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Swallows and Amazons: Let's Try Again, or maybe...

Reading a feature interview in today’s Observer magazine with Andrew Scott, the impossibly charismatic Jim Moriarty of Sherlock, I was startled by a passing mention of his filming a re-make of… 618 more words


Life of a Mountain revisited

Back in January this year, the BBC aired a beautiful hour long documentary, directed by Terry Abrahams, about a year in the life of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and I watched it and raved about it… 411 more words

The Lake District

Re-seeing Red Shift - Still Brilliant After All These Years

Like many people of my generation, I first discovered Alan Garner through the medium of television, in this case the extraordinary eight part Granada adaptation of his fourth novel, … 2,030 more words


Gregory's Girl: How to ruin a story without changing a word of it

The news that Bill Forsyth’s debut film as Director, That Sinking Feeling has finally been released on DVD with the originally, naturally accented soundtrack, has sparked off a chain of thought that has brought back to mind a long ago experience. 1,675 more words


The Lovers! 2

In October last year, I wrote a piece celebrating my discovery that the film version of the late Jack Rosenthal’s Granada sitcom, The Lovers, had been uploaded to YouTube, taken from a video of the film when broadcast on the TV. 943 more words

Films & DVDs

Man of Steel - The Non-Review

As a long-time DC fan, who has been known to read Superman from time to time, I’d been looking forward to the new film, Man of Steel… 880 more words

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