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Who is the Doctor?

Doctor Who: Season 12 Who said the Doctor has to be a man? The latest season opened last night on BBC One and BBC America. As usual it was full of farcical moments, and some ‘funny’ performances by the guest … Continue reading

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Hidden Code: Put Inside a Computer

Putin’s Idea Since I don’t really know what’s going on in the world of cyber spying, I have to rely upon my dream prompts. This one has come up more than once, including last night. But the twist is that … Continue reading

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Recruiting a Spy

Hook Just let me say from the outset that I am not reviewing Len Deighton’s trilogy here, although I could because it is an excellent way to tell a story. In the first and second books, he presented the story … 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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Scandal at St. Mike’s

St. Michael’s (Catholic) College, Toronto In some ways, it was a story waiting to happen: media outlets inform the police that an indecent video is being shared on the internet. The incident happened at a Catholic boy’s private high school. … Continue reading

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We’re All Bozos on This Bus

The Firesign Theatre (1971) This was one of Rob Rudd‘s favourite albums. And the reason I’m highlighting its catch phrase today is the dream I had last night. In the dream, I experienced a sensation similar to what I can … Continue reading

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Breaking the Law: Our Spies

James Bond The concept of a secret agent having a “licence to kill” was not created out of thin air by Ian Fleming after WWII. And 007 was not the first either. (There were obviously six other agents before him.) … Continue reading

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