Posts by Carmen Croghan

British Actresses You Should Know: Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh with Timothee Chalamet in the 2019 film Little Women (Photo credit courtesy of Columbia Pictures)

Florence Pugh is one of those buzzy, up and coming young actresses whose work you’ll likely be watching for years to come.

At just 24 years of age, this Oxford-born actress with the self-professed "weirdly low voice" has been showered with accolades. Since 2017, the awards she’s been nominated for and won tell the story of her work.  From her 2018 BAFTA EE Rising Star nomination to being named 2019’s Chopard Trophy winner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Pugh's performances have been described as brave, breakthrough and revelatory. Here's why. 

Dated or Delightful? ‘Yes Minister’

In this installment of Dated or Delightful, we travel back to 1980 to see if a sitcom about the British government can still be funny.

Almost forty years ago, the BBC’s Yes Minister debuted in the U.K. Its authenticity was credited to the fact that the writers used real Whitehall moles to give them an insider’s perspective. It was the first program to win the BAFTA for Best Comedy three years in a row. It’s been broadcast in 84 countries across the globe and has landed on “favorite/best sitcom” lists over the decades. But does it hold up over time? Let's find out.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Series Finale Recap

Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis) say their goodbyes (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sid Gentle Films 2019)

Four years have gone by so quickly! It’s hard to believe that The Durrells in Corfu which brought us such beautiful backdrops, eccentric characters and a lovely, albeit chaotic, family is over. 

On our final visit with the Durrells, we find Larry has returned from France and the family is reunited for the first time in many months. But the winds of war are blowing and the Durrells must find a way to say goodbye to all the special friends (human and animal) that they've made.

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 4 Episode 5 Recap

Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sid Gentle Films 2019)

It's hard to believe that our time with The Durrells in Corfu is nearly over. Only one episode remains before we say goodbye to Louisa and her brood forever!

Last week, you may recall the Durrells guesthouse had gained a rather unsavory reputation amongst their more conservative neighbors. Gerry experienced his first heartbreak and Margo found a unconventional way to get through to her angst-ridden young charge. 

This time around, the King of Greece is set to make an appearance and the Durrells are in the thick of the celebrations. The estrangement between Spiros and his wife continues as they each find companionship with a British National and Margo meets an intriguing passenger on her train journey back to Corfu. The entire rundown follows below!

'The Durrells in Corfu': Season 4 Episode 4 Recap

Gerry Durrell (Milo Parker) (Credit: Courtesy of Sid Gentle Films 2019)

As the series finale of The Durrells in Corfu approaches, the family continues to struggle to fit in to their adopted home whilst trying to cope with a rapidly unravelling world.

On our last visit to Corfu, we met Spiros’s formidable and flirtatious wife, Dimitra. The Durrells and friends embarked on a disastrous day trip to visit Larry. And Margo returned to England to gain confidence and start her life anew. 

This week we find there is a contingent of Corfiat society who are less than pleased with the goings on at the Durrell guesthouse. Gerry struggles with his feelings for a friend and Margo finds an unconventional avenue for engaging her challenging new student. 

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