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    Dirty Tricks

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on May 27th, 2011

    Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes as Edward, an underachieving English teacher.  Edward meets an accountant (Neil Dudgeon) and begins an affair with his wife, Karen (Julie Graham). When Karen unfortunately passes away, the aging detective (James Bolam) assigned to the case, suspects Edward is involved. Edward is a charming protagonist at first and suddenly the lies and absurdities begin piling up.
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    Garrow’s Law – Series 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by William O'Donnell on May 11th, 2011

    Based on actual Old Bailey court records from the 18th Century, Garrow’s law tells the true story of William Garrow, a young barrister you revolutionized the legal system. This first series may only be 4 episodes long, but with each clocking it an an hour long a piece, this series offers plenty of drama to invest in.
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    Guilty, The

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on April 9th, 2011

    Since this week it appears I am taking on a U.K. flavor for my reviews, I decided to throw one more British drama review ripped straight from their local tele programs. This one involves a lawyer who turns into a judge and dons the infamous powdered wig. To my shock, it isn’t even labeled as a comedy, so why am I already laughing? Well, before I go mad as a hatter, let’s proceed forth with The Guilty. We will see if this judge is a cheeky bugger or a wanker. I’m guessing on the latter.
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    Man in a Suitcase: Set One

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on April 7th, 2011

    I say old chap, I do fancy a good British TV show. Maybe, it is because I grew up with more than my share of shows like Monty Python and the Black Adder. Maybe, I just like their funny accents. There is probably a bloke in the next alley who is willing to give me a beating for that comment. However, I will hold out and share with you my take on Man in a Suitcase, a late 60’s British drama that aired on ABC. Could I possibly bribe this bloke with some fish n chips?

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    Bill Moyers: On Faith & Reason

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on November 30th, 2010

    Written by Diane Tillis

    One hundred writers gathered together at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York to discuss faith and reason. PEN is a literary and humanitarian organization that is composed of poets, essayists, and novelists. Its chief concern at the festival was the threat to freedom of speech and conscience from religious extremism. Writers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives came together in an open forum to discuss their experiences with faith and reason.
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    Life On Mars (UK): The Complete Collection

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on November 17th, 2010

    “My name is Sam Tyler. I had an accident and I woke up in 1973. Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time? Whatever happened, it’s like I’ve landed on a different planet. Now, maybe, if I can work out the reason, I can get back home.”

    I kind of did things a little backwards. I saw the single-season American version of Life On Mars quite some time before I managed to get my hands on the two seasons of the original British version of the show.
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    Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on November 15th, 2010

    “The rule of law, it must be held high! And, if it falls, you pick it up and hold it even higher. For all society, all civilized people will have nothing to shelter them if it is destroyed.”

    Agatha Christie created the rotund Belgian detective in 1920 with the book The Mysterious Affair At Styles. The detective would go on to feature in about 30 more books over the years. He was a distinctive character.
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    Slings & Arrows – Season 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on July 5th, 2006

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    Paul Gross plays Geoffrey Tennant, a once celebrated actor who had a meltdown during a performance of Hamlet. Now he’s trying to mount The Tempest at the head of a broke company about to be evicted from its premises. Meanwhile, his former mentor, Oliver Welles, has just mounted a dispiriting version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New Burbage Theatre, and very shortly thereafter dies. Tennant is brought in as the new artistic director, and his attempts to stage Ha…
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    Rebus – Set 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on June 30th, 2006

    Synopsis

    Ken Stott plays Inspector John Rebus. Working in Edinburgh, Rebus is dogged in his pursuit of the truth, no matter how many years it might be buried. He’s not one to stand on ceremony, doesn’t suffer fools at all, never mind gladly, and is curiously successful in romancing younger women. The two mysteries here, The Falls and Fleshmarket Close take place in very different settings: the former delves into the secrets of the very wealthy, the latter takes place in a high-rise proj…
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    Broadway’s Lost Treasures III

    Posted in Disc Reviews by David Annandale on November 17th, 2005

    Synopsis

    Subtitled “The Best of the Tony Awards,” this is a collection of 23 performances from the Awards show broadcasts. The net is cast pretty wide here as far as the years are concerned, so you get to see a young Jerry Orbach (for instance) performing “Promise, Promises” from 42nd Street. Carol Channing, Robert Goulet, Tommy Tune and Harvey Fierstein are the hosts. Fans of musical theatre should expect miracles here, but this is of considerable archival interest.

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