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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 16:52 UK time, Friday, 27 August 2010

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Being Human is not an easy show to direct. You need a cool head to manage the complex storylines, tricky special effects and on-set tantrums (we're looking at you Marcus Whitney). But fear not because Philip John is cool, calm and definitely in control.

Phil's directing the second block of Being Human, consisting of episodes 3, 5 & 6. We caught up with the man himself to get his take on the new series and hear about a new guest star who's put in a particularly good performance...

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Well hello there Phil what secrets are being revealed and he wanted the pilot

    multi genre this sounds very good and a new star to add Wendy who is Wendy?

  • Comment number 2.

    So another Spooks star to join the gang this should be interesting did a quick check on IMDB and now I know who she is I know this will be a fun series.

    Wendy and Bob we know they are Characters but are they supernaturals?

  • Comment number 3.

    Loving it Mr P nice long video :-) brilliant thanks blog team and thanks Phil glad you finally got the job lol sure you'll do great :-)

    Oh and I'm sure nobody's noticed this but Aidan looking rather nice wasn't he? Sinead and Russell gorgeous as ever but no Lenora? Nobody seems to have seen much of her are you keeping her hidden away??

  • Comment number 4.

    I'm not sure but on the table were there four plates if so is the fifth going to be corporal? no more A suburban street thought dose this mean that the gang get invited round for tea by a local or they move from the farm house?

    The bit with Adian there are a lot of people sitting around are they watching him go through the scene or is he starting a new VA group?

    That's about as much as I got from the video this time anyone get more than that?

  • Comment number 5.

    Thanks very much Mr P,a very interesting vid. Good to hear that there is going to be humour in S3 as well as the scary and emotional side.
    Did my eyes deceive me or did I spy Mitchell looking like the big bad Mitchell again--fallen off the wagon?

    Ewan--yep, what will the new characters be? Only 4 months till we find out.

  • Comment number 6.

    Interesting. Can't wait to see it all unfold.

  • Comment number 7.

    Oh and Yes EE there was no Leonora could mean in that scene doing a chat with a heartbroken Ghost the question will he teach her something new about being dead or will she now be the teacher that is something I've been thinking about after all in the baby episode 5 the mother calls Annie a Legend

    If he is bad DS there is the lack of checked shirt but the red shirt with T-shirt underneath the same style so who knows if it's a flashback or a new wardrobe?

  • Comment number 8.

    Ewan I think those folks are just watching AT being talked through the scene--is that the one you meant at the end?

  • Comment number 9.

    Yes that's the one DS and it does look like more passive observers that anything else so I'll go with the talked through the scene theory.

  • Comment number 10.

    Ewan I did notice the red shirt worn by Mitchell, but on watching it again, and again, and ahem, well lets say I've watched that bit many times, it looks like big, bad Mitchell, so as you say--flashback or just being bad in a new wardrobe?

  • Comment number 11.

    Another thing that does always amaze me about seeing the vids is the number of people involved in production. Like the folks watching the talk through with AT.What do they all do?

  • Comment number 12.

    What do they do?

    taking a break from production work on different things and they are taking a lunch break before going back to work I don't know.

  • Comment number 13.

    Thanks for telling me you don't know Ewan:-)
    I'd just like to know their jobs.

  • Comment number 14.

    More comedy is good! :-)

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi! Thanks for another wonderful blog woo!

    So! Angry Mitchell (looking v. nice I have to say). Quite excited for next year hehe.

    Not so sure this is a flashback anymore, only because SK is there. Could this be someone elses house then? Another guest hehe, it's like they read my mind.

    And where is LC? I'm becoming a little concerned about Annie's appearance in the show, but the obviously can't tell us what's the happening!

  • Comment number 16.

    Oh and more comedy with a hint of horror, sounds brill!

  • Comment number 17.

    Lovely video there...thanks for your time Phil...it'll be worthwhile!

    Good to see three out of the four musketeers..don't know where Lenora was but perhaps having a day off. Looks like they might even be finished ahead of schedule at this rate!

    Thanks for this Barry P!xx

  • Comment number 18.

    That looks like my street!!! But it's not, I think I'd have noticed! Getting all tingley now, looking foward so much to the new series.

  • Comment number 19.

    Thanks to Phil
    l and the blog The fully updated guest star list now reads

    Lacy Turner as aid to Mitchell on other side of the door
    Robson Green as a werewolf McNair
    Kia Owen as Bob with maybe some link to the werewolves
    James Fleet as a heartbroken ghost
    Marion Baily as ?
    Nicola Walker as Wendy

  • Comment number 20.

    Oh pressed enter not back space take out the 'l and'

  • Comment number 21.

    TO THE WRITERS OF BEING HUMAN [THE GHOST]

    Now, we like your approach to the Ghost character, and in general Ghosts have been writer’s subjects thru out history;

    * A CHRISTMAS CAROL: the Ghost of Past, Present and Future.

    * THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir: a love story that transcended eternity, the Captain aboard his ship of sail, an Iron Captain upon his wooden ship, saying Come Luchia as his eternal First mate took her place at his side.

    * TOPPER: George and Marion Kirby and their St. Bernard Dog, all Ghost haunting Topper a Banker of the [1930’s] forced to remain in a limbo status as Sprits not allowed to pass over until their status could be resolved as either Heaven or Hates’ by either a Bad act or an act of Goodness, and Topper was their quest subject.

    * THE GHOST WHISPER: The modern dark portal of Spirits/Ghost not allowed passing into the light vise a door until they had completed some type of unfinished business before the light would shine down, for them to walk into, with a Medium/Ghost Whisper acting as their go between with the living.

