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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

W is for WAKING THE DEAD

As I typed the title of this post, I felt like it was myself that needed waking!  I've been so weary lately that I could just sleep for days!  I guess it's partly let-down from all the wedding excitement and part stress from worrying about Lorne's osteomyelitis and the hernia surgery he needs urgently as soon as the osteo clears up.  But as I always say, "this too shall pass." 

"Waking the Dead" is a reference to a BBC television series that we have recently discovered on our local "Knowledge" network.  When I first saw the title, I thought it was "The Walking Dead" but that's another show about vampires, in which I am not the least bit interested. However, "Waking the Dead" is a crime show about a group of British CID police detectives, a psychological profiler, and a forensic scientist who solve cold cases.  It's intelligent, gritty, and realistic and we would never miss it now that we know what it's about. 

Click here to watch a bit of the pilot show.  It's 1 hour and 39 minutes long, but just watch a bit to see what it's about.  If it appeals to you, check it out on stations in your area.  This is a photo of the cast in the episodes we're watching. After researching the show to tell you all about it, I found out it began in September 2000 and ended in April 2011. Season 3 has just started here, so there are a lot of episodes left for us to watch as actors develop and come and go. 


We are almost at the end of Round 14 of ABC Wednesday and so it's time to shout out another welcome to any new contributors and to inquire if anyone has the time to participate on the ABCW team.  All that is required is to visit a pre-arranged (by Roger, our administrator) number of posts during the week.  As they say, "many hands make light work."  And if you'd like to go one step further, you could help out by doing one or two introductions during the round.  Whatever you decide, whether it is to be part of the team or to simply post your own weekly blog, be sure to let your friends know about ABCW so they can get in on the fun!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

24 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Thanks for the nifty intro, and shout out! I have no interest in The Walking Dead either, but that other show sounds interesting.

Trubes said...

I have watched that show but not the sort of stuff I like, I am more into Soaps and factual programmes...
You certainly have, and had a lot to WORRY about,

Never mind my dear friend, you'll get there in the end.....

Imagine,
sitting amidst swaying palms on a white sandy beach sipping a favourite cocktail, listening to the waves lapping gently over the sand...
Remember my favourite prayer 'Footprints' ?
Again, I dedicate it to you and Lorne xx
So, all will be WELL again,
love Di..xxx

Reader Wil said...

I watched the first series of "Waking the Dead", but I didn't like it. I prefer other police series like "Midsomer Murders", "Endeavour"," Dalziel and Pascoe",
"Lewis" "Lyndley Mysteries" and "Silent Witness" and recently "Death in Paradise".
Enough English series and Scandinavian ones too.
Have a great week Leslie!
Wil, ABCW Team

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MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

What fun. I just finished watching The Wire and am looking for new shows!

Sorry to hear you're so tired, and I hope you get some really good news for Lorne.

In the meantime, wishing you all the best for a wonderful week!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

YOu will get there Leslie, and yes you will be tired, a huge build up to your DAY , and with all the worries of Lorne's ops.

I have watched this once I think ,not my sort of thing at all.

Take care and get some rest xx

Susan Moore said...

I haven't heard of this show primarily because I haven't watched TV for over 11 years now!

Photo Cache said...

haven't watched the walking dead and not heard of walking the dead. catchy titles though.

frankly my dear

K V V S MURTHY said...

Known about the show.Greatly apt for the letter W.Have a nice day.

Hildred said...

I haven't watched The Walking Dead but we used to watch the series 'New Tricks' which has the same theme, - the solving of old crimes.

Beloo Mehra said...

Sounds like an interesting show. Not sure if it is being shown here in India, but will check online sometime for this. Thanks for sharing :)

Ann said...

our adult children love "The Walking Dead"--I don't get it at all. Your show sounds interesting though, I will have to check out our channels. YES, the William Allen White house is open to the public on tours at different times of the year.
Ann

AmitAag said...

Sounds interesting. Thank you Leslie:)
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Anita said...

Wonderful, leslie!
Great the title isn't literal & true, else we'll get White with fear!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

My wife and I are hooked on several British series, which we watch on PBS's Masterpiece Theather. I even got my oldest daughter hooked on one of them. However, I hadn't heard of Waking the Dead, which sounds like the American Cold Cases. I'll certainly be looking for it, so thanks for making me aware of it. Blessings!

Cristina Pop said...

This sounds interesting! Thanks for the great intro!

Cristina Pop said...

This sounds interesting! Thanks for the great intro!

Joy said...

You've certainly got a lot more series to enjoy, I think they did one a year. Fine acting and plot lines. I remember Trevor Eve played a private detective, Eddie Shoestring, in his younger days must be a natural progression to a CID cold case unit:-)

ellen b. said...

I've enjoyed so many of the British murder mystery series. I'll have to check and see if I can come up with this series anywhere. I haven't seen it down here yet...

Rajesh said...

Interesting show.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I don't like vampires, last night I saw the end of arrow, and what a waste of time. I like Broadchurch.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I've never seen this show - it sounds scary!

Liz Hinds said...

I used to love Waking the Dead. The boss whose name escapes me is such a grumpy guts and Grace is so lovely.