Friday, 27 April 2012

Hayley Mills in "The Family Way" – 1966

Newlywed couple Jenny (Hayley Mills) and Arthur (Hywel Bennett) filled with marital anticipation, find themselves unable to consummate their marriage when the bed collapses thanks to a practical joke played on them by their friends. Their honeymoon plans fall through, forcing them to spend the night at the home of Arthur’s parents, where nervousness and a lack of privacy make it difficult for them to enjoy their first night together. . . . cue the old tin bath in front of the fire . .

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor in "Xena: Warrior Princess"

This episode "A Day in the Life" is widely regarded by many as one of the 10 best Xena episodes of all time. It's certainly one of my favourites for obvious reasons!!!

Whilst getting on each other's nerves and trying to fend off the amorous advances of a lovesick farmer, Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) spend a day trying to save two villages, one from a band of thugs, the other from a giant . . . . "Are you sitting on the soap?" . . . classic!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Anna Friel - Watermelon - 2003

"Watermelon" from 2003 stars the lovely Anna Friel . . . . it's a tangled web of deceit which pitches three lovers together with the added proposition of a baby!! . . . . Claire Ryan (Anna Friel) is a young woman with a strange relationship to the truth, she is left, quite literally, holding the baby when her doting boyfriend discovers that the child he thought was his is actually the result of a previous relationship . . . As Claire craves space to contemplate her future, little does she know that both men will make it more difficult for her to move on than she anticipated.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Anna Friel - The War Bride - 2001

It's September, 1940 - London - It's the height of the Blitz and two young women, Lily (Anna Friel) and Sophie (Julie Cox) work as seamstresses in a small shop in the East End. Growing up together in an orphanage, the girls are best of friends and, despite the nightly bombings, carry on as any ordinary 20 year-old women - working hard and playing hard.

One night at the local dance hall, they meet and fall madly in love with two Canadian servicemen, Charlie Travis (Aden Young) and his new best friend, Louie Maldoff. Charlie regales Lily with stories of his family's huge "John Wayne style ranch" on the Canadian Prairies "near Hollywood". Although she's impressed, Lily is also a bit dubious.

Less than two weeks later the couples are married and the boys are shipped off to the front. Lily and Sophie try to carry on with their lives as before, except Lily is now expecting Charlie's baby. Mere months after her daughter is born, Lily and Sophie receive transportation instructions from the Canadian Embassy that they are to be shipped across the sea to their new Canadian in-laws. But the question is, where are they going and to what?

The War Bride