Category Archives: TV

I really should have asked this question a long time ago

An old friend messaged me out of the blue on facebook the other day: I have a question for you, it has been bothering me for a long time, but recently revived by watching new TV series. Why does the … Continue reading

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Puberty Blues

I feel a little bit smug. I’ve been watching a couple of bloody brilliant Aussie TV shows, and for once the rest of the world has to wait! (And here’s hoping other countries have the sense to buy these shows … Continue reading

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4 more things to adore about Miss Marple

Special k and I watch a lot of who-dunnits. Sherlock (Holmes), Poirot, Whitechapel, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. But my very favourite is Miss Marple. The show, for one thing, is ridiculously well made. Sharp scripts, beautiful sets, well-shot and chock-full … Continue reading

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the genesis of an idea

Just in case any of you don’t know of him, Heston Blumenthal is a mad-scientist chef. Or a gastrochemist. Or something. He’s amazing and inventive and there’s nothing he won’t try. (My favourite Heston moment was when he slow-cooked a … Continue reading

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