Tag Archives: Alison Steadman

Dad’s Army, Film Review. Picturehouse@F.A.C.T., Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 5/10

Cast: Toby Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Mark Gatiss, Blake Harrison, Daniel Mays, Sarah Lancashire, Emily Atack, Ian Lavender, Bill Paterson, Frank Williams, Alison Steadman, Annette Crosby, Holli Dempsey, Martin Savage, Felicity Montague, Oliver Tobias, Julia Foster.

Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be but sometimes by revisiting the past you are in danger of completely undermining all the excellent work that once went on before; the package and the idea may look appealing but the beyond the sentimental, the finished article is a pale and perhaps at times, irritating shadow.

Midsomer Murders: The Incident At Cooper Hill. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Manjinder Virk, Sian Webber, Steve Toussaint, Tanya Fear, Michelle Collins, Steve Oram, Alison Steadman, Pip Torrens, Sheena Bhattessa, Alister Austin, Lee Armstrong, Steve Evets, Jennie Dale, Belinda McGinley.

There is more in the Universe than can ever be contemplated in the philosophy of a Detective Inspector in rural England, however the only thing alien about the county of Midsomer is that the murderer always believes that the bigger the elaborate death, the chances of them getting away with it; for that Inspector John Barnaby has both feet firmly planted in the real and on planet Earth.

Lewis, Intelligent Design. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast:  Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Edward Fox, Rebecca Front, Isabella Parriss, Josh Bolt, Ariyon Bakare, Jane Slavin, Norman Gregory, Glen Davies, Miranda Raison, Alison Steadman, Stephen Churchett, Crystal Leaity.

When does the line blur between faith, science and protecting the law? In the final episode of the latest, perhaps the final series, of Lewis deals with dark question and like any question of faith, whether it is in a spiritual being, the answers in laboratory or what you know is your duty in protecting the public is all brought to bear as the man of faith, Hathaway, starts to question his belief in at least two of the facets of truth in Intelligent Design.

Inspector George Gently, The Lost Child. B.B.C.Television Review.

Originally published by L.S. Media Aeptember 9th 2012.

Cast: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Helen Baxendale, Alison Steadman, Mark Gatiss, Simon Hubbard, Andrew Frame, Faye Castelow, Katie Anderson, Tony Haygarth.

It is every parent’s worst nightmare, the sudden disappearance of their child and the awful truth that can be associated with it. For Bacchus and Inspector George Gently is perhaps was one of their most harrowing cases.

The Inspector George Gently series has never been shy in looking at some of the more destructive and heart-breaking sides of 1960’s northern life and this episode The Lost Child was absolutely no exception.

The King Of The Teds. Television Review. Sky Arts.

Originally published by L.S. Media. May 6th 2012.

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Tom Jones, Alison Steadman, Brenda Blethyn.

Whoever thought of putting Sir Tom Jones in one of Sky Arts Playhouse Presents plays needs to be taken outside the old B.B.C. building and be told, “They would have loved you here in the heyday of drama production.”

In King of the Teds, the fourth one off drama for the digital channel, Tom Jones plays an embittered and recently made redundant bottle worker whose best days are behind him. However, in the eyes of two women, played with such wonderful ease and playfulness by Brenda Blethyn and Alison Steadman, he still has the power to be as charming and loveable when he was the appointed King of the Teddy-Boys.