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Taboo

As always, I have been really very busy this spring but when I haven’t been busy then I have been engrossed in Taboo.   It’s set in the Georgian times but to call it a costume drama would be rather … Continue reading

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A timely Sherlock Holmes tour of London

Originally posted on Luxereporter:
It’s 130 years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first Sherlock Holmes novel and his character is, after numerous incarnations on screens large and small, probably going stronger now than it has since the early…

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Remembering Andrew Sachs, Manuel from Fawlty Towers

learn This morning awaking before 5am I was saddened to learn of the death of Andrew Sachs who famously portrayted  the well-meaning but inept Spanish waiter Manuel in the classic comedy Fawlty Towers. Manuel was always in a state of constant … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Cotton – Dark Angel

As we reach All Hallows Eve, it has become a tradition that I write a post related to Halloween or at least, things that go bump in the night.  Last year I wrote about the apparently true events portrayed in … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday Star Trek

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the airing of the first ever Star Trek episode on television, September 8th 1966.   Star Trek was and remains one of the most beloved television shows in history and has influenced television and … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond Review (Mild Spoilers)

The original Star Trek show was lauded for its starting point of putting a positive vision of the future in the otherwise gloomy world of the late 1960’s.  Today, the world in some ways is under more threat than ever. … Continue reading

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When did Cinema become so infantile?

I have a day off today and I thought I would go to the cinema this morning but then it struck me how there is absolutely nothing of any merit playing on one of the many, many screens at the … Continue reading

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