Cilla. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was just digging out Cilla Black’s greatest hits to wish a fond farewell to the carrot-topped Liverpudlian chanteuse who’s been a star of British music and, later, television for over fifty-years. I was distracted however by a … Continue reading

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Nigellissima. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, Am I alone in thinking Nigella Lawson a total self-parody these days. One always suspects people who talk about themselves in the third person are howling at the moon. Nigella’s new cooking programme is called Nigellissima¬†and is inspired … Continue reading

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Back in Business. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I am enraptured by the Julia McKenzie Miss Marple¬†episode called The Pale Horse. It involves a story of witchcraft in Much Deeping. The standout performance is by Pauline Collins as the chief witch. She is suburban. She has … Continue reading

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