Tag Archives: BBC

Gideon’s Daughter

I have to ask your advice, Gideon. There is a phenomenon that perhaps everyone feels when they attempt to become literate in theatrical affairs of missing something.  There are many writers, directors, and actors that are spoken of in hushed … Continue reading

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Secret State

He’s dead, nothing’s going to change that.  We’d have to replace him after he lost the election anyway. Tough business, politics.  There was an explosion at a PetroFex oil refinery in the north of England.  Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins … Continue reading

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Parade’s End

Ms. Wannop means, “pulling the strings of the shower-bath.” There is a blind spot in the American historical brain–and let’s be generous to ascribe only one–that is the First World War.  The loss of life on such a large scale … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Tier 3)

Tier 3:  Hey, I Saw That On PBS, Hmm Cadfael (1994-96) A former crusader turns to God and becomes a monk and a healer.  Cadfael (Derek Jacobi) is a sharp man still and, like Liam Neeson, has a very particular set of … Continue reading

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British Drama: A Guide (Part II: The Mystery Guide)

The game is afoot. That’s what a mystery is, for its fans.  It’s a team game and the detective is on your team.  The opponents are the wrong-doers we are tasked to track down.  A good mystery is like any … Continue reading

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