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BH2: STORY OF THE SERIES

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 17:57 UK time, Friday, 4 December 2009

I can't lie to you BH fans, I have some seriously HUGE NEWS (yes, the capitals are essential - it's that good). But here's the twist. I can't tell you what it is until next week. I know, I know, and it's killing me keeping this under wraps, but trust me, come back on Monday and you will not be disappointed.

But for now we have a special update. Since today is the official end of filming for series two of Being Human, we felt it was only right to take a trip down memory lane to see just how far we've come with the story of the series...

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It all began on Monday 10th August at a deconsecrated church in Bristol. The production had been weeks in the planning stages, with a whole team writing contracts, booking crew, hiring equipment and finalising locations. But now the waiting was over and the cameras began rolling, with Aidan the first of our cast to take to the set... on his own! It wasn't until the next day when Russell and Lenora had their first scenes.

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This is when it really felt like BH was back on track, as we returned to Totterdown. Here Russell, Aidan, Lenora and Sinead were reunited as their alter-egos George, Mitchell, Annie and Nina for the first time in eight long months. With director Colin Teague at the helm, it was like no time had passed at all and as the sun shone down and everyone picked up a tan it began to feel like nothing could go wrong. But things were about to get a little tougher...

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For series two the team wanted to create a sense of scale and a real epic quality that added to the drama. This meant the crew were setting up in more locations than ever before, including the middle of a forest, the top of a multi-storey car park, a former Bank of England vault, a train carriage, a graveyard and even an enormous complex of underground in caves (which, for the record, were pitch black, muddy and gross... but look great on camera).

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Then the night shoots kicked in, with everyone working from 8pm until 5am in order to shoot the scenes set in darkness. But the mood stayed strong, with the catering team as cheerful as they made everyone their lunch... at midnight. Even a bleary-eyed Aidan managed to find the energy for an interview at 4am, and for that we will be forever grateful.

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As we moved into episodes four and five Director Kenny Glenaan took the helm, with storylines that saw George, Mitchell and Annie venturing into some of their some of their deepest storylines of the series. As the scenes got more emotional things turned more intense for the cast, as they managed to turn in some incredible performances.

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However, this period also featured a lot of fun here on the blog. We met Tom the runner, who kept everyone fed and watered. Tom even worked so hard that he took to sleeping in the production trailers from time to time...! Derek kept the BH production base on track, moving the huge complex of lorries around Bristol so that the make-up, costume and catering were never too far away from the show's locations. And the fabulous Marcus provided us with some top make-up tips for the spookiest part of the Being Human calendar - our very first Halloween!

Soon it was the turn of Charles Martin, the third and final director, to take the production into its final phase. What had always been a gory shoot all of a sudden got even more blood-splattered, with many shoots requiring the crew to don their protective overalls.

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And now we come hurtling towards the end of the production... Those sunny August days have been replaced by freezing December nights, and the team are getting ready to shoot their final shots of the series. All that's left now is for the directors to craft their episodes in the edit and the CGI guys to add their magic touches and the series will be ready.

And we can't wait.

So that's it for our production updates, but don't forget to come back on Monday for the special announcement...

Comments

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  • Comment number 1.

    wow! Well firstly, I can't wait until Monday for the "Special Announcement". I'm thinking maybe a start-date for series 2?

    Loving the new photos and can't wait to see what goes on in the caves....

    Thankyou BH production team! It's been a long journey!
    xxx

  • Comment number 2.


    @joooos (Comment #1) It's EVEN BETTER than that.

    Wait...

    *tapes mouth shut to prevent blabbing*

    Mmmmph.

  • Comment number 3.

    Wow...had probs signing in so guess everyone's tyring to at the same time....

    Thanks BhTeam..great info and pics..esp the last one of the beautiful one..eating...as usual...

    The settings for some of the scenes sound truely chilling ( if not a little damp!) and you've made it clear over last few months that blood and gore were going to be oozing in great quantities throughout BH2

    Wondering about that final scene with George and Nina and wondering if the series ends on a cliff-hanger with one of them ( Nina) in life/death situation. Saw tweet on #beinghuman earlier from woman in Bristol who saw scenes with men in machine guns...hoping that they weren't shooting at werewolves...! We'll have to see.

    So..something exciting on Monday heh

    And have a blogging great party tonight all of you with love to all cast and crew still there ( esp the beautiful one if he hasn't gone to London)

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi All

    I reckon they have series 3 in the bag.

    So looking forward to series 2 airing tho, sooo wish we had a date. V frustrating. I've stopped trying to guess what's coming now re plot - I'll just go with the flow.

    Hope you guys all well.

    And BH team and crew also.

    X

  • Comment number 5.

    Oh BHteam...so start date not the exciting news..could it be confirmation that there will be a BH3?...or...better still.. Aidan has finally realised what he's been missing and has decided to come and find me?

  • Comment number 6.

    Oh, forgot to mention, we'll tweet all these pics next week in all their high res glory.

    Yes, including Aidan and his biscuit.

