Tv Programmes The Loch Fearless The Full Monty

Jan Leeming

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Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Date: 17th June 2017


As I had a busy week, had to record these three programmes.

Just as well I recorded The Loch because although I found it gripping, I also found it necessary to re-run some of the dialogue as much as 4 times as I was unable to get subtitles but maybe that was because I’d recorded the programme originally without them assuming that as it was in 'my language' I wouldn't need them.

One’s ears have to become familiar with accents and when you only get one shot at it, it can be very frustrating. We not only have much more regional accent TV but we also have a new school of ‘mumble’. Marlon Brando got away with it because he was Marlon Brando. Apart from his sex appeal I never liked his acting because for much of the time he was unintelligible.

Fearless had me on the edge of my seat and the only reason I knew Emma Banville, the lawyer, would not meet a nasty end, was because we need her for another 5 episodes.

And finally - The Full Monty. At one and a half hours, just a tad too long but highly enjoyable. What a great thing to do - these well known guys taking everything off to promote the cause of Prostate Cancer. If caught early, this cancer is curable but if left it is a killer.
My son had testicular cancer 10 years ago and I have to thank the programme Hollyoaks for him ‘having a feel’ and doing something about it. The theme of the episode which Jonathan watched was Testicular Cancer and it spurred him to make a check. He had to have surgery and has to be checked every year but who knows what would have happened had he not watched the programme. We then both supported Orchid which is a purely male Cancer Charity dealing with testicular, prostate and penile cancers.

So well done to Alexander Armstrong who came up with the concept and Bless you to all the chaps who took part - a very brave thing to do. 

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