've seen.

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    3. Thanks Marcellous. Clear now.

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  6. I find it rather odd at times especially with well known and popular shows actors playing other roles, it's hard to accept them in their new role - if you know what I mean.

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    1. Margaret, I do know what you mean. Doc Martin used to a challenging young man in a tv show ever so many years ago.

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  7. I liked Caroline Catz in Doc Martin. She is one of those actresses who can look both beautiful and very plain in the same sentence.

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  8. Fancy forgetting Fry and IQ! And the gorgeous Caroline Catz! Memory is a fickle little bugger :(

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    1. Cro, I just never knew her name. I agree, plain or quite beautiful.

      Hels, yes, it was a mind blip to forget. I didn't know Caroline Catz at all.

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  9. The only one I recognise is Fry.

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    1. Ad Rad, I will wait until my movie post before taking away your gay card.

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  10. What it's like to live with me: is she awake yet? Yes, getting out of bed. RUN FOR THE HILLS!

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    1. River, funny. Isn't sleep such a waste of time? Maybe not for you.

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    2. I looooove sleep.

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  11. I'm hopeless with names but always remember faces.. Jo Brand has one of those faces that makes it easy to remember her name, I think she's faaaabulous! Love Stephen Fry also, English actors are much more memorable than their American counterparts, but that could be because I don't watch American shows 😀

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    1. Grace, so if you like English actors, go and see Teas with Dames.

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  12. oh I love playing that 'who is that face" game.
    Vicki has lost a lot of weight for your image there
    Getting On

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    1. Annie, has she really lost a lot of weight or is it an old photo? Btw, just yesterday I moved Ann O'Dyne to Just resting, dead or infrequently updated blogs, and remembered you reverse parking into a tight garage in Footscray. I am smiling at the memory.

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  13. I refer to imdb (the Internet Movie Date Base app) for just those situations. It is a miraculous source of information about movies and television series. In social situations my friends now call on me to consult the app to resolve their movie and television arguments.

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    1. Victor, I did not know there was an app. I do use the website for such questions. An app might be useful to check when you are watching the movie, or straight away afterwards.

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  14. I don't know any of them except Catz from Doc Martin.

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    1. Ah, good to hear you get that show there.

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