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Old 09-19-2002, 11:13 AM
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"Are You Being Served", "Fawlty Towers" There was one about some old people in a retirement community - a crusty old man and woman shared a patio - I can't remember the name of it, but it was really funny.

We don't tend to get those shows until they've had their run in Britain, then we get them on the cable "Public Broadcasting" channels.

You'd think being in Canada and us being related and all, we'd get more British mainstream tv, but we don't. All we get is the same fare that is dished up on the big american networks - besides the homegrown stuff that is sometimes unbearable to watch.

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Old 09-19-2002, 01:10 PM
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We've had quite a bit on Egypt on TV recently, a superb biography of Howard Carter and his excavations with Lord Caernarvon before the war and a couple of programs on the Pharoes.

Margaret the programme you mentioned in the retirement home was 'Waiting for God' with Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden.


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Old 09-19-2002, 01:29 PM
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Margaret the programme you mentioned in the retirement home was 'Waiting for God' with Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden.
Right, thanks Chris. Of course I forgot "Corronation Street" that is shown in half hour increments every afternoon and then in one 2 hour marathon every Sunday morning. I was adicted for quite a while until all the interesting characters were either jailed or killed off.

I try to watch everything about Egypt that I can find on the tv. I once did "regression" and found myself in the desert, looking out at a camel caravan from a hiding place inside a sand dune - I don't know what that means except that I'm fascinated.

My brother lived for a time in Kuwait and I was afraid to go visit him lest the sight of all that sand would tip me over into a psychotic break fo some kind

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Old 09-19-2002, 01:38 PM
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I used to like watching "One Foot in the Grave"...my wife says I'm going to be just like that old man one day! I was also a big Dr. Who fan as a kid...too bad they cancelled it.

Margaret - Sounds like you need to plan a trip to Cairo! Perhaps you are descended from an Egyption queen...
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Old 09-19-2002, 02:02 PM
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Margaret - Sounds like you need to plan a trip to Cairo! Perhaps you are descended from an Egyption queen...
My impression of my regression fantasy was that I was more like a pickpocket hiding from the law But I like your idea of being a "queen"

Margaret
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From "Waiting for God" website --Waiting for God

Man: "Have you put in an order for a high powered assault rifle?"

Diana: "In fact, I ordered a whole case of them, plus hand grenades, 3 inch mortars, and a selection of assorted ground to air missiles."

Man: "May I ask why?"

Diana: "We’ve got mice."

Other than Diana's over-reaction towards mice, I love "Waiting for God" and the whole cast of characters. They haven't shown it here in some years, but I'm sure it'll turn up on a cable channel sometime. I loved the theme music, which the website identifies as a movement from Schubert's "Trout Quintet".


Greg, I've never seen "One Foot in the Grave", but the episode summaries make it sound like something I'd like to see --

"Victor is worried by a mysterious rash, gives a lady window-cleaner a shock and is subsequently visited by two policemen who turn out to be Jehovah's Witnesses. An evening at an exercise class ends in confusion and tragedy. Then Victor becomes convinced that he's dead."

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Old 09-19-2002, 02:32 PM
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Margaret, perhaps you were a young princess hiding from your father's soldiers seeking to bring you back after you had run off with a wonderful, but lower-class, sweetheart... Oh, I hope you didn't get caught!
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Old 09-19-2002, 02:55 PM
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Pyramid Schemes

CJ is such a romantic hehehe. You have a whole story going, maybe you should start writing.

Hugs,
Claudia

PS...My British TV faves are Fawty Towers and The Young Ones.
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Old 09-19-2002, 04:16 PM
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CJ, I never thought of it like that - come to think of it, I was rather well-dressed I wonder what the love of my life did to support me in the manner to which I had become accustomed. Perhaps he became a wealthy merchant trading in gold and frankencense etc.

I have a couple of story ideas that I've been working on in my idle moments - both are "time shift" stories. One involves the famous Chinese "flying horse"

http://www.unc.edu/courses/hist033/flying_horse.htm

After watching all that stuff about mummies the other night, I did some checking and found a lot more information about this horse and I need to get back to writing that story.

Maybe I wasn't Egyptian, but I sure know I have some roots back there somewhere

Take care Margaret
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Old 09-19-2002, 04:21 PM
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The Chinese have pyramids too, maybe you were in the Gobi desert instead.
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