Monday, November 03, 2008

and another moment to treasure

Last night, BBC4 screened two programmes about M&B. Watched both of them and enjoyed them. But there was a really special moment for me in the second one, Consuming Passions. Emilia Fox (as an English lecturer) was showing covers and explaining how they and the heroes changed over the years. DH and I were cuddled up on the sofa. ‘Hmm,’ he says. ‘I wonder if they’ll show one of y–?’

He didn’t get to finish his question. Because, at that precise moment, there on the screen was…


Which made me one very happy bunny indeed. (Especially as today is the day I get my utility room door back. I also lose part of my floor so it’s going to be messy and dusty and decidedly ick around here, but… things are finally moving again after the site meeting.)

Edit: Whoops, almost forgot. As well as being my baby's eighth birthday on Saturday, it was my M&B anniversary. Seventh anniversary of The Call, and sixth anniversary of my first M&B on the shelves. Funny, it still seems like yesterday; yet, at the same time, it feels like such a long time ago.

13 comments:

Saskia Walker said...

I saw that! :) Congratulations! The programmes were superb. I haven't enjoyed an evening of TV so much in ages!

Kate Hardy said...

Thanks, Saskia :o)

I enjoyed it, too. I wanted to push that doctor in a puddle. (None of my heroes would behave like that - they'd be a lot more caring to the patients!) And I wanted his friend the anaesthetist to come and rescue Janet, and for her to realise that he was the better man :o) (Typical M&B writer, eh? Wanting to make the happy ending *g*)

rayannelutenerblog said...

Since I am an early morning bird, I watched the Stella Duffy prog and recorded the second one for the evening.
It was great ! Genuine, and sincere and it clearly was not a mickey take.
Am I allowed to be a bit thrilled to see friends on TV?
And their books!
Congrats to you - and your anniversary.

Kate Hardy said...

Ray-Anne - thanks, hon :o)

(And just think - six months till you get to hold the first copy of your first M&B...!)

Margaret McDonagh said...

Happy anniversary!

Congratulations on the cover, Kate, that must have been SO exciting to see one of your own pop up unexpectedly like that!

And I'm thrilled to bits you had such a great weekend and that Chloe had a lovely birthday. I would love to have seen her face when she realised she had the bracelet after all ... and when the whole restaurant sang to her. That's so lovely.

Fingers crossed the floor is soon done and things settle back to normal.

Love,
Mags xx

Liz Fielding said...

Congratulations, Kate. But that is a truly lovely cover.

Kate Hardy said...

Mags - thank you, it was utterly thrilling!

I really should have had my camera with me. But she's still talking about her birthday, three days later, so I guess it made a bit of an impact...

Kate Hardy said...

Liz - thank you :o)

Saskia Walker said...

And I wanted his friend the anaesthetist to come and rescue Janet, and for her to realise that he was the better man :o)

Me, too! :) For a minute there I thought it was going to happen, but no. Her writing made her very happy indeed, though, and that was a wonderful angle. :)

Diane said...

I recognised that cover too! Soon as I saw it I thought: There's one of Kate's. :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Saskia - great minds think alike :o)

And yes, it was nice that she got so much pleasure out of her writing. But didn't Paul Nicholas look old? I remember him being cute in the 80s...

Kate Hardy said...

Diane - so you guessed that a few miles south-east of you, there was a lot of squeaking and gibberish going on :o)

Diane said...

Hmm. I thought Paul Nicholas looked fine and dandy. For his age. Looks like he's replaced his teeth, though. They seem ... bigger ... (Soz, but he's one of my all time faves ... swoon.)