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The Further Adventures of the Musketeers - Simply Media DVD Review

Broadcast between May and September 1967, The Further Adventures of the Musketeers (based on Dumas’ novel Twenty Years After) was a sixteen-part serial which followed on from the previous years adaptation of  1,414 more words


Profanity and insanity – Swindon is Blessed by Brian

*** Warning: this report contains swearing, obviously: it’s about Brian Blessed. ***

Brian Blessed is going into Space. This is a good thing, as it is probably the only place large enough to accommodate his personality. 1,196 more words

Swindon Festival Of Literature

Flash Gordon (1980)

Pro football star Flash Gordon and his travelling companion are kidnapped by a mad scientist during his attempt to foil an attack on Earth by a malevolent intergalactic dictator. 243 more words


The Three Musketeers. Part Ten - Walk to the Scaffold

The war is over and Milady de Winter once more vows vengeance on her enemies, especially D’Artagnan.  She’s tracked down D’Artagnan’s mistress, Madame Bonacieux, who is sheltering in a convent and anxiously awaiting the arrival of her lover. 362 more words


The Three Musketeers. Part Nine - Assassin

With a limited budget, the battle scenes we see throughout the serial have to be somewhat impressionistic.  This is demonstrated at the start of Assassin… 401 more words


The Three Musketeers. Part Eight - The Cardinal

The revelation that Milady de Winter is Athos’ treacherous wife, whom he believed was put to death years ago, spins the story in a different direction.   422 more words


The Three Musketeers. Part Seven - All Cats are Grey in the Dark

Milady de Winter has succeeded in winning the love of D’Artagnan, but tells the Cardinal that she’ll only reciprocate in order to convert him to their side. 477 more words