Mr. D. K. Smith

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Location: South Wales, UK
In My Own Words:
As may be obvious from some of my reviews, I do like a bit of archive television. Please feel free to visit my blog, where I ramble about old British television in a, hopefully, interesting way.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 82 - Total Helpful Votes: 2009 of 2183
Z Cars Collection 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gary Watson
Z Cars Collection 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Gary Watson
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Z Cars - Collection 2 contains six more episodes from the 1972 run of the series. These follow on from the ones released on the first DVD last year. Episode details are as follows -

1. Witness - Broadcast 25th September 1972
2. Takes all Sorts - Broadcast 2nd October 1972
3. Sins of the Father - Broadcast 9th October 1972
4. Damage - Broadcast 16th October 1972
5. Day Trip - Broadcast 23rd October 1972
6. Public Relations - Broadcast 30th October 1972

As with set one, the evidence of these episodes somewhat contradicts the received opinion from the last few decades that 70's Z Cars was a pale shadow of the 60's original. Instead, both the… Read more
Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciati&hellip ~ Eric Clapton
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
"The Breeze, An Appreciation of J.J. Cale" is a heartfelt tribute from Eric Clapton and a number of superstar friends (including Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and John Mayer). Cale's music has long had an influence over Clapton's career - witness his covers of songs such as "After Midnight" and "Cocaine". Clapton also maintained personal contact with Cale over the decades, something which only ended with Cale's death in 2013.

Vocal duties are traded on the sixteen tracks - Clapton has solo vocals on three songs, shares vocals on another eight, whilst the remaining five tracks see Mark Knopfler, Don White, John Mayer, Tom Petty and Willie Nelson all take solo vocals on… Read more
The Courts of Babylon : Dispatches From The Golden&hellip by Peter Bodo
Originally published in 1995, The Courts of Babylon describes both the players and the infrastructure of Tennis' Open era - from the late 1960's to the early 1990's.

By the time the book was published, Bodo had been writing about the game (in Tennis Magazine) for decades and had got to know the players well, counting some (like Evonne Goolagong Cawley) as personal friends. But Courts of Babylon isn't a straightforward celebration, as he increasingly came to believe that money and politics had corrupted the sport.

In the amateur days of the 1950's and 1960's, he maintained, players would call their own fouls and respect their opponents, something he saw less of as… Read more