  • Comment number 7.

    OK, so not start date. Baloo & Brown: Yup, next I was thinking maybe S3 has been commissioned, but I think it's something else. We'll be guessing all weekend!

    Thankyou again for the pics. If we can't see Aidan's blog, we'll make do with his biscuit!

  • Comment number 8.

    Just looking at the forest pic again...is that a naked person (people?) sitting down by the tree?...Russell with/without Sinead?

  • Comment number 9.

    BH PROD TEAM: Yay...thanks for that post...Aidan scoffing as usual...why does that man always look so damned slim when eating what he does...life isn't fair!...Lenora's hair curlier and looking great as do they all.

    Intriguing about the GOOD NEWS on Monday...you paying for all us ardent bloggers to meet the cast or something (not)!...hang on, I might have an idea it's not only BH3 that's been commissioned which we were told about some time ago is it? Or is it that it's being kept in Bristol (I really, really hope so...it's part of us here now...it's like we feel it't a part-time home for you all)....whatever it is, and we could guess our lives away here, can't wait for Monday..

    Thanks for the news, guys...have great weekends and a blast tonight! x

  • Comment number 10.

    thanks in advance for pics going on twitpics

  • Comment number 11.

    Big News eh? Aidan related in any way perchance?

    And would love the Aidan/Biscuit photo on Twitter lol! He is so cool ;)
    Ahhhh exited now, all your fault BHProd :P x

  • Comment number 12.

    Joooos...yeh..but I still want to see Aidan's blog....!

  • Comment number 13.

    Anglo (9), now that really would be good news!! Didn't expect to see you here! Lol.

    Right, really need to study those photos in detail....then again, maybe I should try to get out more!

    Hello bloggers, btw!

  • Comment number 14.

    Hey Joooos! :)
    Yes, I may need to study that piccy *ahem I mean pictureS in the plural, obviously* again.....

  • Comment number 15.

    Thanks Team,

    The man never stops eating does he?

    So the big news is not S2 start date, Bad enough having to wait til January, now we have got to wait til next Monday on top of that.

  • Comment number 16.

    Brown; maybe that's what the news will be on Monday....we get to see Aidan's "blog". Woohoo!!

    I'm in a silly excitable mood now, and I haven't even had anything to drink!

  • Comment number 17.

    I'm really looking forward to the second series and hope that it's shown here in the U.S. And I really hope you all make it back to Comic Con next year. I'm still bummed I missed out last year.

  • Comment number 18.

    We're all back on here again....god it's like being on the end of a seesaw...

    VF, ATfan1, Brown hello on here now...and welcome Julie you new person, you!

    VF: (15) Monday...seems an age, doesn't it...oh well we'll just have to dream of chocolate dripping all over Aidan (providing he doesn't eat it all first of course)...in the meantime..hehe

    And of course, we still want to see his blog..will that be possible in Januar do we think?

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi ATfan1, VF and Julie...and Anglo...again!

    How about Aidan's blog covered in chocolate? Can I say that? Well, I just did...

    Do you know those caves Anglo? Wookey Hole's near there isn't it...and I'm sure there are more, less well known caves too. Went to Wookey hole a couple of years ago, and when I was little too...but I'm babbling now, so I'll go...

  • Comment number 20.

    Well if its not series 3 perhaps its a film ..like a movie. That would nice. Or maybe they've taken up the Christmas merchandising idea and AT is selling kisses under the mistletoe. I'd buy some!

    I'm all christmasy

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi ATfan. Haven't heard from you for a while (I think? - unless I haven't been paying attention as usual)

  • Comment number 22.

    Hi all, everyone well?

    Enough now with the chocolate images.....I can't cope (and I don't even like chocolate)...Wooky Hole, mistletoe..it's all getting too much for my heart and my imagination. Hehe

  • Comment number 23.

    Hey Baloo,
    Yeah I've been on Twitter a lot, but not on here much. How are you?

  • Comment number 24.

    Chocolate AT shaped christmas tree decorations, there's a thought.

    I want to be Director of BH merchandise. Is there a vacancy?

  • Comment number 25.

    (23) Ah! I don't twitter unfortunately. Maybe I'll have to investigate. I seem to have enough trouble keeping up one the blog. Glad you're still around!

  • Comment number 26.

    Oh BH prod you are teasing us. You know full well that the pics would have been enough but now we are being taunted with gossip we can't hear till Monday! I'm loving the guesses so far. Hope we don't imagine something so amazing that we all just sort of go 'oh' when we hear it. Ah what the hell I think they've decided to put us all in season 3 as extras.
    Is it about the DVD release date? Have they found a way to shut down the US remake (that would be good). Oh I can't even guess. I'll just wait impatiently over here.

  • Comment number 27.

    Baloo (20) hello....you sound like you've been on the sauce already...well it's a Friday! I'll join you in a small one...you sound very chirpy...you are chirpy, aren't you?

    Joooos, VF, and anyone else I've forgotten about...which I inevitably do lol..

