March 08, 2005

Thought I'd share too…

Writing about Due to popular demand from My name is Layla, I'm not a showgirl

All right, so I never felt like that about the fox in Robin Hood. For one thing, he was a fox. For another thing, green really isn't my colour. But seeing as Layla has seen fit to confess her first crush to the world, it makes mine look normal in comparison, and it was…

Caspian, in the 1989 BBC adaptation of the Chronicles of Narnia (i.e 20 year old Sam West, skipping round in doublet and hose and a big shiny gold helmet). Graced with such costars as a giant fluffy mouse with an earring and a couple of chubby kids straight from drama school, how could he fail to look good? He was the king, I tell you, the king, and he ruled over his clunky polysterene ship with a wonderful authority and a shiny plastic sword. Whether facing monsters made out of cardboard and stickyback plastic, or giving his all to the wooden dialogue he was given, he was the king.

But alas, his story has as tragic an end as that of Robin and Layla's – after six weeks of swaggering round in tights,within two minutes of screen time he wooed and married a lurex wearing fairy with the worst eighties hairdo in the world, and the last I ever saw of him was sipping out of a goblet evidently fashioned from empty washing up bottles, and trying not to get entangled in the mass of frizz as he kissed his bride.

And there endeth my sad tale.


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  1. I feel your pain.

    08 Mar 2005, 01:21

  2. Virgil from thunderbirds. he was my first real crush, after a brief flirtation with Gordon.

    08 Mar 2005, 13:54

  3. Elizabeth Jenner

    I was a Virgil girl too! My best friend at primary school loved Alan, and we used to have fights about it. But Virgil was the best… after all, he had the biggest vehicle. They would have been lost without him…

    08 Mar 2005, 22:25

  4. virgil was by far the best. and he was so artistic!

    i hated alan with a passion. scott was the next best.

    09 Mar 2005, 00:00

  5. Elizabeth Jenner

    Scott always seemed a bit… wooden* – he had no real character… whereas Virgil exuded noble manliness… it was Virgil or nobody for me…

    *I know they were all essentially wooden, being puppets and all, but Virgil definitely had a certain something… Mind you I was convinced they were actually alive for quite some time… you'd think the strings would have been a giveaway, even at age six, but obviously I wasn't a very observant child.

    12 Mar 2005, 01:13


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