    * MEDIUM: Another modern dark portrayal of Spirit/Ghost as victims of crimes resulting in their early deaths at the hands of murders, using Alison Dubois the Medium to seek just for their deaths by legal methods and proof, or to stop further murders from happening.

    We find that the portrayal of the Ghost in Being Human is more in the light hearted vane of Marion Kirby of Topper, a free spirited woman who’s husbands name was George. We would like to see the actor that played Maude on the Last Detective as her voice or link into the human world this actor is a comedic genius, as a Topper straight lace, who needs to be turned around in his business and personal life or a guy down on his luck who may think he’s going crazy as well as being down on his luck, in the series Topper the Spirits could levitate objects but could not been seen when inter-acting with humans, it would be in the vane of a redemption story line, giving a deeper well to drawn upon in the Ghost/Spirit character development. The Den Mother of the Group, Mom knows best is working, but a short off shoot story of limited duration could add a little spice to life.

    In the mean time you could keep your Spirits high by lifting a few Pints of Spirits while have a Spirited late night session of script writing, and Spirited debate about character development, OH! Just got a chill must have been a Spirit walking on my grave BOO!!

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Comment number 22.

    Spoiler Alert be warned!

    Video works and plays fine in Oz thanks for making it so Bazza and friends.

    Constantly amazed that you guys wear coats in the summer to keep warm between takes. It's mid winter and I am only wearing shorts to work daily here in Oz.

    SPOILERS:

    Can't wait for the new crop of demons that follow Annie back from behind the door to purgatory.

    Can't wait to see Robson Green get hairy...and his little band of friends.

    Really interested in the spaceman episode where time travel is involved.

    George's wedding episode should be great.

    Lastly, really looking forward to the *wakes up it was all a dream* ending...lol

    See, no REAL spoilers, just tricking you,

    Tom in Oz

  • Comment number 23.

    Don't worry Tom only would have brought it if you'd mentioned the parallel universe sending Zeppelins after them.

    Oh and careful signing your posts there is a annoying interloper who does the same thing.

  • Comment number 24.

    Also not all of us wear coats even when it rains but the actors have to keep there costumes dry or when eating free from stains after all with everyone running around the chance when having a cup of tea to be knocked by accident. Annie with a tea stain on her top would I think be noticed.

    Yes if you insist some of us may be jealous of the sun your getting.

  • Comment number 25.

    Hi everyone! :O)

    I really enjoyed this video,Thank you Mr Pilling yet again for taking us behind the scenes!Poor Mr Whitney though being told off for having tantrums..lol..he's a great guy :O) Mr John is as cool as a cucumber isn't he!

    Our English/Welsh weather is very unpredicatable 'Tom In Oz' hence the coats etc, but then again, I suppose it is also to do with what the story lines call for them to be wearing..


    I should think those sitting about whilst they are shooting scenes 'Deadlysecret'are hairdresser's etc who make sure our star's are looking right for their scenes.

    I like the housing estate they are filming in,like a close or Avenue!

    Have a lovely weekend everyone and a great Bank Holiday too :O)

    Hugs


  • Comment number 26.

    thanks mr p for another great video

    its all getting a bit exciting now isn't it on to the second block already it nice to see every one looking lovely as usual but like eagle said where's Annie i haven't seen her for ages

  • Comment number 27.

    yay, starting to love fridays now :D
    hmm, I'm thinking the threat from within might refer to some kinda personality disorder that mitchell's going through. thought about it before last series when he went all mental with daisy and angry at george and annie so maybe he's got split personality? would certainly make for some fantastic aidan scenes!

  • Comment number 28.

    Nice interview. Good to know that Philip John is someone who has wanted to direct BH for a long time and is familiar with the series. Great to hear that there will be more comedy too, the series is better with positive and light hearted moments :)

    Sometimes I think "evil Mitchell" looks weird, the way he tilts his head so far forward and looks through his hanging hair looks unnatural and awkward to me. It bugged me in the train carriage scene, and other "evil Mitchell" scenes in the last episodes of S2 too. I find it distracting. I want to see more of "good Mitchell" just hanging out with the others.

  • Comment number 29.

    Oh but I like Mitchell's 'evil side'Emusement! lol He would become rather boring as 'good Mitchell' all the time! :O) I guess he has so much anger pent up inside him,it unleashes itself from time to time..wonderful! :O))

    My son is adamant that Mitchell will become a Ghost like Annie eventually...ummmm..lol..it's fun hearing everyone's views isn't it,and even more fun just waiitng on the edge of our seats!! Oh BH is just sooooooo the best!!

  • Comment number 30.

    29 and28 lorri i agree with you i like the evil side of mitchell.i mean yes i like it when hes normal but with out his evil side he wouldnt be trying to be human and coming back to lorris point he would become a bit boring!

  • Comment number 31.

    Really nice to hear that Mr John had a driving ambition to direct BH :) and so happy to hear there is going to be humour mixed with the horror and drama, that was the one thing I missed from Series 2, a bit more of the humourous interaction between George and Mitchell (they both play it so well) would be very welcome.

  • Comment number 32.

    I think I've worked out a theory of the scene filmed or at least scenes.

    1 Bob (connected the the werewolves somehow has been hinted) and Wendy (introduced in the blog) have invited George and Nina to lunch Dinner? they have either become friends comedy asking if the pair will be around for local festival that falls on a full moon or Mystical some how know and talk about condition.

    The Mitchell scene where quite a lot of people have pointed out he seems to be Big Bad John could be a bluff and he is facing a bad guy down or a flashback to darker times which I don't know and Annie where is Annie being filmed, well if Bob and Wendy are non supernatural she could be somewhere else after all in ep 7 George did warn her away due to her tendency to pull faces to get a reaction and after the reaction is got Nina getting 'snippy' as a result.

    all alternate theories are welcome as mine are a little shaky even for me.

