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It’s snow joke. Ahem.

April 1, 2013

I hope everyone is enjoying the long bank holiday weekend and, if you celebrate it, Easter. It’s strange to be celebrating the spring when there’s so much snow about, but there’s only one thing to do in these circumstances! Pin It

A double dose of Katy

March 11, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I saw Katy Manning in a tour of Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced.” It’s a very traditional production: A single set and a cast of eleven, with scene changes covered by blackouts and music. Unusual in this day and age, but pleasant for it. Katy portrayed the central character of […]

The Neuroblastoma Alliance – Sam Shaw Appeal

March 4, 2013

This week’s blog post is a bit different. It’s about Laura’s childhood friend Christine, her husband Carl and their three year old son, Sam. In January, Sam was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma, a particularly aggressive cancer. It has spread from the main tumor into his bones and bone marrow. That makes it a class 4 […]

Waiting for the signal to arise

February 11, 2013

Last month I wrote about the BFI’s screening of “An Unearthly Child”, the first ever Doctor Who story. This month it was the turn of the second Doctor and the story chosen to represent that era of the show was Tomb of the Cybermen. Lost from the BBC archives for twenty years and believed wiped, […]

Well, that about wraps it up for 2012

December 31, 2012

I enjoy writing my “end of year” post so it’s especially pleasing that it has, for once, fallen on New Year’s Eve itself. Of course it seems likely that nobody will read it, being too heavily engrossed in revelries and fripperies to be spending time on-line. But it’s an excuse to trawl through my tweets, blog […]