"I was told by the press that I was finished," remembers Watson, whose place in the firmament of British TV documentary was secured by his pioneering fly-on-the-wall film The Family back in 1974. Kath now struggles on a severely limited income. During the Malcolm and Barbara inquiry by ITV, Watson sought solace in his first love, art. Tracie Monique Spencer (born July 12, 1976) is a retired American singer–songwriter, actress, and model. And, as is clear from his narrative interventions (in the film Watson frequently interviews himself) and his inability to stick to the journalist's task of neutral documentation (the failure is moving in itself) - the two subjects, and the fragile, meandering threads that run between them, are beyond the film's grasp. A BBC2 documentary last night tracked the gruesome fate of four extreme alcoholics seeking treatment in the Medway Hospital. "I am intemperately clever... a bugger... and a softie." But while the industry as a whole is still in the doldrums, Watson is on the crest of a wave. Camilla's brother Mark Shand died in New York after a tragic fall in 2014. 1 hits. Then at the Prix Europa Awards in Berlin, he won the prize for best television documentary. Millions tuned in week after week. He … He had some help. In this country classic, Jones sings of a man's love for a woman that outlasts their relationship and doesn't end until the day he dies. October 23rd, 2009, 11:37 PM #42 Rain in My Heart This powerful documentary from fly-on-the-wall pioneer Paul Watson provides a raw account of four alcohol abusers from the impoverished Medway towns of … Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. I don't make films which repress people.". "I created a new language: no cutaways in the entire film. "The position of being honest is the best position," is his self analysis. There's nothing wrong with trouble." LOS ANGELES — Peter Mark Richman, a character actor who appeared in hundreds of television episodes and had recurring roles on “Three's Company" and “Beverly Hills 90210," has died. Nevertheless, he is a prophet largely without honour in his own land. In fact, Watson stopped filming three days before, when Malcolm Pointon slipped into a fatal coma, as Pointon's brother, Graham, the former Head of the BBC Pronunciation Unit, publicly pointed out. "Barbara Pointon supported me all summer as a member of her family. The professed aims of the film follows the thread laid down by his earlier successes with The Family (1974) and The Fishing Party (1984) - high quality television that makes very private realities public in a sensitive and pertinent way. He learned to take risks there. Newsnight. "Margaret Wilkins said to me, 'All my life I have been waiting for you to come along Paul'." Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Rain In My Heart, a 100-minute film about alcoholism, won a Mental Health Media award last month in London, in spite of being a hard watch with no frills. No suits came into cutting room. It was strange (and expensive) territory for a man more used to getting down on video with the dispossessed. {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, Paul Watson: 'The press told me I was finished', You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Revisiting Rain in my Heart. Now, it seems, his luck has changed. Between the public dead we see and read about in the news - who become known to us as facts and figures - and the private dying of someone whose life formed an active part of our world and understanding, is a yawning chasm. They are still friends. 'The Art of Racing in the Rain,' a dog movie about golden retriever Enzo (Kevin Costner) and BFF Denny (Milo Ventimiglia), will make you cry. if you have died, all the leaves will fall in my breast, it will rain on my soul night and day, the snow will burn my heart, I shall walk with frost and fire and death and snow, my feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping, but I shall stay alive, highly appealing lines. For Newsnight's alcohol special, filmmaker Paul Watson revisits some of the people from his documentary Rain in my Heart. At 66, he has reinvented himself by writing plays for Radio Four. It's very unlikely. Watson was subject to a four-hour grilling, accompanied only by his wife, another Barbara, who took notes. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Visual representations of death, both real, imaginary and sometimes frankly absurd are everywhere. 0 likes, 6 replies I was let down by the apparatchiks.". A week later he was back in Germany to collect the Best Humanitarian Film award at the Leipzig Film Festival. He was an adorable man with a highly respected profession, but just like they said on the programme he was haunted by demons. In recent years, the "father of fly-on-the-wall" has laid into landmark shows such as Big Brother and Wife Swap. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Rain In My Heart, a 100-minute film about alcoholism, won a Mental Health Media award last month in London, in spite of being a hard watch with no frills. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? But I knew who my friends were this summer. This powerful documentary from fly-on-the-wall pioneer Paul Watson provides a … The latest edition of BBC Two's Newsnight with its daily analysis of news and current affairs. "This empathetic film is an account about alcoholism with four characters that accepted the camera into the most intimate and desperate parts of their lives, and deaths. As it is You Tube, people outside of the UK should be able to view it - it is 1:38.00 long. One of them, Nigel Wratten, was shown unconscious, dead in all but name, while his wife made her final farewell; the other, Toni Bailey, was shown, close focus, two days from a now inevitable release. Directed by Terry Ingram. