Blightyvision: “The Case”

Written and created by David Allison Directed by Sean Glynn and Paul Murphy Starring Dean Andrews, Caroline Langrishe and Ruthie Henshall Twitter is magnificent for self-promotion, and actors know it.  “Mars”/”Ashes” and “Marchlands” alum Dean Andrews knows it for sure.  He pushed his new daytime drama, “The Case,” on his own personal Twitter with a […]

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Hidden”

Written by Ronan Bennett and Walter Bernstein Directed by Niall MacCormick Starring Philip Glenister, Thekla Reuten, and Anna Chancellor There are some shows you can watch casually.  There are some shows you can half-watch.  There are some shows you can keep an eye on while you fly from Stormwind to the Arathi Highlands.  And then […]

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Sherlock Holmes” (1968)

Starring Peter Cushing and Nigel Stock Produced by David Goddard and William Sterling With all the mad hullabaloo going down concerning this ridiculous War of the Sherlocks coming next month, I’ve found myself looking more and more into older versions, through the kindness of Netflix and other various sources.  On the same fateful night I discovered Hobo with […]

Blightyvision: “Bonekickers”

Created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah Starring Hugh Bonneville, Julie Graham and Adrian Lester The list of writers and creators whose names alone can get me to watch a show is very short indeed.  “Doctor Who” has encouraged fandom to be more writer-conscious to some degree, at least, but even for my part that tends to encourage […]

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Robin Hood” Series 2 and 3

Created by Foz Allan and Dominic Minghella Starring Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy and Sam Troughton After the first series of BBC’s “Robin Hood” (which I reviewed here many moons ago), I sort of fell out of watching it.  It had been a laugh and a bit of a guilty pleasure, but while the characters amused […]

Blightyvision: “Twenty Twelve”

Written and directed by John Morton Starring Hugh Bonneville, Amelia Bullmore, Olivia Colman, Jessica Hynes, and Karl Theobald Narrated by David Tennant One thing I heard a lot about while I was overseas in March was the encroaching 2012 Olympic games — specifically, just how over the whole thing everyone is already.  I’ve yet to […]

Blightyvision: “The Song of Lunch”

Directed and adapted by Niall MacCormick Based on the poem by Christoper Reid Starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson Dramatize a modern poem.  Oh dear. I’m a bluff old traditionalist, in that I’ve never quite been able to get behind modern poetry.  It’s not so much a dislike as a discomfort, even after studying it […]

Posted on November 18, 2010 at 00:13 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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BBC Releases Autumn/Winter 2010 Preview

I’ve complained in the past — back when I still pulled teeth doing the Watchlist — that the Beeb is terrible about releasing information about their upcoming shows.  One thing they do right well, though, is put together nice trailers when they do feel like announcing their seasonal offerings. Thus.  (And no fear, it’s all […]

“Torchwood” returns in print … and onscreen

Right on the heels of having to tell our readers that we have no “Torchwood” news … we have “Torchwood” news. Last week, it was announced that Titan Publishing will be printing a new line of “Torchwood” comics starting in August.  Each issue will contain two stories and be released with two different covers — […]

Blightyvision: “Jonathan Creek” Series 1

Created by David Renwick Starring Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin Guest Starring Anthony Head and Colin Baker An adulterous artist is found dead in his room, his lover bound and gagged on the floor. Investigative reporter Maddy Magellan is certain the victim’s wife was the murderer, but the wife was observed closely in a sealed-off […]