M. K. Pigott

Helpful votes received on reviews: 64% (7 of 11)
Location: London, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,912,824 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 11
Radio With Pictures: 50 Years of Australian Televi&hellip by Brendan Horgan
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 7 Aug 2011
I found this book to be a big let down. The first chapter started well, giving fairly comprehensive details of the tendering process for the first TV stations in Melbourne and Sydney. However, the momentum did not continue, as there were no details of early television in other capital cities or regional areas. From then on the book was broken down into chapters on the different genres of TV programmes, such as drama, children's programming, soaps, news, sport and so on. While the first chapter was written in a fairly factual manner, the subsequent chapter were not; they were written in colloquial language that was irritating to read. The text was poorly written, with terrible grammar,… Read more
Man About the House - George and Mildred : The Def&hellip by Tex Fisher
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 23 April 2011
I was looking forward to this book but ended up being extremely disappointed. For a start, it was the wrong format for this type of book... it was the size of a hardcover novel rather than a lavishly illustrated large paperback. There are only 8 pages of illustrations with nothing particularly intersting in them.

The book starts off okay, with the origins of the programes, but goes on to become merely an episode guide with a whole page given to an outline of each episode. These really just summarize the plot without giving any interesting inside information. The next section lists every single actor who ever appeared in the show, plus a summary of their career. This is fine… Read more
DC 75: The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Co&hellip ~ Various Artists
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brutus, 2 Mar 2011
There are some excellent themes on this album, particularly those from the 1970s Superman film, the 1989 Batman film and Batman Begins. Some of the music from the recent direct-to-video animated films are also terrific. The 1960 Batman TV theme used is the extended 45rpm record version, and really makes you want to get up and do the twist, as does the Wonder Woman TV theme.

However, there are some rather strange choices of inclusions and omissions. The TV cartoon themes from the 60s and 70s are particularly poor. Most only last about 30 seconds, and the voice-over announcements have not been filtered out, so you can't even hear much of the music. They sound more like adverts… Read more