  • Comment number 33.

    oh yes here is an odd thought at the exit to CenSSA HQ when George heads back for Mitchell Nina isn't far behind yet we don't even see her in the doorway at the far end of the corridor when George talks Mitchell back from the edge.

    So the question is was she really that slow the boots she was wearing might explain that or was she somewhere else?

  • Comment number 34.

    *waves* Hello Barry, Phil and bloggers!

    Thanks for the fantastic video, Mr P! Lots of little teasers happening there - and I'm so happy to hear that there's more comedy coming up! :D I also have to agree with the evil/angry Mitchell comments above - I //may// have had to watch that shot a few times... ;)

  • Comment number 35.

    Well done Phil on finally getting to work on BH!

    Well I'm liking the mention of comedy :) Not that I didn't love S2, but it would be nice to see a bit more humour in S3. & phoarw, Aidan is looking rather tasty *goes for a quiet lay down in a darkened room*

  • Comment number 36.

    Hi PM, lol similar thoughts from us both there! :) Great minds, eh? Definitely sounding like S3 is going to be another fantastic series.

  • Comment number 37.

    Looks like I'm not the only one then poping back in here to watch this video again for the snippet's of Mitchell..lol..too funny...

    Oh My!!! (fanning myself) lol..what ARE we like ladies! lol :O)))))

  • Comment number 38.

    We are just VERY dedicated fans, Lori - got to make sure we haven't missed anything on the videos, eh? ;)

  • Comment number 39.

    I've already said this on the previous blogs but you are giving me and possible all the other male bloggers a complex with your topic choices I hope you're all aware of the damage you do.

  • Comment number 40.

    Aw, Ewan, you had the perfect oportunity to say how gorgeous SK was looking on previous blog & that you'd watched the vid over & over..! & did you? :D

  • Comment number 41.

    TO THE WRITERS OF BEING HUMAN [LONDON VAMPIRE CELL OR CELLS]

    To date the Vampire has been a problematic question in view of just what a Vampire can and can not do.

    * The Vampires in Being Human clearly are DAY WALKERS, which has been to date restricted to only a certain special group of Vampires or as in the GATES, they have the use of specially formulated sunscreen allowing them to be DAY WALKERS.

    * The question of just how large is the Vampire Community that the Being Human Vampire is the head of, just one cell within London, or the entire Vampire Community within the London area, considering that London has a population of [8M] Eight Million if just [1%] of its population were Vampires the number would be [80K] Eighty Thousand Vampires. If you were to suggest that the Being Human Vampire is the head of and organization in the number of [80K], that is a massive organization that would required a huge deal of organization, with a requirement for a computerized management, a Vampire unit just for identity change as Vampire’s age, and move from location to another with that change, cleaners for body pick up and removal and scene clean up, enforcement groups to ensure the rules established by the Vampire King or if there are cells those laws established by the Vampire Council. Are each of the Vampires allowed to bring humans across without permission and increase the numbers or do they have to have the permission of the King or Council. Can the Being Human Vampire become mist or shape change into a Wolf, can he use taught control. In most modern day Vampire stories these issues are in fact being addressed showing just how complex it would be to actually be a Vampire or be in charge of a large set of Vampires within a modern era environment and these items need to be addressed in Being Human as it really is part of Being Human in the modern era.

    * The question now is just how do you the writers go about addressing these issues as you have created an organization which appears to be well funded and organized that are not only hunting Vampires but all Evil Forces.

    * Therefore we suggest that in fact the Vampire in Being Human is just a small group operating outside of the Vampire Community of London, for such a community would have a massive organization with its leadership within the highest levels of every part of the London on both sides of every issue for its own survival, and sooner or later they will send representatives to bring the Being Human Vampire to a meeting of those representing that organizational structure, not the very top levels of that organization but those who are the enforcement agents to that organization, for a face to face addressing his position in the London Vampire Community and its organizational structure.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Comment number 42.

    -Well GR when I comment I either do to little or too much as a result I just don't it's the way I am I could point out smiles and the fact they look as if they're close to becoming full grins but if I did it would end up creepy and strange and not in a BH way.

  • Comment number 43.

    Bless you, we wouldn't want anyone being creepy or strange on the blog now, would we..?

    Perhaps just keep those thoughts in your head then, with a bath full of your food stuff of choice, if you can remember back to that blog conversation? ;) However, I suspect that you won't have much luck in the blog ladies holding back lol.

  • Comment number 44.

    No GR I don't think I would.

  • Comment number 45.

    :D Ah well, Ewan, you will just have to put up with us then & try not to get too much of a complex!

    I wonder how many of these new people / characters will turn out to be werewolves, as S3 is meant to include more. & I wonder if we will get any clips of Annie on a blog vid, would be interesting for some speculation..

  • Comment number 46.

    hi all :D

    i can't wait too see the series :D

    thanks BH and Mr P for the interviews :D

  • Comment number 47.

    (38)Gee yes 'GingerRed',we MUST go over these video's time & time again just to make sure we haven't missed anything (ahem) lol

    Oh 'Ewan',why on earth would you develop a complex over a man who turns into a Vampire and likes to drink blood!! :O))

    Hugs all

  • Comment number 48.

    Oh dear it's not a complex over Mitchell/Aidan it's a possible future complex on how you react about Mitchell/Aidan. Such things can happen I'm working out possible though most likely wrong ideas about plot lines or even individual scenes that will be in series three hopefully impressing people with my deductive reasoning and then.
    a run of consecutive posts about Mitchell and I am lost to obscurity. That has the chance of giving even a die hard Narcissist a little bit of a complex. I'm just stronger in self awareness than most.

