New Year viewing as well…

A friend ‘phoned to say that he had got up rather late on New Year’s Day and switched on the television only to see me on the screen.  It was the History of Parliament lecture.  He seemed to think it was a good start to the year.  Then again, he is very polite.   The lecture continues to be screened as part of BBC Parliament’s winter loop.  There are two or three more screenings, the last being next Sunday at 11.10 p.m.   I presume the loop then comes to an end with Parliament resuming next Tuesday.

Once Parliament resumes, life will become much more hectic.  I am in Oxford this weekend for the annual Study of Parliament Group conference and will then be in Westminster from Tuesday onwards for what is likely to prove a rather busy and demanding three months up to the end of the session.  I suspect there will be a fair amount to blog about….

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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8 Responses to New Year viewing as well…

  1. ladytizzy says:

    Will you make time to visit a cinema and watch The Iron Lady? Looking at the cast list, it might be tricky working out who is playing which Cabinet Minister.

    (John Sessions as Edward Heath?)

    • Lord Norton says:

      ladytizzy: You think I get the time to go to picture houses? I have a strong suspicion that a friend of mine (a devotee of the great lady) attended the premiere last night, so I may be getting a full report shortly. From the clips I have seen on television, I recognise who some of them are meant to be.

    • ladytizzy says:

      That’s what I understood, too. It would appear that it was made for an American audience.

  2. maude elwes says:

    This was the most factually ill researched movie I have seen in some time. And Hollywood should have waited awhile longer before trying to clean up the way they have.

    That said, it didn’t stop me from seeing it, did it?. Streep is a master at her game. The rest was akin to a comedy. When it comes to making films about the British, they are out of their depth.

    They really should stick to, The Godfather, genre, now that was a masterpiece in the right context and setting.

  3. maude elwes says:

    And here is a clip for fun.

    And the real thing. I see an enormous difference.

    And the great man and the favourite clips.

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