Category Archives: Commentary

Crime drama worth listening to

J. Lynn Stapleton A couple of years ago I was listening to an audio series on BBC Radio4 called “Stone” as part of their Afternoon Drama segments. Late to the series as I was, I found it via Audible; the … Continue reading

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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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Last Tango in Halifax – Series Three – Missing Scenes [Eps 301-303]

Here we go again for another series of Last Tango in Halifax being aired on PBS with clips and sections edited out for various reasons, the choices in the edits I don’t always understand. For me, whether you like the … Continue reading

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Rediscovering those lost gems: “Gillery’s Little Secret”

Following a discussion the other day when I was talking with a friend about shows with lesbian characters and interesting stories, I remembered a short film that I bought several years ago called Gillery’s Little Secret. I’m not positive about … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Series 3 of ‘Last Tango in Halifax’

Okay, this is a bit more long-winded than I had planned when I started writing it, but there it is. Storyline-wise this series took place over a span of seven months (February-August). I occasionally thought it was uneven at times, … Continue reading

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Why write fan fiction?

This article was originally posted on 5th September 2011 on my old blog. ____________________ I was talking with my mother about a week or so ago about writing, specifically my interest in writing fan-fiction, which she doesn’t entirely get. ‘Why … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Halifax – Series 2 – Missing Scenes [Eps 4-6]

Here we are again, for the missing scenes in second half of Last Tango in Halifax as aired by PBS. Hope you like the lines/scenes that were dropped. For those of you watching this series in North America, do yourselves … Continue reading

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Yvonne Grace blog: ONLY CONNECT – MAKING CONTACTS IN THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY

Originally posted on Scriptadvice.co.uk's Blog:
Writing is a solitary exercise. But the business of getting your writing read, talked about and appreciated is just the opposite. You need to be a focussed solitary scriber, and then morph…

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“Happy Valley” – One of the best dramas I’ve ever seen

By J. Lynn Stapleton, 4th June 2014 Come visit Yorkshire!…we’ve got murder, mystery and mayhem… Probably not the kind of thing the Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Tourism board teams have in mind when they boast some of Britain’s most beautiful … Continue reading

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My Scattered Brain…

So, what have I been doing lately? Well, aside from work (geriatric nursing), I took a couple of weeks off in March to go visit my sister and her family in Ontario. Driving. Which meant two days of driving at … Continue reading

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