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Fact and Fiction

The last episode of the three part series The Normans on BBC2 tonight, As I said in an earlier post I think this is a well presented and well produced documentary. However, I still have a tiny problem with it. … Continue reading

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THe Normans: Wednesday BBC2 9pm

I read a review before watching the first episode of this new series: “Fascinating stuff, but very drily presented” was the concluding comment from the reviewer. I would disagree. It was fascinating, informative and perfectly well presented by a knowledgable … Continue reading

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U.K news, the reality of reality TV

Ok, let’s hope the swine ‘flu doesn’t become a pandemic slaughtering millions, but I bet the news hopes it does, they are beside themselves to inject as much drama and hype into this as possible. Even if the 160 or … Continue reading

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Robin Hood and Merlin

Mythology is more than story. It should entertain but be more than mere entertainment. It is a receptacle of archetypal themes, a deep rooted teaching from which much can be learned. It should be respected and approached with a responsible … Continue reading

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BBC upcoming drama: Merlin.

Well, what will the BBC do with this archetypal mythology of the British Isles? Have to say, as someone who has a keen interest in Arthurian mythology, I hope the writers do a good job, though looking at previous efforts … Continue reading

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Bonekickers, or as someone on the BBC message board called it: Bonk’ers

who left the dog out? I know many people have criticized this series, myself included and you have to respect the opinions of those people who like it, but the last episode plumbed new depths of badness. I watched it … Continue reading

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Bonekickers: Valuable artifact or just rubbish?

I thought the first episode was poor writing, not to mention atrociously loose with history. The biggest slip being representing the Templars as some sort of Muslim slaying bunch of maniacs which is incorrect and quite insulting. For a start … Continue reading

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