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GBNews: Intellectual Tyranny – controlling words


January 27,2023

Mark Dolan on compelled speech.

Newspeak: The Year in Review: Politics, Culture Wars, Immigration, Monarchy


December 17,2022

On this week’s #NCFNewspeak, host Emma Webb, NCF Director Peter Whittle and Senior Fellows Dr. Philip Kiszely and Rafe Heydel-Mankoo discuss:

GBNews: Queen Consort Camilla more popular with American public than Meghan Markle | Kinsey Schofield – Mark Dolan


January 22,2023

Alex Wagner: Alan Weismann “Beyond Shocking” – NYT report exposes corruption of Durham probe established by AG Barr to provide political cover for Trump


January 27,2023 – MSNBC – Alex Wagner: Alan Weismann “Beyond Shocking” – NYT report exposes corruption of Durham probe established by AG Barr to provide political cover for Trump

MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House, The ReidOut, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and Alex Wagner who brings her breadth of reporting experience to MSNBC primetime.

Economic Wizards – Topical Toon – Andy Davey


Humour in the Morning – Joyce Grenfell – Old Tyme Dancing


Humour in the Morning: Keeping Up Appearances – Richard Forgets Their Wedding Anniversary


Empathy – Topical Toon – Clay Bennett


Jazz in the Night: Tuba Skinny: Tuba Skinny, Full 2nd Set – Mensignac, Perigord – July 23, 2019


For more than a decade Tuba Skinny has played on the street where appreciative listeners can tip the band. You too now can support their artistry by tipping them online. Using donate to Using donate to “tuba skinny.” You also can support the band by buying their music:

Remains of Innocence #1/2 (Joanna Brady #16) by J.A. Jance – Audiobook


The Late, Late Movie: Zeppelin (1971) – Michael York, Elke Sommer, Anton Diffring, Peter Carsten


Charles Paris: Bill Nighy – Corporate Bodies – S08.2


Very nicely done

Bill Nighy stars as actor-cum-amateur sleuth Charles Paris in the stories by Simon Brett, dramatised by Jeremy Front.

Charles Paris, an unhappily separated (but not divorced, more than 30 years on), moderately successful character actor with a slight drinking problem who gets entangled in various crimes, and finds himself in the role of unwilling amateur detective.

The Late Movie: Shadowlands – Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger


watch soon as may disappear

Excellent movie and cast

Classic BBC Radio Comedy: Round The Horne – #42 – The Phantom Of Bogmouth Hip


Episode of the classic BBC Radio Comedy Show Round The Horne

Midnight Mystery: Dalziel and Pascoe – #18 – S05E03 – Foreign Bodies – Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan


Classic Crime Drama: Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes – #39 – The Red Circle


New Tricks: #16 – S02 E09 – Ladies Pleasure


#5 S01E04 missing

Good cast Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam, Dennis Waterman with excellent supporting cast

Moonlighting – #57 – S05 E03 – The Color of Maddie


Moonlighting is an American comedy drama television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 67 episodes.[1] Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as private detectives, and Allyce Beasley as their quirky receptionist, the show was a mixture of dramacomedymystery, and romance, and was considered to be one of the first successful and influential examples of comedy drama, or “dramedy”, emerging as a distinct television genre.[2] The show’s theme song was co-written and performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit. The show is also credited with making Willis a star and relaunching Shepherd’s career after a string of lackluster projects.[3][4] In 1997, the episode “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice” was ranked #34 on (the 1997) TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.[5] In 2007, the series was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time”.[6] The relationship between the characters David and Maddie was included in TV Guide’s list of the best TV couples of all time

This Episode

Doc Martin: #35 – S05E05 – Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNiece, Sarah Cadell, Joe Absolom, Eileen Atkins – Remember Me


PC Joe Penhale has an unexpected visitor: his ex-wife Maggie Reid (Julie Graham), who appears to have completely forgotten that they split up a couple of years ago. He asks her if she knows the current date, and she says it’s the year 2008 (not the current 2011). Maggie’s boyfriend telephones Penhale trying to find her, and Maggie says she doesn’t know him. Penhale is torn between being with her, since he still loves her, or straightening out her seeming lapse of memory of the past few years. He takes her to Large’s restaurant, where fellow diner Martin quickly spots that Maggie is showing symptoms of transient global amnesia. Bert and Al Large argue over unpaid bills, and Bert tries unsuccessfully to get Martin to invest in the restaurant. He also visits loan sharks and tries to hock some of his personal possessions to raise needed funds. After they refuse, he borrows money from them, and lies to Al about straightening out the finances. Louisa’s mother Eleanor (Louise Jameson) catches up with her old school friend Paul Hale (John Duttine), a local fisherman, who takes her out on a date. When addison’s disease causes Paul to collapse on his boat, and Martin has to rush to his rescue, Eleanor laughs about his collapse. Morwenna arrives at the surgery with an injured foot and the doctor grimaces at the sight of the blood as he treats the wound. Ellingham notices that Morwenna avoids having a tetanus vaccine and realises she is frightened of needles. PC Penhale warns Martin and Louisa that if they do not register a name for their son soon, the state will be forced to step in. In the end they name their son James Henry Ellingham, after both their grandfathers. Martin registers the name without telling Louisa

Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run (Remastered 2010)


McLeod’s Daughters – #106 – S04 E32 – Twice Bitten – Bridie Carter, Sonia Todd, Simmone Jade McKinnon


This Episode – Season Four

About the Series

McLeod’s Daughters is an Australian drama television series created by Posie Graeme-Evans and Caroline Stanton for the Nine Network, which aired from 8 August 2001, to 31 January 2009, lasting eight seasons. It stars Lisa Chappell and Bridie Carter in the leading roles as two sisters reunited after twenty years of separation, thrust into a working relationship when they inherit their family’s cattle station in South Australia MORE AT LINK

Paul McCartney & Wings – Jet (Remastered 2010)


Pie In The Sky: #17 – S02E07 – Swan In His Pride – Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair


Watch soon as may disappear

Saturday Night at the Movies – John Mills #1


1 The Long Memory (1953) – John Mills, Elizabeth Sellars, John McCallum, Eva Bergh

British Film Noir with excellent support cast

2 Cottage To Let (1941) – Leslie Banks, Alistair Sim, John Mills plus George Cole, Michael Wilding, – spy film

3 Tiger Bay (1959) – John Mills, Horst Buchholz, Hayley Mills

Waking the Dead: #49 – S05 E11 – Part 1/2 – “Cold Fusion” – Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall, Félicité du Jeu


Spencer comes under suspicion when a double murder he worked on eighteen years ago is re-examined. DNA profiling proves the wrong man was convicted, and when Felix discovers that someone is trying to destroy the new evidence, the signs point to one of her colleagues. However, a package that arrives for Spencer turns out to be a gas bomb that injures Felix, forcing the detectives to reconsider. The team are placed in quarantine while the substance that harmed Felix is identified, but Spencer has already gone in search of the suspect whose DNA was found at the scene. By the time Boyd realises a dangerous insider is damaging his investigation, he is sealed into the building. Spencer, the only one who was not inside the building when the gas bomb exploded, is then left to carry on the investigation on his own, in the face of overwhelming odds and opposition from far higher circles of power. A confrontation between Boyd and Stella’s former guardian (an extreme-right leaning MI5 officer who manipulated Stella in the current case), confirms Boyd’s liberal leaning.

Featuring Mark Lewis Jones as Tom McQueen, David Calder as Commander Bill Drake, Mark Letheren as Toby Holmes, Paul Copley as Clifford Day and Abhin Galeya as Dr. Harry Barton. Last appearance of Esther Hall as Forensic Pathologist Dr Felix Gibs

The Series

The programme follows the work of a special police team that investigates “cold cases”, which usually concern murders that took place a number of years ago, and were never solved. The team, composed of head officer Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve), psychological profiler Grace Foley (Sue Johnston), Detective Inspector Spencer Jordan (Wil Johnson), as well as a number of other supporting characters, uses evidence which has recently come to light, as well as contemporary technology to examine former evidence.

Initially, Boyd, Grace and Spence were accompanied by junior DC Mel Silver (Claire Goose), and stern forensic scientist Frankie Wharton (Holly Aird), however both left after the end of the fourth series. Felix Gibson (Esther Hall) and Stella Goodman (Félicité du Jeu) replaced them in the fifth series, before Eve Lockhart (Tara Fitzgerald) replaced Felix from the sixth series onwards. Katarina Howard (Stacey Roca) replaced Stella in series eight, while Sarah Cavendish (Eva Birthistle) replaced Katarina in series nine. Although the plotlines generally centre around the case, other storylines have been incorporated across the years, including Boyd’s anger management issues and his being re-united with his son, Grace suffering from cancer, Spencer being shot at the hands of one of his former colleagues, and Mel’s death, which creates a chain of events lasting across two series.

The show also addressed sensitive issues such as fanaticism within different religions, international organised crime, child abuse within the Catholic Church, war crimes in Bosnia, forced child labour, torture, homophobia and racism. The BBC issued disclaimers twice on the show when it touched upon issues sensitive to the Labour government of the time (once about banking frauds within the City of London establishment and once about the involvement of the UK in the Iraq war). Some of the issues were dealt with through the conflicting views of Peter Boyd (a white middle-class liberal) and Spencer Jordan (a black working-class conservative).

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