Because We’re Worth It. July 2017.

Dear Rowley, If there’s one thing the British public loathe above all else, it is hypocrisy in high places. So when the BBC was forced to list its top earners this morning, the howl about Auntie’s breathtaking mendacity could have … Continue reading

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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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