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The Ravelled Thread [DVD] [1979] <b>DVD</b> ~ Julia Lewis
THIS IS A FINE LITTLE PRODUCTION FROM SOUTHERN T.V. AND A REFRESHING TALE WITH A DIFFERENCE.SET IN PORTSMOUTH AROUND 1864,WITH CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA,THE HUMBLE WAREHOUSE CLERK ...SILAS TRUMBLE KICKS OFF A CHILLING CONSPIRACY IN SIX BITE-SIZED EPISODES FEATURING A FINE PERFORMANCE FROM STEVEN GRIVES AS A MYSTERIOUS JOURNALIST,AND THE LATE GREAT JACK WILD WHO PLAYS STREET URCHIN GEGOR.NOW THIS WAS WRITTEN BY JOHN LUCAROTTI,AND ITS A STORY THAT COULD WITH EXPENSIVE STYLE AND SUBSTANCE BE GIVEN A REWORK IN 2014! AND PRE-DATING BY 25-30 YEARS AN INTRODUCTION TO A CERTAIN JOHN BROWN! SO MANY GREAT SERIES FROM THIS PERIOD TO DISCOVER,AND MANY OF THEM CHILDREN AND ADULTS CAN ENJOY.I DIDN'T REALISE… Read more
Noah's Castle - The Complete Series [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Annette Ekblom
BRITAIN 1979,A COUNTRY IN THE GRIP OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC COLLAPSE.(OH HAPPY DAYS!)NOAH'S CASTLE ON CHILDREN'S T.V.TOOK AN ALREADY SAD REALITY AND ADDED A FEW NEW RUNGS ON THE LADDER OF MISERY! I MEAN AFTER SPENDING THE DAY WITH DODGY TEACHERS BANGING ON ABOUT A FUTURE ,THAT APART FROM ALL THE FREE TIME WE WOULD HAVE, AND OH HOW WE WOULD SPEND IT- WHEN LET LOOSE ON A FUTURISTIC 1980'S LANDSCAPE! STILL THE VERY IDEA AS RIDICULOUS AND PREPOSTEROUS... FOR THE PREMISE OF THIS STORY WOULD BE SET IN A LAWLESS AND HUNGRY BRITAIN WHERE FAMILY'S FIGHT TO SURVIVE,AND THE OLD AND INFIRM CAN ROT FOR BEING A DRAIN ON SOCIETY'S REDUCED CAPACITY TO TAKE-CARE OF ONE! WELL ....WHAT AN OUTRAGEOUS… Read more
And Smith DID Score: The Gordon Smith Story by Gordon Smith
GORDON DUFFIELD SMITH ALONGSIDE AUTHOR NORMAN MACDONALD, HAVE PRODUCED A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE LOOK BACK AT A GLAGOW RANGERS LEGEND.IT IS CLEAR EARLY ON IN THE STORY GORDON IS A PLAYER AND A PERSON WHO IS HIS OWN MAN WITH VIEWS THAT SPEAKETH HIS OWN MIND,AND THIS IS PLAIN TO SEE IN DEALINGS WITH ALL AND SUNDRY (NOT TO MENTION SOME PEOPLE YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT EMBRACED SUCH AN APPROACH!)AND YET HE SEEMS TO BE FOREVER ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN AS LIFE'S UPS AND DOWN'S PRESENT THEMSELVES.IF I COULD PICK A FAULT IT IS THE CONCENTRATION INCLUDING THE TITLE WHICH SUGGESTS GORDON SMITH PEAKED,CRASHED AND BURNED FOLLOWING THE SO-CALLED MISS....WHICH IS A BLIND ALLEY.IT IS QUITE CLEAR HE IS… Read more