Tag Archives: Helen McCrory

Dickie Finders

I’ve fallen woefully behind with the fifth “season” of Peaky Blinders, and have only just seen the third episode… which [NO SPOILERS!] opened with a scene starring Kate Dickie as the overbearing “Mother Superior” of an orphanage, visited by ‘Tommy’ … Continue reading

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As Advertised

I saw the first episode of Penny Dreadful a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t blog about it because I was left feeling rather ambivalent about the show, and I was curious to see where the various plot-threads might be … Continue reading

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Mssscheeef!

This week saw the conclusion of the first series of Inside No. 9, a darkly comic horror anthology series written by (and occasionally starring) Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. Each episode was set in a single, unrelated location (either a … Continue reading

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Episkey!

[Contains a surprising amount of heavy petting and SPOILERS!!!] After the events of The Order of the Phoenix, I was hoping that Harry Potter and his chums had outgrown Hogswarts… but The Half-Blood Prince (2009) sees them all returning to … Continue reading

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To Life!

Seeing Sarah Shahi in Supernatural a few weeks ago, and then ranting about how underrated Life was, reminded me that I hadn’t actually seen all of the second season (for reasons I’ll come to later), so I borrowed the boxset … Continue reading

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Good Time Charlie

I’ve never been a big fan of costume dramas or biopics, so my purchase of a second-hand, Dutch edition* of the BBC mini-series Charles II: The Power and the Passion, was motivated entirely by the talent of the players: Duff! … Continue reading

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