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It chills my very soul whenever I think of the Eastern Front in World War Two. I mean, there were atrocities by the Nazis in the West too - eg. Oradour sur Glane - but at least, by and large, they recognized the Geneva Convention. Uncle Joe realized as early as 1941 that Operation Barbarossa was a direct mortal threat to Soviet Union's existence; a racial war of extermination. Think Poland!
What an Incredible Weekend for Liverpool... Reds top of the Premier League + Abbey Clancey winning Strictly! Natalie was the best dancer, but Abbey has probably had the longest most improved journey to the Final.
Genuinely loved ALL 4 Finalists tonite! :-)
Anyone else had problems with the phone lines? Try to vote for anyone but Nartem - and why would you? ;-) - and you get "phone lines are barred." Strange? :-/
They were all exquisite tonite, but Natalie has just left me breathless, spellbound & speechless. She swept me up in that final dance! :-D
Honestly I feel like ALL 4 of the Finalists have been a triumph throughout the entire course of Series 2013. Susanna is clearly so personable & warm; Abbey is a class act; Sophie & Natalie born performers... Pity they can't take a quarter of the glitter-ball trophy home with them! :-) Go Girls!
Though she is always back-stage, you can clearly see Tess conducts the pace of the show keeping Bruce subtly on his cues! ;-) But at the risk of patronizing, Brucie keeps up a heckuva pace on Live TV at his time of life. Hope I can keep his energy @ his time of life! :-) Bravissimo!
I must confess that I hold Brendan Cole against Sophie, which I know is tremendously unfair of me! I can only imagine how smug & conceited he will become should he win the glitterball! Still, they all danced SO WELL but Natalie & Artem blew me away! Top the leaderboard (despite not counting) but get voted out? Really?!?! :-o
I sincerely think this could be anyone's night... It might be how each couple performs on the night! Though I fear for Natalie unfortunately 'cos I don't think it's good to be voted in the bottom two from the Semi-Final. But ALL those girls have danced brilliantly this series & would be worthy winners! Good Luck to 'Em ALL! :-)
Undoubtedly, this is an unforgettable Games! Iconic venues, regenerated park, and wall-to-wall coverage 24/7. Well Done Auntie Beeb! You put NBC to shame without their budget or staff! It has been absorbing & exhilarating in breathless & unbelievable days of sport! The stories that spring forth. Heady days at 3rd in the medal table (behind the Superpower duel) & Nasa successfully landed on Mars!
The word 'Legend' is bandied around a lot in this day & age, but they could almost rename Edinburgh after Sir Christopher Hoy and few would scarcely argue. Victoria Pendleton should be so proud for her illustrious career & no-one could begrudge Anna Meares an Olympic Gold. Queen Victoria has been a tremendous sporting ambassador! The scope & breadth of TeamGB success is astonishing @London2012!
I never like to compare teams or individuals across eras/generations because I don't think it can ever be a fair comparison. You can only beat what is in front of you, but Spain have developed a unique formula that wins matches and defends superbly. To play with no centre-forward, strength in depth, speed & accuracy when required, always thinking about the game...La Roja reina suprema otra vez!
Manchester United paid for being so negative! 10 players behind the ball with Rooney a lone striker...the only way that could work was to catch City on the counter-attack.
The momentum has shifted @ the top again & it should be City's to lose. They can't lose the initiative again, can they? Can they?! But if Manchester City end up winning the League title on goal difference only, I can well imagine the red half of Manchester being sick to the stomach. Two more wins & the title should belong to the sky blues...Look out for slippery banana skins! :-)
An everyday tale of the young country folk of Ambridge. That Jamie is either a young scallywag or simply misunderstood! Is Alice & Christopher's marriage in trouble? U decide.
Flighty romantic drama in rural England, from the heroine of early nineteenth-century literature.
Classic Pratchett - great parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth!
Death on a break! Brilliant idea!!
Humans sharing Planet Earth with a whole new species! Wizard! :-)
Period drama whose people have complicated love lives and relationships.
Love the idea that we humans are co-habiting Planet Earth with a whole different species of inhabitants! Do we share or fight?
The Doctor kicking it old school with one Sarah Jane Smith! :-)
Never before has school been so dysfunctional. Bravo to the teachers and pupils who go there!
Vampires, werewolves and ghosts...O my! What's not to like?
NOOOOO!! Don't go Sister Donna Jackson!! A young chick has flown the nest. Dramatic human medical drama.
Noooooo!!! Don't go Donna!! A young chick has flown the nest. Terrific human medical drama.
Fantasy sci-fi tracing the human colonization of a new planet after Earth burns & is made uninhabitable.
Classic human drama by George Eliot set in tightknit rural England.