Category Archives: MELODRAMAS

CLOSE TO THE ENEMY : ‘IT WAS AN ACT OF LOVE’. A REVIEW.

Set in the immediate aftermath of World War II when all the secret service agencies in Britain were in a frenzy, this period drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff was absolutely magnificent.  It had this charming British nostalgic quality … Continue reading

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THE GREAT QUEEN VICTORIA, BUT WAS HER LOVE FOR LORD M….A MISTAKE? ‘VICTORIA’-Series 1 review.

As a general rule, I don’t do period dramas.  For instance, ten minutes of Downton Abbey was enough for me when I tried it once, due to having seen faster paced tortoises.  Nor has Mr Darcy ever made me go … Continue reading

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COLD FEET MIGHT BE UNUSUAL IN SEPTEMBER, BUT OH WHAT A JOYOUS, GLORIOUS COMEBACK! ‘COLD FEET’ – Series 6, episode 1 review. 05/09/16.

TV show comebacks are not always guaranteed to be a roaring success.  For example,  no more Only Fools and Horses should have been made after Del and Rodney FINALLY became millionaires.  The remake of Dallas was an unmitigated disaster and … Continue reading

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THE PLOT THICKENS IN THE BRILLIANT ‘HAPPY VALLEY’! Review of episode four, series two.

You know you are enjoying a programme when you glance over at the clock and curse the fact that that there is only thirty minutes left of it. You know you are watching a truly exceptional programme when you glance … Continue reading

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MY FAVOURITE FILMS……..AND SOME DODGY ONES TOO!

Over the years I have seen some incredible films so thought I would share some of them with you, so you can enjoy them too if you haven’t seen any of them.  I will also include a few that I … Continue reading

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‘LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX’ CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH!

Sally Wainwright is a GENIUS, Sally Wainwright is a GENIUS, Sally Wainwright is a GENIUS, Sally Wainwright is a GENIUS, Sally Wainwright is a GENIUS!!!! Ah that feels better, excuse the somewhat sycophantic chanting about TV writer Sally Wainwright, just … Continue reading

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A FEMALE COPPER HELL-BENT ON REVENGE, SIX PREGNANT HORMONAL WOMEN ABOUT TO DROP ANY SECOND….AND A ARMY MEDIC WHO I WISH HAD NOT PASSED HER MEDICAL EXAMS! This is my review of some of the programmes I have enjoyed and also endured, on British Television in 2014.

  HAPPY VALLEY(BBC 1). ‘AMAZING ACTING AND WONDERFUL WRITING…..MY FAVOURITE THING ON TV IN 2014’! Writing earlier this year in the Radio Times, Jack Seale proclaimed how up to that point Happy Valley was the “drama of the year so far”. … Continue reading

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