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My Friend Ascends His Dystonic Tremor Symptoms

David Lowe (a.k.a. Lewis Adler) David and I have been friends since his days on BBC Radio Devon & Cornwall. In 1992, I was his guest on the Sunday Late Show over several weeks. My first time was the week … Continue reading

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All Things Bright and Beautiful…

All Creatures Great & Small (2020) We’ve been watching this new adaptation of James Herriot’s books on PBS on Sunday nights, season two. I have always wondered why we needed a new version when the original BBC series was perfectly … Continue reading

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Take a Brooding Male, Add a Little Gossip: What do You Have?

Pride and Prejudice (1995 BBC Series) Call me ‘old school’. This is the only adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel that works for me. Set in 1812 (at the beginning of the War of 1812-14), it tells the tale of … Continue reading

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Searching for Hidden Treasure

Detectorists (Series 3) For those of you who haven’t seen this television program, it’s about metal detecting, and looking for gold, but it’s so much more than that. This show is a sleeper. If you have ever lived in the … Continue reading

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A Meddlesome Priest on PBS

Father Brown I never thought I’d be writing about this show, which comes on twice weekly on the PBS. But last night episode (S6, E5) entitled “The Face of the Enemy” had a few outstanding features about it, notwithstanding the … Continue reading

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Intrepid

A Man Called Intrepid I read this book years and years ago. I bought it recently, again, in order to share it with one of our grandchildren. The story sounds fantastic, and some of the details may have been fabricated … Continue reading

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Unforgotten Actors Get Second Chance

Unforgotten If you’ve watched PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery! recently, you would have seen this latest ‘cold case’ TV show from the BBC. From the first season, here are the names and faces of some of the senior guest stars. Tom Courtney … Continue reading

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The GEICO Gecko

Advertising Star He’s world famous, but modest and unassuming. His accent is English, and his delivery smooth, even in trying circumstances. Who Does His Voice? Jake Wood was one of the ensemble actors on¬†Eastenders, a BBC evening soap opera. Here … Continue reading

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