Category Archives: Television
Small Island – superb dramatisation at The National Theatre of Andrea Levy’s novel
Secrecy – compulsive, searing Chernobyl on Sky. Superbly done.
Sissinghurst – plants and history in the Weald of Kent
Loving: Russell T Davies’ adaptation of John Preston’s A Very English Scandal. Bunnies can and must go to the BAFTAs. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/may/27/sundays-best-tv-a-very-english-scandal-jonathan-meades-on-jargon
Melissa Scott Miller’s award-winning pictures of North London. http://www.scottmillerart.com/
The South African garden at RHS Chelsea. Robbed of a gold but silver guilt nonetheless.
Loved Andrew Scott’s edgy Scandi-influenced Hamlet at The Almeida. Peter Wight a wonderful Polonius. Great design Hildegard Bechtler. Gertrude/Hamlet scene a triumph.
Two breath-taking Edward Hoppers at The Royal Academy. Also Grant Wood a new discovery for us.
Maternity leave will never be the same again thanks to Morven Christie and Vicky McClure slogging it out in a Glaswegian architect’s – The Replacement. Can’t wait for final episode.
Elisabeth Leonskaja playing Shostakovich at LSO St Luke’s
Spine-tingling storytelling in this second series of The Missing.
Hugely enjoyable The Beatles Eight Days a Week – the touring years.
Coffee at our nearby museum The Geffrye with its dedication to “the middling sort” and a wander round its chronologically-arranged gardens.
BAFTA previews in full swing. We loved Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight
PJ O’Rourke is voting for Hillary. Intelligence Squared debate.
Lesley Joseph dancing her heart out in Strictly Come Dancing.