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Sight for saw eyes

The List’s column hits the small screen. Words: Vicki Shenkin

ver scanned the I Saw You columns just

wondering if per chance someone.

somewhere might have seen you? That little feeling that a stranger COuld have noticed you. and only you. is very flattering: not that you would necessarily reply . . . or even care . . . honest . . . But has it occmred to you that an i Saw You COuld change your life forever?

It has happened in Scotland thanks to The List. At least one c0uple has got married after being brought together Via an exchange of I Saw Yous. And there’s the other sooii-to-be~cour>le who arranged through the column to meet up in Borders. but keep missing each other: what a love stOry spectacular. And how about all those staff in the Tron. Cul de Sac. Traverse. City Cafe and the other places where we leave our l Saw You post- boxes. who receive twice as many adxances Just because their customers have nothing better to do than drink. stare and in/rite’?

The List isn't the only one to realise the fun and

function of an I Saw You column. The team behind ITV's (Jo/d

Feet has come together again to film a three-part series

ingeniously entitled / Saw You. It st; rs l'ay Ripley. also of Cold Feet. as the central character Grace Bingley. 'single mother. singer and Cynic'. The series kicks off with a chain of events leading to an I Saw You in the local maga/ine from someone

searching for Grace: they have her shoes.

It's a typical Cii'idei‘ella-estiue quirky speck in a script which is full of predictable screwball comic moments. most notably the spontaneous interiections of I Saw Yous. Yet. as it follo‘«.i'~.i romantic muddles of Grace. the men she meets and her friends

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Fay Ripley (left) stars in ITV’s I Saw You, a series that has blossomed out of this very magazine

around and about Bristol. there is an element of genuine care and

[he List came across the idea in Seattle's The Stranger iitaga/ine and kicked off its own version in 1991"). Later Bristol's Venue also adopted the scheme. lhe spread of the (:()|tlll‘.ll to TV is further proof that it's doing something right. So. the next time

you see someone you're too shy to approach. find your nearest l

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You post box. and write then‘ a note. Who knows. they may have spotted you too. t could be the start of something beautiful. I / You, Scottish, starts Tue iti/lpi'il f)..’)‘()pm. Our own/

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