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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Keep Dancing? October 2016.

Dear Rowley, A disturbing phenomenon has emerged in the news this week. A group of very sick puppies nationwide have taken to dressing-up in scary clown costumes and frightening people after dark. As someone who finds clowns sinister at the … Continue reading

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The Pink Jukebox. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, At the risk of sounding evangelical, can’t even begin to tell you how much better I feel after three short weeks since canning the booze. For one, the time has flown and I go to bed wanting to … Continue reading

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Keep Young & Beautiful. July 2016.

Dear Rowley, After the disappointment of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, I decided to watch reruns of all the TV series on Netflix. That script-writing was genius. Genius! Some of my favourite scenes are between Patsy and Saffy, particularly when Saffron has … Continue reading

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Cash & Cary. March 2016.

Dear Rowley, One of the benefits of living in Bloomsbury is that you’re never far from history in the making. Last week, for instance, Rupert Murdock and Jerry Hall’s wedding was blessed at the journalists’ church of St Brides, Fleet … Continue reading

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