Judy. May 2018.

Dear Rowley, In a weaker moment, I happened to see some of the BBC’s Big Weekend music festival from Cardiff the other weekend. It is a sign of ageing when you disconnect from contemporary pop music which must make me … Continue reading

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Evita Forever. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, These days I always wake-up to The Shipping Forecast. It is almost mediation: Malin, Hebrides variable thee or four, showers good and on it goes like a prayer to the weather gods. This being 5.30am my days tend to … Continue reading

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Anne of the Thousand Days. April 2018.

Dear Rowley, One of the most formative films I ever saw on the television as a child was Anne of the Thousand Days. The title refers to Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, who reigned for 1000 days before … Continue reading

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Nasty Blouse. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Be still my beating heart, Jack Whitehall is hosting the Brit Awards 2018 on the telly tonight. I do have something of a pash for Jack ever since he nailed it as Paul Pennyfeather in the BBC adaptation … Continue reading

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Time Team. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, An inevitable consequence of travelling is insomnia until one settles back down at home. Hence you discover our hero slumped on the daybed in Bloomsbury Towers at 4am watching Time Team. Have you seen it Rowley? They never … Continue reading

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