Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Murder Most Famous

Did anyone else, apart from Maddie, catch Murder Most Famous yesterday? Why would you? It's on BBC2 at 1.30pm weekday afternoons for a week. Why?? As reality shows go it's a good one, and deserves a better time-slot.

Anyway, I heard about it a while ago, so made a point of watching it yesterday, and will remember to record it for the rest of the week. It's rather good. Minette Walters is in charge of five celebrities, who are given tasks and challenges to help them write a crime novel. The celebrity with the least potential each day, will be kicked off. There are some good writing tips - on the website as well as the programme and you can keep track of the celebrities writing progress online.

Of course being a 'reality' show it's a bit dramatic and over-the-top, but on the whole it's good fun and I'm hooked, even though 'crime' isn't really my forte, writing-wise. I'm so glad one particular celebrity went yesterday though - right at the beginning he said...'oh I don't read books.' WHAT??? That's like a top chef saying he doesn't like to eat. Crazy.

Anyway, catch it if you can. Never mind about work...

13 comments:

Caroline said...

Yes and I loved it, though whoever's writing Minette's lines should be shot!

right at the beginning he said...'oh I don't read books.'

And if you read the whole of his writing exercise online - didn't it show??

KAREN said...

I agree - I did smile listening to Minette. And that writing exercise said it all!

Sarah Dunnakey said...

I love the new spotty look - much easier to read. Have set my Tivo for Murder Most Famous as it is a genre that I would like to dabble with (at the gentle, inquisitive librarians on bicycles end rather than the blood gore and psychology stuff (although a combination of the two might be a winner!)

Tom Foolery said...

Jesus Clarkey, I've been stuck up a tower for three days and all you've been doing is watching daytime TV and farting around with your blog template yet again:)
.
Get back to being a Busy Bee and write this bloody book. Has your word counter got stuck? TFX

Debs said...

I would love to watch it but am at work and can't for the life of me figure out how to work the tape thingy. I doubt it will be repeated at another time too. Bum.

HelenMH said...

Oh I really want to see it. I should give up my job! Also failed to find it on website - any tips?

FPDuck said...

I don't watch much telly any more... (can you hear me sighing?)

But it looks interesting, I'll catch up on it, methinks!

Cheers,
Mike

aliqot said...

Sounds interesting - I may shut myself away with the headphones on to listen to it. But I'll probably forget, as I rarely organise my viewing or listening.

I will look at the website.

KAREN said...

sarah - That could be a winning combination - I doubt it's been done before! I too prefer the psychological thriller to the grisly crime, but it's an interesting series :o)

tf - lol :oD I know. It's getting ridiculous. I AM Getting On With It as well though. Honest. I'll be adjusting my word counter very soon...
(was it an ivory tower??)

debs - I was hoping it might be repeated in the evenings, but no such luck :o( Really odd time to put it on.

helenmh - I'm sorry the clip didn't work. You might be able to find it at the www.bbc.co.uk website.

Mike - I watch far too much telly. I like to call it research ;o) It IS an interesting watch, although the voice-over's a bit silly.

aliquot - I'm amazed I remembered to be honest! I'm strangely drawn to most 'reality' shows though, I'm afraid.

Poetess said...

I will look our for this. Don't like books? Unbelievable!!

KAREN said...

poetess - I know, that's what I thought!

JJ said...

Ooh, thanks for this Karen. It might come to our BBC channel in Thailand in a year or so, but I'll check out the website in the meantime.
JJx

KAREN said...

JJ - You're welcome! It's worth catching if it does :o)

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