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Blake's 7, Complete Collection <b>DVD</b> ~ Gareth Thomas
Blake's 7, Complete Collection DVD ~ Gareth Thomas
Great 1970s BBC science fiction series.

It is easy to criticise the lack of a big budget, so don't expect Star Wars style entertainment. It is also easy to see the pretty primitive technology. On one occasion (Killer) Blake has to ask if a space station has a computer! It may not appeal to action fans, though there is quite a bit.

But you must see past all this to the excellent scripts and acting which produce realistic and well defined characters in a well thought out drama. This is not quite the Good vs Evil of Star Wars, but a more interesting portrayal of a group of characters, mostly criminal, in their fight against a galactic empire which is certainly unpleasant,… Read more
After the Reich: From the Liberation of Vienna to &hellip by Giles Macdonogh
The book is good and a useful eye opener to atrocities committed to the German people in 1945-9, including rape, theft, murder and ethnic cleansing. The deportation of POWs to the Russians by the British and the mass rapes by Soviet soldiers are not unknown to the general reader, but the crimes committed by the Czechs and others towards the Germans in Czechslovakia are less well known and make for harrowing reading. The actions of black soldiers would certainly not be mentioned in Black History Month!

However, what the book lacks is context. In the previous years horrendous crimes had been committed by the German state against civilians as well as soldiers especially in the USSR… Read more
The Case that Foiled Fabian: Murder and Witchcraft&hellip by Simon Read
Good book and well worth reading. The author has selected a once well known crime but one that was forgotten by all but students of vintage murder - and even then not well known. This is well researched from the official police files, contemporary newspapers and memoirs. It blows off the accumulated myths that gather around any well known murder especially one with alleged links with witchcraft. The book reads well, is not too long and presents a sensible conclusion as to the killer's identity. I would recommend it. It is indexed, with notes and a bibliography and there's a few pictures.

However, the book, as with many books in this genre, comes with padding which holds up the… Read more