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123: Summer Shakespeare

Good Folks,

Summer is all but upon us and, not infrequently, that arrival signals the possibility of reunion with the greatest of playwrights.

A deep, regular rereader of Shakespeare all his life, Ruskin’s references to him fill nearly… 1,292 more words

John Ruskin

A Very English Scandal ~ Episode Three

On Sunday 3 June we reached the concluding part of Russell T Davies’ A Very English Scandal, and it was a cornucopia of lies, truth and underhanded dealings. 286 more words


British TV: A Very English Scandal

Written by Russel T Davies

Broadcast: BBC One
Concluded: 03/06/18
Synopsis: Based on unfolding true events that spun over decade, between British politician Jeremy Thorpe, and his lover Norman Scott, beginning in the early 1960’s. 341 more words


A Very English Scandal (2018)

Plot: “British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.” (imdb.com)

Stars:  594 more words


A splendid retelling of a ridiculous story: A Very English Scandal

The last time I saw Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw sharing the screen, it was in the rather excellent Paddington 2.

The pair are co-stars once more in the BBC drama, A Very English Scandal. 489 more words


A Very English Scandal ~ Episode Two

The second instalment of one of the best dramas to grace the screens of BBC One (since Call The Midwife disappeared until Christmas) was even racier, more scandalous and has been cast so superbly it’s resonating for all the right reasons. 344 more words


A Very English Scandal story so far as Hugh Grant drama continues

What’s happened so far in A Very English Scandal? (Picture: BBC)Hugh Grant has won rave reviews for his latest role as disgraced politician Jeremy Thorpe in the BBC drama A Very English Scandal. 27 more words