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On Location with “Anne with an E”

Green Gables (but not as we remember it) These days, if you want to portray a part of Canada in the 1890’s, you need to film in Ontario. It turns out that some of the country in and around Millbrook, … Continue reading

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The Subtlety of…

This Is Us Series 3 has started, and already we’re going further back than we ever have before. Jack and Rebecca had their first 4 hour ‘date’ and Jack picked up the ‘hint’ to bring Rebecca’s coat back to her … 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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History Repeats Itself

  Until the Lessons are Learned Yesterday, President Trump likened the Mueller Special Investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 Election to the Army-McCarthy hearings of the early 1950’s. On the CBC, when it reported this on The National, … Continue reading

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I was a Young Caddy

Lacking in Experience I decided to get a job when I was nine years old. As we were living in Windermere, in Muskoka, at the time, I became a caddy at the Windermere Golf & Country Club. But there was … Continue reading

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Impossible Mission: Regime Change

The Impossible Missions Force The term ‘black ops’ is more common now than when this television show premiered in 1966. And there seemed something ‘real’ about it, even though it was supposed to be a fantasy. Especially the opening sequence … Continue reading

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The Prequel Refines the Character

Endeavour Morse John Thaw played the beloved character Inspector Morse for more years than I care to remember. Then Colin Dexter, the author, decided to kill him off in his final book,┬áThe Remorseful Day.┬áThe television show followed suit. Now ITV … Continue reading

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