Monthly Archives: February 2015

Stunned by cucumber

I hope of all of you who have been following Cucumber on Channel 4 have recovered from last night’s stunning, heart-wrenching, totally I-feel-like-I’ve-been-hit-by-a-bus episode. I wasn’t too convinced at the start of the run with too much of Russell T … Continue reading

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The Diana Redemption – be careful with the myth!

I recently did this interview about The Rachel Redemption with my old friend Commercial Malcolm. Read on if you want to know more about the book, the film, conspiracy theories and more… CM: Congratulations! It looks like you beat the … Continue reading

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The Casual Shoo-in

When the anonymous launch of The Casual Vacancy happened there was barely a flutter of interest.  Of course the launch wasn’t totally without help from a whole team of publishers, publicists and PR people. Even then, there was probably little … Continue reading

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My Bloody Valentine

It’s Valentine’s day! And if the best romantic gesture you can think of is a bottle of cheap prosecco, a bunch of service-station roses and some Asda lingerie which – coupled with the candles – really will set the bedroom … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s, go for it!

Looking forward to another overblown, over-hyped, commercial exercise in flogging more tat? Aw, don’t be so cynical…  maybe that’s the only way that some people can express themselves! If you do want something a bit more heartfelt than an Asda … Continue reading

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Top Ten Alternative Love Songs

Five tracks about love you may not have thought of: The Jon Snows – She’s Mine Hypnotic, compelling and just a little creepy. Ed Kuepper – Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You How many songs begin with a line like: … Continue reading

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Muppets eat Bologna!

I can’t believe it’s been two years since the cheesy bromance that is Italy Unpacked first hit our screens.  (see my original review below) Apparently there are still acres of la bella Italia to be subjected to the over-ripe patter … Continue reading

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