One of the cool things about living so near London is we can nip in by train and do lots of amazing things and then be back home home at a (semi) decent hour. The other thing is that going to watch a BBC television programme or Radio recording is FREE if you know how to apply on line for tickets which we do. So even though we don't own a telly we love to go to recordings because you watch them on BBC-i player later on.
Last night we went into to London and saw the filming of a pilot called Merry Widows about 3 generations of women on the day of the daughter's husband's funeral. It was set in the Lake District and starred the hilarious Miriam Margolyes as the slightly dotty, fond of a drink granny who lost her husband in Borneo whilst she was pregnant with the daughter played with love to be a grief martyr funnyness by Michelle Gomez whose husband died of a virus that she thought was man flu. It was set on the day the grand daughter (played by Natalie Casey) buried her husband--slightly shell shocked trying to find a place to grieve for her newly dead husband killed in Afghanistan while Laurel and Hardy are joking it up about their widowhood in the kitchen .
it was good and funny and sad and poignant with a spoiler I won't reveal in case it gets picked up a series. I hope it does. But at least we were there to see the pilot.