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The Night Watch

Helen (Claire Foy) and Kay (Anna Maxwell Martin)

“IF you go to the cinema midway through a film, you watch the second half first, don’t you?

“So you see how the characters end up in the story.

“What happened to turn them into the people they became.

“It’s like a riddle you have to solve.”

So begins The Night Watch on BBC2 tomorrow night.

Yet another television treat from BBC Drama.

In a month that will also bring us the start of The Hour, of which more later.

My feature on The Night Watch is in today’s MEN and below. Continue reading

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Cranford Christmas Extras

Have a very happy Cranford Christmas


WILL Miss Matty find romance in the second of two new Cranford films?

“She deserves a bit of happiness,” I suggested to Dame Judi Dench – the woman who plays her.

“You reckon,” replied Judi, with that trademark twinkle in her eye.

“Well quite. And about bloody time. Poor old Miss Matty.

“She starts to have a really nice time. Wait ‘til Cranford 3,” she laughed. Continue reading

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