Monthly Archives: November 2009

Jane Horrocks as “Bubble”

Jane Horrocks first caught my eye as the foxy ‘Nirvanah Crane’, seducing ‘Rimmer’ in an episode of Red Dwarf… but that same year (1992) she also made her debut as ‘Bubble’ in Absolutely Fabulous. I always enjoy it when a … Continue reading

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Nigella Lawson

As winter approaches, a young man’s fancy inevitably turns to thoughts of Nigella Lawson. Or at least, this man’s fancy does. She’s such a charming, well-spoken woman, I could quite happily sit and watch her read the telephone directory… so … Continue reading

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Women in Hollywood

While doing my usual Big S picture-trawl, I came across this interesting article in Jezebel, about the absence of female writers on the staff of big TV shows and movies. Now, as noted further down the article, when they claim … Continue reading

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Miriam Shor as “Yitzhak”

Recently Hedwig and the Angry Inch was inducted into the AV Club’s “New Cult Canon”, prompting me to revisit it. I first “discovered” the film on a video tape I picked up on impulse from a charity shop, a couple … Continue reading

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Annie Griffin FTW

Huzzah! Even though Griffin’s latest pilot, New Town, wasn’t given a full series by the BBC, it did pick up a brace of nominations for the BAFTA Scotland awards, and last night took two of the shiny mask thingies home! … Continue reading

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Little Nell as “Columbia”

Another one from the vaults… I first saw The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the early years of adolescence, when it was first broadcast on TV, and it’s been a favourite of mine ever since. I’m not going to pretend … Continue reading

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