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"Captain Wow"
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Rumpole at Christmas by John Mortimer
Rumpole at Christmas by John Mortimer
Rumpole at Christmas = A Rumpole Christmas
This set of excellent Mortimer stories about Rumpole during the festive season is an entertaining read/listen. Unfortunately the paperback "Rumpole at Christmas" is identical to the paperback "A Rumpole Christmas" so there is little justification for buying both. The audio releases are readings by Bill Wallis who is satisfactory but not a patch on Tony Britton, who has also read Mortimer's work, or Timothy West, who plays the title character in the Radio 4 dramatisations. The criticisms of inconsistency above by Mr Gallagher are certainly valid, but one may forgive the aging memory of the writer for these small oversights without detracting… Read more
Death Destruction and a Packet of Peanuts: A Rolli&hellip by Chris Pascoe
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
At last, a lively account of the four years spanning the Civil War that recreates the events with stunning detail and brings to life their sometimes flamboyant and frequently feckless characters. Pascoe's command of history is excellent, and his retelling of the principal battles imbues them with rough-and-tumble escapades, grandiose personalities and, occasionally, a supernatural atmosphere that has the reader holding his breath.

Told within the context of retracing the battles in chronological order against a present day ordeal involving a travelling chum or two (bent solely on visiting every pub in the vicinity of each battlefield), Pascoe's long-suffering role as teetotal… Read more
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: Volume 4 by Humphrey Lyttelton & Team
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: Volume 4 by Humphrey Lyttelton & Team
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rushton's Last Stand, 20 Jan 2011
How can you describe one Clue differently from another? They are all consistently excellent, all equally zany and hilarious and Humph is as ever deliberately dizzy, making the listener laugh with tears. The format never changes, the loony games just get sillier and the highlight for the audience at the recordings (judging by the raucous whoops and cheers) is forever "Mornington Crescent." This 2+ hours of four programmes also has a fond introductory eulogy by Ned Sherrin for Willie Rushton's final broadcast, made just a couple of days before he was taken to the great Clue Upstairs. It was never the same again and, quite rightly, there has never been a permanent replacement for Willie's… Read more

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