Thursday, August 10, 2017

PERIOD SET WEDNESDAY: FLORENCE PUGH JOINS CHRIS PINE, AARON JOHNSON IN 'OUTLAW KING' SCOTISH EPIC! 'QUACKS' BBC VICTORIAN SITCOM WITH RUPERT EVERETT, RORY KINNEAR, ANDREW SCOTT

FLORENCE PUGH IS
FEMALE LEAD IN 'OUTLAW KING'!
Florence will take the female lead
Sticking to our period set projects week, your first info for today comes from Netflix's epic adventure movie OUTLAW KING which has just cast Florence Pugh as the female lead next to Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor Johnson! As I've informed you before, Chris Pine plays legendary Robert The Bruce, the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland! Aaron Taylor Johnson is, meanwhile, set to portray his right hand man, another 14th century Scottish legend James Douglas! Florence Pugh has become famous this year with her role in Lady Macbeth movie and will also play King Lear's youngest daughter Cordelia next to Anthony Hopkins in another take on Shakespeare on BBC! She's obviously used to historical costumes.

'QUACKS' BBC SERIES
A PERIOD SET SITCOM INDEED
Speaking of BBC, they've released a trailer for their new period set comedy series QUACKS which will air on BBC 2! It's a raucous medical comedy set in Victorian London about four pioneers, friends and rivals -
Rorry Kinnear is Doctor Robert Lessing
fighting to make a mark on the world and save lives. Starring Rory Kinnear, Mathew Baynton, Tom Basden, Lydia Leonard and Rupert Everett.
MEDICINE AT ITS INFANCY  
The 1840s: a time when doctors were just as likely to kill their patients as cure them, when the medicine that we take for granted today was in its infancy, and when doctors experimented on themselves and each
Matthew Baynton plays a nervous psychiatrist
other. It’s an era when dentists numbed the pain with brandy, the insane were chained up, and the operating theatre was full of spectacle and showmanship where people would come to watch a surgeon beat his
Tom Basden will play a hedonistic dentist
amputation speed record. Robert (Rory Kinnear) is an extraordinary, ambitious showman surgeon who can take a leg off in 92 seconds. William (Mathew Baynton) is a nervous, kind psychiatrist (then
Rupert Everett will hate his patients as Dr Hendrick
called alienist) looking to transform mental care. John (Tom Basden) is a wild, hedonistic, dentist turned anaesthetist. Caroline (Lydia Leonard) is the headstrong, intelligent wife of Robert, who is
Lydia Leonard is Robert's intelligent wife
determined to fight against the male prejudices and patriarchy of Victorian society to realise her own medical ambition. Finally, there’s Dr Hendrick (Rupert Everett) - the President of the hospital and
Robert is a skilful, arrogant and quick witted showman
Physician to Royalty. He hates innovation and young people. And women. And patients. Andrew Scott will guest star as Charles Dickens.

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    1. I've been looking forward to Quacks for quite some time. That will help fill my lack of telly shows to watch.

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    2. no info whether it will air in USA, deary. UK date isn't set yet either, probably Autumn, or maybe even some time soon given that BBC never announced anything more than a week or two ahead lol

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    3. Dahlink, I torrent everything now, so if it doesn't air here, I'll still get to see it ;)

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    4. what the what??? You started torrenting? I'm ever so proud of you! There are sites around net which air these series from UK for free too without downloading, like on YouTube.

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    5. Yes, I've finally stepped into the light. Cancelled our cable and Netflix or torrent everything these days!

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    6. just use one of those programmes that hide your IP address, deary, since you're in USA

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    7. Yes, we did that. Took Jason about 40 minutes how to figure out how to program it, but we are all set up now :)

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    8. which programme did you use?

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    9. I am not sure which blocker he used. He did follow some instructional video one of his co-workers sent over but I don't mess with electronics or programming so I couldn't even begin to tell you what he did.

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  2. Quacks looks hilarious! I guess, just like Theresa, we have to wait for quite sometimes before it's coming to the US. But I have BBC at home :)

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    1. it will probably end up on BBC America or PBS

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