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A likeable, touching mid-life crisis! Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler. A literary review.

Male, forty-three going on forty-four, OCD sufferer, who likes to put the bins out for the neighbours and who hates radio phone-in shows.  No, this is not my profile from the Plenty of Fish dating website, but it could be. … Continue reading

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CLEANING UP : Episode one review.

Bearing in mind just how much ITV1 had trailed the new Sheridan Smith drama Cleaning Up, over the festive period, expectations were therefore pretty high as episode one aired. A bit like my attitude towards the much over hyped Christmas … Continue reading

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Made in Great Britain – Series 1: 1. Steel

”You have to know the past to understand the present”.  This is a famous quote by Dr. Carl Sagan.  It is used here because it beautifully encapsulates the approach taken in this impressive new BBC2 historical documentary series entitled, Made … Continue reading

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The Big Audition- episode one review.

Think Pineapple Dance Studios(that Louis Spence docusoap from 2010) meets The X Factor, and that pretty much sums up ITV1’s new reality TV show called The Big Audition. By this I mean that it was funny in parts, engaging in … Continue reading

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Defending The Guilty

Brand new sitcoms these days tend to be very hit or miss.  This week we saw the pilot episode of one based around the judiciary on BBC2 entitled, Defending The Guilty. My initial impression of it was that I really … Continue reading

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PRINCESS MARGARET: THE REBEL ROYAL, episode one.

When the BBC was formed in 1922, its now well-known guiding principles were to inform, educate and entertain the British public.  Today, it still strives to achieve these three Reithian commandments against a competitive backdrop of niche broadcasting.  A brilliant … Continue reading

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WANDERLUST

You don’t have to be Einstein, to work out what the new BBC1 prime time drama Wanderlust was going to be about.  To coin a catchphrase from lovable old Roy Walker, ”say what you see”.  Yes, Wanderlust was about sex.  In … Continue reading

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THE IMITATION GAME- Episode one review.

Bearing in mind that in the last ten years there have been more supposed sightings of the Loch Ness monster than of an actual impressionist show on television, it was therefore intriguing to see that ITV1 had recently commissioned such … Continue reading

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PEAKY BLINDERS, SERIES 4, EPISODE 6 REVIEW. SIMPLY THE BEST!

Sometimes you really look forward to watching the series finale of a gripping drama on TV, but unfortunately it turns out to be a right big letdown.  ITV1’s Prey(series one) and The Replacement from BBC One, are two recent examples … Continue reading

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HAVEN’T I SEEN YOU SOMEWHERE BEFORE?? 2017 ‘STRICTLY COME DANCING’ LAUNCH SHOW.

Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?? This was the question that I asked last night as I watched the 2017 Strictly Come Dancing launch show.  With the odd one or two notable exceptions(which I’ll come on to shortly), it was … Continue reading

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