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September 24th, 2010, 4:52 pm #31

Happy you enjoyed it Joy! :bagpipe:
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September 29th, 2010, 6:01 pm #32

Loved Rob Roy... so period. Just perfect.
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September 30th, 2010, 5:57 am #33

I loved Rob Roy and the movie soundtrack is great, too. I recently saw the 1971 Kidnapped film and highly recommend it. :scottish:
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October 7th, 2010, 1:25 pm #34

I've started following The National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Actors, and other Scottish sites on FB and Twitter. The much lauded production of BLACK WATCH is returning to the U.S. for a limited tour next year - tour dates and locations are listed on the right side of the BLACK WATCH page (link below). Wow, hope other dates will be added! Have any of y'all been lucky enough to have seen this, either here in the U.S. or 'across the water'? I've always been interested in the Black Watch Regiment, but I didn't that much of the history until recently. BTW, the Black Watch plaid is just magnificent! The links below take you to The National Theatre of Scotland/BLACK WATCH page, and the others to the history (past and present) of the famed Black Watch (Highland) Regiment. :bagpipe: :scottish:

http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/ ... home_Black Watch 2010

http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/index/index

http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk/index/index
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October 7th, 2010, 2:04 pm #35

History?!
Bring it on! :lol: I think, right now, i know more about history of Scotland and England than i remember of history my own country...:lol:
Thank you for the links.
I am checking out the second one; the first one doesn't work for me.
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October 19th, 2010, 3:49 pm #37

I've watched some of these - despite the grainy black and white pictures they are very good -and portray a sense of what it may have been like on Culloden Moor ~
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October 20th, 2010, 1:51 pm #38

These are acctually only fragments of the this old documentary
here some info on this particular documentary
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culloden_(movie)

and some more here
Culloden is a documentary film written and directed by Peter Watkins and originally broadcast by the BBC on December 15, 1964. It portrays the Jacobite uprising and the 1746 Battle of Culloden that "tore apart forever the clan system of the Scottish Highlands". Described in its opening credit as "an account of one of the most mishandled and brutal battles ever fought in Britain", Culloden was hailed as a breakthrough for its cinematography as well as use of amateur actors. It was based on John Prebble's study of the battle.
http://www.worldscinema.com/2010/08/pet ... -1964.html
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November 16th, 2010, 7:07 pm #39

Just because "Oo la la"!!
I KNOW!!!
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Tonight-Tues Nov 16--is a Doctor Who special--Matt Smith interview---EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE
http://io9.com/5691009/anatomy-of-a-dal ... insomniacs

I'm sure it will eventually show up on the net like this clip did.
His interview style is quirky--if indeed it is an interview but his time with fellow UK countrymen (altho he is now an American citizen) is usually hilarious and or awkward. In a time when more UK actors are cast in american character roles, Craig is there to get to the heart of the matter---well no he's not, he might take out a puppet or play harmonica with them but makes for some good before bed giggles if you're not already giggling for other reasons.

He has had some great interviews with Stephen Fry and Gerard Butler.
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November 17th, 2010, 12:29 am #40

I LOVE Craig Ferguson. I think he's the best late night talk show host of them all. I can't stay up that late so my son DVR's it.
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December 6th, 2010, 5:46 pm #41

A clip from Black Adder the Third for your enjoyment--The Scottish Play:

Tony Robinson of Time Team
Rowand Adkinson -Mr Bean
The Prince Regent--Dr. House
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December 9th, 2010, 2:41 am #42

:rotfl: :rotfl:
I watch it several times with the same effect...boy! this British humor never gets old...and Hugh Laurie so young and dashing :rotfl: I love it!
Thanks for posting it!


I believe i posted a few days ago on another thread a reply that was meant for this one ...doesn't matter there are both funny.
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December 9th, 2010, 3:10 am #43

Tee hee
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December 10th, 2010, 2:39 pm #44

I loved- loved- loved Blackadder .. :bigsmile:
Thanks for reminding me just how good this is !
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December 10th, 2010, 3:31 pm #45

I am stuck in Blackadder Youtube heaven this very minute!!! Except for this minute which is the minute I've taken aside to tell of the time before this that I as indeed watching Blackadder on the Youtube---I also discovered that there was a "Blackadder Back and Forth" were our twisted hero rides thru time with his faithful dogsbody Baldrick. No mention of turnips tho.
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