Monthly Archives: January 2012

Birdsong (Part Two)

More dialogue. More linear. Lovely performance by Joseph Mawle as Firebrace. Some moving scenes with the soldiers’ letters. But also a predictable plot with Stephen Wraysford/Eddie Redmayne. Advertisements

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Who Dares Wins (28 Jan 2012)

Another episode of the National Lottery- Nick Knowles fronted- game show with the lists. Outbid your opposing team to take control of the list. Get 2 lists right and then go on to the money game. Here answer the list … Continue reading

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We’ll Take Manhattan

9pm Thursday night. A dilemma. What to watch? There’s How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy all on E4. There’s The Good Wife and The Big C on More4. There’s the Karen Gillan drama We’ll … Continue reading

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Birdsong (Part One)

I’ve read Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong. I know I’ve read it. I remember getting it. And only a few years ago. I even looked it up on my bookshelves last week and it’s still there. But I remember nothing of it. … Continue reading

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Who Dares Wins (21 Jan 2012)

The National Lottery game show with the lists. Two teams bid for the lists; it’s a best of three that goes to a tie-break for the 3rd game. And then the Champions play the money list – they can answer … Continue reading

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Who Dares Wins (14 Jan 2012)

One of my favourite gameshows is Who Dares Wins – one of the National Lottery gameshows hosted by Nick Knowles. It’s one of the best ones to play along to – and you don’t even need to watch it to … Continue reading

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Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

Series 2, Episode 3 *Spoilers* One of the best things about episodic tv (and other episodic art like comic books) is the ability to use a cliff-hanger. The term probably comes from the suspense arising with someone hanging off a … Continue reading

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