    VF: We think the good news is that....we've won Aidan....they've finally seen sense at BAFTA and as a prize for being such good fans and for the slight, er, mix-up with the info, they've decided to hand him over to us for a while...now what'll you say to that? It'll be like you've never had the flu...hehe

    J: Wookey Hole...loads of caves there...not too far away, near Cheddar.. about an hour's drive....it's a shame but too far away to film as they're here, but if they really wanted to film in spooky caves, Chislehurst in Kent has some...they're not as cathedral-like or impressive but they are most certainly creepy...the Druids lived in them for a while...sacrifices took place there...you can see the place where they did that...

  • Comment number 28.

    super::::extras, yeah that would be great...but as Baloo is going to be the Director of merchandise, please can I be the woman who runs her fingers through his hair...or even the sock ripper offer (I know that was Des Roms but I could still do it)

  • Comment number 29.

    Yes, Baloo you should get an account....
    And pmsl at the decorations idea!!

  • Comment number 30.

    I'm starting to feel Christmassy now, all this talk about Mistletoe and Aidan kisses!

    Baloo, yes that would be great if you joined Twitter and see what you're missing! You can waste hours (& hours) on there....be warned!!!

    SuperOchre, we'll be on here all weekend speculating, so yeah, hope it's not a let down when we do finally find out. We've got high expectations!

    Right, I'm going now. Other half really does think I've abandoned him.

  • Comment number 31.

    VF: Ouch...can I be the one to invent the less painful to use double-sided tape, then...of course, I'd need to practice on someone first..

  • Comment number 32.

    Hi to SUper, Baloo and ATfan1 again....I'm losing track...and I'm still sober

    Super: lol...a woman after my own tweet!...we're all going to invited to be extras...it's sorted whether BH know it or not :)

    Are we all excited then...silly question..

    And when will Aidan put us all out of our misery and show us his blog...oh, maybe that's the good news... :D

  • Comment number 33.

    VF (28), but haven't you noticed he always looks really fed up when he's having fingers run through hair by the hair woman? It doesn't seem to be something he enjoys....although I'm sure you'd be able to make it more enjoyable for him! lol

    Right, really am going now....really...I'm gone...

  • Comment number 34.

    Hi again everyone..see why we've moved to the blog from Twitter.
    Repeating what everyone else has said..thanks BHProduction for all the great pics and trip down memory lane...well, not our memories as yet of course but your memories from filming BH2.

    Jooos, Anglo, Vampfan, ATFan1..anyone else!..Are we anticipating Aidan covered in cholcolate or just his 'blog' covered in chocolate?...

    The cave scenes sound .scary! Thinking that's where some nasty vampires might be living/hiding..as long as they haven't held the one and only vampire down there..think of the poor boy's chest! ( steady girls)

    Brown: that forest pic definately loks like someone is sitting/lying down there and he/she looks half naked...I'm remembering the bit on the Nottingham BH2 Trailer when George was 'getting poetic' in the wood s with ..someone..could have ben Nina.

    Monday big news...no idea really beyond announcement for BH3. Perhaps they are going to have a New Year Party for all the bloggers ( yes, sure) Anway..will be hard for those who work during the day to wait until we get home for the news ( may have to sneak a look at twitter during the day to check it out.!)

  • Comment number 35.

    Joooos (33) He's not keen on that...in one vid he sighed rather too heavily for it to be taking a deep breath...can't see him enjoying the pampering too much...think we ought to shelve the aromatherapy massage...not sure about the chocolate, though...

  • Comment number 36.

    jooos::: There's running your fingers through someone's hair and then there is running you fingers through someone's hair...oh don't set me off

  • Comment number 37.

    VF: There's still the chocolate and chair to rely on..hehe

    I still think the news is that he's going to show us his blog or that we've won him...to make up for not getting to BAFTA..

  • Comment number 38.

    Dorina: I'm not fussed as long as AT & chocolate are both involved!

  • Comment number 39.

    Just dropping in ( again) whist Man in shower....Feel duty bound to point out that Aidan only looks fed up with fingers through hair woman on set ( think there's more than one of them doing that actually) because it's clearly the wrong woman doing it. It's clear from the expression on his face that he's thinking 'Oh if only Brownirisheyes was doing this my life would be complete...and I'd have to get her in my trailer after filming and......ravish her..and then she'd have to run fingers through my hair aagin ......'

  • Comment number 40.

    anglo Lol "we've won him"? What like a prize?

  • Comment number 41.

    Oh, Barry, you taunt us so cruelly and yet make up for it so sweetly.

    Thanks for the pics!

  • Comment number 42.

    oh no...someone's mentioned the word chair again !
    Of course he must have a chair in his trailer and was probably including thoughts of that..with me and him...whilst runing fingers through hair fantasises that he has clearly been having of me and him but for some reason omitted to make this public knowledge.

  • Comment number 43.

    VF: Yeah, to make up for the probs with getting to BAFTA...BH prod have taken pity on us and will probably loan him to us for 24hrs...reckon that's the good news..would you turn that down hehe

  • Comment number 44.

