Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Boswell Sisters and live television

The other day one of my sons sent me a link to a You Tube video – of the Boswell Sisters. I’d never heard of them. It was filmed in the 1920’s and shows these three girls – in their … Continue reading

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Making films in hot weather

So here comes summer. In April, of all things. 25C (77F) forecast for London today. That’s unusually hot for this time of the year. And it comes accompanied by a government warning – this is an entirely new one on … Continue reading

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The importance of fathers

I never knew my father. I have the vaguest recollection when I was perhaps three years old of a dark-coloured waistcoat on a level with my face and that, as far as I can find out as I dig about … Continue reading

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What’s up with us in the UK. And real TV drama.

I watch with interest the machinations of our present coalition government as they attempt to re-order the finances and fortunes of UKplc. I suspect their antics will prove fruitless. Like all governments they seem obsessed with getting back more or … Continue reading

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Multi-culturalism, parrots and ospreys

So I’ve adapted to London once again. More or less. It takes a day or two. I have a love-hate relationship with this city but always the former wins out. I’ve lived in or around it since I was twelve … Continue reading

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Hello World

So I decided to write a blog. It’s taken me a long time to get round to it. But I’ve just come back from a week’s holiday with a fairly fresh mind so now seems a good moment. So who … Continue reading

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