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Prince Eustace and Joffrey

Once again, much of the television watching world is gripped by the latest installments of Game of Thrones.  Not myself sadly as I don’t have access to the channel that broadcasts it in the U.K. so face another long and … Continue reading

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The story of the first Black Man in the British Army

A few weeks in a new episode of Dr Who, there was something of a story about one of the characters in that weeks episode.  It involved a platoon of Victorian British soldiers who ended up working on some alien … Continue reading

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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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