    (27) Your right! I have had a glass of wine! Geese it's that obvious. I've only had one as well. But I am going to have another one now as I am decorating the trees. Soon I imagine I wont be able to type coherently.

  • Comment number 45.

    Brown (39) Well he couldn't say anything about chairs and other stuff on here...he'd be modded immediately as a newbie...unless he is really one of us in disguise....are those Twitpics going to be on here tonight did they say, or just any time?

  • Comment number 46.

    Ooh what lovely pictures!! They're making me even more intrigued by the thought of what's going to happen in season 2. You really don't give anything away do you BH prod? The more you say the more we have to think about!

    Can't wait until monday! Tell now! You know you want to! *puppy dog eyes*

  • Comment number 47.

    Baloo: (44) Great...good on yer girl...hit the vino it's a Friday...bet you can't wait to get choccie Aidan's dangling off your Christmas tree, now, can you hehe

  • Comment number 48.

    Right.I'm off for a bit now. Probably wont get on tomorrow either, though I'll try, night all.

    Good weekends y'all x

  • Comment number 49.

    ATfan1: Night hun might see you tomorrow! x

  • Comment number 50.

    i think the big announcement is that they're going to do a rendition of the twelve days of christmas... or some festive doo-dah!

    in fact me and the children spent ages singing that last night. t'was much fun!

    fiiiiiveeeee goooooooooooooooold riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings

  • Comment number 51.

    Night ATfan;

    Me too, I'm off now.....the sooner I go to bed, the sooner Monday and January will come....sound like the kids "How many sleeps til christmas?"

    anglo...don't let brown steal our prize. Talk soon

    Nighty night all

  • Comment number 52.

    Allyska: Hi...you sound like you had fun singing...hope you're well..

    Testament to the power of the blog...this post has only been up about two and a half hours and it's already over 50 posts...have you caught up on the posts? If not, you should...

    Have you peeled yourself off the ceiling yet, after your exciting encounter mid-week? hehe

  • Comment number 53.

    VF: Night hun....see you soon x

  • Comment number 54.

    I keep meaning to visit this place, but having to constantly use a phone rather than a laptop is a pain in the backside, lol.

    I'm very excited for the news! Especially if it's even better than a S2 start date.

  • Comment number 55.

    *hic*

    See y'all Monday

    *hic*

  • Comment number 56.

    Hi! I'm back! Just been watching True Blood. Still not keen on it.

    Baloo: hope you're enjoying your wine. That's usually me on a Friday...I'm on the creamy spirits tonight, so it doesn't look good for tomorrow! My drink looks like strawberry milkshake...but it's got vodka in. Perhaps I should've gone for a chocolate theme!

    Goodnight ATfan1 and VF.
    Anglo: you still around?

  • Comment number 57.

    anglo - two days training on policies and procedures brought me down to earth with a bang unfortunately...! on friday i found that they have the whole of the film 'the hunger' on youtube so i'm gonna relive my goth teenage youth and watch it again, then i should be ready for series one of BH - provided i don't get nightmares! i really am such a wuss these days - i can only do period dramas and spooks! i'm gonna give it a go and try and cope with all the blood and guts!

    the BH blog/twitter person and crew are really good and committed to the 'fans'. i've never heard of any other show where the fans are so well served (not that i know anything about anything!) but it's v. good of them.

  • Comment number 58.

    woohoo! That sounds intriguing and totally exciting! Monday cannot come soon enough!

    lol since everybody on the board is laying claim to Aidan I shall grab Russell and Sinead and run ;-)

    Hope everybody has an awesome weekend!

  • Comment number 59.

    Lis, Eagle's put a claim to Russell already. Sorry.

  • Comment number 60.

    Just watching Michael McIntyre ( think spellng might be wrong...) on TV...really makes me laugh!

    LC ( 54) your first visit to the blog? Interesting initials...the same as Lenora's ...but she of course wouldn't need to be excited about BHTeam's news as she would already know it!

    Is Aidan going to be given as a prize before or after Brown has had her way with him in the trailer?. Obviously something going on here about chairs which has passed me by.

    The best news for me would be that the entire cast are going to the Bafta ( I'll try not to spit when I say that word) event in Jan..but I'll settle for whatever wonderful news cmes our way.

    Have a great weekend one and all.

  • Comment number 61.

    Ooh what a lovely little gem to come home to! Had a horrible horrible night at work I swear to gof I'm the only one in that place with a single brain cell of common sense! Anyway cant wait for Mondays special announcement! Anyway a lovely (and might I add very well written) blog update to come home to thanks guys...I'll catch up on the comments tomorrow or later when I'm a bit more awake :-S but I assume most of them will be about that picture of Aidan eating a biscuit anyway lol sure you've all had fun with that :-)

    Right I'm gonna eat my tea and hit the sack its been a rough night :-( speak tomorrow guys night night x

  • Comment number 62.

