Thursday, 7 December 2017
This version has the most amazing cast. Almost every part played by a familiar old face that are so good at what they do they make it seem so natural and easy. There is Helen Merren as a beautiful but equally other worldly and imperious Titania. See Phil Daniels as a punk street urchin Puck who seems filled with a boundless energy yet also slyly natural. And what a joy to see Brian Glover as Bottom. That Dead-pan delivery in the dourest of northern tones whose transformation generates a magical smile despite the fact you know its a coming. The whole production has an wonderful dark wintery night production feel to it. As though it ticks every box that made the BBC a creative force to be reckoned with the world over. It is a joy and it is a keeper.
"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Oh that Rodger. He was incorrigible.
Twice Upon A Time airs on Christmas Day.
How is it possible to look forward so much to something you know is going wring a tear? Its possible ,I suppose, thanks to the man who put the Who back into Doctor Who.
Sunday, 3 December 2017
Ken Reid was also responsible for other great comic book favourites of mine; Rodger the dodger and Jonah. What a great thing it would be to see similar collections using these these two great and much missed heroes of yester-year. I suppose it will depend on the success of this volume but hopefully it will happen. This world needs its funny characters more than ever.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Never thought I would see that old face in that old console room.
I don't know about you but its done me a power of good.
Double, double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron Bubble...