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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Beast by Nick Warburton

This was one of those lucky radio listens.  Working late one night I had no access to either my ipod or iphone (shock horror) or my iTunes (shock horror probe) so I was forced to browse BBC7 listen again.  Happily I chose Beast and managed to get no work done for the next 40 minutes… […]

Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitmore

Stars Alfred Molina, Michael York and Terri Garr, directed by Martin Jarvis – interested?  Well you should be. The real stars?  Rosalind Ayres and Hugh Whitmore for a superb performance in a great play. Lying and deceit are at the heart of this drama.  I can’t really call it a cold war thriller because it […]

The Wyndham Case by Jill Paton Walsh

Of all the many programmes I have listened to courtesy of radioarchive (and of course BBC7) the crimes and thrillers have been particularly enjoyable.  Merrison and Williams (later Sachs) make a peerless Holmes and Watson, Carmichael the perfect Wimsey, Moffat a pin sharp Poirot and June Whitfield my favourite Miss Marple and let us not […]

London This is Washington by Mark Lawson

For me MacMillan is Peter Cook.  His devastating impersonation in Beyond the Fringe in indelibly printed on my mind.  What else do I think of? Suez, ‘Never had it so good’ and a certain Christine Keeler  (the famous photo taken at a certain Mr Cooks Establishment Club). Probably not the most balanced view but then […]

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