Monthly Archives: December 2015


A love song about the English countryside and about the English, Detectorists (BBC Four, Channel X, written and directed by Mackenzie Crook) has been my most treasured TV find (see what I did?) of recent times. It’s beautifully, gently, so carefully paced, … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. Part 1, 2011

In 2011, HBO aired a one-off special, Talking Funny, featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Louis C.K, in an unhosted 50 minutes of chat about their experiences of the business, the science and the art of stand-up comedy. … Continue reading

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Pie of Peace: a non-recipe

This is the (slightly edited) ‘letter’ I sent to a friend in Australia today. A long-time fan and follower of my Pie Season works, he’s been after something he refers to ‘a recipe’ for some time. Here’s what I sent in … Continue reading

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