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#11 Latecomer

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

View PostJenny_tyr, on 27 July 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

JK Rowling read from Peter Pan and I think I saw Cruella de Vil in the background before an army of Mary Poppins' arrived to chase away the monsters. Good fun so far!
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

Sir Ken used all his acting skills to look amazed and impressed for ages! Lol!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:04 AM

Good that, boyle is a genius. And underworld on bbc for three and a half hours.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:07 AM

The cauldron will never be beaten - simply stunning in concept and perfect in execution.  A-maz-ing

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

View PostJenny_tyr, on 27 July 2012 - 08:12 PM, said:

Am watching this at it happens live, so far very impressive, loved the children from all parts of Britain singing that wonderfully rousing song Jerusalem, a bit surprised to see Kenneth Branagh suddenly turn up. Anyone else watching this as it happens?
He was late replacement for Mark Rylance. Wonder if he had to learn his lines!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:54 AM

I enjoyed it all.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:11 AM

I thought it was a load of rubbish that cost us a fortune. I turned off.

#18 Jenny_tyr

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

I was so impressed by the whole event - thought it would be about 3 hours of teams walking in, but no. Very,very well done even if it cost taxpayers a bunch.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

i too thought it was great i missed Dr who though!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:27 PM

View PostAnita, on 28 July 2012 - 10:11 AM, said:

I thought it was a load of rubbish that cost us a fortune. I turned off.

27 million viewers at it's peak, so about £1 each - not bad value
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