  • Comment number 49.

    Ewan are you asking us to choose between Mitchell/Aidan or discussing your theories for S3? Cause if you are, well, err you're on a loser. Sorry. :-D

  • Comment number 50.

    As I said a complex. it should keep me company when you have your chats.

  • Comment number 51.

    Ewan,I had to read your comment's few times,but I still don't understand it,lol..oh don't take anything we often say to seriously Ewan,we are just being silly :O)

    Hugs

  • Comment number 52.

    Oh Lori the 'Complex' is my harmless way of pointing out how very much you do talk about Mitchell.

    nothing serious just me having fun.

  • Comment number 53.

    TO THE WRITERS OF BEING HUMAN [SERIAL KILLERS]

    HOT AND COLD

    Now, both the Werewolf and the Vampire are true serial killers, a Ghost or Spirit can’t kill anyone unless it is thru fright, they are specters who can show the past, present and a possible future, not one set in stone. But the Vampire is a Stone Cold, Ruthless, Cunning Hunter, Blood Lust true Serial Killer, and they selected to become Serial Killers, they could not have become Vampire’s without their submitting too, become a member of the Community of Vampires who have selected them to join, its like being asked to join a fraternity in college the Werewolf on the other hand is seldom asked to join the fraternity of Werewolves, and they themselves are the victims of a mindless rage filled attack that has left them with the curse of being victims of a curse beyond their control, with the only death by age, a silver bullet, or at the hands of the one who loves them, cursed to upon the full moon to become a mindless, hot blooded, out of control, rage filled killing machine, unaware of their actions, during and afterward.

    DEAL BETWEEN DEVILS

    The deal that has been struck between the two communities has always been that the Vampire Community would in fact clean up the mess that was created by the Werewolves during the Full Moon, but in exchange since the Vampire were only night stalkers and night walkers, it was the duty of the Werewolf Community to safeguard the Vampire Community in their state of vulnerability. Now, in the beginning of the series Being Human if the Vampire had indeed struck a deal with the Being Human Werewolf for daylight protection in exchange for protection and clean up of the scene during the period of the Full Moon, both moving into an two story/tier apartment in which they had no idea a Ghost/Specter was confined to haunt, it would have made perfect sense, a Deal between Devils.

    NOW WHAT TO DO

    Now, your stuck with what do you do, there has to be a much larger well funded Vampire Community, it has to exist, with much, much, much old blood line connections to the first Vampire Lilith, and thru the ages have build a world wide network, connected to every government, banking, sitting in seat of power controlling the hunt, the humans have by your own writing developed an organization to in fact find evil in all its forms and destroy it, and they are well funded with connections in government, banking and faced off against them. The question is now is the Werewolf you have created an Alpha Wolf or Beta, what is his status within the Werewolf Community, what is his position within the pack community, the Vampire used the Being Human Werewolf to do his dirty work and take over the small cell of Vampire he now controls, will the larger community of power call for his being put down.

    A DAY OF JUDGEMENT

    The day will come when the Being Human Vampire and Werewolf will be called to task by the elite, the Masters of the London Community of Vampire and their Vampire Security Forces and their Alpha Werewolf protectors and enforces, they the Being Human trio represent a Clear and Present Danger to the larger community at this point and a day of judgement, has to come.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Comment number 54.

    I was just watching 'Mountain Gorillas' on BBC1 and it had me in tears.. Such magnificant creatures Silver Backs..but now back to BH!

    Hi again Ewan...it's ok,it's just me,I am abit slow on catching up on words and meanings! lol :O) Do I really mention Mitchell that much then???!!! Mitchell,Mitchell,Mitchell..lol.:OD

    Oh dear HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN!!

    Hugs

  • Comment number 55.

    Don't worry about it Lorri I just have a very dry sense of humour it takes a while to translate without eye roles being visible

  • Comment number 56.

    Heyo!

    Hehe, GR, I wondered how long it would take to mention a bath full of certain food substances!

    And yeah, it would be rather nice to see a wee blog about Annie or LC. I'm no picky haha!

  • Comment number 57.

    But I am very much appreciating the lovely AT clips ;)

  • Comment number 58.

    DGTTD, I'm sure you have the wrong idea about me entirely!

    There does seem to a distinct absence of Annie clips, I suppose they are just trying to keep us in suspence!

  • Comment number 59.

    Oh Ewan,lol...gee your lucky then,it takes me HOURS to translate! :O)

    Hello to Birkin where ever you areeeeeeeee!!!..:O)

    Enjoy the Bank Holiday everuone!

  • Comment number 60.

    Thanks so much for this video =) Keeps me going until Season 3 haha

    hurry up Being Human Production and please get it finished asap, getting serious with drawl symptoms! xxx

  • Comment number 61.

    Well I've decided to now put on the blog my theories on the lack of LC on the blog

    1. For some reason she is filming where Mr P isn't - sort of a dumb one I think if that was the case MrP would be willing to hang around a bit and then go looking.

    2. The scenes LC is filming set's and what not would be spoilers to the story - Again I have to admit a little Lame as thoughts go moving off set is a little too easy.

    so finally
    3. Mr P has previosly stated the lack of regularity in blog production was due to limited funding thanks to Mr (even if I were to use the words that rhyme I'd be modded) Murdock His trips to set are limited and as any person with a brain would do he has decided to film many blogs a trip so they can be released one at a time over time and each of the stars will appear in different blogs as a result. - This is the theory I'm sticking to as it also means weekly blogs again.

  • Comment number 62.

