Wild Target (2010)

A recent reddit post reminded me that I could (and should) write some words about Wild Target.   This British remake of a 1993 French film has an outstanding cast. Bill Nighy plays a professional hitman, whose latest job spirals out of control. The female lead is Emily Blunt as a would-be con-artist. And the... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

The All Together (2007)

This British comedy from 2007 is a tricky one. If you browse through the comments on the internet, you will see that this is a film people either hate or love – there is very little in between. Personally, I love this film, but I do recognise that it has its fair share of flaws.... Continue Reading →

Hamilton Mattress (2002)

“Trust me! I’m your agent.” Hamilton Mattress is a British stop motion animated short film, in the style of Aardman’s Wallace and Gromit. It was not done by Aardman, but several people who worked on Hamilton Mattress had previously worked with Aardman on Wallace and Gromit films. And, considering the timing, Hamilton Mattress, which premiered... Continue Reading →

Citizen Smith (1977)

This often overlooked gem is a 4-season BBC comedy series of the late 1970s. It follows the daily life of Wolfie Smith, a layabout and self-proclaimed Marxist revolutionary. Robert Lindsay plays Wolfie with a lot of energy and immerses himself fully in the character. Wolfie Smith is the leader of the Tooting Popular Front, whose... Continue Reading →

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Some of you may know this film already, others may never have heard of it. Theatre of Blood is a classic 1970s horror film, featuring a number of top British actors of the day, including Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, and Robert Morley. It is difficult to compare it to modern-day horror films. It is not... Continue Reading →

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