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Solo – A Star Wars Story

When word first appeared of a Star Wars film exploring the origins of a young Han Solo, the general consensus seemed to be…”why?”. For a start, only one person could ever play Han Solo, and that’s Harrison Ford. And, as … Continue reading

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The York Realist – Sheffield Crucible

I normally would have reviewed this for The Stage or Exeunt, but as both sites covered it during the play’s London run last month (The Stage’s review is here, Exeunt’s is here), I thought I’d write a quick review here … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Eyes (part 2…)

I did promise to give an update after my vitrectomy last month, but didn’t want to jinx my recovery! Anyway, all seems to have gone well, so here goes: After the operation, I was patched up (see the fetching picture … Continue reading

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The trouble with eyes…(part 1)

I’ve not blogged for a while, due to a number of reasons. So I thought this would be a good one to come back to, as it may help people in similar situations. A few weeks ago, I noticed my … Continue reading

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Happy birthday (and, erm, death day) William Shakespeare.

23rd April, as well as being St George’s Day,  marks William Shakespeare’s birthday (if records are correct) and also the day he died. To mark the occasion, I thought I’d remember some of the best Shakespeare adaptions I’ve seen. I’m … Continue reading

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The rise of Jigsaw TV: This Is Us and Big Little Lies

Television used to be a pretty straightforward affair. Simple tales, told in a linear fashion, wrapped up with a happy ending. Then along came Lost, with its flashbacks, its flashforwards and its flash-sidwards. There’d been non-conventional story-telling devices used before, … Continue reading

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The Breakdown on SheffieldLive

I made one of my occasional appearances on SheffieldLive’s Breakdown show yesterday afternoon. It’s 2 hours worth of the best new alternative music, and it’s a really good listen (not just saying that because I’m on it, I genuinely listen … Continue reading

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