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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 08:14    Post subject: Cilla Reply with quote

Cilla

Cilla, Episode 1
Today on ITV WESTCOUNTRY from 9:00pm to 10:00pm

First of a three-part biopic of the Liverpudlian songbird who would later find fame and fortune. The young and unknown Priscilla White works in the typing pool of a local company in the city, but dreams of stardom. The series tells of her rocky road to fame and captures the essence of 1960s Liverpool with its atmosphere of promise and excitement as the Merseybeat music scene is about to explode. Priscilla falls for young chancer Bobby Willis, but in her desperation to become a star, she elbows him aside. Then a failed audition with Beatles manager Brian Epstein leaves her frustrated and distraught. With Sheridan Smith, Aneurin Barnard, Ed Stoppard, John Henshaw, and Melanie Hill.

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This will no doubt be watched by old farts like me, because it began in the 60s (like 'sexual intercourse' Wink ), in Liverpool, involved the Beatles, etc, etc.

But I suspect a lot of younger folk, only familiar with Cilla from her later years on TV (Blind Date, etc.) will be watching too.

Here's a potted bio for those who want to be reminded of the back-story:

Does Cilla Black merit a biopic?
As a new drama on Cilla Black begins, Gillian Reynolds examines what makes her so special
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/11064965/Does-Cilla-Black-merit-a-biopic.html

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Does her story merit a bio-pic? It does, for lasting so long, coming so far and, in every decade, quietly developing new sides to herself. Off screen, she’s watchful. In public she’s extrovert, the nation’s favourite naughty auntie. Sheridan Smith will have to work hard to outshine her. If Simon Cowell had the wit to make Cilla an X Factor judge she might even breath life back into that dead parrot of a show. But the thing that still makes her special, the thing that touches you when you least expect it, is that somewhere she is still the little kid in all of us, standing on the kitchen table, singing her heart out for her mam and dad.

Anyone who had a heart should love this! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 08:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

But, is it Fortean Culture?
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 09:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pietro_Mercurios wrote:
But, is it Fortean Culture?

Stick it in growing old then.

(And stick that in the Human Condition!)
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 09:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to The Human Condition. Considering that most people from the UK reading the title will automatically know who Cilla is, I'm going to leave it at that for the moment. Pity we don't have a thread for all the UK celebrity biopics and mini series there are about these days.
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 11:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chat or TV and Radio Reminders.
Otherwise we may as well put every thread in The Human Condition as everything we discuss is related to humanity in some way.
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 12:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who has recently had a genuine thread about a living UL with a commonplace fetish moved from "folklore" to "weird sex", I also vote for moving this to chat.

(A) because I don't see why others should get away with far more obvious flouting of the rules and (b) because it *certainly* doesn't belong here, if it belongs on this MB at all.
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 12:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

garrick92 wrote:
As someone who has recently had a genuine thread about a living UL with a commonplace fetish moved from "folklore" to "weird sex", I also vote for moving this to chat.

(A) because I don't see why others should get away with far more obvious flouting of the rules and (b) because it *certainly* doesn't belong here, if it belongs on this MB at all.


Yeh I think chat is a good place for most tv talk Very Happy
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 12:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cilla Black often sees a 14 year old ghost girl by her bed (about half way down this link) ...

http://psychics.co.uk/blog/celebrity-ghost-stories/
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 14:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good find, Swifty!
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 14:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swifty wrote:
Cilla Black often sees a 14 year old ghost girl by her bed (about half way down this link) ...

http://psychics.co.uk/blog/celebrity-ghost-stories/


What a terrifying experience...for the ghost Very Happy
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 16:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sentiments exactly... I can't stand the woman.
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Admit it, you're actually Dionne Warwick.
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 17:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is this thread still here?

The folder heading-link says:

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The Human Condition
The strangeness of our species: From madness to medical oddities and beyond, far beyond...


Granted, I think Cilla Black is a grotesque parody of a human being, but she clearly doesn't belong here. Move this pointless out-of-place thread at once!
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 18:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

garrick92 wrote:
Why is this thread still here?

The folder heading-link says:

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The Human Condition
The strangeness of our species: From madness to medical oddities and beyond, far beyond...


Granted, I think Cilla Black is a grotesque parody of a human being, but she clearly doesn't belong here. Move this pointless out-of-place thread at once!


Shes mentioned on David Icke's site.

http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showthread.php?t=32521
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PostPosted: 15-09-2014 18:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

And of course, Icke's forums are a model of how to organise and arrange a sensible discussion, as we all know.

Besides, is there anyone famous who *isn't* mentioned on Icke's site?
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