    Lovely! Have we not been given a little too much info in this vid? Obviously not, but its cool how were finding out about new characters already. Now for the serious bit. I am also alarmed at the lack of LC in the blog vids - but think the theory about them being filmed in a block and then released gradually may be correct. I hope so at least...
    And now another serious bit Hercule Poirrot or whatever you are - shush now. We arent buying your ideas on what Being Human *should* be its already fantastic. Your ramblings are becoming tiresome already and I've not been on here for ages

  • Comment number 63.

    Well, judging by Mr Marcus Whitney's recent twitter and pic,the last few scripts of BH are very exiting!!

    http://yfrog.com/j1nstj

    I just prefer to wait and watch the series and see what unfolds..:O))

    I know what you mean Laurar about the ramblings from a certain someone here,I don't even read them,their FAR too intense for my brain to unravel..lol..I think it's attention seeking...'To the Head Master's office with you child!!' lol

    Mwahhhh~~

  • Comment number 64.

    Hey guys! :D

    enjoyed the vid, another brill one, thanks Mr P. :D

    Glad to see nothings changed in my weird lil absense, everyone (girlie wise) is still obsessed. I don't feel so alone anymore. ;)

    hugs. :D

  • Comment number 65.

    Helloooooo Laurar, haven't seen you here for a while.
    I have to agree that the lack of LC in blogs is rather strange, and I think Ewan is correct,that she's probably been filmed but just not on a blog yet.

  • Comment number 66.

    Hehe, course not GR! (chuckles remebering).

    Yeah, that's probably why we've no seen LC yet, makes sense :)

  • Comment number 67.

    TO THE WRITERS OF BEING HUMAN [ARTHUR KING]

    Now, we know that a large Vampire Organization is necessary with in London, and we will simply call that Organization the Forum, and that Forum must have a [CEO] Chief Executive Officer, and that [CEO] is one Arthur King, a type of reclusive individual a man who’s photo is seldom if even seen anywhere and is not allowed to be taken by anyone for any reason. Now, Arthur King resides in a very posh London Estate with the latest and most up to date security measures in place at all times with continue up date of that security at new methods become available.

    Arthur King is a very, very old Vampire; in fact his birth was prior to the building of Adrian’s Wall across Britain a Wall that he himself was instrumental in building. Arthur King was Roman by birth a member of one of the most prestigious of Roman Aristocratic Families. Arthur King had risen to the rank of General in the Roman Armies and had been stationed in Britain of the era. The present Arthur King had remained behind as Roman Troops were withdrawn and would be know as King Arthur founder of the Knight Of The Round Table, and Camelot. At the end of his reign King Arthur had been fatally wounded but a then Captain within his ranks struck a deal with the then King, to save his life but in return, Arthur would make arrangements for him to leave Britain and return to the Continent as questions were being ask concerning his behavior and lack of aging. This was a very old Vampire, one who had in fact served with Alexander the Great, as a soldier in his army and had been turned to a Vampire in the East.

    The Oldest of the Vampire take turns moving from one Organization into another changing names and identities on a need to be done basis, and Arthur King has recently taken over as head of the London Forum, and is always glad to return the home he had chosen many, many decades before, each time pleased with its growth, and modern leading trends.

    Now, for the producers so as not to cost a mountain of Pounds Sterling only shots of a large estate from the outside are required, and the FACE OF MR. ARTHUR STERLING MUST NEVER BE SHOWN. But, he must be shown as a MIDDLE AGE INDIVIDUAL, with a good build, slightly graying hair, always in the most expensive London tailor made suits, in a Rolls Royce chauffer driven vehicle, with no less than [2] two body guards, of large build, with ear pieces in their ears, and a shapely female executive assistance always at his side. AGAIN AT NO TIME IS HIS FACE TO BE SHOWN. Mr. Arthur King at no time is to meet directly with Being Human Vampire but thru his executive assistance who is also a Vampire and is nothing but business. The only contact between the Being Human Vampire and Mr. Arthur King will be in one direction and one direction only from Mr. King to the Being Human Vampire, by phone, provide by the executive assistant to the Being Human Vampire a phone that is secure at all times. The Being Human Vampire need only touch one button an the Executive Assistant to Mr. Arthur King will answer, and if Mr. King need be notified it will happen but other wise the Executive Assistant will handle the matter, Assistance is only a touch away, at which time the apparatus of the Forum comes into immediate action.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Comment number 68.

    hello bloggers - just back from two weeks in lovely Italy and good to see two new blogs and really interesting behind the scenes ones too.Sinead is lovely as always - and great to see a new Director getting so enthusiastic - makes you feel 4 months is just way too long to wait. The new house settings look interesting (and I gather theyre filming in a nightclub tonight)
    I think Ive read most of the posts - quite a lot in last 2 weeks - passing over the longer incomprehensible ones above.
    But I also came back to an email from the moderators explaining their decision to remove a comment of mine - some weeks ago. Quite upsetting really that it was seen as criticism against the Rules - (about a certain person's hair washing - which I see even gets a mention by BH Prod themselves above???) My comment was similarly jokey - and no worse than many many others. Ive been warned about future behaviour which also hurts - I think Ive been as supportive of BH and in fact the BBC as anyone on here. I even promoted BH in a recent writing contest I entered - think I might take that back before it's published! Turns you right off! *goes away to sulk*

  • Comment number 69.

    Hercule - make your own London based (I'm not sure what your obsession is with London either) supernatural comedy drama. Yours will obviously be better than Being Human - you can even use my camera if you want. Will that make you stop posting non sensical rants on here?

  • Comment number 70.

    Just seen this blog vid as I've been away visiting family in West Country and Anglo in Bristol..more on that in a mo...

