Minder – Anthony Masters

Minder – Anthony Masters

Minder by Anthony Masters Goodreads This is a novel of the popular English comedy series of the same name. The programme ran from 1979 to 1994 and was sort of rather funny. I won’t say I’ve watched all the episodes but I’ve watched enough, one day I’ll revisit a couple of episodes and see how […]

N is for Grant Naylor

Yes, I know this is Doug Naylor and Rob Grant, just deal with it. This writing duo write well separately but together they are dynamite. The Robert Llewellyn who played Kryten in Red Dwarf complained about the writing and how challenging it was to memorise as it was so unique and so free of cliches that a long […]

Books and TV

I’d picked up a couple of boxes of When the Boat Comes In, a fabulous series from the 1970s starring James Bolam. I put the first disc in my computer to watch while doing some other stuff and became totally distracted when Susan Jameson popped up. Who? Susan Jameson and James Bolam are married and were two […]

Mondayitis: K13

They call me K13 and they send me whenever Maxwell Smart (Secret Agent 86) needs someone sensible to keep him out of trouble. My real name is Fang and it’s much more suitable, K13 pfftt what a name. Max can be a really nice guy but he’s so stupid, couldn’t find his way out of […]

Mma Ramotswe – Traditional Build

Mma Precious Ramotswe finds herself alone in the world with enough money to be able to please herself and do what she wants and she wants to open a detective agency.  She moves to the big city, Gaborone, rents an old post office and builds a community around her.  She is a warm-hearted lady with […]

Elisabeth Beresford and The Wombles

If you’re my age (and no, I’m not telling you), then you’ll probably remember some enchanting creatures in both book and TV form. The Wombles were just fabulous and helped teach kids about cleaning up and recycling. I absolutely adored them. I was gob smacked last month to hear of the author’s death. Elisabeth Beresford […]

Buffy, well actually Joss Whedon

This is another of the panels I attended at Aussie Con 4, the real title was High stakes: The Television Worlds of Joss Whedon and it was talking all about his various television productions and how good they were. This will be a shortish post as I don’t want to give away spoilers for those […]

New book!!!

I sort of promised people an article yesterday and it had to be an article with photos. All fine and dandy except the battery in the camera gave up the ghost in the middle of the photo session so it had to wait until after I’d charged it. I’ll go against convention and give you […]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was originally a television adventures series first released in 1964. The books followed fairly close behind starting in 1965. They were a wonderful series full of tongue in cheek references, humour and great actors. Ian Fleming had a big hand in developing this series and there were references to James Bond. […]