• Case Histories 'scores' again with top notch soundtrack for ep 3

    Case Histories 'scores' again with top notch soundtrack for ep 3

    Time, once again, to top off that iTunes gift card you’ve been holding on to just waiting for the right playlist to come along…trust me. Enter, Case Histories 2. The bad news, unfortunately, is that the current set of Case Histories with Jason Isaacs has come to a close with Sundays transmission of the final […]

    Read more
  • The brilliance of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4

    The brilliance of Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4

    Perhaps the coolest show on the planet is BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, which premiered on BBC radio in 1942. Created by Roy Plomley, the format is about as simple as you can get. A guest ‘castaway’ is invited to choose the eight records they would take with them to a desert island.  In […]

    Read more
  • The music of ‘Case Histories’ 2.2

    The music of ‘Case Histories’ 2.2

    Another Sunday, another brilliant Case Histories broadcast on BBC One with an equally as brilliant soundtrack. I’m feeling a bit like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. Last nights episode, “Nobody’s Darling”, saw Jackson Brodie (Jason Isaacs) encountering a grieving mother who is convinced that her daughter’s riding accident was murder. As with episode one, this […]

    Read more
  • Wild Horses couldn't drag them away….from 'Downton Abbey', that is

    Wild Horses couldn't drag them away….from 'Downton Abbey', that is

    On the virtually impossible outside chance that The Rolling Stones sound a bit off during their current “50 and Counting” tour which began this past week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, they have a good reason. According to Downton Abbey star, Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), guitarist Ronnie Wood confessed the Stones’ love of […]

    Read more
  • Hugh Laurie releases Didn't it Rain on May 6

    Hugh Laurie releases Didn't it Rain on May 6

    Apparently, there is very little that Hugh Laurie cannot do. From his brilliant comedy work in Blackadder, A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster to playing everyone’s favorite TV curmudgeon, Dr. Gregory House, to his best selling author effort with The Gun Seller (1996), it’s time for Laurie, yet again, to conquer […]

    Read more
  • Could it be? A Tony for Downton Abbey?

    Could it be? A Tony for Downton Abbey?

    Throw all the genius of the Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon, Red Nose Day and Downton Arbys parodies out the window. What better way to put a bright spot on the Crawley’s world and begin to heal a tearful Downton Abbey nation than a Downton musical! Yes, it’s time for Downton Abbey: The Musical. Filmed […]

    Read more
  • Patricia Routledge 'Facing the Music' in Newtownabbey

    Patricia Routledge 'Facing the Music' in Newtownabbey

    Even the most casual Keeping Up Appearances fan of the woman who makes no bones about having a sister whose house has a swimming pool, sauna, and room for a pony, will no doubt ever forget her singing prowess designed to impress next door neighbor, Emmet Hawkesworth. To this day, I’ll never forget interviewing Ms. […]

    Read more
  • The Rutles: A Look Back at Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry

    The Rutles: A Look Back at Dirk, Nasty, Stig and Barry

    The early 60’s were not especially kind to The Rutles. Languishing in the Rutland Cavern for years, it wasn’t until 1975 when this relatively unknown British pop group fronted by Neil Innes appeared on Rutland Weekend Television singing “I Must Be In Love” from their 1965 album, A Hard Days Rut, that The Rutles began […]

    Read more