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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 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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‘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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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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NOWHERE TO HIDE! ‘National Treasure’- episode one review!

A tremendous first instalment of a four part drama series starring Robbie Coltrane as much loved comedian Paul Finchley, who is accused of rape dating back to the 90s.  It was a narrative about the cult of celebrity, fame and … Continue reading

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‘One of Us’ – series review : A HAUNTING CRIME DRAMA THAT HAD MORE TWISTS THAN CHUBBY CHECKER!

An intriguing crime drama by brothers Jack and Harry Williams(The Missing) that kept me interested throughout.  The finest aspect of it was the dark and haunting tone that pervaded every scene.  It was this ever-present haunting quality that gave the show … 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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Trott and Kenny cycle into the record books and even more into our hearts! Day 11 review of the Rio Olympics on BBC1,BBC2.

Just before the 2016 Olympics in Rio started I had almost zero appetite for watching them on the telly.  Here in Britain the football season was just about to commence and the build up to these Rio games had been … Continue reading

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Versus : The Life and Films of Ken Loach. A REVIEW. ‘A celebration of the KING and LEGEND of British Film’!

Just as this biographical documentary about British film director Ken Loach was about to start, I feared it was going to be about as thrilling to watch as an episode of The South Bank Show with Melvyn Bragg.  Such a reservation … Continue reading

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‘NAKED ATTRACTION’…..more like NEVER AGAIN for me!! Naked Attraction – episode one review.

I am old enough to remember the good old glory days of Blind Date on ITV with the late, great Miss Cilla Black.  It was a dating show that was fun to its core and was brilliant entertainment fit for … Continue reading

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