May 5, 2010

A Big Day!

I bet you can guess what today is, RA fans!

Well, yes... it is Cinco de Mayo,
but that's not what I really had in mind.
Richard es muy guapo, no?

I was thinking more along the lines of
Strike Back premiering on Sky1 tonight!!!
You lucky, lucky Brits.  I hope someone throws the rest of us a bone.
Yay for bringing on the Porter!

A special request: I want to see some Toby Stephens
screencaps too!  I'm not sure when he appears in the production,
but I want to see what his character looks like.


flandersdreamer said...

I hope you already ordered the DVD?
Can't wait until June 7th for it to come out! Did you see all the lovely interviews and pics from the last days? So tempting!

Fanny/iz4blue said...

Oh the anticipation is killing me! I'm crossing my fingers I won't have to wait for the DVD. But I'm guessing the chances are slim. Loved the onslaught of interviews. In any case Sky1 was pretty generous with all the clips and behind the scenes stuff.

tyme_4_t said...

Hey Nat - hope you are doing well coping with the fact that us outside of the UK will be relying on the kindness of stRAngers to see SB sooner than later.

re: Toby Stephens - he is not in SB until episodes 5 & 6 (3rd movie) but hopefully this will help - Toby was on Jonathon Ross' radio program last Saturday. Go to about the last 20 minutes of the show - Toby was apparently stuck in traffic - I thought it was a very funny interview (not about SB)- and there is a picture!!


tyme_4_t said...

Found this tidbit...short piece but OMG - As a single woman - I'm in heaven!!

*happily grinning*

Sue said...

Here's some lovely pics taken of Richard leaving a radio studio after an interview. Looks gorgeous. Looks a bit pretentious with the shades but I forgive him. For your eyes only! Here's the link:

Blimey talk about "June's busting out all over" and it's only the beginning of May! I think Richard needs to start shopping for a larger clothes size! Mind you it could be interesting if those buttons/zips give way!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love Mexican Revolutionary Richard. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!!

Fanny/iz4blue said...

I console myself I won't be alone pining for what we can not see tonight..
@tyme_4_t: thanks for the little blip: how that didn't end up in all the other interviews is beyond me. Sure made my day even if i'm not single:)
@Sue: not much left to the imagination...if he were to bust a move...things would def give way!
I'd love to take him shopping.
But those pix look a bit warped: his head looks huge!

fitzg said...

He clearly needs a new "bulked up" SB wardrobe. Volunteers for position of personal shopper? (Obviously, he's too busy himself for shopping...)

Traxy said...

Aww, not until p.5+6? :( Dangit.

Just posted a bit about SB over at my blog. Didn't really get into it until the last half-hour or so, but we'll see how next week turns out!

*Chica Popcorn* said...

Richard no es guapo...ES GUAPISIMO

"Richard is not very handsome"


Twinkling Moon said...

To all you lovely ladies who have posted links to more RA stuff, THANK YOU! YOU ROCK!

I am extremely jealous of all you UKers who get to see SB and all the interviews and promos. I am so desperately hoping some kind soul will put the rest of the world out of its misery make the show available somehow for the rest of us :)

I think someone mentioned RAs interviews, the only tv one I saw that's posted online is the one Nat posted via Heather. Are there any more available for us nonUkers to see?

Also, I noticed on the interview Nat's got posted, it does seem as though the buttons on the shirt are going to pop right off. I wonder if he is wearing Spooks wardrobe and they have his clothes in the size pre-Strike Back? Although, he looks slimmer now than he does in the SB promos I saw. But I think he tends to wear his clothes fitted. His jeans look tight to me too. Guys I know tend to wear their jeans loose, IDK maybe it's a European thing?

WitchyWoman said...

Have yet to watch SB and cant believe I put off watching it so I could watch my football team(Man City) play awful.
I kept saying to Hubby " I could be watching RA right now..being uniform.." to which he just grinned at me.

Blimey I've got so much to catch up on here seeing as I've been absent for a while. Real Life has a habit of getting in the way some times.

