Category Archives: Entertainment

Taking a tour of Emmerdale Village

This past summer I had the good fortune to be able to visit the Emmerdale Village and Studio Experience tours. To back up just a bit, I’ve been a fan of the nearly 46 year old UK soap for six … Continue reading

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Women Direct: Storytelling a changing vision

An interview with actress and director, Cady McClain By J. Lynn Stapleton When under two percent of the top 100 films are directed by women, it is not unreasonable to question the larger issue of ingrained cultural bias against a … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife – Series 5: Missing Scenes [505-508]

Herein is the second half of the Missing Scenes from series five of “Call The Midwife”. The missing scenes are ones that have been edited out by PBS for their broadcasts, which differ from the full-length broadcasts that the BBC … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife – Series 5: Missing Scenes [501-504]

As I had done for the BBC series Last Tango in Halifax, I will be posting the missing scenes that differ from what the BBC airs to what PBS edits. The dialogue written by Heidi Thomas McGann and co-writers . … Continue reading

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A Connection from the Past to the Future

An interview with Jason Whelan By J. Lynn Stapleton Some twenty-five plus years ago, I attended Gonzaga Regional High School in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where a group of students (Jason Whelan, Arthur O’Brien, John Rowe, Chris Andrews, and Pat Moran) … Continue reading

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Interview with Composer Fred Mollin

This is one of my early interviews that I found in one of my desk drawers recently and decided to post online. [Originally published in Fast Forward, the newsletter of the Fredericton Science Fiction Society, June 6, 1996] An Interview … Continue reading

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Meeting Nicola Walker

A few months ago I had heard that Nicola Walker (along with the other cast members of the National Theatre) was reprising her role in the Arthur Miller play “A View from the Bridge” on Broadway. I had seen it … Continue reading

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