Monday, December 12, 2016

SPOTLIGHT & TRAILER ON THE 'HALCYON' HOTEL WW2 SET TV SERIES WITH STEVEN MACINTOSH, OLIVIA WILLIAMS, MATT RYAN, ALEX JENNINGS

'THE HALCYON' HOTEL
NEW WW2 SERIES TRAILER
I was chatting recently with one of the generals of my Twitting Angel Squads about how unlike January this year that brought such luscious treats as War and Peace, And Then There Were None and Beowulf, January 2017 isn't bringing us anything special. But one thing we have to settle on is ITV's THE HALCYON eight episode period set series which will hit the British channel January 2nd set in a fancy WW2 hotel! Today, you can check out the first trailer!

THE HALCYON 
set in the 1940, tells the story of a “bustling and glamorous” five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war. The story will reveal London life against the backdrop of war and the impact it has on families, politics, relationships and work across every social strata all wrapped in a soundtrack of jazz music of that time.
MUSIC, LOVE AND POLITICS
The occupants of the hotel include the imperious owner, Lord Hamilton (Alex Jennings),  who cheats on Lady Hamilton (Olivia Williams), but the central relationship is the enmity between Lady Hamilton and the hotel manager, Richard Garland (Steven Macintosh), who share a dark secret. There is also the initially unspoken love between Freddie (Jamie Blackley), the Hamiltons’ elder son and a young Spitfire pilot, and Emma (Hermione Corfield), Garland’s daughter, the hotel receptionist. The younger son, Toby (Edward Bluemel), is secretly gay. Matt Ryan plays American journalist Joe O'Hara.

24 comments:

DMS said...

This looks like it will be interesting and I hope it is as good as it looks. :)
~Jess

DEZMOND said...

fingers crossed!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I want to live in a luxurious hotel and have people clean up after me all day long. How lovely would that be? And think of all the fun people you would meet every day!

Blue Grumpster said...

A dark secret? I love dark secrets. And dark chocolate, like Theresa.

DEZMOND said...

yes, people cleaning after me and going naughty with the concierge and the luggage porters every now and then, most often now :)

DEZMOND said...

My Christmas d├ęcor this year will be chocolate, there, Blue, you have an exclusive

Sherry Ellis said...

Looks interesting. Dark secrets are always compelling. And life in a luxury hotel? Very posh?

cleemckenzie said...

Luxury hotel in the middle of war-torn London? This sounds like a hit! Thanks, DEZ!

DEZMOND said...

Imagine the violin concertos you could have in the lobby :)

DEZMOND said...

Should be a good one!

Truedessa said...

This one looks to be a good one to watch. How does a luxurious hotel survive during a time of war? One can just imagine the secrets behind closed doors.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

January will not be without drama. And period pieces.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Dark secrets are fun to uncover. As long as they aren't my dark secrets. Then, they better stay locked far, far away!

DEZMOND said...

well, UK escaped most of the war, they were never invaded so it was easier for them, that is the reason why they are one of leading nations because they were never invaded and destroyed as an island. The same goes for USA

DEZMOND said...

hopefully!

DEZMOND said...

I don't think I have any...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"The Halcyon" looks great! I hope we get to see it in Canada some time. Gays, WW2 and handsome Spitfire pilots, yay!

DEZMOND said...

but no gays WITH spitfire pilots :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, that's what our imaginations are for then, I guess.

DEZMOND said...

indeed

Blue Grumpster said...

See, now we're getting a tad curious. Pray, tell.

DEZMOND said...

what?

Blue Grumpster said...

I was talking to Theresa. She's got dark secrets.

DEZMOND said...

not that I know of.... but then again I know everything....