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Quatermass and the Post

You might recall that this time last year, I wrote a piece for the excellent  Manx website Gef, to mark the centenary of one of the Isle of Man’s greatest writers, Nigel Kneale. If you don’t recall it – well, I’m mortified, frankly. You can take a look here. Hurry along now:  https://gef.im/2022/04/24/the-godfather-of-sci-fi/ So, I was…

Notes on Nutcracker

For fans of vintage TV, there is a dearth of supporting material, from which more details can be gleaned. It’s one area where contemporary television has it so much better. Behind-the-scenes documentaries, cast and crew blogs, even the social media chatter of spoilers, if such activity doesn’t make you apoplectic with fury. It’s all there,…

Stay In Your Lane

Lately, I’ve got back into the habit of trying to walk ten thousand steps a day. Whether that number really does any good or not, I don’t know, but it’s certainly better than none, and does at least leave me feeling as if I’ve done some healthy activity, without that ‘summon next-of-kin’ sensation some gym…

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