Posts by Carmen Croghan

Limited Showing for Brits at this Year's Golden Globes

As I sat down Sunday night to watch the 75th Golden Globes ceremony, I expected to see plenty of black on the red carpet and hear statements of solidarity with the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment. It was defiant and joyous and culminated in a stirring speech by Oprah Winfrey.

However if I'm honest, my main purpose for tuning in was to see how many Brits would snag those gleaming orbs that signify excellence in the television and film industries. By my count there were six actresses and eight actors from the UK and Ireland competing in eight different performance categories. Eight chances to demonstrate the superiority of British thespians!

Alas, only three were victorious. Let's take a look at the winners and the roles that earned them this particular accolade.

In Memoriam 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we here at Telly Visions pause to remember those we have lost in the British entertainment industry over the past twelve months.

These losses have touched the fields of television, film and literature equally. As fans we have mourned the deaths of people who brought thrills, tears and laughter into our lives. We thank them for sharing their talents with the world and they will continue to live on in our memories through the work they left behind.

'Call the Midwife' Holiday Special 2017 Recap

(Image courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2017)

Winter has definitely come to Poplar and this year’s Call the Midwife holiday special dramatizes an actual event in English weather history called the Big Freeze of 1962-63. The Thames froze over and for 62 consecutive days,  snow lay on the ground across the south of the country.

But for our midwives, it's business as usual. While the weather wreaks havoc on the plumbing and local milk supplies, an apparent tragedy transforms into a miracle and a family is released from decades of abuse.

‘Last Tango in Halifax’ Christmas Special Recap: Part Two

A Buttershaw family Christmas seance  (Image courtesy of BBC/Red Productions/Matt Squire)

Previously on the Last Tango in Halifax Christmas special, Caroline was changing jobs and moving to a new house with her mother, step-dad and youngest son in tow. No one seemed pleased about it. Robbie suffered a potentially fatal injury which convinced Gillian that her deceased ex-husband was haunting their barn. Last but not least, a local am-dram troupe flattered Celia by asking her to step into their production of Blithe Spirit. This snowballed into Celia recruiting Alan to join the cast when another member fell ill at the last minute.

In this second and final holiday episode, we learn more about Caroline’s motivation for taking on a new job at a challenging school. Gillian’s guilt finally gets the better of her and the Halifax Players face yet another set-back, but who will come to the rescue?

The Many On-Screen Incarnations of Hercule Poirot

By now, many of you will already have had an opportunity to see the 2017 film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. Since its release in theaters in November, the star-studded whodunit has grossed over $200,000,000 world-wide.

The release of this new rendition of the classic Agatha Christie tale seems like a good time to look at some of the actors who have walked in iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot's shoes (complete with spats) thoroughout the years.

‘The Durrells in Corfu’: Season 2 Episode 6 Recap

Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis consloles Louisa (Keeley Hawes)  Photo: ( Courtesy of John Rogers/Sid Gentle Films for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

When we last visited the Durrells, Gerry was giving Donald advice to woo Margo, a Greek-Anglo cricket match went terribly wrong and Vasilia broke things off with Larry (who wasn’t really that heartsick about it). Most importantly Louisa is left with a decision to make about her future with Hugh that could take her away from her beloved adopted home.

In this final episode of The Durrels in Corfu Season 2, a population explosion is taking place on Corfu. With a potentially fatal wound thrown in the mix, however, Dr. Petridis (Alexis Conran) can’t handle all the medical emergencies alone. Considering we won’t be seeing the Durrells for a while, I’m going to break down this week’s monumentous events according to the involvement of each family member.

‘The Durrells in Corfu’: Season 2 Episode 5 Recap

Friendly banter at the market between Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis)  Photo: (Courtesy of John Rogers/Sid Gentle Films for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

Previously on The Durrells in Corfu, the family rode out an unrelenting and unusual storm. Leslie went quite literally stir crazy. Larry, who had scuttled home with a case of the mumps, exasperated everyone with his infertility paranoia. But mostly notably Aunt Hermione returned to the island with a mysterious new friend in tow. Regrettably, her companion turned out to be a fraudulent medium who pounced on Louisa’s yearning for her late husband and attempted to profit from the family’s loss.

Fortunately for the Durrells, the sun came out and the fake spiritualist was unceremoniously run off. And it would appear that after last week’s emotionally harrowing experience, everyone’s attention has turned to love…and cricket.

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