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Review: Foyles War (ITV1)

Familiar Sunday-night sleuth DSI Foyle’s war becomes Foyles Cold War in a dowdy Britain of rationing and displacement, enlivened only by traditional red buses and red telephone boxes. The cancelled detective is back with us thanks to the outrage of it’s loyal audience, both in the UK and around the world. Spies in trench-coats and … Continue reading

Review: Perspectives – Lenny Henry Finding Shakespeare

“As a working-class kid growing up in Dudley in the West Midlands, Lenny found William Shakespeare’s plays boring, irrelevant and inaccessible. But by the age of 50 and with a burning ambition to try his hand at serious acting, Lenny decided it was time he faced his fears and finally tried to get to grips … Continue reading

Review: Perspectives – David Walliams The Genius of Dahl

Perspectives, Series 2, Episode 4: David Walliams – The Genius of Dahl “Actor and comedian David Walliams explores the magic behind the storytelling of Roald Dahl, one of the world’s most successful children’s authors.” ITV’s replacement for the lamented South Bank Show, Perspectives races through its’ current short run on UK terrestrial channel ITV1, with … Continue reading

Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber – A Passion for the Pre-Raphaelites

Perspectives Episode: 2, ITV1 Sunday, 1 May 2011, 10:15PM ITV’s new arts strand continued with one of the hard men of musical theatre showing his softer side – and his expensive personal art collection. Andrew Lloyd-Webber, multi-millionaire composer of musicals through Joseph’ to Phantom 1 and 2 (Paint Never Dries, sorry, Love Never Dies), took … Continue reading

Review: Hugh Laurie – Down by the River

Perspectives (Arts / Documentary) ITV1 Sunday, May 15th, 2011, 10:15pm. Hugh Laurie is one of the most famous people on the planet just now, not to mention one of the highest paid actors, thanks to his curmudgeonly medic on diagnostic-detective show House. I was also aware that he is an accomplished piano player, from his … Continue reading

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