Category Archives: Film/movie

Coming soon to your telly

Leafing through the Sundays at Villa Past Offences, our Devonshire country residence (temporary), I have picked up a number of classic crime TV hints and tips for the autumn and winter. Hover over your video’s record button for the following: If … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime: Dates for the UK and US

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An update for those awaiting Partners in Crime. In the UK, the BBC will be airing episode one of The Secret Adversary on Sunday 26th July. In the US, it will be shown on Acorn TV on Thursday, September 3, … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime to air in the UK next month

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According to the BBC website, Partners in Crime, the new series based on Agatha Christie’s adventurers Tommy and Tuppence, will be screened at the end of July. Here are the stars on their roles. David Walliams: These characters have not been … Continue reading

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Len Deighton: The Ipcress File

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The Ipcress File Len Deighton First published in the UK 1962 by Hodder and Stoughton 288 pages This edition Harper; New Impression edition (1 Oct. 2009) ISBN: 9780586026199 Source: Norwich Millennium Library I knew all about Jay except how to ask him to sell me a … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

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Partners in Crime Agatha Christie First published in the UK by Collins, 1929 This edition HarperCollins, 2010 ISBN: 9780007111503 Pages: 352 Source: ebook edition In preparation for the BBC’s new version of Partners in Crime (due to be aired this autumn), … Continue reading

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Agatha, Houdini and Doyle

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Two fairly odd projects featuring classic crime writers Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle are in the pipeline. Paramount screenwriter Annie Neal is currently working on a script for Agatha. Apparently the film will be an action adventure focusing on … Continue reading

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Maigret TV news

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Rowan Atkinson will indeed be playing Georges Simenon’s intuitive Parisian detective Jules Maigret in two new 2-hour films for ITV: Maigret Sets a Trap and Maigret’s Dead Man. (I mentioned a rumour in May last year) ‘I have been a … Continue reading

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‘Mr Holmes’: First clip of Ian McKellen as a 92-year-old Sherlock

The forthcoming film Mr Holmes premièred at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday, and the first official clip is now on YouTube. And, through technical wizardry, here

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Love, Loot and Crash (1915)

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Love, Loot and Crash The Keystone Film Company Directed by Frank C. Griffin Produced by Mack Sennett Source: YouTube Looking for a picture to illustrate my #1915book sign-up page I came across a photo of the Keystone Cops in 1915. Like … Continue reading

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David Walliams as Tommy, Partners in Crime

My local paper, the Eastern Daily Press, has been carrying a few stories about the new BBC version of Partners in Crime, which has been filming in the seaside town of Cromer. Today it had a picture of David Walliams … Continue reading

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