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Just watched an excellent BBC4 documentary about heavy metal which of course included this band.

This won’t be everybody’s cup of tea but this is very strong live version of the first track of their first album. 20 more words


Saturday SkandiKrime: Follow the Money parts 9 & 10

So much to cover in so little time.

No, scratch that. In the end, though Follow the Money devoted its last two episodes to completely undoing Energreen’s comprehensive untouchability after episode 8, there was curiously little to the conclusion. 2,084 more words

The Goggle-Box

Engineering calm

A TV programme about reconstructing a lawnmower should make good TV for insomniacs, but the first episode of James May’s The Reassembler (BBC4, last night) managed to be simultaneously fascinating and calming. 336 more words


Saturday SkandiCrime: Follow the Money parts 5 & 6

I’ve started, so I’ll finish…

By that I don’t mean that I’m considering dropping Follow the Money, merely that for the remainder of its run, I’ll be watching it via the relative luxury of an i-Player Sunday morning, and addressing it in relative leisure. 1,838 more words

The Goggle-Box

Saturday SkandiCrime: Follow the Money parts 3 & 4

Another Sunday session for Saturday night crime.

My main excuse this week is that the England game was too interesting to switch off, but I have to allow for the fact that nothing in… 1,262 more words

The Goggle-Box

Looking for Kurt ...

Writing recently about Henning Mankel’s posthumously published book of essays, Quicksand, I mentioned interviewing him in the course of making a documentary about his crime fiction – … 186 more words

Writers & Writing

Things I Can't Watch When I Am Ironing #1: Trapped

Scandinavian drama has revolutionised TV watching for me. I can no longer watch while I knit, paint my nails, check Twitter, feed the cows on Castle Story or compose a blog post. 563 more words