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Top Reviewer Ranking: 880
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (1,585 of 1,824)
Location: scotland

 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 880 - Total Helpful Votes: 1585 of 1824
House of Cards [DVD] [1990] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ian Richardson
House of Cards [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Ian Richardson
'House of Cards' charts the dark tale of a ruthless Scotsman (Francis Urquhart - commonly known as FU) who works his way up from Chief Whip to Prime Minister. Anyone who stands in his path is eliminated (sometimes by his own hand) to the extent that he makes Machiavelli look like an altar boy.

As well as the elaborate skullduggery of the plots, the nostalgia of Britain in the early 1990s is notable too (for example, no mobile phones or Internet). The first person narrative asides provide soliloquies throughout as Urquhart keeps the viewer informed of his scheming and internal thoughts.

This full package contains 3 double-sided DVDs - one for each series, with 12… Read more
Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series
Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series [DVD] DVD ~ Prisoners Of War \ Tv Series
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I'm glad I discovered this small box set on Amazon (3 DVDs) as I found 'Prisoners of War' Series 1 to be compelling viewing. I limited myself to one episode per day, and during the working day I found myself greatly looking forward to a quiet night in with the lights off and my daily 'fix' (perhaps I'm just getting on a bit).

The plot follows 2 former Israeli soldiers who are trying to adjust to day-to-day life back in Jerusalem after 17 years of brutal captivity in the Lebanon. There's very little miltarism or politics here, though; instead this is about post-traumatic stress disorder and human relationships. Several other spicy ingredients and subplots are thrown into the mix… Read more
Flying Free by Nigel Farage
Flying Free by Nigel Farage
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
'Flying Free' is a colourful and engaging read about the rise of both Nigel Farage and UKIP. The man, who is synonymous with this party, is often considered to be an alternative to the 'professional politician' and this book is an affirmation of this. For example, some of the language is strictly 'after the watershed' and you simply couldn't imagine any other prominent politician writing like this.

Nigel Farage did not study PPE at Oxbridge or serve an apprenticeship as a political advisor or spin doctor. Instead, we have a man with a genuine enthusiasm for his causes. You do not have to agree with his politics to acknowledge that he has helped build UKIP from an atom to a… Read more