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A farewell to 2009 and to this decade

Wow. It really doesn’t seem so very long ago that I was writing my 2008 retrospective. The older you get, the faster the years go by. Scary. I don’t really have the motivation to do a detailed analysis of this … Continue reading

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An Englishman in New York (ITV1)

The made-for-television movie ‘An Englishman in New York’ premièred this evening on ITV1 at 9pm. Very, very good indeed. Probably the best quality drama I’ve seen this Christmas (there has been a lot of dross on, unsurprisingly). John Hurt in … Continue reading

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True Blood

I really enjoyed True Blood which premièred on Channel 4 this evening. From the director of Six Feet Under – this is just the type of US import that I’m predisposed to enjoy – like Mad Men, Sopranos or Damages. … Continue reading

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Review: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Every once in a while a book comes along that will really move you. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson is one such book. I knew nothing about it when I bought it. I was doing an Amazon shop; it had … Continue reading

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Mad Men Series 2 (BBC)

At last the day has come. Mad Men series 2 finally aired on BBC4. I have waited a long time for this and seeing it again on our screens has been sublime. I love how the Radio Times described it: … Continue reading

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2008 – A Year in Review

It’s been a busy year. It’s been a year of change, too. Huge change on the job front. After 5.5 years in the same company, I took the plunge and left, joining a very large professional services firm in the … Continue reading

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