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The Wire

Watching every episode of all 5 series of The Wire was an endeavour quite different to the other viewings of DVD box sets which I undertook during my hiatus in terms of both quantity and, more importantly, quality. It is one of those, relatively rare, items which undoubtedly belongs on both my blogs (which is why it appears on both!). (more…)

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6th July 2007

I have decided to embark on an occasional blog charting the progress of a re-reading (the 10th? 20th?) of Anthony Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time. This is not intended as literary criticism, although there will no doubt be attempts at this, but more of an examination of my relationship with this, favourite, cycle and as a starting point for assorted reflections which a reading may throw up. [not a project I have found the time to continue with] (more…)

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Overall November has been another good month despite some bad days at the end compounded by a resurgence of back trouble. This month’s miscellany is dominated by television (and quite a bit of it bad television at that!) but that is partly because I have hived off comments on other forms to separate blogs (‘Three Courtesans’ for example), partly because there have been quite a number of programmes which at least looked interesting and partly because the pressure of LINks work has restricted my reading and writing. (more…)

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Powell and Pressburger’s Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, with which I have opened my PandP retrospective, is my favourite film. I do not make this claim lightly or easily. and recognise that there are times when I would advance the claims of other contenders for this title. It is, however, the only contender which is also, quite indubitably, a great film. (more…)

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An account of a couple of days out in April – both during a week of glorious weather. First to Compton Verney which we had been meaning to get to for years. Compton Verney is an Adam House in south-east Warwickshire, near the Oxfordshire. The house itself is a gem as one would expect, or I would expect anyway for he is by far my favourite architect, and the gardens by Capability Brown also vastly pleasing. (more…)

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