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‘The United Kingdom’, The 2016 Movie, Based On Real Botswana History, Uplifting & Intense — Still V. Topical.

by Anura Guruge

Click image for IMDb.com movie listing.

The Compelling Trailer
on YouTube.

I had seen the trailer (above) a few times at the cinema and knew that it was a movie I wanted to see.

My type of movie.

I was NOT familiar at all with the actual, true story given that it took place in the 1950s and early 1960s. That was even before I was a teenager.

It is a movie, involving the British Commonwealth, that I can relate to — with about 50% set in London.

Though I am not royalty I too have been ‘there’ so to speak given that all my wives have been white and the first one, as is the case in the movie, was very British.

Oh, by the way, ‘Edith’, from ‘Downton Abbey‘ is the sister. So that was interesting. She looks different — sometimes wearing glasses.

Very intense movie. We watched it (atypically for us) in one sitting.

It is available online.

Still topical themes.

Try and watch it. YOU will like it. It will make you THINK.

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by Anura Guruge

A Better Ending For The “Downton Abbey” Finale — Leave Us In Suspenders.

by Anura Guruge


We, with great trepidation and a mounting sense of loss, watched the ‘Downton Abbey‘ Finale last night — having recorded it on Sunday.

It was good. Not as dramatic as I had expected. In the end a very British, kind of Victorian, possibly Jane Austenish, ending. Very positive. Upbeat and sentimental.

I gather (see below) that people expected more. Well I definitely would have introduced Michael Gregson back in that Finale. I kept on waiting for him to come and stop the wedding. And when that didn’t happen I would have closed out the SERIES with Carson announcing that Michael Gregson was at the door. Boom! Wouldn’t that have left everybody shocked.


Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original for the above.

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by Anura Guruge