Blood Moon

September 27, 2015


Blood Moon Super Eclipse courtesy of BBC News

I have just watched the moon rise as if an illusion from my window in no time at all A blink of an eye! Full, fat and ready to go red! Blood Moon splits the sky across a canvass of blue black The artist a mad genius gone into overdrive People speak of foreboding Their […]

Posted in: Poetry

Doctor Who: The Witch’s Familiar

September 26, 2015


The Witch's Familiar by Stuart Manning

The Storyline We open this second part with Clara hanging upside down on Skaro with Missy explaining the Doctor to her and his and their escape from the Daleks, but the Doctor is still a prisoner of Davros. The Daleks try to kill him but cannot for he is protected by a force field. Missy […]

Doctor Who: The Magician’s Apprentice review

September 21, 2015


Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice by Stuart Manning

The Story This episode starts with a battle reminiscent of WWI as a biplane flies overhead shooting the people below. In amongst this is a boy running away from something in fear. A soldier tries to rescue him but Handmines pulls the soldier underground and all the hands trap the boy. And then the Doctor […]

Doctor Who: A New Female Regeneration?

September 19, 2015


The Doctor and Clara in a promotional shot for series 35 (series 9 to newbies). Picture courtesy of the BBC

So, here we are again with everyone’s favourite time traveller, the Doctor and his companion Clara as they set about racing through time and space in the blue box that’s bigger on in the inside than on the out. Doctor Who series 9 looks set to be full of surprises and I for one only […]

Red Light (Katie Maguire book 3) by Graham Masterton

September 14, 2015


Red Light by Graham Masterton Picture courtesy of

I read Red Light, the third in the Katie Maguire series by Graham Masterton a few short months back but have only just got around to reviewing it after pretty much giving up with what I have been reading after it and still have on my sideboard now. More on that in a later review […]

Posted in: Books

An Inspector Calls – BBC drama review

September 14, 2015


An Inspector Calls with David Thewlis as The Inspector (left) and Finn Cole as Eric Birling (right) - Picture (C) BBC/Drama Republic - Photographer: Laurence Cendrowicz

Okay, first up I have never seen the play of An Inspector Calls and from what I can remember never studied it at school sadly, instead having to pick through the well eaten corpse of Shakespeare and Dickens, so when I saw this advertised on the BBC a few days ago I thought I would […]

Beck – Buried Alive review

September 13, 2015


Martin Martin Beck (right) played by Peter Haber with Mikael Persbrandt as Gunvald Larsson Picture courtesy of

Last night on BBC4 a new Scandi-noir crime series called Martin Beck began much to the delight of many of us who love that genre. I had been looking forwards to this for many days and could not wait for it to start so after chomping down a cheese sandwich I settled in for an […]


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