    Hello to new director Phil..looks and sounds a sweetie. Bit surprised by this location (suburban house) but maybe it's where 'Wendy' lives...or possibly where George and Nina have moved to maybe after arguing with Mitchell?......haven't had time to read previous comments so sorry guys if that's repeating what's already been said.

    Celticgrace...I had identical email from moderators...it's not from BHProduction team..just from some BBC person who obviously reads comments as individual posts rather than considering the context in which the comments are made. Like yourself I would never be rude about any of the BH cast and crew...nobody loves Aidan's hair more than me!

    Spent a great day in Bristol with Anglo exploring locations/buildings connected to BH 1 and 2. ...including THE house, New Found Out, King's Head (both cute on inside with friendly staff), the hospital, canalside, harbourside, the Facility, Lauren's alleyway the Funeral Parlour and Temple Church amongst others. Felt great sitting in the same seats as Annie/Hugh and especially sitting on exact same seat where Aidan sat in the King's Head..made me all unnecessary!

  • Comment number 71.

    Hi Dorina - pl ignore my last tweet query - should have checked here first. I know it's just a silly mistake by some individual picking on our comments and not BHProd - but unfairness pulls all my wires! Youre obviously a calmer more rational sort! I was so looking forward to catching up on BH after 2 weeks.

    Your trip with anglo sounds - and looks - great. Good bit of planning. Love the bit about Aidan's seat but perhaps Id better be careful as Im on a yellow card - and not go any further with that! I can easily imagine a gentle revery sitting there!!Is there a pic?lol

  • Comment number 72.

    I don't know why your worried about your modding I got it twice in a row for saying I didn't reply to someone (guess who) as politely as someone else had. twice in a row.

  • Comment number 73.

    wait that was bad grammar
    I did not reply because had I the reply would have been less polite
    that should make more sense

  • Comment number 74.

    hi ewan - ah but have you had the dreaded follow-up email?? feels like being back at school and summoned to the head for a right telling off! Maybe I should have got lines - "I must not talk about Aidan's hair" 500 times!

  • Comment number 75.

    nope I tend to delete mail telling me not to do things I try to work out what I did wrong myself then not make the same mistake. It's how I know I'm right. and how mod happy other people are.

  • Comment number 76.

    yeh but what if you know you aint done anything wrong??

    anyway - enough of that - how's the scribbling?

  • Comment number 77.

    celticgrace..I do have silly pic of me sitting in that very seat..will put it up on twitter now for you.

  • Comment number 78.

    Well I've done a page the wall in the way (my idea) is fading slightly. but still powering through after all I have until January but I still need to work on it.

  • Comment number 79.

    I've got to ask Dorina was there a very bright flash?

  • Comment number 80.

    79 - Im thinking not so much a bright flash as a warm feeling that all is right with the world? well nearly - it would have been even better if he'd still been there? eh Dorina?

  • Comment number 81.

    Hi just been reading the last few comments ref Celtics & Dorina's comments being moderated - how strange! Anyway, I thought the blog team & presumably the "mods" realised that the odd one or two of us likes the unkempt, scruffy look... Did we forget to mention it?! Ahem...

  • Comment number 82.

    TO WRITER TOBY WHITHOUSE [Excalibur Memo Issued]

    T. L. DRAGON

    Now, things are beginning to spin are spinning out of control, not only is a London [CI] Chief Inspector been killed, by a Vampire, now an attack has been made upon one of the Vampire Cell in the London Area, just as Mr. Arthur King has return and taken up residence in London, assuming the head position of The Form Group Ltd. London Branch a cover company of the vast Vampire World Community. The attack and a cover story for the death of the London Police [CI] must be acted upon quickly reaches, Mr. Arthur King reaches for the button to summon his Executive assistant Ms. T. L. Dragon, now no one knows if her initials are T. L. or as the suspect it stands of The Lady Dragon. In walks a slender, tall, Euro-Asian beauty of what appears to be in her early twenties, but being a Vampire is much older than her appearance would show. T. L. Dragon has Black hair that extends to her shoulder blades, Brown Eyes, Full Red Lips, a long face, and beneath his stunning dress on her right back extending from her shoulder to the small of her back is a large Dragon Tattoo.

    THE SHE DEVIL OF ASIA

    T. L. Dragon was born in what was then a British Colony in China, Singapore, to a British Military Office and Chinese wife just before [WWII] World War Two, but when the war broke out and Singapore fell her father had been sent to a Japanese slave labor camp were he die, she and her mother had been gang raped by the Japanese and sent to Japanese sex slave camp, where her mother died, but T. L. Dragon had managed to escape, but was near death when a British Office wearing the uniform of Royal Marine found her, and offered to save her life giving her eternal youth, and a chance to take revenge upon her abusers, she accepted the offer, and during the war years there were rumors thru out all of East Asia, of a unit run by a MIDDLE AGE, British Royal Marine, with a good build, with slightly graying hair, and accompanied by an Euro Asia she devil, who rained terror down on the Japanese by night, and on the Full Moon the Japanese were said to dig in as deep as they could to withstand sure death at the hands of this unit of demons.

    GENERATIONS OF SHE DEVILS

    After the War it is said that the British Royal Marine Office had vanished or been killed his body buried in the East in an unmarked grave, but the She Devil had jointed with the growing Red Chinese Communist Movement against the Nationalist Chinese and American Gangsters. Rumors had filtered out of the East that one generation after another of daughters each with the same Tattoo, night fighters fully mastered in all forms the Chinese Marshall Arts, generation after generation had taken up the Chinese Wars of Liberation from Korea to Vietnam, against the United Nation and American Gangsters, and the French, the American Gangsters, and their South Vietnamese puppets in Vietnam. T. L. Dragon has little love for the West and especially the Gangsters of America, but of all nations of the West she feels more comfortable in England the home of her father, and when called upon by the same British Office with a good build, with slightly graying hair, of her youth the Asian She Devil could not refuse.

