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Not Going Out (Christmas Special).2017. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Lee Mack, Sally Breton, Bobby Ball, Geoffrey Whitehead, Hugh Dennis, Abigail Cruttenden, Deborah Grant, Keith Barron.

A Christmas special, especially one in which comedy writers are expected to create, can go either way, either it is one that defies the convention of the season and goes all out to produce anarchy and chaos or it submits and goes down the road of the pre-fabricated Christmas tree, complete with decorations and a rather sickly angel dressed in colours of Battenberg Cake rather than the off white purity. Either way, it has to be endured and if that is the case then chaos, anarchy and slight resentment are always the finer treat to laugh alongside.

Still Open All Hours, Series Two. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Jason, James Baxter, Lynda Baron, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Brigit Forsyth, Kulvinder Ghir, Tim Healy, Johnny Vegas, Nina Wadia, Sally Lindsay, Emily Fleeshman, Misha Timmins, Geoffrey Whitehead, Gareth Hale, Duggie Brown, Des Yankson, Jo Martin, Jemma Churchill.

There is always room for the gentle comedy, it is a peculiar but loving trait that suits the British viewer well and seems to never cross borders or international timelines unless packaged just right and then it becomes an export boom, and yet for whatever reason and thankfully it has to be said, the programme never gets replicated. For there really can only be one Granville at the helm of only one Arkwright’s and there is only one place in which Still Open All Hours can be so loved.

Midsomer Murders: The Flying Club. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast:  Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Tamzin Malleson, Robert Bathurst, Phil Cornwell, Bernard Cribbins, Pete Meads, Jacqueline King, John Duggan, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Lee Nicholas Harris, John W.G. Harley, Susan Fordham, Lucy Phelps, Chris Nighingale, Martyn Mayger, Barrie Martin, June Whitefield, Geoffrey Whitehead, Sara Stewart, Lex Shrapnel, Laila Rouass, Oliver Rix, Francesca Zoulewelle.

For many the past is never too far from their minds. It is what has shaped them into who they are. The past should never be truly be forgotten either as it by that assumption that the mistakes, the often to terrible to contemplate mistakes, come back to haunt you.