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Not nearly as good as the advance media verdicts would have it

Being an admirer of Winston Churchill – for all his faults, regarded by some who should know enough to judge these things as one of the all-time greatest Englishmen – and having listened to the media jungle drums over the past month or two, I had made a decision earlier this week to break the [...]

January 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

And now for something completely different

Last night I watched a recording that I’d ‘organised’ of a BBC television documentary called A Life On Screen about Michael Palin that was first broadcast at some point last weekend. It was both fascinating and entertaining. When Monty Python’s Flying Circus first hit the television [...]

January 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Roll on January 2nd!

There – still a few days to go before normal service is resumed but I think I’ve just about got through the festive period unscathed. There’s a point at which, when you live alone and – if you are left to your own devices – the whole of your existence becomes a matter of glorious routine [...]

December 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again

As Yuletide beckons – chaotic last minute shopping, endless gridlocks on Britain’s motorways, television screens full of total rubbish except, of course, for Channel Four which seems to be showing a series of classic Carry On films during the daytime (yesterday they showed Carry On [...]

December 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Just another disaster to add to the list

It’s the sort of thing which only happens to old people who are out of touch – I accept that – but here’s my latest example of how the modern world and its technology have a constant ability to annoy the hell out of me. In my home I have my television service, land line and broadband all [...]

December 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Christmas glow (maybe)

It’s funny how sometimes you spot things on television or on screens of one type or another that seem totally out of synch and place … and/or totally inappropriate in the circumstances of the moment. And – to be blunt – it is most often upon television. Despite all the [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Ashes commentary

I suspect there is little argument in the Great Rust Debate other than the best way to follow the Ashes is on the radio warm and toasty under the duvet. This said, I have been ever so slightly disappointed by the transmission. Aggers TMS has always had an irreverent side and long may that continue. [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

We are free to believe what we believe

Scribes contributing to the Rust have previously offered their opinions upon perception and reality as we find these in the world – whether the subject be ‘fake news’, politics, or the prospect of great movie or music stars being resurrected years after their death and having new [...]

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Babylon Berlin

SKY ATLANTIC’S Berlin Babylon come to an end last night and I was not much the wiser how the various plot threads tied up. This was because even before the final credits the next series was being promoted. Central character Inspector Rath is not returning to Cologne, he had destroyed the porno [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Babylon Berlin

One of the features of modern criminal drama has been the quality series from mainland Europe. The Killing  started a whole new genre of Scanda Noir and The Spiral and Montalbano proved popular and watchable too. I have now watched 4 episodes of Babylon Berlin, a joint-production of German [...]

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

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