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DEATH IN PARADISE : IT’S VERY FORMULAIC, BUT OH MY WHAT A GREAT CURE IT IS FOR THOSE JANUARY WINTER BLUES! A review.

Do you like me suffer from those awful British January winter blues?  You will know what I’m talking about if you do.  It is the dull, damp freezing weather coupled with it going dark in the evenings before 5pm, so … Continue reading

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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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Ordinary Lies. Series 2, episode 1 review : YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT THE PARANOID HUSBAND, HIS VIGILANTE WIFE AND THE RANDY DIVORCEE?

After a highly successful and well received first series, last week saw the return of the BBC One work-based drama Ordinary Lies.  Written and created by Danny Brocklehurst, the second series this time around is set in Wales with a … Continue reading

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‘The Missing’ – THE COOLEST RETIRED DETECTIVE ON THE PLANET! Series 2, episode 1 review.

Now and again you quite literally get bowled over by a new programme that comes on the telly.  You go to bed thinking about it, you wake up thinking about it and you cannot wait for the next episode to … Continue reading

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BIRTHS, BABIES AND BOREDOM! IN THE CLUB : SERIES 2, EPISODE SIX REVIEW!

In 2008 Gareth McLean in The Guardian asked if there was ‘a TV equivalent of difficult second album syndrome’?  He went on to confirm that indeed there was and cited a few examples to support his theory.  He was referring … Continue reading

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RESOLUTE, RELENTLESS REG! ‘REG’ – A REVIEW.

Reg Keys : “A five hundred strong mob armed to the teeth baying for blood, came after my son and he had fifty bullets and no radio.  Now I can accept that just about, but if I find out this … Continue reading

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‘In The Club’ – episode 2 review. SURPRISES APLENTY!

When I was a teenager I used to play cricket for a junior club side that my late father was the coach of.  I know for a fact that some of the other lads thought I was only being picked … Continue reading

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