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Bette and Joan

April 11, 2012


The career-long feud between Joan Crawford and Bette Davis is the stuff of cinematic legend, blending seamlessly with the schlocky pleasures of their only film together, 1962′s Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Its tale of deranged sibling rivalry between two faded child stars and the stories dogging its production have made it a lurid career epitaph for […]

There’s a TARDIS in my garden

April 23, 2011


An ethereal sound fills my room. The sound of the universe, you could say. Next to a pile of bank statements, my desktop TARDIS toy has sprung to life, warning me of an incoming call on my mobile. Doctor Who has been in my life for a very long time. My first TARDIS  (Time and Relative […]

Loving the ‘Oaks

February 28, 2011


Hollyoaks, a Channel 4 soap set in a fictional suburb of Chester, is a strange beast.  Aimed at teenagers, on one level it’s like an economy-value Dynasty, with similarly overblown and contrived storylines; but instead of champagne-drenched catfights the inhabitants of the ‘Oaks settle their differences by glassing each other or burning down the local club […]