    Right I might be tired but I couldn't resist having a looksie through the comments :-D God you guys have been brave - things covered in chocolate indeed I'd roll my eyes but think they popped out at that point lol

    BEINGHUMANPRODUCTION - Even better than a start date?! Ooh I can't wait for Monday...thats not a phrase I say often lol - Oh and Mr P take the duct tape off your mouth theres one hell of an image in my mind lol kinky bug...no I won't say it mods don't worry...

    Yep knew there'd be a few mentions of Aidan eating :-P seriosuly how is that boy so skinny he never seems to stop eating lol if I did that for a week I'd be the size of a house! Sometimes I hate men lol how do they get away with it :-S

    Oh and love the pictures - can't wait to see what happens in the caves! And ooh a graveyard - Annies new ghosty friend? Top of thear park we saw that one didnt we. Thebank of England vault?! Now that sounds cool! I cant wait to see that...and the train...if I'm honest I'm finding it hard to get excited about that but I'm sure it'll be fabulous lol

    Anglo/BHP - I agree I hope the news is that they're gonna have a party for the cast and the bloggers lol I think that would indeed be a wonderful suprise :-D especially now Bafta have screwed us over :-(

    Aidan selling kisses? Theres a name for people who do that lol and I don't think he needs the money that bad :-P

    HISTORY BOYS - My boy's on the telly he is :-D yaaaaaaaaay

    Oh and lots more BH recruits tonight I wont go into details but had particularly awful night so I broke it up with telling random customers about the wonderfulness of BH :-)

  • Comment number 63.

    Sounds awesome! I hope the good news is more episodes! I love this show!

    I'm also hoping to see Mitchell and Annie get together in series two! I love that pairing, and lots of fans love them, too!

    If you are a fan of Mitchell and Annie, join their site for them here:
    http://community.livejournal.com/vamp_n_ghost/

    And check out youtube for fan videos for them!

    This is my favorite video so far for Mitchell and Annie:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_dPkAL3k4o [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator]

  • Comment number 64.

    Kinky bug is now my phrase of the day, thanks eagle.
    And if Russell was selling kisses you wouldn't be there in a shot? LOL I don't believe you!

    Still thinking about this. One person thinks it's just an attempt to keep us all on topic for once in our blog existence lol. As if that could ever happen.

  • Comment number 65.

    Yaaayyyyy.....Cant wait for Monday....!!!!.Thanks BH Pro,not gonna evev speculate as to Mondays news....Aidan with a biscuit, ah you know how to spoil us.! I know, Xmas party for all the bloggers....

  • Comment number 66.

    Hi all, you managed to change your name then brilliant m quinn. i just logged on again and there is so much blog from thursday afternoon cant keep up...

    Hi BHP... congrats on wrap of filiming hope you guys had a good party or having a good party soon... cant wait till monday to find our the exciting news.... i'll ask santa for a bloggers party with the cast and production team.. omg that would be so great!!!! cant wait!!!!! ITS ALL TOO EXCITING!!!! ok Amanda calm down!!! :-)..

    Hope you guys have a good weekend lets look forward to monday xx

  • Comment number 67.

    BEING HUMAN PRODUCTION --- if i guess right can i come and meet you guys... here is my guess ---- your moving to BBC One!!! ????? am i right? do i win? Amanda x

  • Comment number 68.

    Amanda:...hope it is BBC1 as I'm having problems getting most other channels after digital switchover nonsense but I think that someone asked that question recently on Twitter..don't know that BHProduction answered..also, on youtube...if you search being Human they've put a banner heading saying that BH2 is coming back to BBC3...mind you that may have changed of course. BBC1 would definately bring in a bigger audience so it would be a win-win situation for everyone if it moves.

  • Comment number 69.

    Morning well OK afternoon everyone....had a good day so far?

    Didn't last long last night as had stuff to do, dozed and then perked up and watched History Boys...really enjoyed it...Russell had more to do in it than I thought he would somehow....aw his little face! :-)

    Dorina: Afternoon....if BBC1 had it on initially it would get a whole lot more coverage so I'm with you on that...makes a lot more sense...

    Repeating my previous post (9) after checking out the pics again...why is Aidan so slim whilst ramming chocolate and biscuits and probably a whole load of forbidden foods (for me, that is) down his gullet?? This is grossly unfair....Aidan, please tell me your secrets...when I was your age I was slim but did a whole lot more sport than I suspect you do, was on the go a lot more (believe me I was) but couldn't eat what you do...grrrr..

    Joooos (56) Was going to have an early night but ended up doing a load of stuff I found that I didn't know I had, and did that, then couldn't sleep so watched the History Boys...great film...am now on Twitter on and off all day inbetween other things...

    Allyska (57) Must get round to watching The Hunger...never seen it yet...you relive those years, goth or otherwise....it's good to revisit from time to time! Glad you survived your encounter as well as your course which sounded really...riveting (bet you preferred AT any day) - who wouldn't?

    Monday can't come fast enough now...

  • Comment number 70.

