Category Archives: Television

A little bit of made-up swearing

Having been absent from this blog for some time, I had intended to take the opportunity provided by the Christmas holiday to knock out several posts. However, my parents have decided that the present weather is not completely incompatible with … Continue reading

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How life imitates Yes, Minister (2)

Do you remember the Yes, Minister episode where there is a brand-new hospital with over five hundred administrative staff and no patients? I had that mind when I saw this story: The Welsh assembly is speeding up school closure consultations after … Continue reading

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Some TV recommendations

First, if you haven’t watched Sherlock. Do so, now. (well, at the end of reading this, obviously). Benedict Cumberbatch auditions for the part of Doctor Who, and succeeds amazingly. A thought-provoking documentary was Our Drugs War, shown on Channel 4. … Continue reading

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How life imitates Yes, Minister

You might have noticed by now that I have a slight obsession with Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister. If I ruled the world (or, less ambitiously, if I controlled the curriculum) I would have pupils watch it in schools, … Continue reading

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The Lib Dems in government (part 1.5)

I spent tonight catching up on some television. Nick Robinson’s “Five Days that Changed Britain” is an enjoyable, breezy tour through the coalition negotiations. I’m not sure it tells us anything we didn’t know already; for me it confirmed the views … Continue reading

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Have you heard about The Silence?

I’ve missed tonight’s episode because I returned late from cricket, but if you have a spare few hours this weekend you could do worse than watch The Silence  which has been on BBC1 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night. It’s a … Continue reading

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