Hard Acts to Follow. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Are you a fan of remakes? I have not yet seen it but hear Kenneth BRannagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is dry as dust compared to the original though the cinematography is spectacular. Why Hollywood tries to improve … Continue reading

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Through The Mill. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, Granted, going to see a new musical-play about Judy Garland after finally kicking the booze might be considered foolhardy but the Duchess and Paul had made a date for Through The Mill at the Southwark Playhouse and I can’t … Continue reading

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Follow the Fleet. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, We should all visit the BFI more, don’t you think? The British Film Institute is, quite simply, cinema for grown-ups who don’t need a bucket ‘o popcorn to munch or two litre bottles of Coke that gurgle like … Continue reading

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A Life In Cartoon Motion. February 2015.

Dear Rowley, The spectre of Comic Relief is upon us once again and various ‘national treasure’ comedians are exhorting Britain to ‘do something funny for money’. In my youth doing something funny for money was definitely not to be encouraged … Continue reading

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Fall from Grace. June 2014.

Dear Rowley, London delivers so much more than it promises. I was handing La Farmer into her landau after a BFI screening of Grace of Monaco outside the Aldwych theatre where Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies is playing and bumped smack bang into … Continue reading

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