    Julia (63) Thanks for the links...just to warn you that they don't like YT links on here cos they get removed but you could try putting them on Twitter because they tend to stay on there...welcome, by the way!

  • Comment number 71.

    Ive been enjoying reading all the great stuff from BHProduction and all your lovely (so-polite) comments so finally decided to join in. Cant understand why BH Prod havent been crowing about the Writers' Guild Award for Best Drama Series won by Toby last week? Beat Dr Who and Little Dorritt (so Russell up in all 3?) - great honour for whole team.Congrats. Plus re the hair care for AT - dont you think he's just concentrating really hard on his scene rather than being annoyed? He's said somewhere he finds it hard to dip in and out and has to "stay in"? Just a thought.

  • Comment number 72.

    Hi all, everyone well?

    Firstly, julia (63)..Thanks for those...some lovely stuff there.

    Secondly, Team:: You know, this Monday thing had better be jaw-dropping after the frenzy you have whipped up!! Hehe. Also, I do the company wages on Monday mornings...so could you please time the 'big news' before 7.30am and after 12 noon please. I know I am often in trouble with the MODS but I am Loyal....it's the least you can do. (Or you could whisper it now...just you and me here!!)

  • Comment number 73.

    Hi celticgrace::: You are welcome. Two things, firstly , the so-polite comments....well, we are at the mercy of which MOD team are on duty...and secondly, I am totally with you about him concentrating rather than not being happy about the hair thing....

  • Comment number 74.

    VF: Hi there...good weekend so far?...am typing one-handed cos I'm eating my bacon buttie lunch in my left hand..who says I can't multitask? :)

    This Monday news had better be good...I have a day off and will be on before 9am and after 1...if I hear anything about it too early I shan't be much good for anything and I do have quite important things in the morning...I have no idea what this fabulous thing(s) is/are...won't even try to guess now because it'll be either something someone has already guessed anyway or so 'out there' no-one will be able to guess it!

    Another event would be good though...in Bristol please...with all the main 4 cast, TW, MB, CT and BP...c'mon BH PROD, you can organise this sort of thing better than BAFTA appear to be!

  • Comment number 75.

    Celticgrace: Hello and welcome....notice you were modded...don't worry about it, the majority of newbies are...nothing personal, they tend to do it to newbies....breaks them in a bit!

  • Comment number 76.

    Hello my friend...are you well?? I have given myself a bad back trouble moving sofas to clean....found all sorts of treasures...two tennis balls (dogs)...four pieces of lego(kids)...5lbs of potatoes(my domestic skills)...and four sultanas(no idea)...a bacon butty sounds pretty good at the moment.
    Don't tell anyone but have just asked the team to let me know in advance what the big Monday thing is...will keep you informed

  • Comment number 77.

    Super - Lol yeah but I wouldn't have to buy one he wouldn't be able to keep his hands off me lol (If anyone chooses to point out he's gay at this point I will have to kill you just a little bit lol)

    Ooh and thats 4 votes for the Christmas party for the bloggers so far lol ooh ooh ooh I know - you're gonna do a competetion to win a ticket to the event at the beeb on the 7th?? The one that isnt open to the general public but you just love us sooooo much you've managed to sort it? :-D

    You do realise they're gonna tell us on Monday and we'll just go "oh right" Lol make sure you all pretend to be excited because think we might be punching above our weight a bit with these suggestions :-P

    Amanda - think I'm with you there it's probably that thery're moving to bbc 1 - it'd also explain why they couldn't tell us yet and its kind of good news because it'd definately get more viewers. I feel a bit sorry for bbc 3 though lol torchwood, gavin and stacey...they all leave at the first sniff of success! Oh well as long as it's on a channel I can see it I don't mind really :-P

    Anglo - He doesn't stop moving thats why lol he's always jiggling :-P mind you I'm like that and it doesn't work for me :-S life is just unfair thats why lol

    Julia - hello are you one of the newbies who got the link from me (I'd have been under a different name :-P) anyway welcome :-)

  • Comment number 78.

    Thanks for the welcomes. How could you tell I was modded??

  • Comment number 79.

    anglo (69): Yeah, with you on the history boys thing, watched it this morning on IPlayer. Aww, they were all so sweet. Well, maybe not all so sweet, but hey, funny to see 'George' and 'Millais' looking so young! Also watched that episode of 'Merlin' someone was talking about a little while ago. Was that you or am I just imagining things now? Yes, APrice's appearance was.... interesting. Better with the quiff and the walkman admittedly.

  • Comment number 80.

    VF: (76) Hi again....a trip under your sofa sounds interesting...or did you find all those things under your sofa, or perhaps only some of them?...hope your back's OK...Im trying to be a domestic goddess, sort of, it ain't working...

    I await your news with baited breath...how are we to keep it secret on here.. unless you do Twitter and Direct Message me on there...we shall keep schtum hehe....BH PRod need to know they can trust us...you'd be amazed at what I've discovered through being DM'd!

