I'd stopped watching television - actual broadcast television - almost altogether by the Summer of last year. I exclude from this statement the television I watch in the course of my duties . And I also exclude the amount of DVDs of TV series I also watch. Actual old fashioned TV was pretty much extinct from the Hendo-Sony.
But then the BBC came up with three things I couldn't take my eyes off.
- Strictly Dancing. Some people say Bruce Forsyth is past it. I'm not one; he presides over this live show, which lasts over an hour, and records another hour the same evening with hardly a slip. He is the presenter's pro. And he is 80!
- Cranford. Ensemble acting from the cream of British female actors. Fabulous fabulous fabulous.
- Sense and Sensibility. Last episode this Sunday; beautifully shot and great performances. Don't miss!
The BBC is back.