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Tuesday 15 July 2014, 08:44

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Well first of all apologies for more blog meltdown yesterday. Honestly I have no idea what happened and can only hope it's sorted now-there seems little point in writing an early morning bulletin if it arrives mid-afternoon. Thank you for your patience, even if you haven't been.
Deep breath...
A swift exit yesterday to The Aldwych Theatre in London's glittering West End to see Wolf Hall.  Nathaniel Parker plays Henry VIII and is on the show today. He is terrific as the monarch obsessed with siring a son and heir. I haven't read either of Hilary Mantel's novels (for shame) but knew them to be brilliant, dense and with a cast of thousands. Well the play is fabulous, funny and riveting from start to finish. You sort of know the story but then realise you don't actually. Wasn't Thomas More a good guy? Was Thomas Cromwell an ancestor of Oliver? Is it possible to look cool in floppy hat?  Nathaniel will be here from 6, his admirers swooning as he passes. His Inspector Lynley was a big deal but he's been one of our leading thesps for a while and it'll be good to have him on the show. And HENRY THE EIGHTH oldies should keep him happy. If there are songs about gout, now is the time to choose them.
Now let's see if I can get this posting on your screen before teatime.

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    Morning folks


    HOLD YOUR HEAD UP – ARGENT

    KING IN A CATHOLIC STYLE – CHINA CRISIS

    LOSING MY RELIGION – REM

    DON’T MARRY HER – THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH

    I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO - ABBA

    GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME – GERRY RAFFERTY

    50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER – PAUL SIMON

    THIS YEAR’S GIRL – ELVIS COSTELLO

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    Saw both Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies on Saturday - excellent, funny with stunning performances.

    KING OF PAIN - POLICE

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    Morning Simon and fine folk of the blog.

    JEALOUS GUY - JOHN LENNON/ROXY MUSIC

    I'M HENRY V111, I AM - HERMANS HERMITS

    LOVE HENRY - BOB DYLAN

    SUSPICIOUS MINDS - ELVIS PRESLEY

    GUDBUY T'JANE - SLADE

    HEADS WILL ROLL - ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN

    HENRY NEARLY KILLED ME (IT'S A SHAME) - HENRY LaMONTAGNE

    WIVES AND LOVERS - ANDY WILLIAMS or JACK JONES

    HUSBANDS AND WIVES - NEIL DIAMOND

    GREENSLEEVES - JEFF BECK

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    Good morning everyone from a sunny place!

    YOUR LOVE IS KING ~ Sade

    YOU'RE HISTORY ~ Shakespears Sister

    LET'S GET MARRIED ~ The Proclaimers

    I'M HENRY THE 8th I AM ~ Herman's Hermits

    GOTTA SEE JANE ~ R Dean Taylor

    D.I.V.O.R.C.E - Tammy Wynette

    BABY JANE ~ Rod Stewart

    GOODBYE TO JANE ~ Slade

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    CATHERINE OF ARAGON ~ Rick Wakeman

 

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