    Eagle: Grossly unfair isn't in it...when I was playing hockey, squash, badminton and swimming several miles a week, and eating "sensible" food, it was hard to keep my weight down then....now I'm still doing the sensible stuff and...well...forget it....oh those heady days of youth :P

  • Comment number 81.

    Anglo - Yeah! BHP I bet you could do it :-D party in Bristol with the cast, the crew and us lot :-D We'd behave really we would and yeah I'm in no doubt you could organise it much better than this woman at bafta who coulddn't organise a **** up in a brewery...whereas you guys - you guys are brilliant and wonderful...and we'll bring party rings and beer :-D and you can smoke indoors :-P

    Celticgrace - hello and welcome :-D and yeah dont worry about the mods - itll happen for about the first 5/6 posts then they let you free :-)

    Vampfan - Lol that post made me laugh :-P because I move quite a lot there doesnt tend to be too much down the back of the furniture although when I moved the sofa this time I found a load of pens and safety pins :-S

  • Comment number 82.

    Beatrice (79) Hello...yes it was me going on about Merlin and Alex Price who was great in that one episode....if you've been on Twitter since yesterday I've tweeted about those 15min programmes behind-the-scenes they do, to show you usually on either Sunday or Monday nights after Saturday's Merlin has been repeated. If you saw last week's episode, the 15min prog came on last Sun I think...Bradley James and COlin Morgan were just funny...listening to 80s power ballad and miming to it in all manner of places...you should get it shown again...made me giggle.

    Celticgrace (71) Cheers for Toby Whithouse winning the Writers' Guild Award for Best Drama Series (for BH of course)...good on yer, you deserve it....Thanks for telling us this Celtic, I certainly wouldn't have known otherwise...:D

  • Comment number 83.

    Celtic (78) When you're Modded it shows up where your blog post should be...something like..."This comment has been referred to the Moderators", "This comment has broken the house rules" or "This comment needs further explanation"...jeez I even know them more or less off by heart.. :P how sad is that lol

  • Comment number 84.

    Anglo - Oh I cant be doing with sensible living - I look at it the same way as Dylan Moran - everyone's gonna die you might as well have a nice cake lol

  • Comment number 85.

    anglo/eagle:::I have told you about my cleaning abilities in confidence...swear to me you will never tell my mum..she has a way of looking at me...but hey thinkng about it...she also thinks the Irishman needs a shave and a haircut (although, she really does get his eyes). she's slowly coming round. Hehe.

    Toby won the Writer's Guild Award?...Fab, well done.but no great surprise to we who all adore him, Hey?

  • Comment number 86.

    Mind you saying that I do like going to the gym - I only don't because it's too expensive nowadays and I have more important things to save for at the minute.

    Celtic - with the newbies it says "this comment is awaiting moderation" because for the first few you're not post moderated your pre [?] moderated lol think its just to stop spam and to check you can be trusted :-P

  • Comment number 87.

    yay well done to Toby :-) (sorry im a bit behind keep getting distracted)

    VF - I get you there - my nan's been slagging off my hoover lol it does make a god awful noise but then poor thing doesnt get excersised very often - it's like taking a couch potato and making them run a marathon - they'd squeal too! And my mum didn't seem convinced when I told her I didn't wash up much purely to save water...(I thought that one was quite good too! :-S)

  • Comment number 88.

    VF: (85) As long as your mum doesn't read this blog, you're safe Vampy...and she gets his eyes...she has taste, your mum...take it you've not told her about the chair, chocolate, silk ropes for...binding him with...gotta be gentle with that bod, it has to last us, er, him life-long....and what does she think of his chest? That's got to be worth a mention hehe

  • Comment number 89.

    Eagle: Dylan M...favourite man...hehe

    Now....talking of DM...I've been trying to access the C4 website in order to see the Black Books series which is knocking around on there...it keeps on saying it can't let me on because I need either a PIN number (doesn't give any instructions on how I get that, can't see a link anywhere) or Instant Access (can't click on that either)...massive frustration attack therefore... I have contacted them and the C4 bods gave me advice on security on Internet Explorer which I followed and still can't get back on...their helpsite needs serious consideration and I wondered...is there anywhere else I can access BB? I thought it one of the best comedic series I've ever seen....any help much appreciated ty :)

  • Comment number 90.

    eagle:::too long in your grave to worry about a bit of dust and a wonky hoover.

    anglo:::I could tell her about all those things but then she would tell my Dad and in his eyes I am still not really old enough to know of such things...poor man would never recover (He has still not worked out how I gave him grandchildren)....

  • Comment number 91.

    Love Dylan Moran and love Black Books....isn't DM the best drunk ever? When he doesn't like a telephone conversation, so he just cuts the wire...brilliant.
    I would just love to be able to be as rude as he is to his customers.

  • Comment number 92.

