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Our Mother's House by Julian Gloag
Our Mother's House by Julian Gloag
Nothing to add to what others have put about the novel.

But it's obvious that McEwan's novel was 'heavily inspired', not by the novel, but by the film version of the novel, which starred Dirk Bogarde and Yootha Joyce (among many others) and was released in 1967.
Dear John - Complete Collection - Series 1 & 2 Plu&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Ralph Bates
John Sullivan's writing was at its best in the 80s and Dear John is right up there, with his other great series Only Fools and Horses and Just Good Friends, as one of the very best situation comedies of not just the 80s but of all time.

Dear John really is a great series, with a great range of characters; there's genuine warmth and care in the series' developing relationships, as well as some tortuously agonising moments for some characters. It's a series that should have run and run - so why didn't it?

The lead actor, Ralph Bates, did develop cancer, but that was a good couple of years after the last episode was broadcast.

The real reason for the show's… Read more
Glorious 39 [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Christopher Lee
Glorious 39 [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import] Blu-ray ~ Christopher Lee
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's a Stephen Poliakoff film, so expect a slow-burner that is as much about memory and identity as it is about anything 'factual'/historical.

Stick with it and you have a satisfying, if, in the end, slightly sentimental story.

Not one for the Friday/Saturday night multiplex crowd or for girly Doctor Who fans drawn to the film by the appearance of David Tennant.

Overall, a film that should have been promoted better and more prominently scheduled on first transmission by its co-investor, the BBC; a film that deserves a better reputation than it has.