La La Land. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, It is always a mystery to me why it comes a shock to movie producers that musicals score like Reinaldo at the box office. Director/writer Damien Chazelle’s  La La Land  is a case in point. London in January … Continue reading

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The Monroe Doctrine. October 2014.

Dear Rowley, Can Strictly Come Dancing’s opening numbers get any camper? I’m just watching a hoedown number with all the boys in spray-on denim and cowboy boots and all the gals in pink gingham. Well, as Julian and Sandy would … Continue reading

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Remembrance. November 2012.

Dear Rowley, Aren’t you thrilled that Strictly Come Dancing is stitching up The X-Factor like a kipper this season? Does this mean the British public are tiring of the cynical, no-talent schlockfest we’ve had to suffer in recent years and is finally … Continue reading

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Best of Britannia. October 2012.

Dear Rowley, An interesting week when one learns who is on side and who is off. Yesterday I was invited to an event called Best of Britannia at the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell. It was a celebration of craftsmanship and … Continue reading

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Chris & Martina. July 2012.

Dear Rowley, I am usually hard on the BBC because they were hard on me. However, I am absolutely loving the lead-up to the Ladies’ Singles final today at Wimbledon. The music, the VTs, the live shots and the pre-match … Continue reading

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