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The 1984 “The Far Pavilions”, Channel 4 Series, Coming To “Acorn TV” On May 14, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access Acorn listing for this series.

So, the promo banner Ad for this while watching the season 2 finale of “The Good Karma Hospital“.

I was excited because I thought this was to be a new, remake. But, alas, not so. It is the 1984 series from the U.K.

I did see the original and remember that it was quite gripping. But, I now worry that the image quality could let it down. Let’s hope not. Looking forward to the first episode next week. I will keep you posted.

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As Expected “Great British Bake Off” Moving From BBC To (Independent) ‘Channel 4’ — But Sue & Mel Won’t.

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This sad outcome had been anticipated going back to March of this year. I actually did a post about it on March 15, 2016.

Another blow to the poor license-fee supported BBC.

That Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have confirmed that they will NOT present for the ‘Channel 4’ version is very heartwarming and makes me VERY PROUD. The right British thing to do. I like those two ladies and rooted for Sue to be on “Top Gear“. And this has reaffirmed that they are class acts. Bravo.

Read the nearly ‘1,000’ comments on the “Daily Mail” article.

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Liam Dutton Shows How To Pronounce The 58-Letter Welsh Name With Aplomb.

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Click to access “Channel 4 News” provided YouTube video. It is brilliant.


Click to access his, must see, Website.


The place. Click to access Wikipedia entry.

This was BRILLIANT. Bravo. Made my day. I had, since 1971, always wanted to be able to say it BUT I can’t even come close.

I went and checked him, i.e., Liam Dutton, out. Quite the guy. We is Welsh — born in Cardiff (though he doesn’t have the classic Welsh look of yore — BUT this is the new, melting pot UK).

I, given that I spent three of my most formative and fun years in Wales, in Swansea, consider myself somewhat Welsh. If nothing else, as those that know appreciate, cut-to-the-chase, the underlying cadence of my (hard to understand) accent is Welsh! Fancy that.

In September 1971, when I started at Swansea University, I was given a tour and orientation by a Welsh student. All the signs were in both English and Welsh and he took delight in reading them out to us. I kind of thought it would be neat to learn some Welsh while I was there. Well that never happened. I was busy with other things. SMILE. But there was a time, after much tutoring from locals, when I could properly pronounce ‘Llanelli‘ like a native 

This is great. Thanks Liam. You are the guy.

P.S., This was not live. They prerecorded it just to be on the safe side BUT it is claimed that he nailed it on the very first take. I am so proud of him.

Iechyd da!