I thought John Nettles as Inspector Tom Barnaby WAS Midsomer murders, but they successfully replaced him when he retired by his “cousin” DCI John Barnaby, brilliantly played by Neil Dudgeon. The old joke about there being “so many murders in the county of Midsomer, you wouldn’t want to live there”!, is a bit to close to home when there have been no less than four murders in my very local area in the last two weeks and another three or four this year!
Spiral is back!
Health professionals hate it, mothers love it, but this fly on the wall hit documentary about daily life (and death) in a maternity unit has been the best parent craft educator, for showing women what having a baby is REALLY like.
Escaping from the football, I caught the beginning of a rerun of an episode from the first series, Like you cannot hep looking at a car crash on the opposite caraigeway, I got hooked because I speculated who would end up having a caesarian section.
I think the programme makers in the first series, chose men and women who were a bit unconventional and would make good telly. The more recent series from Leeds was much better
Sure enough we saw the partner who, showed us how it should not be done. He played on his Nintendo, whilst his woman rolled around in agony. “look babe I have just shot a queen!” later he brought in fish and chips and proceeded to eat with his fingers, whilst she paced the floor and moaned in pain. ( he did generously offer her a chip!)
At the opposite end there was the lovely supportive man who’s wife had had had four miscarriages. They both described their pain and grief, and now their anxiety about having a live birth.
I have to admit to a tear in my eye when their dreams come true.
Love from Bolton