Friday, June 29, 2007

EGB Trouble

The host for our forum, the EGB, seems to be having some trouble. The board has been offline for a few days (which has nothing to do with me), and even though you can actually reach it now, it doesn't allow you to post.
I really hope they fix it soon and until then, my apologies.. I don't like it very much either.
Next to that, I will pick up the episode reviews next week, when my summer holiday officialy starts. Also, the other two clips will be posted :)

Also look out for our weekly spoiler post about the upcoming episode!

Friday, June 22, 2007

21.42 Clip #1

Thanks to shelliwood, I now present to you one out of three clips from last saturday's episode! Not that that episode was the best of Guppy episodes, but the clips are full of Guppyness (and Stitchness for that matter).
Full credit goes to shelliwood, I only uploaded them to youtube..

The other clips will follow soon!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Article in TV Quick!

There's an article in the TV Quick magazine, which contains an interview with Elyes. He talks about Guppy & cocaine, the upcoming episode and his (ex)girlfriend.
Here's the article, brought to me by Elizabeth (Guppyfan-no1)

Walk On The Wild Side

Poor Guppy is up against it in Casualty and turns to cocaine this week. Actor Elyes Gabel talks about this unexpected turn of events...

The life of a young hospital doctor is not an easy one, and Casualty's Guppy seems to have a tougher time than most. This week he faces the gruesome task of amputating someones hand with an axe - and that's only the start of his nightmare day.

The medic, played by 24 year old Elyes Gabel, reaches the end of his teather when he realises he made a fatal error while treating another patient earlier that day. He expects the worse when he's summoned to see Stitch (Peter O'Brien), but instead discovers that his senior colleague has an unorthodox remedy for a rough day at work - he takes cocaine to get him through.Guppy is stunned, but the temptation to take a dose of Stitch's special medicine is overwhelming. Could this be the beginning of a downward spiral for the stressed out young doctor?

Elyes, who joined the medical drama almost three years ago, talks about this week's dramatic events.

We're about to see Guppy amputate someone's hand. It sounds gruesome!
Guppy's called out to rescue a man who has fallen into a sewer and trapped his hand. His fingers are stuck and because the water level's rising quickly, Guppy has to amptuate, and as usual, he makes a hash of it!

Do these things ever turn your stomach?
I've got over the blood now - I've done enough procedures! Sometimes you feel as if you're God and that if you saw an injured person on the street you could sort them out. On set you'll be walking along talking to someone on the phone and you'll see some guy with a massive gash on his head. You have to remind yourself you work on a medical show and it's not real!

For this week's episode you had to film inside a sewer. Was that a little grim?
It was done at an army training centre in Yeovil. We were down there filming for three days and it was very dark and incredibly cold. We had water flooding down on us constantly to get the right look. It was tough - even with special weather boots and all that, you still get wet - but it helped me get in the right frame of mind. In fact it was a joy to shoot!

Guppy turns to illegal drugs this week. Is this the beginning of the end for him?
This is the turn, the pivot, for what might happen in the future. Guppy hasn't slept for a couple of days and he definately has had a hard time of it at work. I think it reflects what happens to a lot of Senior House Officers - they may not necessarily take cocaine but they do get very ragged.I don't think it's the end for Guppy. Sometimes in life you have to go through these dips before you come out on top.

Do you worry about promoting cocaine use?
I think it's important to show a three dimensional character and show people's weaknesses. We shouldn't shy away from these kinds of issues. I don't want to make judgements about it and I'm not so naive as to think that nobody's ever tried it.

Is there any excuse for Guppy taking cocaine?
Guppy's completely drained and he's thinking, "What else can I do?" Being a doctor is all he's ever wanted to do and he's despeate to find something to get him through. Taking cocaine might not be the right answer, but it's put infront of him like a golden platter and it seems like a way forward. There are some redeeming features in his behaviour and it's up to the audience to decide the rights and wrongs of it.

You were billed as the hunky new doctor when you joined the show in 2004. Was that a daunting prospect?
When I joined, I really didn't know that was the case. I was a bit innocent, I suppose. I don't think that's the way that the character's been built up. He's just had his first sexual encounter (with medical student Maria in last weeks episode) and that was obviously unsuccessful!

What do you like to do when you aren't at work?
I play a lot of sport and I play the guitar. I'm sort of in a band and we do a few gigs, but we don't do anything that is too serious. It's just for fun.

What would you have done if you hadn't gone into acting?
I've never really thought about it. I might have gone to university or I might have taken a few years out, gone to Seville in Spain and worked on an orange farm! I grew up wanting to be an actor and did loads of stuff at school. When you're young you don't realise what an unreliable career it can be.

What was your first big break in the business?
I was very lucky. I went to drama school, but after the first year because I got cast in a childrens show called I Love Mummy. I wasn't sure that I should leave drama school, but I talked to people in the industry and they said, "Are you kidding? Just do it, mate!" I didn't want to miss the opportunity and it meant I had the chance to learn on the job.

Are you still going out with Sarah Barrand from Footballer's Wives?
No, but there is possibly someone else in my life at the moment. However, I don't really want to talk about her. For the sake of keeping things normal I think it's much better to keep quiet about this sort of thing.


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Friday, June 15, 2007

Tomorrow's Episode

It's the same as tonight's episode, only a day earlier ^^

With an overflow of Guppy spoilers, I thought I'd better do this again. The upcoming three weeks are looking like a lot of Guppyness, so I'll try to keep up with the spoilers. With a little help from my spoilers analysers & experts, Nezza & Sapphire, I bet I can :)

Here goes:

Saturday 16th of June:

A binman is crushed by his lorry after rescuing a baby discarded with the rubbish, and a teenager is admitted with a post-natal haemorrhage - much to her mother's disbelief. Selena's past catches up with her and begins to affect her work as she and Nathan find themselves the subject of gossip, while Stitch plays Cupid for Guppy.

From: Itv

When a newborn baby is found abandoned by its teenage mother, Selena struggles to keep her emotions over her recent abortion hidden. Mischievious Stitch determines to help Guppy lose his innocence.

From: Radiotimes

Guppy confesses that he's a virgin. Can Stitch help him to get lucky?

From: Bbc

On the morning after the night before, Nathan and Selena have a near miss in the car park, and a bemused Guppy finds Nadia's bra in Stitch's jacket. Meanwhile, Cyd and Greg rush to save a newborn baby, although the binman who saved the baby is now severely injured. Elsewhere, Selena diagnoses a teenager with a post-partum haemorrhage and, putting two and two together, is desperate to reunite her with the baby. Cyd, distraught by memories of her own backstreet abortion, turns to Dixie for comfort. Later, Guppy goes on a date with a medical student and Stitch, having set the pair up, leaves to chat up his own prey.


So don't forget to tune in tomorrow 8.10 pm on BBC 1!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Poll Results

So, the results of the poll are up. It seemed like the Mini Cooper was popular, but as the week(s) progressed, the Mercedes turned out to be the winner. I guess we all would just love to see Guppy drive a car so smooth, elegant and just awesome.. Although a Mini Cooper wouldn't be that bad..

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So..the winner is...
The Mercedes!
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And our shared runner-ups:
The Mini Cooper
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The Ford Puma
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A new poll will be up sometime next week when I've thought of a new one and I'm not as busy as I am now.

Also, I decided to skip the last two episode reviews, because I just can't catch up, and I'd much rather pay more attention to the latest episodes and the very interesting spoilers for the upcoming episodes.