Mr. N. Dockray

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (39 of 43)
Location: Perth, Perthshire United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 778,560 - Total Helpful Votes: 39 of 43
Cinderfellas: When Speedway Was Rock 'n' Roll by Dave Lanning
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ended Prematurely, 22 July 2013
Found it a rattling good read until the 'end'. However the 'first' ending was not so much an ending but more a case of ceasing to write whereas the second 'ending' was better as an ending but one which, although realistic, was not one which I cared for and which I felt was still lacking. Would have preferred the the book to have been longer with more information about the outcome for most of the characters!
Although not part of my review of this book (which overall I enjoyed) I would have thought that to make a film featuring speedway bikes of this era together with those size of crowds etc would be exremely difficult - but then what do I know about filming (or anything else for that… Read more
Bob Servant Independent [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Brian Cox
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 12 Mar 2013
After watching and laughing at all the episodes my wife and I bought the DVD on its release date (4 March 2013) and keep enjoying them all again. What we cannot understand is why we cannot find others to share our view, especially in Broughty Ferry. The warmest response from anyone we know living there was, 'Saw one episode but did not think much of it!'. I think that it is the best thing that I have ever seen since 'Ripping Yarns' in the 70's. Absolutely brilliant, please arrange another series quickly before both Brian Cox & I expire - incidentally I knew Brian Cox was supposedly a great actor, Shakespeare and Hollywood Blockbusters etc, etc but it has taken 'Bob Servant' to make me… Read more
Team Lotus: My View from the Pit Wall by Peter Warr
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Pretty disappointed with this so called 'book'. To be honest it is not really much more than an extended 'Lunch with Simon Taylor' in Motor Sport. At approx 200 pages + some pics it is not exactly lengthy either.
It is actually a series of recollections about some of the characters Warr had worked with in F1, a handful lengthy (Chapman, 'Bernie' & Senna) others to varying degrees less so although at least he is honest in his views, especially about those he did not have a high regard for, including Mansell.
Simon Taylor probably fills in some of the more interesting 'Gems' but overall a disappointment for the money.
I rate it 3* in spite of the above because I found it a very… Read more

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