Tag Archives: Television

Why we still anoint our kings and queens

The other night we watched the Time Team special “The Secrets of Westminster Abbey”. Tony Robinson described the intertwining of politics religion and royalty surrounding the Abbey from Edward the Confessor to the funeral of Princess Diana. Tony Robinson described … Continue reading

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inconvenient memories

I’ve just watched the annual Festival of Remembrance from the Royal Albert Hall. I find the interviews of injured servicemen and of bereaved families very moving. But for me the most significant moment is the two minute’s silence accompanied by … Continue reading

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Does Jesus enjoy “the Apprentice”?

I’ve just watched Week Six of The Apprentice. I must admit I was pleased to see Alex go. We know he only survived last week because Lord Sugar knew Paloma had set him up. It was rather nasty of him … Continue reading

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Going the extra mile

I’ve seen DIY SOS on and off since the first series. Initially, the show featured a revamp of one or two rooms in a house, plus trailers for three other jobs that needed doing. The viewers elected whose house should … Continue reading

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Let’s get Mary Portas in to church!

Last night watched Mary Queen of Shops on BBC2. Mary Portas went to work on HT Burt, a gentleman’s outfitter that was stuck in a 1970’s time warp. The owner, grandson of the original proprietor, seemed afraid to deviate to … Continue reading

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