Housekeeping Archive


LiveJournal pages

It has just been brought to our attention that a Nicola Walker fan has set up a new LiveJournal page titled nicola_walker, sub-titled Bonkers but Brilliant. We do not have a problem with any fan of Nicola’s setting up any number of LiveJournal pages in order to celebrate Nicola’s work in a way which that fan feels necessary or appropriate, but we do object to such a deliberate attempt to pass-off this new LiveJournal page as having anything to do with this fansite.

This fansite has been known as “Bonkers but Brilliant” since it was first set up in 2006 by another fan. At that time, the webmaster also set up a LiveJournal page titled nicolawalker, sub-titled Bonkers but Brilliant. When we took over the administration of the fansite in September 2010 and subsequently its re-design, we made an editorial decision to mothball the LiveJournal page for a number of reasons :

  • there has not been a whole lot of activities on the LiveJournal page for some time
  • the new format of the fansite allowed us to post more detailed entries regarding Nicola’s work, so that it was no longer necessary to use LiveJournal for this purpose
  • the new format of the fansite also allowed fans to log comments, again, duplicating a similar function on LiveJournal

Recently, the fan in question logged an entry on our Nicola LiveJournal page which contained links to her own, personal, LiveJournal page where she had posted a number of entries which set out her comments on various aspects of Nicola’s work. We made a collective decision to delete that post as we felt that it was an unfair way of diverting traffic to this fan’s own, personal LiveJournal page. If you wish to comment on Nicola’s work, why not do it either on this fansite, or on our Nicola LiveJournal page direct? If you have already set up a personal LiveJournal page, why not publicize that page using your own methods, instead of taking advantage of our member list?

Understandably, our deletion of that post has enraged the fan in question. Instead of taking this up with the Editor on this fansite, the fan in question sent a very, very rudely worded private message to one of our contributions via one of the Spooks forums. As far as we were concerned, this was a very childish act and we chose not to respond. Until now.

We are just one group of Nicola Walker fans who wish to celebrate Nicola’s work on the internet. Other fans are absolutely free to undertake similar activities in any form they can think of. Be creative. Be inventive. We do object, however, most strenuously, if people try to pass off their efforts as being in any way associated with this fansite by using “Bonkers but Brilliant” as the title of their LiveJournal or Facebook page. If, as this particular fan has already stressed in her very rude private message, we are such a despicable lot, why does she still want to ride on our coat-tails?

It is not our intention to pick a fight with any Nicola Walker fan (which is why we are disabling Comments for this Post). We have chosen to maintain a dignified silence in all this, till now. We just want other fans to know that we have nothing to do with the new LiveJournal Nicola Walker page. We would also urge that particular fan to change her new LiveJournal page to something other than “Bonkers but Brilliant”.



Update 5 January 2011

We have now uploaded Desktop Images and Avatars for your use and enjoyment :

Desktop Images


Some of these are transferred from the old fansite, and some are new contributions.

Many of these Desktop Images and avis have been created by using the screencaps which are available on this fansite. We know that a fair number of fans have been busy downloading these screencaps in recent weeks. You are most welcome to do that. Some of you have taken the trouble to let us know why you have been downloading these sceencaps and for that, we thank you. If you are going to create Desktop Images and/or avatars from these screencaps (or by using your own screencaps), it would be lovely if you could send us your creations for display on this fansite so that other fans can enjoy them too. ☺

Update 2 January 2011

All of the galleries have migrated from the old site.

We have received some smashing new desktop images and avatars which will become available soon.

If you would like to contribute either desktop images or avis, please Email Us with a zip file. All contributions will be gratefully received. We will let you know as soon as your contributions have been accepted for publication.

On 19 November 2010, we said :

We are in the process of moving all of the images which were available on the old fansite over to the new fansite. Since we are using completely new and different software, we have to move the galleries across manually, so please bear with us. For now, we will stay with the screencaps etc. which were available from the old fansite. In due course, we may add more screencaps from the different shows.

We have received a number of offers from fans of screencaps and desktop images. Thank you, but we are not currently accepting such contributions. We will let you know when we are ready to ask for your help in this area. 🙂

Making available screencaps, and avatars and desktop images made from those screencaps is about as far as we want to go in terms of any perceived breaches of other people’s copyright. We will not be providing download links for any audio or video files in relation to Nicola’s work, unless those downloads are specially permitted or sanctioned by the relevant copyright owners (such as that promotional video for Being Human).


Nicola Walker Fansite 2.0

Hello, g’day and welcome. If you’re looking for information on the most magnificent actress in the world, Nicola Walker, you’ve come to the right place! We look different, you say? Well, we’ve had a little bit of work done, a nip here, a tuck there. Oh alright, we’ve had a complete facelift. What do you think?

The Nicola Walker fansite was first set up in 2006 by flip18. We have flip to thank for having kept us informed of all of Nicola’s activities as an actress for the past 4 years!. In September 2010, administration of the fansite was transferred to us.

At flip’s suggestion and with her encouragement, we decided to give the fansite a complete makeover by using some of the latest available open source content management software, such as WordPress. You are now reading the results of our labour. This is intended to give Nicola fans a fuller and richer experience in terms of celebrating her work.

As we are going with a new format, it will take us a little while to transfer all of the old content to the new fansite, so please bear with us. If you cannot find your favorite features from the old fansite, please be patient and check back in a couple of days.

We will also try and beef up various sections of the fansite and will require your help. For example, in the CV>Guides section, you can submit a recap of shows in which Nicola has appeared in. Head over to our post on Guides for requirements in this respect.

The only feature which we may not bring over to the new fansite is the schedule of TV shows and repeats. Please read our post on this topic here.

So, the Nicola Walker fansite 2.0 – like it, hate it, got some other suggestion? Leave a comment below, or if you want to discuss matters in private, Contact Us. For things like typos, omissions and inaccuracies, we would prefer that you Contact Us instead of leaving a comment below.

Please be generous with your comments, and gentle with your criticism 🙂


TV Schedule

One of the features from the old fansite which we are strongly inclined to discontinue is the TV Schedule which lists current and repeat showings of shows in which Nicola has made an appearance. That schedule only set out TV listings for the UK and is of not much use to Nicola fans who do not live in the UK.

What do you think? Do you want it back? If we are to bring it back, we would like to include TV listings from around the world. To do that, we will need your help. If you do not live in the UK, would you be prepared to keep an eye out for Nicola shows in you local TV listings and send us this information on a regular basis? Let us know, leave a comment below.



The Games are back, finally, and you can download them from here.