Tag Archives: BBC

Really, Victoria Wood

I’ve remarked on many occasions – including to strangers at bus stops – how I can’t be doing with Science Fiction. Or any Fantasy genre, come to that. I either get too distracted by the unmentioned – the toilets, where … Continue reading

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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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Singularly Concentrated ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 14

Inspired more-so by our sister… © Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane, 2013

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Blissfully Simple ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 13

Lucky 13, to have such notions! This week’s trifle is party-themed – or day dreams of parties, at least – of building bouncy castles in the air. Oh, what a family do it would be! Happy Pam, therefore, to be … Continue reading

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Mystically Windswept ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 12

Here’s this week’s palely-washed tableau from the ancestry factory. There are copious notes to come (very soon, if I stick to today’s list) on the strange genre that is this illustrational hooplah. Inconveniently, this one, fizzing as it is with … Continue reading

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Stylishly Weary ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 11

Late posting, week-wise, which seems appropriate given the theme. A key part of any and all ancestral truffle-hunting – mine so much so – is the reliance on others to come good – to be on the same page – … 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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Darkly Oppressive ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 9

Latest outing. With the forging of links in genealogical chains come the sparks and white-hot flames of risk and responsibility – a blacksmithing metaphor that feels decidedly off-beam and irrelevant here, and for which I apologise… with the hammer of … Continue reading

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Perturbingly Invasive ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 8

Marking the new BBC series with the start of a new set of grim genealogical happenings… more like this, Family Tree Huggers, at: Picture Window

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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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