• blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @cathannabel, I hope that you might have the time to drop by occasionally, if only to lurk amongst a group of essentially kind-hearted people espousing some rather silly responses and reflections.

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  • @thane16

    syzygy, you are not too late. There is so much of Miller’s work easily available. His books, films, performances, and interviews. At least dip in and see what you think.

     

  • Just rewatched Jonathan Miller’s 1968 version of “Alice in Wonderland”. For obvious reasons. It, like everything Miller did, was simply brilliant. If you have never seen it, try to. If you have never seen or read anything by Miller, definitely try to.

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    @winston

    Who is definitely the very best solution to a winter cold. In terms of dosage, I recommend at least two a night.

    Here’s to a speedy recovery.

     

     

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    @janetteb

    here is the link to the reconstructed episode

    P.s. For some reason it seems to jump about 2 minutes in at the beginning. Just make sure to drag it back to the beginning.

    And here is the link to the “making of”

     

     

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    @janetteb

    thanks for the link. Both the “making of” docu and the actual episode reconstruction were excellent. And what a particularly dark one-off episode it was. Fascinating to know that the original was the last episode produced by Verity Lambert.

    And all power to Andrew Ireland and the University of Central Lancashire!

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    @janetteB That sounds brilliant! Mrs Blenkinsop suggested we watch episode 3 of “The Macra Terror” (having watched #1 and #2 last night). Obviously it was great watching animated Jamie attempt to out-run the dreaded Macra Terror as it closed in on him ominously. Episode Four will await the 57th year of Who(i.e. tomorrow).

     

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    It is November 23. A mere 56 years ago two schoolteachers went searching for the student they were concerned about. Therefore, very shortly (as the light falls rather early out here on the island at this time of the year) I shall venture into the Blenkinsop cellar and raise a glass to those 56 years. From William Hartnell to Jodie Whittaker–it’s…[Read more]

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  • I just spent part of my sadly reduced income to buy a copy (just released) of a new BBC animated reconstruction of a lost Patrick Troughton story “The Macra Terror” from 1967. Although I was watching back then, I have no memory of the story (but that could be said of so much more). But after a bit of research, I realized that the story (about the…[Read more]

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  • Christmas approaches. And so does the new BBC version of “A Christmas Carol”. It is hard to think of an improvement on the Alastair Sim version, but if you want a dark version, then this is certainly just that.

     

  • @thane16 Congratulations, Syzergy the younger! What follows? Endless parties? A gap year? Working your way around the world as a short order cook on a tramp steamer prepatory to writing the Great Australian novel? (In other words, all the things I seemed to have missed out on at that stage of life.) Have a great post-year 12 time, whatever it may be.

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    @winston, @janetteB, @thane16

    Where we live now Hallowe’en is a really big (and really rather sweet) thing. The local shopping centre is closed to traffic all afternoon and there is a band playing and everybody – mainly parents and the tinies are dressed to the nines. Mrs Blenkinsop and I wandered up about 2pm (pretty cold but lots of sun) and…[Read more]

  • Moffat and Gattis are back.

    Here is the first trailer for the new BBC adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

    Not one for the tinies…

     

  • @bluesqueakpip

    I think John Arnatt was born to play the Chancellor. I loved him as the vicar in the Miss Marple “The Moving Finger”. There was something about the voice, the physical presence and the way he played the roles that was perfect for authority figures in shows that everyone understood were just for fun.

     

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