In recent years, the "father of fly-on-the-wall" has laid into landmark shows such as Big Brother and Wife Swap. Directed by Terry Ingram. 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. Follow the Twitter feed at #raininginmyheart for further announcements. He could write us out of trouble. During the Malcolm and Barbara inquiry by ITV, Watson sought solace in his first love, art. But death is not a mystery that can be solved, for the simple reason that it is not something that can ever happen to us in the sense of being an object of conscious experience. Rain in My Heart Documentary WOW , I just finished watching all 10 ~ I couldn't stop ~ I think this documentary should be a mandatory watch for teenagers ! Two of the participants died during the filming. – 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 … "Barbara Pointon supported me all summer as a member of her family. The first, Toni Bailey, gave an interview where she claims she was not an alcoholic. 24. He learned to take risks there. The filmmaker gets thoroughly involved in his compassionate relationship with his protagonists, chronicling their journey through hell," said the judges. "Nobody asked me in the cutting room whether it was the death. He is nothing if not outspoken. Not if Watson has his way. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The Texarkana Gazette is the premier source for local news and sports in Texarkana and the surrounding Arklatex areas. Critics might say Watson is safer in fiction after recent events. Deep in My Heart ... Kelly suffered a series of strokes. "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. He was an adorable man with a highly respected profession, but just like they said on the programme he was haunted by demons. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Directed by Paul Watson. RECOMMENDED. 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. 0 likes, 6 replies In our hearts she is living yet – We loved her too dearly to ever forget. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. With Lacey Chabert, Brennan Elliott, Heather Doerksen, Daniel Cudmore. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Filmed in 2006 the film follows the lives of 4 people battling addiction in the Medway towns. Rain in My Heart by filmmaker Paul Watson documents the intimate struggles of four severe alcoholics seeking treatment at Medway Hospital. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? I am the wedding guest at the court of the Ancient Mariner. I don't make films which repress people.". 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). As always with Watson, there are twists in the tale. They are still 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. I ask questions some say are cheeky, rude and improper. 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. The enquiry found, by and large, against Watson, while saying he had not "deliberately" misled the broadcaster. There's nothing wrong with trouble." 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. 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. They’ve called it ‘Raining in my heart’ (though we’re not sure why!). A mantra he has maintained throughout his career. He … superb.. thanks great poet. It was strange (and expensive) territory for a man more used to getting down on video with the dispossessed. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. I don't put a repertory company together. I don't know anybody in TV. Watch the latest news videos and the top news video clips online at ABC News. I remember bits of it, presumably from when it came out in 2006. 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. 6 thoughts on “ ‘Rain in My Heart’ Drinkers documentary ” moretomethanthis says: 02/06/2014 at 21:59. '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. I don't cast. band & artist news, reviews, interviews, videos & gossip UK & worldwide. 1 hits. You Tube, 'Rain in My Heart' by Paul Watson. 0. Duchess of Cornwall on her brother Mark Shand. No suits came into cutting room. Content Rating United States of America TV-PG. Dee3 Posts: 10. Three and more decades ago Paul turned the Wilkins family of Reading into the first factual TV soap superstars. I make films that represent people. But while the industry as a whole is still in the doldrums, Watson is on the crest of a wave. 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. ", Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Originally Aired November 21, 2006. Watson has been nominated for eight Baftas in the past, but has never won. Brilliant, unflinching documentary on alcoholism by Kent film maker Paul Watson. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. "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. "I have just finished one after five years," he says. Now, it seems, his luck has changed. 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. 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. Why not in the past in the present tense? "ITV say they want to make another film with me. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. 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 … However you cut it, Watson is a one-off. Should the private pain and intimacy of death be filmed for a fly-on-the-wall documentary or are some things too real for reality TV. 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. 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. 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. Tracie Monique Spencer (born July 12, 1976) is a retired American singer–songwriter, actress, and model. Robin Thicke announces first album in six years 'On Earth, and in Heaven' - The Number One music magazine feat. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Of the many powerful issues raised by the film, the one which occupied me most was this: are some things just too real to be captured on film? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Watson was subject to a four-hour grilling, accompanied only by his wife, another Barbara, who took notes. Jump to Media Player. 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. