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tlc (BBC) [2002] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Alexander Armstrong
tlc (BBC) [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Alexander Armstrong
3.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 16 Oct 2011
Despite having a great cast and some okay scripts, this series wasn't as good as I had hoped. Partly, I think, because the ideas have been done to death with all the myriad hospital series on offer, but also because sometimes it had the feel of a repetitive sketch show rather than a comedy drama. Reece Shearsmith is always good, but although we were meant to sympathise with his character of a new and inexperienced doctor thrown into a world of cynics and heavy schedules, somehow his part was underwritten and one ended up being slightly irritated by his naive gullibility. Richard Griffiths similarly deserved better writing. Tim Brooke-Taylor was only given one joke and had to repeat it ad… Read more
Catterick [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Morwenna Banks
Catterick [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Morwenna Banks
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This series is silly, cheap, ridiculous and disgusting. But it's also strange, touching and very funny. It captures the atmosphere of a dreary provincial town perfectly (I stayed in a hotel just like The Mermade the other day)and the fond but exasperated relationship between two brothers - played by Vic and Bob - is very endearing. Reece Shearsmith as a psychopathic mummy's boy is brilliant, as usual, and unsettlingly attractive (or is that just me?) while the bizarre American police chief (Vic again) and Matt Lucas as the grotesque hotel manager are eccentric and bewildering. It's creative and nonsensical, English black comedy as it should be.
To Mum from Aynsley and the Boys/Remain ~ Aynsley Dunbar
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars guitar hero, 16 Oct 2011
Not all of this CD is fabulous, but there are enough great tracks to make it a very worthwhile purchase. Jon Morshead's guitar playing is sublime and the emotions he evokes stay in the head for a long time.