Category Archives: television

Cos I like Polaroids

Saw these on Tumblr and thought I’d repost them. I was never a full-blown X-Files fan but would invariably watch it if it was on. (Click for larger)

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Blackout (Channel 4; Review)

I watched Channel 4’s film ‘Blackout’ last night. The premise is simple – the UK is the victim of a cyber-attack that brings down the National Grid. This power outage – that affects the entire country – lasts for several … Continue reading

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Make Me German

So I watched the BBC doc ‘Make Me German‘. Germany is really rather different to the UK, though I suppose I knew that. Much more community-orientated. Very different approach to bringing up children and thus the lives of working mothers … Continue reading

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Profoundly in love with Pandora

There is something about the Zeitgeist of the 1980s that I can’t let go of. It is a theme I come back to often. I remember The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole when it was broadcast on TV in 1985. Sure, I … Continue reading

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Review: Burton & Taylor

Really enjoyed the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bio-pic/drama on BBC the other evening, as I knew I would. (click images for larger slideshow) Helena Bonham-Carter was excellent as Liz and Dominic West got Burton’s voice down pretty well I … Continue reading

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I vow to thee, my country

A powerful, haunting rendition of this iconic song. A song which will forever remind me of Princess Diana’s funeral – where it was sung. This version, by Beck Goldsmith, is featured on the new BBC drama The Village – which premièred today … Continue reading

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