A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.
Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and... See full summary »
Bev is a downtrodden housewife who's failed her driving test eight times, having only been instructed by her impatient husband Ian. After registering with a driving school, she develops a crush on her instructor, Chris.
Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He's the head of a building firm and on top of his game. She's a part-time beautician and mother to their two sons. One day their perfect, if ... See full summary »
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After their infamous Headmistress Miss Fritton is arrested, the girls are horrified to discover the new Headmaster is turning the school co-ed. Boys at St Trinian's! Can the girls face down this latest threat to the school?
After wealthy philanthropist Piers Pomfrey has expressed an unusual interest in a ring found by her niece Annabelle, Miss Fritton explains that she is descended from a pirate who, in 1598, stole treasure from another pirate: Pomfrey's ancestor. The location of the treasure is to be found when the ring and its double are put together. Felonious ex-pupil Kelly and Miss Fritton's former lover Geoffrey are brought in to help the school steal the second ring from the evil Pomfrey's misogynistic secret society, leading to a showdown at the Globe Theater, and an amazing revelation as to the identity of pirate Captain Fritton, as well as that of William Shakespeare.Written by
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This is the second time that both David Tennant ( Sir Piers Pomfrey) and Talulah Riley (Annabelle Fritton) have worked together. Talulah guest starred in Doctor Who during David Tennant's time as The Doctor. The episode was a two episode story 'Silence in the Library and The Forest of the Dead' during the fourth season of Doctor Who. See more »
At the very beginning of the film it states that it is 1589. Then shows a view of another ship through a telescope, the telescope wasn't invented until 1608 by Hans Lippershy. See more »
[the girls are in the headmasters' office in the boys' school; and they spot a gold ring hanging with the headmasters' portrait]
Look what he's wearing!
Ah, so now, *you're* the Style Queen, are you?
Yeah, we're looking for a ring, not fashion tips.
But he's *wearing* a ring! Well, an earring, anyway.
Chelsea, Saffy, Bella:
Yeah. In a painting.
[the Posh Totties put their fingers in and sizzle their fingers together]
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On the positive side, this was a very funny film. This was made possible by the performances of Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and David Tennant. Everett's Miss Fritton was possibly even better than in the first outing. It's quite obvious all three are relishing their parts. Nothing at all serious here but they all play it up so well.
The downside is some of the plot was just a bit too far-fetched. I'm happy to suspend disbelief in a camp movie such as this but I do have my limits and they were definitely reached. I also found too much of the action in this film takes place outside of the school and you get far less of a feel for what the school is about than in the first one. So it's a lot harder to understand how the girls go from being in the various cliques with hostilities towards each other to working together for their school.
As sequels go, this was far more entertaining than I had expected but it could have been so much better.
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