Bill P. Godfrey et al

Monday, December 27, 2004

Lip Reading Isn't My Forte

Last night I spent nearly an hour wishing I could read lips. Being sadly deprived of new episodes of the Vicar of Dibley for ages I was excited when Bill told me a new one would air Christmas night. I should tell you first that I'm in the United States. And, BBC America will probably not air the new Vicar special for at least a year. So, my dear friend Bill set up his web cam facing the tv so I wouldn't have to miss it. Yep, I watched the Vicar of Dibley via web cam on Christmas night. And, even without the sound, I enjoyed it. Thank you Bill!!!

For those of you wondering what a tv show looks like when seen through a web cam...


  • If only Bill's Televisual device had had subtitles... [which, of course, would have allowed you to miss all visual jokes as you squinted at barely legible text ]

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 11:57 AM, January 04, 2005  

  • As long as there's VOD in the universe, I'm happy. Would I prefer subtitles or my own silent film version? Either way suits me. I'm just happy that Dibley allows us to visit now and then. I first found the series on Public Television here in the states at a particularly sad time in my life.

    To try to lift my spirits I had gone on a negativity fast. (No news, no crime drama, no unkindness) I steered clear of anything negative. One evening I ran across VOD by accident. I was transported to this lovely little place called Dibley. It made me smile when I rarely felt like smiling anymore. It gave me a gift when I desperately needed one. So, I'm biased. Watching an episode is like visiting a favorite relative or friend.

    By Blogger Thia, At 4:25 AM, January 05, 2005  

  • I think VoD is one of the few shows like that. It's very "laugh out loud" funny at times, but, quite sweet with it.

    It is available on DVD if you don't already have it [should take you to amazon] and it probably won't be long before the new specials are put out to.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 12:31 PM, January 05, 2005  

Post a Comment

<< Home