Tag Archives: Simon Callow

Juvenalia. The Assembly Mound. Edinburgh. Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Simon Callow.

Satire it seems may be a dying art, no wonder when various governments and politicians have done their damndest to try and, for want of a better word, outlaw it, make it unacceptable, to make it seem offensive where there is no offence to be gleaned. They have succeeded by stealth, by somehow deflecting the real reason for satire, to poke the finger of jolly discontent at the objectionable behaviour of those who are paid handsomely to serve the state and insisting by doing so it is an attack on other sections of society.

Poirot, The Labours Of Hercules. Television Review, I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: David Suchet, Simon Callow, Morven Christie, Nigel Lindsay, Tom Chabdon, Tom Austin, Rupert Evans, Stephen Frost, Richard Katz, Sandy McDade, Nicholas McGaughey, Isobel Middleton, Fiona O’ Shaughnessy, Patrick Tomlinson, Tom Wlaschicha.

With the last ever set of detective stories being filmed for I.T.V. involving David Suchet as the indomitable Hercule Poirot, audiences could be forgiven for feeling as if they are saying a fond farewell to the Belgian sleuth who has graced the screens of the nation for the last 24 years. A farewell not born out of happiness but for the gracious way in which David Suchet has portrayed the man with honour in all that time and has for all intense purposes, been the embodiment of Agatha Christie’s greatest literary creation.

A Very British Murder: Part Two. Television Review. B.B.C.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Ration * * * *

As Dr. Lucy Worsley makes her way through the Victorian age of the most nefarious crime of all, the taking of another’s life, the second part of her new series, A Very British Murder, lifts the lid on the rise of the detective, whether in fiction or on the streets and houses of Britain and the detective’s arch nemesis, that of the arm chair detective.

The Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Oliver Lansley, Katherine Kelly, Angela Lonsdale, Tony Pitts, James Wilby, Don Gallagher, Adam Garcia, Simon Callow, James McArdle, James Floyd, Jonathon Kerrigan, Perry Millward.

The lives of those that make us laugh are often beset by some inner lingering sadness or conflicting turmoil. So it seems is the absolute truth to the life of Kenny Everett, a man who had his fingers on the pulse of a nation before they realised he had whipped out his musical comedy stethoscope and asked them to giggle.