new look…

I think I am finished with "refurbishing" this blog. It now looks roughly the way I wanted it to look. If you find any mistakes or dead links, or feel that any specific menu item, or function, or "wedge", etc., is missing, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Campion (1989-1990)

Campion is a BBC TV adaptation of Margery Allingham’s crime novels featuring the mysterious Albert Campion, a character first created in 1929. I only discovered this show a short while ago, never having even heard of the character before. I got the Complete Collection on DVD and watched it in one go. Albert Campion is... Continue Reading →

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998/2000)

Many of you may have heard of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, the fairly new Australian drama series in which a young flapper of independent means solves crimes in 1920s Melbourne. I watched many of the episodes (probably about a third) and found the show very enjoyable, although I will admit that it will probably not... Continue Reading →

Come Fly With Me (2010-2011)

Having recently re-watched this series, I thought I should add it here, as I assume that it is relatively unknown outside the UK. Come Fly With Me is a BBC mockumentary about a variety of characters working in and around airports. The show consists of only one season, containing six episodes, and was created by... Continue Reading →

de Funès, Jo, and 2016

"2016" has by now become synonymous with celebrity deaths, including many actors and musicians. Far away from Hollywood, 2016 began with the passing of Michel Galabru, and ended with the death of Claude Gensac. Thus, this year was framed by the deaths of two of Louis de Funès’s most famous collaborators. Claude Gensac always proved... Continue Reading →

Robbie the Reindeer (1999-2007)

December is here, and just in time for Christmas I want to introduce you to Robbie the Reindeer. Robbie the Reindeer is a claymation franchise from the BBC. As far as I know, there are three short films in this franchise, all of which are roughly half an hour long. I recently snapped up a... Continue Reading →

Action (1999)

Meet Peter Dragon. Peter is a shallow, greedy, and selfish Hollywood producer. He is lying, manipulating, and scheming. And he is about the nicest guy you will meet in this town…. Before 30 Rock and before Entourage, there was Action. A short-lived sitcom mercilessly mocking Hollywood without pulling any punches, this very funny show was... Continue Reading →

More 2015 films….

Yes, this is another lazy post, i. e. me linking to someone else's work. In addition to my post of September 4th, I found another list of off-mainstream films of 2015: Top 10 Movies You Probably Missed in 2015 With the possible exception of Tangerine, I do not believe that any of the films on... Continue Reading →

Hidden Film Gems of 2015

Unfortunately, I am currently not managing to post regularly, or even semi-regularly. Other things keep getting in the way. So, in lieu of a "real" post, I will recommend to you a youtube video which I came across a few days ago by coincidence. And by coincidence, the young man running the channel has named this... Continue Reading →

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