Category Archives: TV

Detectorists

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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On Coronation Street

A moment of closed-book recall. Possibly 2007, Roy Cropper (David Neilson) is on the payphone in his café, Roy’s Rolls. He complains, to whoever’s passing – Hayley most likely – that he’s been put on hold. ‘Vivaldi’s Four Seasons,’ he … Continue reading

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Steve’s TV Peeves Continued

… previously on Fisher Lane: No’s 1 to 18 are here. Otherwise, we’ll crack on… with this new Bingo card of TV turn-ons and turn-offs. 19. News reports using a related something to ‘project’ the pertinent points upon. A road … Continue reading

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Extras, Extras, Read All About It!

Back in nineteen-eighty-something I made a faintly public spectacle of myself by having a bout of the giddy-fits whilst alone in a gathering of relative strangers. Ah, loneliness is a crowded room… By which I mean to say I was … Continue reading

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Irreversibly Awkward ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 7

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Strategically Challenging ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 6

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Distinctly Unsettling ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 5

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A Child’s American Cartography

I was a whole heap grown up by the first time I visited the U.S. I was forty, in fact. It wasn’t that I hadn’t travelled a fair bit by then, for I had, and had lived in other countries … Continue reading

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Mildly Disconcerting ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 4

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Frankly Dispiriting ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 3

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