In 1972 Alfred Hitchcock returned to his native Britain and made his final British Film, the first in over twenty years and was to be the penultimate film for Master of Suspense. In many ways the film feels like Hitchcock has come full circle with the film sharing a number of elements with his first … Continue reading WotD: A Last Hoorah?
If I were filled with riches I would love to decorate the house in a gothic fashion, with an Addams Family style interior of curios and a stone bannister with curled snakes acting as the handrail and a small Gargoyle at the base. If challenged on this design I would say that the coiled snakes … Continue reading WotD: Stone Man
When I was a wee boy back in the late 80s and early 90s I was a bit of a gamer, now at this point in time the Consoles were yet to fully take hold in the UK so children like myself would have had one the 8 bit computers such as the ZX Spectrum, … Continue reading WotD: The Secret Life of a Primary School Ghostbuster
In 2005 the classic British TV show Doctor Who returned for it's first series in 17 years and it was clear that the BBC's attitude to the show had change and they were putting a lot of money and energy behind it, there were a number of trailers, promotions on other shows such as Blue Peter and BBC … Continue reading WofD: Rose
The following piece of music is called "Distant Hills" by the Simon Park Orchestra and was used as the theme tune to the afternoon Drama series "Crown Court". The tune was the B side to Simon Park's number one hit "Eye Level" which no doubt gained its popularity thanks to it being used as the … Continue reading WotD: Distant
Continuing in from The Master Staircase Krissy and Lady Midnight departed from the Boudoir and headed down the hall, lady Midnight fished a key from the small purse on her dress. Krissy smiled mischievously, how far could she push her ladyship before she snapped. "Was he any good?" "I beg your pardon?" replied Lady Midnight. … Continue reading FowC/WotD: Arrangements
When I was in my final two years year of Secondary School my school life was hell. Due to size reasons for the core subjects the year was split in two with Six Classes for each of the subjects and divided into ability, so two top groups, two middle and two remedial/bottom, as it had … Continue reading WotD: Penance
Reposting an opening for the Word of the Day Challenge: Tea
“Good afternoon noon sir,” beamed the waiter. “Have you made a reservation?”
“Indeed I have, the name Kesten Grenville.” Grenville said coldly.
The waiter checked his list and located the name on the list. “Oh yes sir, I see you are booked in for afternoon tea. Your guest has already arrived and is seated.”
“So I see,” stated Grenville as he scanned the restaurant.
“My I take your jacket?” Queried the waiter.
“A £12,000 jacket in the hands of a man who styles his hair with brylcream?” Barked Grenville, “I think you know the answer to that. I’m grown man, I think I am capable of having afternoon tea and not spilling it down myself.”
“Very good sir,” said the waiter guiding Grenville to the table. “Is this meeting social or business?”
“Both.” Answered Grenville as he took his seat at the table. “I’ll take a pot of Earl Grey…
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Reblogging as part of the Word of the Day Challenge: Quest
My look at the first season continues with a look at the fifth story in the season: The Keys of Marinus, written by Dalek creator Terry Nation and directed by one-time only Doctor Who director John Gorrie.
For those of you of up on your Doctor Wholore you will have noticed that I skipped story four, Marco Polo, and you probably know the reason why. For those out of the loop, Marco Polo is one the stories that was a victim of the BBC archive purge and no print of the story is known to have survived, an off-air sound track exists but I feel that since the story has no video to accompany the sound I cannot give an accurate and honest examination.
So, Keys of Marinus, is it any good? In short, no. It is the first real turkey of a story and is pretty much a…
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"Just hold it there," said the Artist leveling up the prospective from his stand. He sharpened his pencil with a penknife and started to sketch. "Do you think it will sell?" Asked his model. "You are an exquisite thing my dear," cooed the Artist. "This will be a valuable addition to any collection of beautiful … Continue reading The Artist