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Asking himself, his narrator's voice heightened with the tension of unconvincing confession, if it was right for him to show us the last gasp of Kath and Nigel's intimacy, he tries to reassure us that it's all in the interests of getting to the heart of the matter. English. The enquiry found, by and large, against Watson, while saying he had not "deliberately" misled the broadcaster. But whereas Watson's previous subjects involve a clear relation between the films' subjects and the socio-political phenomenon they are intended to exemplify, in Rain in My Heart, Watson attempts to deal in one fell swoop with a complex area of public health policy and the even more complex psychology of compulsive self-destruction. Watson was an apparent victim of British television's summer of scandal. "I am the dog with the wrong smell," is the film-maker's explanation. Content Rating United States of America TV-PG. RECOMMENDED. Today he makes tapestries at home in Kent. I don't put a repertory company together. He has won three major prizes in three weeks for his last BBC film, Rain In My Heart, and on Friday, at the prestigious Grierson Awards, he is in line for a Lifetime Achievement award. Two of the participants died during the filming. Brian agrees to return to Wall Street to boost their funds, while Jenny scrambles to keep the opening on time. Rain in My Heart by filmmaker Paul Watson documents the intimate struggles of four severe alcoholics seeking treatment at Medway Hospital. ", Read our full mailing list consent terms here. It is one that poetry and art has often been called upon to try to bridge. It is considered Jones' defining song in a career that began in 1954 and had more than a dozen No. The fact that two of the four died during filming is grim testimony to the illness of alcoholism. However you cut it, Watson is a one-off. I don't know anybody in TV. Forum Member. We’ve seen the final edit and feel truly blessed to have such a beautiful record in film of his last year with us (have the tissues to hand, though). The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Dee3 Posts: 10. There is nothing to know, everything to feel: the concept of death is inseparable from the nexus of conflicting feelings and confused thoughts that struggle and fight to fill the vacuum left by the departed in our minds and, seemingly, our bodies too. – A part of my heart he took with him but his love he left me to keep – So we will never really be parted the bond between us is … A month ago Paul Watson's career looked to be over. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Documentary on four alcoholics living in Kent, England. superb.. thanks great poet. Any useful grasp of the realities of health policy are not there, just as his attempts to understand the psychology are woefully inadequate and inappropriate: Watson turns second-rate counsellor during the film, with irritating if well-meant advice to "expose the gremlins" responsible for driving the addicts down their desperate paths. Kelly is remembered for his lead role in Singin' in the Rain, regarded by some as the best dance film ever made. A BBC2 documentary last night tracked the gruesome fate of four extreme alcoholics seeking treatment in the Medway Hospital. This was almost the same film as Paul Watson ’s landmark 2006 documentary Rain in My Heart, a devastating portrait of alcoholics drinking themselves into … You Tube, 'Rain in My Heart' by Paul Watson. During the "Deathgate" row, Watson's many enemies in television had a field day. The first, Toni Bailey, gave an interview where she claims she was not an alcoholic. All as told. Filmed in 2006 the film follows the lives of 4 people battling addiction in the Medway towns. band & artist news, reviews, interviews, videos & gossip UK & worldwide. Gritty, very real and heartbreaking, it is an upfront, unapologetic glimpse into the world of addiction and alcoholism. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. "You don't make documentaries to make friends." Toni had never admitted to herself that she was an alcoholic, and yet we could see her lying battered and rotting from years of alcohol abuse, with a face and body so swollen that the signs of life could barely be called human, beyond struggle, beyond will. Called Rain In My Heart, it is a heart-rending study of four alcoholics - Vanda, Mark, Nigel and Toni - on a ward in a Gillingham hospital. sonya sones — ‘It's raining in my heart, like it's raining in the city. Duchess of Cornwall on her brother Mark Shand. I remember bits of it, presumably from when it came out in 2006. Robin Thicke announces first album in six years 'On Earth, and in Heaven' - The Number One music magazine feat. An ITV legal inquiry had ruled against him on the publicity claims made for his film Malcolm and Barbara: Love's Farewell, which suggested he had filmed a man as he died. Two of the participants in Paul Watson's Rain in My Heart died … Watson, often credited with inventing the fly-on-the-wall documentary, is keen both in the film and the surrounding publicity to disassociate himself from today's strain of "reality TV". ", He hired solicitors to fight his corner against the might of ITV. Watch the latest news videos and the top news video clips online at ABC News. Jamie O’Hara, a country music singer-songwriter who came to fame as a member of the O’Kanes, a duo that had six straight top 10 singles in the late 1980s, died Thursday in … Edward Estlin (E. E.) Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), often styled as e e cummings, as he is attributed in many of his published works, was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. Brian and Jenny are preparing for the big opening of their bed and breakfast, Emily's Country Inn, when a huge storm hits Bucks County. Brilliant, unflinching documentary on alcoholism by Kent film maker Paul Watson. Death is real in the way that reports of it - whether verbal or visual - never can be. Why not in the past in the present tense? No whimsical pictures," says Watson. As Watson took to the stage to accept "the first piece of metal I have ever won in my life" he used the opportunity to rant about the state of the BBC. What is being celebrated next Friday is a career which began when Watson was a researcher on Whicker's World 40 years ago. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. I am the wedding guest at the court of the Ancient Mariner. One is finished and two others have been commissioned. With Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, Heather Doerksen, Daniel Cudmore. "ITV say they want to make another film with me. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. 0. My father was an alcoholic, recovering when I was aged 4-16, drinking a bottle of spirits a day when I was 16-19, then recovering until he died 2 years later.

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