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AN ASHAMED, INTROSPECTIVE AND HOODWINKED LOUIS! ‘Louis Theroux – Savile’. A review.

This was a BBC Two documentary by Louis Theroux with a difference.  Never before have we seen him revisit one of his earlier programmes.  First aired fifteen years ago, he looked back at the documentary he did with the now … 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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“WHO MAKETH THE MAN HERE? AM I IN CHARGE OR IS MY ARSE IN CHARGE”? ‘THE MOANING OF LIFE 2’, episode six review.

One of my TV highlights of 2015 has without doubt been the second series of Sky One’s The Moaning of Life. I would even go as far to say that I think this is the best thing that Karl Pilkington … Continue reading

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“I SHOULD HAVE HAD A SHAVE, HE’S GOING TO START A FIRE IN A MINUTE IF HE KEEPS RUBBING”! ‘The Moaning of Life 2’. Review of episode 4.

The topic Karl looked at in this episode was ‘the body’, and yet again I thought it was utterly brilliant entertainment.  I laughed all the way through it.  I smiled all the way through it.  The time watching it just … Continue reading

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A STRANGE SHEEP SHEARING, SHAGGING SHEILA….WHO FAILED TO FULLY SATISFY ME! ‘ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING’ BY Evie Wyld – A Review.

ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING by Evie Wyld – A Review. After a tricky start(the writing style took a bit of getting used too), I found myself in the day really looking forward to reading more of this book whenever I next … Continue reading

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FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED…..I LOVE ‘THIS WICKED WORLD’ ‘THIS WICKED WORLD’ by Richard Lange – A Review.

THIS WICKED WORLD by Richard Lange – A Review. Two months ago I had never heard of the American novelist Richard Lange. Fast forward two months and two novels later, and he is fast becoming one of my most favourite authors … Continue reading

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE OK- MY 2013 Review of some of the books I came across. A REVIEW OF – 1.’MAYA’ by Alastair Campbell. 2. ‘A CASUAL VACANCY’ by JK Rowling. 3.’THE ART OF FIELDING’ by Chad Harbach. 4. ‘THE YELLOW BIRDS’ by Kevin Powers. 5.’THE GAFFER : THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A FOOTBALL MANAGER’ by Neil Warnock. 6. ‘JIMMY – MY STORY’ by James Anderson. 7. ‘THE CUCKOO’S CALLING’ by Robert Galbraith. 8 ‘SWEET TOOTH’ by Ian McEwan. 9. ‘THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY’ by Rachel Joyce. 10. ‘UNEXPLODED’ by Alison MaCleod. 11. ‘GONE GIRL’ by Gillian Flynn. 12. ‘AN ENDANGERED SPECIES’ by David Gower. 13. ‘DERBY DAY’ by DJ Taylor. 14. ‘ALEX FERGUSON :MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY’ by Sir Alex Ferguson. 15. ‘KISS ME FIRST’ by Lottie Moggach. 16. ‘ANGEL BABY’ by Richard Lange.

So I just finish this amazing book a few days ago called Angel Baby by Richard Lange, and thought to myself I need to shout out loud just how good this book is and do a review of it. Then the … Continue reading

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