Thomas Hamilton Memorial Week

(Except he’s not dead!)

Day 3: Favorite Relationship: Thomas Hamilton & James McGraw/James Flint. Beautiful, poignant, tragic and just, well, freaking everything. A love so strong that Flint would sabotage his career to defend Thomas. That he’d rage war against England to avenge his (not-dead) love. That he would do anything to fulfill Thomas’ dream for Nassau and burn the freaking world down in the process if he has to. I loved their chemistry, their humor, their trusting friendship and, eventually, epic love.

(Screencaps from here.)


Another slow news month.

The beard has gone!

Toby and Anna-Louise both made their feelings on the EU referendum clear in sporting ‘In’ badges - and on Twitter both expressed their dismay at the result (they weren’t the only ones!).

There was excitement when Toby announced, again on Twitter, that he was to star in a film called ‘Midlife Crisis’ alongside Richard Armitage, : “Four friends reform their high school band to finally capture their dream, and in the process become an overnight sensation as the joke entry on the UK’s biggest talent show.“  The excitement however was short-lived when he announced one week later that he would no longer be part of the project due to scheduling commitments.  He was taking a holiday with his family after completion of ‘Black Sails’.

And one from the archives to keep us going….


“Ten Little Soldier Boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine Little Soldier Boys stayed up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight Little Soldier Boys travelling in Devon; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.
Seven Little Soldier Boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six Little Soldier Boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five Little Soldier Boys going in for law; One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four Little Soldier Boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three Little Soldier Boys walking in the zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two Little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was One.
One Little Soldier Boy left all alone; He went and hanged himself and then there were none.”


We have been good friends, haven’t we, Jane? It is difficult to part from a friend and know you will never meet them again. And you and I, it’s like we’re a pair of Eshton’s twins, bound together in some unworldly way. Sharing a spirit, we’re so alike. When we are parted, when you leave me, I believe that bond will snap and I will bleed inwardly.


Flint: So you think that they see me as the villain in this particular story?
Silver: It bothers you, doesn’t it? What they think? With the things you’ve done… My God. It must be awful being you.

First still of “And Then There Were None

1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. When one of the party dies suddenly they realise they may be harbouring a murderer among their number.

Watch the first teaser for BBC One’s And Then There Were None, an upcoming two-part miniseries based on Agatha Christie’s novel, which follows the story of ten strangers who find themselves cut off from civilization on an isolated rock off the Devon coast.

The cast includes Aidan Turner, Douglas Booth, Noah Taylor, Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Burn Gorman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson and Toby Stephens.