Month: July 2003

Politics

David Kelly Affair Rumbles On

Well Sunday arrives and now it seems that the blame is being placed on the BBC. The only big defence of the BBC I’ve seen was a...

Sport

Le Tour’s Hotting Up

This year’s Tour is excellent. Armstrong is in his expected yellow, but it turns out that Jan Ullrich is second by just 15 seconds...

Books

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

This is another of those books that was sold to me on the cover alone. Actually, it was the title alone that did it. I saw this book all...

Politics

Vendetta Against Gilligan Turns To Tragedy

Well it looks as though the ridiculous mole-hunting of BBC correspondent Andrew Gilligan’s source within the MOD or Security Services...

Politics

The British Film Industry – Alexander Walker

Today’s Evening Standard carried a large tribute section to Alexander Walker today. When I got home this evening, I flicked around...

Misc

Water Water Everywhere

Nor Any Drop To Drink (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge). I got back today to find that I had no water. But not...

Misc

A Little Excitement

I was sitting down earlier, finishing off The Life of Pi in the heat of my living room, when I heard an argument through my open back...

Books

The Life of Pi

This was the Booker winner earlier this year, and I wasn’t totally sure about it. It had received good reviews, but since it’s...

Books

Aftermath

My book reading is playing its usual game of jumping around a little, but having quite enjoyed slugging back the last Inspector Banks book...

News

Alexander Walker

Sadly Alexander Walker, film critic for over 40 years at the Evening Standard has died at the age of 73. You didn’t always take his...