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Jeux Olympiques, Stockholm 1912

Far from being recent, the notion of the Olympics as a PR opportunity for the host nation dates back to 1912, when Stockholm provided the first purpose-built stadium, the first concerted Olympic advertising campaign and the first official poster, all … Continue reading

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Review: Wallander (Episode 5 – The Man Who Smiled – BBC)

Opening with a near monochrome landscape – an old man is driving through desolate terrain. He stops at what appears to be a hooded figure on a deserted road. Next it cuts to Wallander who is living alone in a … Continue reading

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Review: Wallander (Episode 3 – One Step Behind – BBC1)

A very absorbing final episode of Wallander, the dark Swedish crime thriller brought to a UK tv audience by the BBC. This episode seemed almost more grim than the other two so far screened as it seemed to have the … Continue reading

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Review: Wallander (Episode 2 – Firewall – BBC1)

I think this can probably assume the mantle of the best current crime thriller on TV, and easily one of the most stylised dramas to hit the BBC in quite some time. It’s exceptionally dark. Really deeply and quite depressingly … Continue reading

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