Tag Archives: Miranda Richardson

“It’s A Bit Naughty, Innit?”

A recent satirical reference to American socialists (supposedly) wanting to “eat the rich”* inspired me to revisit the cult 80’s Brit-com of the same name, co-written and directed by Peter Richardson, of Comic Strip Presents fame. Although I didn’t appreciate … Continue reading

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Queenie says:

“I WANT A PRESSIE!!! Give me something nice and shiny… and if you don’t, I’ve got something nice and shiny for you… it’s called an AXE!!” [Miranda Richardson as ‘Queen Elizabeth I’ and Patsy Byrne as ‘Nursie’ in Blackadder’s Christmas … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Patsy Byrne

According to various sources, the actress Patsy Byrne passed away on Tuesday, at 80 years of age. Besides her recurring role as Malcolm’s snobbish mother in Watching, she’s probably best remembered for playing ‘Nursie’ (aka “Bernard”) in the second series … Continue reading

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“Oi, Hermione! You’re A Girl…”

[Contains a secret portkey and SPOILERS!!!] After the much appreciated respite from the established Harry Potter Film Formula provided by The Prisoner of Azkaban, the series fell back into its exasperating rut with The Goblet of Fire (2005). Not only did Dumbledore … Continue reading

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Working Class Heroine

[Contains sassy historical SPOILERS] In an online review of Made in Dagenham (2010), one churlish critic suggested the film was only fit for “knee-jerk feminists and the soft in the head”… thankfully I qualify on both counts, so I ended … Continue reading

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AbFab: The Last Gay Box

Having already watched the first four series of Absolutely Fabulous on video, as well as the extras that came with the DVD versions of same, I have now finally caught up with the fifth series and various specials. Hurrah! The … Continue reading

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HBC FTW

I can’t say I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter films. Having never read the books, it’s hard for me to follow what’s happening or why… much like the average biopic, they seem to cram and compress too many … Continue reading

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