    Lol VF - yep :-)

    Anglo - favourite black books is the first series and not jsut because I love our Glinner - it really is awesome - the first episode -
    Customer: these books are they real leather bound?
    Bernard (Dylan): They're real Dickens...
    Customer: I need to know if they're real leather because they need to go with the sofa! I tell you what I'll give you 200 for them...
    Bernard: 200 what?
    Customer: Pounds!
    Bernard: Are they leather bound pounds?
    Customer: No!
    Bernard: Sorry I need leather bound pounds to go with my wallet..NEXT!

    Lol I love it! I've never had any problems with 4od I love it - you should watch david tennant and john barrowmans friday night projects on there if you get chance :-) both very good :-P

  • Comment number 93.

    VF: (90)..hehe..yes, they always think we're still 8 don't they?...damned good job my parents never knew a fraction of what I got up to, especially when I lived in London from 19 onwards...or actually well before then... they'd have had fifty fits...but hey, I'm still here and have learned loads about life and the universe...our parents are a totally different generation bless em...best keep the chocolate etc to yourself...and us...and BH folks..

  • Comment number 94.

    Hi to everyone newbies and 'oldies' ( can I say that?...you know what I mean!)

    Well what fantastic news for Toby...don't know how he would get to hear our congratulations but...Congratulations Toby..richly and rightly deserved. Oh and thanks to celticgrace ( great name) for that info.Do you think this is the news for Monday?...can't be I guess if it's 'out there' already so to speak.

    Agree eagle:...here's hoping that we're not all totally underwhelmed by Monday's news..we can only but trust in our lovely BHTeam. Beyond all the suggestions so far can't think what it might be and as much as I'd love it to be a party/invite for all the bloggers to meet the cast/crew/etc somewhere somehow I think that's very unlikely....but a woman can dream!

    Anglo: It has been my observation in life that the only 'domestic goddesses 'are women who go on tele and are paid fortunes to explain how to be a dg ...whilst paying someone to sort out their own homes/cooking/lives !

    I'm a Merlin fan as well ( can't work out why but there's something about those storylines about having to hide the magic ) and I also saw the short Merlin Uncapped or whatever it was called with Colin and Bradley miming to John Farham's classic song..loved it!

    Back to Aidan ( doesn't everything seem to go back to him..!) As a mum of a 20 something I think his ability to scoff/drink anything and not put weight on is to do with his age...my daughter is just the same although she does have a very busy life as well which no doubt helps. I was excatly the same in my 20s and 30s...could eat anything and made no difference. Now's a different story and I have to eat more sensibly and take a lot more exercise to keep myself as I want to be.

  • Comment number 95.

    Eagle: (92) Will try again for C4 but in a different way....DM is priceless, no two ways about it...

    VF (91): DM is just amazing...what a drunk!..nothing fazes the character but he's so uptight...poor Manny...I missed Bill Bailey performing in Bristol a few weeks ago so I need to catch him second time around...when I get my DVD I shall invest in a BB box set if there is one..and if there isn't, there should be dammit :)

  • Comment number 96.

    Vampfan - he is brilliant! I love the scene where hes trying to do his tax return lol "Whats your mothers maiden name?! Whats her maiden...I dont even know her first name I always knew her as ma!! That'll have to do!" Lol

  • Comment number 97.

    Dorina (94) AT will always be slim because a) he's a total fidget and I think must still dance for exercise (I don't feel fit enough to go into the other sort of exercise he may do but I'm sure that must help) and he's probably just made that way...at his age I was, but was sports-mad and ate like a bloody sparrow cos if I didn't I'd easily gain half a stone a week despite rarely sitting down...makes me spit sometimes, but now I'm older (still don't eat much though you'd never think it) it's all changed! Age, darlings, age...

    And you saw the 15min thing!! I wasn't expecting it...came as a bit of a surprise...the look on BJ's face when he was singing....dearie me...and until I heard Colin Morgan speak off-camera a few weeks ago I never realised he was Irish because as Merlin his accent is just perfectly English...in fact, I thought he might have been Welsh/English because of the name but then a Welsh friend of mine is called O'Donnell so there you go :)...having seen what they do off screen, it seems as fun/hard work as BH...and they film in France for some of the scenes...that fabulous chateau you often see...is that near Versailles I wonder...

  • Comment number 98.

    The Writers Guild award is on their website - check it out for a picture of Toby smiling madly

  • Comment number 99.

    Anglo - There is a black books boxset I have it :-)

    BHPROD - There we go - another vote for the party lol

  • Comment number 100.

    Oh Oh..celticgrace getting moddled again...they'll probably let it through once they've checked you out!

    Anglo..yes Merlin thing...they did look as if they were having a good laugh didn't they...including all the actors who only feature in one episode. I love the actress playing Guienevere...she's so beautiful but in a very non-convential way I think. Don't know France very well...apart from Paris ( had 3 separate mmmmm weekends there in my time..with 3 different men ..ah those were the days..!) but don't really know rest of the country well ...didn't look like Versailles but really can't tell.

    I'm a great fan of Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey ..was it the thing he was dong with the orchestra that you missed in Bristol?...I would have loved to have seen that..they showed a bit of the DVD of it in Graham Norton's show recently.

 

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