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BMTH F&CC ’16

On Saturday I once again schlepped up to the mighty metropolis of Bournemouth for the (bi-annual?) Film & Comic Con… and had a very lovely time there, thank you for asking. My first stop (after the loos, obviously) was the … Continue reading

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Nursin’ The Nesbitts

Seeing the Scottish sitcom Rab C. Nesbitt crop up on a streaming site I use jogged a vague memory about Mabel Aitken appearing in an episode of that show, back in the day… and checking IMDB revealed that she was … Continue reading

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Rabbi Season

A friend of mine recently purchased an iPad, and was bragging about all the TV shows he was able to watch on it, via various digital services. While Ch4 offer a pretty impressive backlog of their old programmes through 4oD, … Continue reading

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All Hail, Macbeth!

[Contains one big SPOILER. wrapped in a tartan bow] I managed to pick up the complete(ish) boxset of BBC Scotland’s Hamish Macbeth in a charity shop t’other week, and have been slowly winding my way back down memory lane. Debuting … Continue reading

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Dry Dreams on a Wet Afternoon

In honour of Dennis Hopper, I watched True Romance again the other day. Despite supposedly being a Tarantino fanboy, I hadn’t actually seen it since the VHS days, so it was interesting to hear the retrospective commentaries, and finally see … Continue reading

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Come Again

These days, you’d probably have to pay a king’s ransom to get Billy Boyd, Julia Davis, Omid Djalili, Ben Miller and David Walliams in a production together, but back in 1999 they all appeared in a three part comedy for … Continue reading

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Scottish Belles

It’s quite bracing to watch Wedding Belles, shortly after catching up with the first series of Mistresses. Both focus on the ups and downs of a group of four female friends, but the latter is a glossy, glamorous romp compared … Continue reading

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