Arts imitation of life.

Posted: 03/18/2004 in culture, daily life, films, Radio
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For the first time in the history of the UN a film is being shot on site, The Interpreter, and this was my shallow motivation for visiting last weekend. As it turned out the tour around the building and learning about it’s history were far more interesting than spying on the extra’s milling around. Our tour guide was v friendly and informative. It’s such a great accomplishment having a delegates from 191 countries gathered together but very frustrating when you realise all the restriction the UN operates under. When we were in the General Assembly the actors playing the delegates started to come in and our guide found it v amusing that there seemed to be an equal spilt between the sexes when in reality the majority of the countries representatives are male. So at least we have equality in celluloid 🙂

This evenings episode of The Archers should be a blast – at the Borchester Land Conservative Dinner Dance (or what ever the proper title is). Brian is coming across as a don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t want to know type regarding Adam’s new boyfriend and Lillian bumping into her ex-flame Matt and his wife should make an interesting menage a trois!

  1. jennifer c. says:

    I was irritated the last time I toured the UN. I was a young punkish teenager, yet *actually* knew (rather than thinking I knew) more about world events than the tour guide. I remember bringing something up to her (I don’t remember what, it was long ago) and she just stood back and said “Wow! That’s horrible! I didn’t know things like that were going on!”

    Blah. Glad you had a more knowledgeable tour guide than I had!

  2. flaming zinc says:

    It’s the luck of the draw as they say 🙂

  3. Daisy says:

    Dammit, the wife didn’t turn up!

  4. flaming zinc says:

    Totally gutted and what’s to come next week….group therpy about the fire, Greg’s show down with Brian or Brenda offerring to become Adam & Ian’s surrogate 🙂

  5. Daisy says:

    Ooh, the Brenda/surrogate storyline would be a corker – you must write immediately to the Beeb!

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