    THE EXCALIBUR ORDER

    And yet again serious business was at hand, an Excalibur Memo had been issued a limited surgical strike had to be made in response to the attack upon a rouge Vampire Cell, one that had to be responded to or face a wider and growing threat to the entire London Vampire Community which could spread world wide if the community were unearthed. It had to be a tit for tat response no more or less, but beyond that all computers, and records had to be gotten to learn just what the enemy knew and were did they gain their intelligence, any captives had to be freed and quickly relocated to other parts of the globe with new identities, cover stories had to be written a lid had to be placed on pot before it boiled over. The clock is ticking and time waits neither for man or Vampire.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Comment number 83.

    Cant wait for a new blog...

  • Comment number 84.

    TO WRITER TOBY WHITHOUSE [A Delicate Balance]

    THE DELICATE BALANCE

    Now, as we have said before Mr. Arthur King, was a member of the Roman Ruling Class, a member of the nobility, and understood that when it was spoken of that the founding fathers Romulus and Remulus, were said to have been raised by wolves, which in this case was the truth but not the complete truth, the brothers were in fact the Alpha wolf cubs of a pair of Alpha Wolf Werewolves, born in the Latium region of Roma the ancient name of Rome. Mr. Arthur King of The Forum Ltd. Group of London knew that in fact the power of Roma had for a thousand years rested upon the fact that a delicate balance had been struck were humans shifted from being simply prey, but allies in a much larger plan and dream to strike the balance between the hunter and the hunted from both sides were both would gain from the other. This balance soon came to not only be between humans and werewolves but between humans, werewolves, vampires, witches, and spirits. The out come would be an Empire that lasted One-Thousand years until the advent of the Jewish One God.

    THE LEGIONS OF THE NIGHT

    As the Roman Legions pressed forward expanding the Empire, humans fought the day battles, as their Vampire Conrad’s sleep guarded by their Werewolf Guards, highly trained Roman Soldiers of proven skills, who volunteered to become either the elite Vampire Night War Class of the Legions, or Werewolves of that Legion, they were simply not created but were selected and had to volunteer, or remain with their assigned Legions with no dishonor, it was an honor just to have been selected and asked to become the elite of the Night Legions. Along the front tiers of Germany and the Black Forrest they were invaluable, Vampire Night Legions kept the German hoards in check and at bay, and during the nights of the full moon, the Vampire’s kept guard along Roman lines as there counter-parts were taken to advanced areas within German Territory were they removed the uniforms of their Guards needs areas of German Villages or Army encampments returning to the Roman Legion Camps taking up guard with Silver tipped weapons if a Werewolf were to return in a blood lust rage. They would return in the morning to pick up their comrades with Legion Uniforms and transport them back to Roman lines. If the Germans themselves were not the prey of the night but live stock and other necessary game made no differ Nance as it all severed the same purpose to weaken the enemy. This continued until the war between Romans for control of the Empire and Vampire, Werewolves and Humans were pitted against each other weakening the Empire, when at last the idea of a One True Jewish God was seen as a method to break an already weakened enemy branding Vampires and Werewolves as Evil Incarnate to the One True God.

    THREAT OF OPEN WARFARE

    But Mr. Arthur King of The Forum Ltd. Groups of London over the millennium had seen that others had in fact gone into hiding and worked to rebuild the numbers that had been lost during the civil war’s of Roma, leading to a new delicate balance in the modern era, were the believes in the One True Jewish God were simply allowed to believe that the Evil menace of Vampires and Werewolves had been dealt with and no longer existed, when the fact was that the community had grown and prospered over the millennium as the One True God and his One True Church were to be broken apart during the Reformation. But again since taking the helm of the Forum Ltd. Group of London the balance of the Forum being used in various ways to maintain a world in which nuclear warfare was held in check by covert operations by the Vampire and Werewolf Communities in full knowledge of all world leaders on both sides of the political spectrums, along with normal everyday law enforcement activities, taking care of those individuals who an over loaded court docket were unable to get to before witness’s lost their memories or their lives, by actions of very bad players, faced the justice of the Night Legions. The problem now is a renegade trio, young and uneducated in their place within the established order of things. Mr. Arthur King now faces dealing with the Vampire murder of a London Police [C.I.] Chief Inspector, a Werewolf’s unsanctioned use by a Vampire to execute a Vampire rogue cell leader, and a human one true God sects attack upon the entire rogue cell killing numerous Vampires, with an open war between Vampires, Werewolves, and Human’s in the offing. Ms. Dragon would you please step into my office we need to issue an Excalibur Memo, Thank-You!

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Comment number 85.

    Ok I'm back from the wedding in Winnipeg Canada and finally have time to check out the blog.

    Wow what a great video with lots of teasers thanks Mr.P. Happy to hear that there will be more humor in S3 :D, it does look like we'll be seeing more of Big Bad John, George and Nina are just adorable together, and loving the name of the new character.

    Still nothing from Annie/Lenora, 61 - Ewan I like your third theory and think it's probably the right one; but here's a theory I have Annie's appearance has changed in some way since being on the other side and they don't want us to see until the episode airs.

  • Comment number 86.

    Hi Wendy. I think LC will have a blog soon, on Twitter they said the blog team, BP ,were with her and a photo was posted of her in her usual clothes. So should be soon.

  • Comment number 87.

    Hi Deadlysecret, thanks for the info. Can't wait for the new blog.

  • Comment number 88.

    I think Mr P said he was editing it today, so hopefully we'll have a new one by tommorow! I hope...

  • Comment number 89.

