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
Arkwright sat on the chair waiting for her visitor, the store was officially closed now but she left the door open for the man's services. Her cover was that she'd be doing onsite paper work and was happy to be of service to anyone who happened to pop in. The man walked in whistling some … Continue reading The Corner Shop
Books have always been an integral part of my life ever since I learned to read, which admittedly was later than some of my peers, which I have aways put down to my complete lack of interest in the School Reading scheme of the time. I maintain that having an engaging source material is essential … Continue reading RDP:
This is a quite deliberately staged photo in Cuba. I thought it'd be hilarious to sit on a beach in the Caribbean in a flat cap drinking a pint of Mild. In a dimpled handle glass too... However the story behind the photo was a little more complex. First up I was travelling alone and … Continue reading YDWP: By the Seaside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NDJrXeExJ4 Have you noticed that songs whose titles being with the word "Someday" are never songs which have much of a positive spin to the lyrics. The above song dates back to the early days of Jazz and was written by the first important composer of Jazz: Jelly Roll Morton. The song has been … Continue reading YDWP: Someday
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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For those of us who grew in the late eighties and early nineties the term extreme close up will immediately bring smiles and thoughts of Mike Myer's Wayne's World films and comedy shorts but it is also a genuine camera term although sometimes it is referred to as a BCU (Big Close Up). Most of … Continue reading Extreme Close Up
I received an email from Mrs A yesterday and with it was a PDF of a copy of a forthcoming script from her current theatre group, she's highlighted a part she thinks I should audition for. Not going to dismiss it out of hand I read it. The script will run to about an hour's … Continue reading YDWP: Script
Adam Adamant Lives! was a fantasy crime show from the mid-sixties which ran for two series, it starred Gerald Harper as Edwardian spy and Adventurer Adam Adamant who gets frozen in 1902 and is thawed out in the 1960s. Shocked by 1960s culture he sets himself up as an agent to put decent values back … Continue reading DWP: A Vintage Year for Scoundrels
"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