Fanny/iz4blue said...

Fab news! just found Uploads on armitage daily on livejournal! I'm still on my mobile so can't wait to send the kids off to school!

Unknown said...

I don't know if I'm allowed to post this or not but just wanted to let you know that I found the first episode of SB on just do a search for "strike back" hopefully they will post the 2nd episode too!

Fanny/iz4blue said...

I hope so as the post on livejournal was taken down. I was fortunate enough to get the first epi though...

Anonymous said...





Twinkling Moon said...

@Sandra and Anonymous, you ROCK!

I will check those out :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Judith Johnson said...

@SANDRA-thanks for the website tip, watched both episodes.

tyme_4_t said...

@sandra! - thank you from this very happy Canadian!!! took me a bit to have the episodes play but it worked out!
RA fans are the best!

Unknown said...

A tip for those of you watching on stagevu, if the streaming is too slow consider downloading the videos when you go to bed or something and then watch at your convenience. Just finished watching both episodes and they were really REALLY good!

esoterica2000 said...

You can watch without downloading at

Twinkling Moon said...

Thanks for all the tips,

@Sandra I was having a really hard time with stagevu and my computer just stopped/froze so wasn't sure if something was up with the website or my computer. I appreciate the suggestion to download and wait.

@esoterica2000 I will also try

I Love all of you!

I sometimes wonder if RA has any clue to the lengths some of his devoted (translation crazy) fans go to just to see his work. I wonder what he would think of all of this if he knew.

Myrtle said...

Have you managed to watch SB yet girls?? I'll wait until we can discuss it together. I don't have a clue how to get it to you.

All I will say is that there is a scene with a pen knife which is very disconcerting.

diveknit said...

this is new for me, to post I mean. I have been reading your blog for a while Nat. Thanks so much for making me laugh out loud a lot of times.

Thanks Sandra for the tip of, one more very happy Canadian. I let it go on buffering while I was dong other stuff yesterday evening and then was able to watch it and enjoy it!

Myrtle - I would love to join the discussion later on, know what you mean, had me puzzled at first and then the aha moment came later.

Judith Johnson said...

Yes, pen knife was very disconcerting. Liked our Guy best when he was disheveled security guard and when he is wearing black leather jacket!

Were it only 1193, the you would be the Guy for me!

@Rob said...

when he called her "a brave girl" i just about melted. i also liked seeing him as a father.

yes the pen knife was a bit well, wouldn't that just do serious damage to your...never mind.

and the self-esteem sex, does the miltary really do that sort of thing? i mean really? how do you get assigned that job?

this was just so not my thing, but is was entertaining none the less, i was sick yesterday and my clever husband downloaded it for me to watch. so it was a nice way to pass a sick day.

Nat at RA FanBlog said...

Thanks to everyone with the secret spy info. (Aka: links to SB.) Those of us outside the UK really appreciate it. :)
I plan on checking it out soon!

Fanny/iz4blue said...

just finished watching the 2nd epi. The adrenaline rush was sometimes just too much, thank god I could pauze it, like @Rob so not my thing. Entertaining for the RA candy but I had trouble finding some of the story believable, like the self-esteem sex and the way he jested with women. Or not getting a job with looks like that?? Really?? Anyone else notice how that suit was too small?

Twinkling Moon said...

@Sandra, It worked! I had to download some VLC software to be able to watch SB because otherwise I just got the sound and no pic,

It was great! RA's best work since N&S I think. Orla Brady BLEW ME AWAY! her acting was superb.

@Rob, yeah, I'm with you; didn't get the whole Danni thing; and pen-knife thing...well, when I figured it out I thought 'i gotta be wrong, it must be something else' but then looking at people's comments, eek! I wasn't wrong. I must say, I am seriously weirded out by that whole incident

Thanks again

@Rob said...

@TM i can't get off the pen knife, bec when it went in it was a pen knife and when it came out it was like a huge knife! like a real knife that you would never in a million years get in your...i need to get a life asap..