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. For Newsnight's alcohol special, filmmaker Paul Watson revisits some of the people from his documentary Rain in my Heart. Raining in my Heart meets Sophie and Fabian, both 11, who have exhausted all traditional treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and are set to become some of the first children in the world to try experimental immunotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Network BBC. and died beloved by all. But I knew who my friends were this summer. Newsnight. Then at the Prix Europa Awards in Berlin, he won the prize for best television documentary. Two of the participants in Paul Watson's Rain in My Heart died during filming. It is one that poetry and art has often been called upon to try to bridge. "Why make documentaries in the present? 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. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. 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. At 66, he has reinvented himself by writing plays for Radio Four. 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. This is gut-wrenching to watch, very disturbing and upsetting. Without any hold on the important public and private realities behind the film, and short of illuminating the unknowable and unshowable realities of death, we are left teetering on the brink of voyeur-TV of the boldest, ugliest kind. All as told. What is this sadness that pierces my heart?’ "You don't make documentaries to make friends." But we are shown no causes, only a series of shocking, depressing effects. Some comeback. Revisiting Rain in my Heart. Today he makes tapestries at home in Kent. 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. US people will probably be shocked by the 'Dickensian' hospital. English. 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. Camilla's brother Mark Shand died in New York after a tragic fall in 2014. The documentary, Raining In My Heart, will be shown on ITV on April 15 By Nikki Murfitt For The Mail On Sunday Published: 17:03 EST, 4 April 2015 | Updated: 07:17 EST, 5 April 2015 It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. A lot. What a moving & powerful piece of documentary TV this was....certainly put me off drinking for a while ! 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. Watson has followed that project with an unparalleled canon of work from The Fishing Party in 1985, which blew Thatcherism apart on screen, and Sarajevo in 1992, which showed a city and country in conflict. 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. Forum Member. ITV was slightly contrite, with chairman Michael Grade declaring that they might work with Watson again. Watson was left to salvage a 40-year reputation. – Loving memories of one so dear – Treasured still with a love sincere. I was let down by the apparatchiks.". 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. Kath now struggles on a severely limited income. ... (The Family probably started the reality trend) but Rain in my Heart made up for a lot. Millions tuned in week after week. 22/11/06 - 10:57 #8. Kelly is remembered for his lead role in Singin' in the Rain, regarded by some as the best dance film ever made. This powerful documentary from fly-on-the-wall pioneer Paul Watson provides a … 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". Death is real in the way that reports of it - whether verbal or visual - never can be. Brian agrees to return to Wall Street to boost their funds, while Jenny scrambles to keep the opening on time. The latest edition of BBC Two's Newsnight with its daily analysis of news and current affairs. A week later he was back in Germany to collect the Best Humanitarian Film award at the Leipzig Film Festival. Runtime 60 minutes. What is being celebrated next Friday is a career which began when Watson was a researcher on Whicker's World 40 years ago. "Margaret Wilkins said to me, 'All my life I have been waiting for you to come along Paul'." Documentary on four alcoholics living in Kent, England. After he died in 2013, the song hit the charts a second time. 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. "I created a new language: no cutaways in the entire film. The fact that two of the four died during filming is grim testimony to the illness of alcoholism. Two of the participants in Paul Watson's Rain in My Heart died … "It's set in 1768 and I am in it," he says. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Asked in a recent interview about being referred to as the godfather of Big Brother-style TV, he retorted: "Why would anybody want to be known as the godfather of such bastards?" 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 … "I am the dog with the wrong smell," is the film-maker's explanation. This is a bleak and shocking documentary about end stage liver disease and alcoholism. He is a Royal College of Art-trained painter, with at least one early work bought for the National Collection. Nigel died during the course of filming Rain in my Heart, leaving Kath and two teenage children. Nobody in ITV has spoken to me since August," he bellows. sonya sones — ‘It's raining in my heart, like it's raining in the city. October 23rd, 2009, 11:37 PM #42 He wrote approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays, and several essays. 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 … It is considered Jones' defining song in a career that began in 1954 and had more than a dozen No. A BBC2 documentary last night tracked the gruesome fate of four extreme alcoholics seeking treatment in the Medway Hospital. ", He hired solicitors to fight his corner against the might of ITV. He had some help. No whimsical pictures," says Watson. They were firmly not his progeny. During the "Deathgate" row, Watson's many enemies in television had a field day. A BBC2 documentary last night tracked the gruesome fate of four extreme alcoholics seeking treatment in the Medway Hospital. {{#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. "The position of being honest is the best position," is his self analysis. 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. 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