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Last Tango in Halifax – Series 1 – Missing Scenes (Eps 1-3)

A while back I wrote up a post entitled Last Tango in Halifax – Missing Scenes (Eps 4-6), that covered the sections of episodes that were cut from the original BBC broadcast version in order to air it on PBS … 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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“Happy Valley”: Extraordinary drama with realistic portrayals

By: J. Lynn Stapleton In the past few days, I’ve read articles from various news sources (Daily Mail, Guardian, Digital Spy) along with blog reviews, and part of a BBC Women’s Hour Podcast of the new BBC hit series, Happy … Continue reading

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The National Theatre Live Program brings plays to the cinema

Living in Canada, I never thought that I’d get chance to see Nicola Walker, one of my favourite actresses, perform on stage. I’d first heard of her involvement in the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog … Continue reading

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‘Happy Valley’ continues to ramp up the tension and drama

by: J. Lynn Stapleton What can I say about the BBC’s latest series, Happy Valley that hasn’t already been said, by critics and fans alike? I have to agree with much of it, which is to say its a cracking … 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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Otalia Virtual Seasons: Creation to Completion

Before the daytime serial, Guiding Light was to go off the airwaves, a group of fans decided to start planning the Otalia Virtual Season, which would continue the stories of the citizens of Springfield in a different format. That format … Continue reading

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Last Tango in Halifax – Series Two Comes to an End

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post, Playing Devil’s Advocate with ‘Last Tango in Halifax’: Caroline & Kate to just look as realistically in the framework of a drama as we can before we make judgements on the … Continue reading

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Playing Devil’s Advocate with ‘Last Tango in Halifax’: Caroline & Kate.

I’ve been reading comments over the past couple of days on different forums with regards to Caroline and Kate’s storyline in this second series of Last Tango in Halifax. Now, I’m going to play Devil’s Advocate here for a bit for these … Continue reading

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