Shakespeare and I

Not only has April 23rd been the International Day of the Book (or World Book Day) ever since 1995... for much longer it has also been the birthday (and death-day, actually) of a certain someone called William Shakespeare, and today we are celebrating it for the 450th time. Since the birthday boy is unable to... Continue Reading →


Lark Rise to Candleford

I spent the past few months watching all 4 series of 'Lark Rise to Candleford'. As with so many British series I was late to the party on this one - it finished airing in early 2011 - which gave me the chance to watch all series straight through without having to wait for the... Continue Reading →

The Golden Couple of Politics?

Thursday night BBC 2 aired the third and final episode of its contemporary political drama 'The Politician's Husband' starring David Tennant and Emily Watson as a married couple with high ambitions in the microcosm of Westminster politics. After 'Broadchurch' (see this post to read about my thoughts on that one) I was curious to see... Continue Reading →

Broadchurch: Final Verdict

So 'Broadchurch' has been over for a little while now... And though I do believe in the saying "If you've got nothing nice to say, just don't say anything at all" (or somesuch), I think I need to voice my reasons for being thoroughly disappointed with the way it ended. Because I'm sad to say... Continue Reading →

Broadchurch: A Seaside Whodunnit

For the past few weeks my Monday evenings have been reserved for watching one of my all-time favourite Doctors actors, David Tennant, in ITV's new crime/mystery drama 'Broadchurch'. I have to admit that I only learned about this show a few hours before it started airing but it had David Tennant in it, it was... Continue Reading →

Armed bastards!

When I first started watching British television a few years ago I had a look at 'Life on Mars' and dismissed it after the first episode. Back then I was after shiny London-based plots with good-looking heroes like Adam Carter from 'Spooks'. There's a lot to be said about 'Life on Mars' but shiny and... Continue Reading →

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