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Bold and Imaginative

Book Review: A Very Courageous Decision – The Inside Story of Yes Minister, by Graham McCann McCann is clearly carving out a niche in writing about the “Golden Age” of British sitcoms – this and his book on Dad’s Army … Continue reading

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A Three-Pipe Concert

An interlude in the Sibelius cycle on Sunday afternoon was the Sherlock Holmes Prom. The seats were quite full, but the arena had plenty of space (and in fact although I was about half way back, only about 10% of … Continue reading

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Return of the Jedi

Book Review: Smiley’s People, by John le Carré The final part of the trilogy is the shortest, and it probably doesn’t make much sense unless you have read at least Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. I very vaguely remember the original … Continue reading

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Old Faithful

Book Review: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John Le Carré It is several years (possibly almost 20) since I last read this book; certainly I haven’t read it since I saw the 2011 film and probably not since I watched … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dad’s Army – The Story of a Classic Television Show, by Graham McCann The first chapter, reasonably enough, reviews in brief what actually happened between 1940 and 1943, in terms of the Local Defence Volunteers (which Churchill renamed … Continue reading

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Tune In, Tune Out

Well, according to some information, we were due to lose BBC2 today, and we’d have to retune the Freeview box. Although the overlay that’s been appearing sporadically on Channel 4 suggests nothing happens until April. As of this evening, we … Continue reading

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Endeavour

Sometimes the TV is an ideal medium for just sitting back and not taking things too seriously. Obviously, Channel 5’s Top 10 Carry-on moments last night was not taking things too seriously, but I was pleased to see Carry-On Up … Continue reading

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