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The Look of Love

My name is Paul Raymond.  Welcome to my world of erotica. If I’m ever writing a female character, I think she will have an obsessive love of Dusty Springfield.  Dusty, for those ignorant fools, is a singer of inexhaustible soul … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part V: One Hour Comedy)

Guidance We’ve had SitComs, Sketch Shows, and Panel Shows.  But wait, there’s more to comedy than that.  There’s also the One Hour Comedies.  These are relatively rare commodities and all the ones that I’ve come in contact with are pretty … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part IV: The Panel Show)

You see that I’ve done away with the Tier system for this.  That’s because there are relatively few shows here and I, somehow, have come up with rather elaborate things to say about some of them. Have I Got News … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part III: The Sketch Show)

Tier One – Buy It, Buy It, You Fool, Buy It Big Train (1998-2o02) This show featured Kevin Eldon, Julia Davis, Amelia Bullmore,  Mark Heap and Simon Pegg. While it lasts only two series, it is full of great material. These guys like … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part II: The SitCom Complete Guide)

Looking over Comedy.co.uk and its list of comedies can be a little daunting–perhaps more daunting for me, as someone who takes themselves to be pretty knowledgeable of the genre.  Well, I’ll see if I can’t cut through some of that for you. … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part II: The SitCom Tier 3)

This is Tier 3.  Now, I’ve started to realize that as these go down in quality, the desire for a novice to read about them probably loses some of its urgency.  Really, you’d just be reading to see how I … Continue reading

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British Comedy: A Guide (Part I: Introduction)

You may be aware that I am more than a little fond of British film and television.  Like a fair number, I was raised watching PBS on the weekends.  Unlike a fair number, our house did not allow any other … Continue reading

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