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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Cilla Reply with quote

Anyone watch the first part of this last night? I enjoyed it as brought the early 60s all back to me. How times have changed!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Cilla Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Anyone watch the first part of this last night? I enjoyed it as brought the early 60s all back to me. How times have changed!

H


We have just watched the recording of it which we made last night.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and realise how much I missed by living in a small village in the South. There was nothing, not even a pale imitation.......I definitely had a deprived start in life! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember the fashions but not really being old enough to wear them!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of Cilla but I'm watching this for a nostalgic look back ...goes without saying I'm enjoying the music. Cool Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just watched Ep 2 of Cilla, it is just so FAB! Glad we're recording the series 'cos we'll be watching it all again!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill Kenwright was full of praise for this drama (and Sheridan Smith) on his programme last night.

He played Some Other Guy by The Big Three ,which was featured in Cilla,in tribute to Johnny Gustafson their bass player and singer who died on September the 12th.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got it to watch hopefully tonight Very Happy . We watched New Tricks instead which I didn't think was that good Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Sheridan Smiths singing was better than Cilla's. Very Happy

Enjoying the series.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
I thought Sheridan Smiths singing was better than Cilla's. Very Happy

Enjoying the series.


Yes so did I. Sheridan also seems more likeable to me as Cilla, than Cilla herself.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cilla has got back into the lower regions of the charts with Anyone Who Had A Heart off the back of this series.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Epstein came across as a tortured soul in this drama, which was sad to see. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great series, and great recreations of recording studios with George Martin, Epstein, Bacharach etc

I would like id they had recreated Cilla's wedding (part 2) in Liverpool, but here's the real thing from Pathe

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/cilla-blacks-wedding
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Epstein was indeed a tortured soul.
As shown last night, he was worried about Cilla's career, and was also depressed by The Beatles' decision to stop touring in 1966. He didn't like the idea of the lads becoming experimental (Revolver, Sergeant Pepper), preferring the old 'mop top' Beatles.
All that, plus his homosexuality, and his father's death a few months previously....no wonder people concluded he committed suicide.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great series all round IMHO!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Brian Epstein was indeed a tortured soul.
As shown last night, he was worried about Cilla's career, and was also depressed by The Beatles' decision to stop touring in 1966. He didn't like the idea of the lads becoming experimental (Revolver, Sergeant Pepper), preferring the old 'mop top' Beatles.
All that, plus his homosexuality, and his father's death a few months previously....no wonder people concluded he committed suicide.

It almost seemed as if he deliberately chose a violent 'boyfriend' to punish himself for being homosexual. Crying or Very sad

He was almost as famous as The Beatles at that time so I wondered if there were pictures of him with black eyes etc from (quite regular it seems) beatings or did he go into hiding at times?

Helen May wrote:
A great series all round IMHO!

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Agreed,Helen.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
It almost seemed as if he deliberately chose a violent 'boyfriend' to punish himself for being homosexual. Crying or Very sad


Well I assume that he was just being blackmailed by a thug "If you don't carry on sleeping with me and pay be 200 a night then I'll go to the papers" sort of thing. And if Brian complained he also got a beating.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
It almost seemed as if he deliberately chose a violent 'boyfriend' to punish himself for being homosexual. Crying or Very sad


Well I assume that he was just being blackmailed by a thug "If you don't carry on sleeping with me and pay be 200 a night then I'll go to the papers" sort of thing. And if Brian complained he also got a beating.


You could well be right,John...I hadn't thought of that. He just seemed to loathe himself so much that that's why I thought as I did.
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