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Andrew Davies’s Les Miserables

Lily Collins as Fantine, holding Mailow Defoy as the child Cosette (Episode 2) Dominic West as the elusive mayor (Episode 2) Andrew Davies produces video masterpieces as regularly as other people simply go out to a movie, and in the last few years or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 May 2019

Factual Fictions & Fictional Facts

Scenes from the recent Poldark series, with the accent on historical accuracy Dear friends and readers, My last blog was partly prompted by my reading through in chronological order Winston Graham’s contemporary suspense and Poldark and historical...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Apr 2019

English Lake District and the border tour: Roman, ancient Celtic and Reivers Britain; more castles, houses, churches and mines (4)

Vindolando John Millais’s loving portrait of a young John Ruskin Friends and readers, Though I had heard of Hadrian’s Wall, I had never thought there must have been a world of people inside this wall the Romans were seeking to protect and...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Sep 2018

English Lake District and the Borders tour: the Wordsworths, Keswick & a stone circle

Dove cottage Dear Friends and readers, I’m back from my Road Scholar touring experience, and like last August’s at Aigas House, in Inverness, Scotland, I mean to share what I can. I’ve written a different sort of framework: A Canterbury...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 25 Aug 2018

Poldark: the fourth season (2018)

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark (Episode 1, after prologue) Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza singing (also Episode 1) Of course there has to be an end. Of course. For that is what everyone has faced since the world began. And that is — what do you call...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 5 Aug 2018

Moving days

Dear friends, It’s not quite been like a UHaul, but it has taken a couple of weeks since I needed instruction and help and the actual transition was done by a remarkably generous digital expert at groups.io. I have been busy this last few days moving...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 1 Mar 2018

Outlander, the second season, a differently framed Dragonfly in Amber

[Blog in Progess!!, come back for the 2nd and last 3rd tomorrow night] Claire grieving over her stillborn child, POV Mother superior (Caitrionia Balfe, Frances de la Tour, Episode 7, Faith) Dear friends and readers, It’s been eight months since...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Oct 2017

3 Poldark 8 & 9: like a song; previously individual dramatized scenes ….

She will have a headstone (Ross and Demelza, Aidan Turner, Elinor Tomlinson, Poldark 2017, Episode 8) Warleggan harassing, destroying Drake’s business (Sam telling Ross, David Delve, Robin Ellis, Poldark 1977, Episode 8) Dear friends and readers,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 14 Sep 2017

3 Poldark 6 & 7: Coerced & reluctant relationships; Agatha’s death, Ross’s refusal, Demelza charmed

[Draft stage because without stills] Dear friends and readers, My header this time refers more or as much to Graham’s books, The Black Moon and The Four Swans, and the 1977 second season episodes 6-7 as it does to this new third season episodes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 7 Aug 2017

New Poldark 3:4-5: a deeper emotionalism; a loss of verbal subtleties, and sheer exciting adventure

Episode 4 again emphasizes Demelza’s self-reliance: she is shown to give birth with just Prudie’s help (Eleanor Tomlinson, Beatie Edney) — this is one of Horsfield’s additions Episode 5 ends in moving funeral for Captain Henshawe...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Jul 2017

Poldark 3:3-4: the difficulty of returning to material 20 years dormant ….

George (Jack Farthing) and Elizabeth (Heida Reed) overhear Sam and his “flock” singing (Episode 3) It would take too long to analyse the creative stirrings and conflicts which decided my change of course … it may have been my absence...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jul 2017

Poldark 3:1 & 2: again changing emphases, bringing out sense of community

[This is a draft, not yet finished; I want to add a few concluding remarks on the books, and quotations, so come back tomorrow to peruse] Halse (Robin Ellis) and Ross (Aidan Turner) discuss the death of Ray Penvenen (John Nettles, a man of integrity,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Jul 2017

Trollope’s Golden Lion of Granpere: an unusual sunlight

Marie and her uncle, Michel, in daily life together (F. A. Fraser, the original illustrator of Golden Lion) Dear friends, For a few weeks on Trollope19thCStudies we’re reading two of Trollope’s novellas, The Golden Lion of Granpere (written...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Jun 2017

Poldark 10: Reconciliation and Forbearance — Finale for now

Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) Elizabeth (Heida Reed), Geoffrey Charles (unnamed) and George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) She’d say life holds only two or three things worth the having, and if you possess them the rest don’t...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2017

Poldark Episodes 6-7: Mourning, Fierce Struggle to Survive; Rescued from Ambush

Ross (Aidan Turner) missing Francis (Episode 6, scripted Debbie Horsfield, directed by Charles Palmer) Verity (Ruby Bentall) missing Francis Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson, there is a also a close-up parallel to Verity) ‘The longer I live,’...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jan 2017

My edition of Charlotte Smith’s Ethelinde has been published!

Charlotte Smith (1749-1807) by George Romney (1792) Sonnet 69 from Elegiac Sonnets Written at the same place [where refugees land], on seeing a seaman return who had been imprisoned at Rochfort Clouds, gold and purple, o’er the westering ray Threw...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 27 Nov 2016

Outlander 1:10 & 11: By the Pricking of My Thumbs & The Devil’s Mark: nature’s witchcraft

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) nursing an abandoned neonate (called a changeling), 1 Outlander 10 Jamie: Been looking all over for ye. Claire: I met Geillis Duncan on the road. Jamie. She told me where ye were. It’s dangerous to be out here alone,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Nov 2016

Emma Marriot’s “Official” Companion to the BBC TV series: The World of Poldark

From the frontispiece Mem’ries like voices that call on the wind. Medhel an gwyns, medhel an gwyns. Whispered and tossed on the tide coming in. Medhel, oh medhel an gwyns. Voices like songs that are heard in the dawn, Medhel an gwyns, medhel an...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 17 Mar 2016

Downton Abbey Sixth Season 5 & 6: And they all lived happily ever after despite the occasional strain

The best moments are the quiet ones: characters walking and talking, so here are Mr and Mrs Bates off to work (Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggart) Mr Moseley in the village square self-reflexively selling tickets to come see …. Friends and remarkably...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Feb 2016

Downton Abbey, sixth season: 1-2: the exhaustion of a reactionary sensibility

Dowager Lady Crawley (Maggie Smith) to Isobel Crawley (Penelope Wilton), POV Violet, Dowager Lady Crawley: “Dear old Lady Darnley. Always liked to stuff the place with royalty. She was addicted to curtseying! How we laughed. It’s sad to think...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 11 Jan 2016

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