    TO WRITER TOBY WHITHOUSE [The Wounded Fawn]

    TWO LOVES

    Now, Mr. Arthur King of the Forum Ltd. London, sat in his office with Excalibur in a glass case behind him, along with a Golden wreath and below it on a placket an inscription in old Latin, [Look behind you and remember you are human, and Victory is Fleeting], and even through he himself was a Vampire that did not mean he was an immortal and he himself was well aware that one victory did not a war win. But that was not what the now Mr. Arthur King was thinking about, entwining his finger and placing them behind his head, leaning back in his executive chair, behind a very large desk, thinking of the loves in his life. Mr. Arthur King thru the millenniums had shared intimate hours with thousands of woman, but these women only served to sate his carnal lust and nothing more, Mr. Arthur King had only loved [2] women in his in as many millennia [1] One had broken his heart the other his soul mate. During the time of Camelot, Guinevere had become his Queen, but he became her fool, the pain had been almost unbearable, to the point that the taught of death seemed a blessing, but when at the point of death and offered a new beginning the love of England, prevailed, his England, his Britannia, and his Camelot

    THE WOUNDED FAWN

    From that moment on the taught of Love never entered his mind until one day on a distant battle zone in a far off country, during [WWII] World War Two, in the jungles of the Far East, leading a small elite group of Night Legion Warriors, made up of Vampires, Werewolves, and Humans, Mr. Arthur King taught back to his days in New York City and a Cuban Poet, and Writer a Cuban Patriot who would be dead within the year of meeting Mr. Arthur King under another name another identity, a writer by the name of Juan Talamera, he had read a poem about his love for Cuba and the Cuban people, in one stanza he had written the words like a fawn seeking refuge in the forest, and here a Royal British Marine Colonel would come upon his wounded fawn in the forest. At that very moment the world stood still for that Colonel of a past time, a humming birds wings ceased too move in its flight, a drop of water from off a jungle leaf stopped in its fall to the earth. The Colonel immediately ordered his band of warriors to establish a secure perimeter, as he approached the still living body of the dying fawn, the form now know as Executive Assistant to the [CEO] Chief Executive Office of the Forum Ltd, London Branch, Ms. T. L Dragon. Not a simply hurt, but a tragically abused, angry and dying Fawn, she opened her eyes and he was lost in their depths. The Colonel explained who and what he was, and that she was dying, but she had another choice, to cross over and be taken by the boat man across the river stixs or become something other than human, a Vampire, but the choice was an immediate one.

    LONDON AND BEIJING

    The two would from that day forward be much more than friends, companions, fellow creatures of the night, if Vampires did in fact have a soul as humans they were Soul Mates. Mr. Arthur King had schooled her, developed her, trained and protected her, but to ensure that the now Ms. T. L. Dragon would develop into her persona, the person she might have been if her life as a human had not been cut short, he had left for what is now the American Empire, leaving the now yet angry, and vengeful Fawn to her fate, and to work thru her inner demons, as Mr. Arthur King had embraced London and England so too had Ms. T. L. Dragon embraced the Chinese People the Communist Peoples Party Movement, against the Wall St., Gangsters. Both were now in London and both believed that the answers to stopping a nuclear war, and maintaining the delicate balance between Vampires, Werewolves and Humans could no longer be found in a totally corrupt Washington, D. C. [District of Columbia], or its New York City Wall St., Gangsters, but the answers now lay in London and Beijing, and the Forum. Mr. Arthur King closed his eyes and smiled.

    HERCULE TRIATHLON SAVINIEN

  • Comment number 90.

    Hey bloggers!! I'm currently in Barry, south Wales! So laptop-less so a quick blog just to tell you I spent yesterday on the being human set with a couple of lovely friends we had an AWESOME day! Saw/heard a couple if spoilers so won't say too much but thanks to the gorgeous wonderful Sinead and the gorgeous wonderful Mike (3rd AD) I ended up being in it! One of the establishing shots of the house apparently hehe I okay the pivotal role of "woman walking down hill" I think Sinead and Lenora are safe in their jobs at the minute though!! Lol had an awesome day everyone so lovely had giggle with Aidan he's so funny when he's relaxed on set but he's got a mouth like a sodding Navvy so I won't quote on here lol! Anyway best go get on going down barry island for some Gavin and Stacey spotting then back to the sexy new BH house! Hope everyones well! Loads of photos on my twitter for those on there but just off phone will put camera ones on when home! Laters!

    PS. Sinead still reads the blog hehe so big love to Sinead!! Enjoy your break :-) xx

  • Comment number 91.

    90 you lucky thing!ooh and your in the hometown of gavin and stacey

    oh and you say sinead reads the blog hi!!! :)

  • Comment number 92.

    90 i dont think ive got you on twitter

  • Comment number 93.

    Well EE glad you had a good time much better than just saying 'I was there' in the new series you get to say 'There I am' to say there is no jealousy in that last comment would admittedly be a lie but it well contained and hammered into a quivering wreck where it can harm no one.

    I'll be missing the new blog when it comes out but will catch up hopefully by Monday or at least late evening. Be seeing you

  • Comment number 94.

    should read 'but it is well' not 'but it well'

  • Comment number 95.

    90 - Eagle Eyes after reading your comment all I can say is Wow.

  • Comment number 96.

    Is it me, or has the blog changed and got weirder.?What or who is this Hercule Tiathlon Savien...dont care if its spelt wrong....Do we have to keep having lectures about vampire/werewolves....Im sure we can judge it all by ourselves.........

  • Comment number 97.

    BMQ yes we've decided it's not worth our time lol

    I know yesterday was amazing back on set now Mike says hi bloggers! He reads it too sometimes lol xx

 

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