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    Widely celebrated as Alan Bennett’s masterpieces, his multi-award-winning Talking Heads return to BBC One. Filmed during lockdown under social distancing guidelines, a new generation of Britain’s finest actors star in 10 of Bennett’s classic scripts, alongside two brand new Talking Heads penned by the acclaimed writer last year.

    1×01- A Lady of Letters (Imelda Staunton)
    1×02- An Ordinary Woman (Sarah Lancashire)
    1×03- Soldiering On (Harriet Walter)
    1×04- Her Big Chance (Jodie Comer)
    1×05- Playing Sandwiches (Lucían Msamati)
    1×06- A Chip in the Sugar (Martin Freeman)
    1×07- The Outside Dog (Rochenda Sandall)
    1×08- Bad Among the Lentils (Lesley Manville)
    1×09- Nights in the Garden of Spain (Tamsin Greig)
    1×10- The Hand of God (Kristin Scott Thomas)
    1×11- Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet (Maxine Peake)
    1×12- The Shrine (Monica Dolan)

    FYC Emmys-
    Limited-
    UNBELIEVABLE, Quiz, Years and Years, Defending Jacob in all Categories
    Merritt Wever, Toni Collette, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Thompson, Chris Evans & Michelle Dockery

    Drama-
    STRANGER THINGS, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve
    - Jennifer Aniston, VIOLA DAVIS, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Colman
    - FIONA SHAW, HBC

    Comedy-
    SCHITTS CREEK, Dead to Me, Sex Education
    - Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Christina Applegate, Linda Ca

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    So excited for this! Hopefully it’s Emmy eligible and Jodie can score a guest nomination (it is baity material).

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    Just watched Jodie comers episode it was sensational. Quite emotional with nice hints of comedy. Can’t wait to watch the rest !

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    Sarah Lancanshire one is going to be a big hitter. It’s new and highly controversial while making viewers understand if not sympathetic to the main character, in no less part due to the brilliant acting. I  personally didn’t enjoy the writing there but my guess is this will be the bafta nom. Jodie’s is very good but will have julie walters comparisons to overcome just like every other remade monologue.

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    Sarah Lancanshire one is going to be a big hitter. It’s new and highly controversial while making viewers understand if not sympathetic to the main character, in no less part due to the brilliant acting. I personally didn’t enjoy the writing there but my guess is this will be the bafta nom. Jodie’s is very good but will have julie walters comparisons to overcome just like every other remade monologue.

    I agree Lancashire probably is the likeliest for BAFTA success but I don’t think the fact Walters originated Comer’s monologue will hurt her if the show is competitive in the guest categories at the Emmys.

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    “A Lady of Letters” Review

    Loved the concept and format of the show. Not seen the original so I’m so far impressed by the writing. Staunton was amazing in this episode, fully deserving of a guest actress nomination next year. The story was both funny and emotional at the same time.

    FYC Emmys-
    Limited-
    UNBELIEVABLE, Quiz, Years and Years, Defending Jacob in all Categories
    Merritt Wever, Toni Collette, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Thompson, Chris Evans & Michelle Dockery

    Drama-
    STRANGER THINGS, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve
    - Jennifer Aniston, VIOLA DAVIS, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Colman
    - FIONA SHAW, HBC

    Comedy-
    SCHITTS CREEK, Dead to Me, Sex Education
    - Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Christina Applegate, Linda Ca

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    Thoughts after first 4 episodes

    Didn’t like Harriet Walter’s episode, the story just didn’t flow and her performance didn’t wow me. Sarah Lancashire was amazing, quite a deep story, good writing. Jodie was amazing, great episode as well.

    FYC Emmys-
    Limited-
    UNBELIEVABLE, Quiz, Years and Years, Defending Jacob in all Categories
    Merritt Wever, Toni Collette, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Thompson, Chris Evans & Michelle Dockery

    Drama-
    STRANGER THINGS, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve
    - Jennifer Aniston, VIOLA DAVIS, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Colman
    - FIONA SHAW, HBC

    Comedy-
    SCHITTS CREEK, Dead to Me, Sex Education
    - Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Christina Applegate, Linda Ca

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    Thoughts after first 4 episodes

    Didn’t like Harriet Walter’s episode, the story just didn’t flow and her performance didn’t wow me. Sarah Lancashire was amazing, quite a deep story, good writing. Jodie was amazing, great episode as well.

    I was never a fan of the original Soldiering On (though Stephanie Cole was great in it). Glad you enjoyed Jodie’s, I’m hoping to watch that one soon.

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    I caught Jodie’s monologue the other night; just fantastic though I refuse to compare her and Julie Walters. Both brilliant in their own unique way!

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