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The Bridge – BBC4 Saturday evenings: must see Scandinavian noir thriller

Tweet      The Bridge – BBC4 Saturday evenings   Not a review – an update. The promise of episodes 1 and 2 more than fulfilled. If all I watched were programmes with the stark, austere, dark visual and emotional tone that defines this Scandinavian (Danish/Swedish) noir thriller I don’t know how I’d feel. As […]

Avengers Assemble – Joss Whedon. Outsourced Law and Order – the gang’s all here

Tweet        Avengers Assemble – Joss Whedon There are things I get but don’t get; know what I mean? I get that this breathless, rampaging action romp with a profligate excess of super-heroes (6 or 7 depending on whether you count Banner/Hulk as one or two) inserts an intravenous adrenalin drip into us from the […]

Poem: The Eagle’s Last Flight – ‘His mate gone/the eagle soared/into the high places

Tweet      The Eagle’s Last Flight His mate gone the eagle soared into the high places grief-driven wings beat the air in angry futile desperation higher and higher faster and faster his passion drove him towards the baleful sun the watchers waited bate-breathed for the weariness the exhaustion of flight to bring the eagle […]

BBC: The Apprentice (6) – ‘Call-Me-Lord’ fires Miss Right

Tweet      The Apprentice (6) – ‘Call-Me-Lord’ fires Miss Right There are three groups each week on the show: the two Apprentice teams and the Board ‘team’. As perhaps the most likeable bunch of Apprentices in this franchise so far are beginning to struggle towards something approximating teamwork in an intentionally divisive structure, the fiction of a Board […]

Poem: LOWESTOFT Full version.

Tweet    LOWESTOFT  – (Full Version)    From The Darkness and the first bright rays of every English day Lowestoft has emerged from its quiet anonymity into a strange celebrity Gone its history of herring girls and gulls and stubbled stubborn weather-hardened men snatching from the unforgiving sea its sheening shimmering silver lode sometimes paying […]

Poem: LOWESTOFT – as read live on the Jeremy Vine Radio 2 show Wednesday 25th April 2012

Tweet    LOWESTOFT   Gone its history of herring girls and gulls and stubbled stubborn weather-hardened men snatching from the unforgiving sea its sheening shimmering silver lode sometimes paying nature’s tithe of death the market price of fish the sea demands Deckie learners clad in suits of every hue pink and lime and post-box red […]

The Bridge – BBC4 Scandinavian Noir Thriller – Heads Up

Tweet        The Bridge – BBC4 Scandinavian Noir Thriller – Heads Up Just a heads up. This looks good. Full of atmosphere, quirky characters, pretty dark. A corpse is found precisely in the middle of the bridge linking Denmark and Sweden. Police from both countries are called: Saga from Sweden and Martin from […]

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen – Lasse Hallström

Tweet    Salmon Fishing In The Yemen –  Lasse Hallström Personally I’d introduce one-legged clog-dancing to Mongolia if Emily Blunt would agree to help me. Britain’s two sexiest actresses hold this affectionate, if slight little romantic comedy together: Ms Blunt and the indefatigable Kristin Scott Thomas. KST, after some pretty heavy roles of late, has […]

The Apprentice (5) – Sterling Devalued: Winner loses – Loser wins

Tweet      The Apprentice (5) – Sterling Devalued Farce. By simple arithmetic, common sense, rudimentary business practice and principles from Barley’s own mouth –Sterling won and Phoenix lost. Big time. Sterling Revenue £5,000.00 – (Development fee from Fitness First) £2,970.00 – (22 sites @ £45/m for 3 months) Pure Gym £0 – Costs £7,970.00 – Net Profit. Phoenix Revenue […]

BBC The Apprentice (4) – More Shabby Than Chic

Tweet        BBC The Apprentice (4) – More Shabby Than Chic Best comment of the week: the woman at the car boot sale to the PITA (Pain in…) Apprentices “yes you can have it for a £ if you promise to go away.” All good deal-makers are good negotiators: not all good negotiators […]