Tag Archives: Simon Meacock

Ill Behaviour. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Chris Geere, Tom Riley, Jessica Regan, Christina Chong, John Gordon Sinclair, Anjana Vasa, Sanchia McCormack, Mark Asante, Lorna Browne, Tom Bell, Simon Meacock, Andrew Bennett, Wendy Meredith, Kellie Blaise, Joey Akubeze.

Mortality and comedy can live together in a secret harmony, the gallows humour employed by many when they know they are under the sentence of death, be it at the hand of state or by their own body fighting a war against them, from within the enemy is the hardest to reason with and win over.

Endeavour: Harvest. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Anton Lesser, Sean Rigby, Dakota Blue Richards, James Bradshaw, Sheila Hancock, Sara Vickers, Alex Mann, Simon Meacock, Caroline O’Neill, Natalie Burt, Michael Pennington, Joanna Horton, Jane Whittenshaw, Chris Coghill, Emily Forbes, Grahame Fox.

It can never be too much of a coincidence that in times of deep disharmony, of scaremongering and deep fear biting at the ankles of those immersed in watching world events, that a television drama, even of the murder/crime genre, can take you back to the roots of the nuclear power debate and show just how close such thinking can wreck the environment and kill thousands of people if there was an accident or act of sabotage.

Arthur And George, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Martin Clunes, Charles Edwards, Art Malik, Hattie Morahan, Emma Fielding, Alan McKenna, Conleth Hill, Hilary Maclean, Pearl Chada, Timothy Watson, Matthew Marsh, John Hollingworth, Ciaran Owens, Aaron Chawla, Lewis Crossland, Nicholas Chambers, Simon Meacock, Dean Ashton, Alexander Aze, Abbey Marise Butler, Michael Hadley, Lewis Kempster, Sonia Ritter, Timothy Walker.

Some writer’s lives are even more colourful and incident packed than those they create, some have the lives thrust upon them and some, a select few, such as Arthur Conan Doyle have lives that make reading a sheer work of art.

Jamaica Inn, Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating *

Cast: Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew McNulty, Sean Harris, Ben Daniels, Shirley Henderson, Andrew Scarborough, Joanne Whalley, Christopher Fairbank, Matthew James Edge, Tristan Sturrock, Charles Furness, Andy Giles, Paul Bullion, Scarlett Archer, Elliot Levey, Simon Meacock, Patrick O’Kane, David Beck, Danny Miller, James Rastall, Sadie Shimmin, Rhiannon Oliver, Matthew Bearne, Carl McCrystal, Rory Mulroe, Justin Pearson, Jason Gregg.

The Musketeers: The Challenge. Television Review. B.B.C. Television.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8/10

Cast: Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Luke Pasqualini, Peter Capaldi, Zoe Tapper, Howard Charles, Ryan Gage, Tamla Kari, Maimie McCoy, Hugo Speer, Vinnie Jones, John Lightbody, Perry Fitzpatrick, Bo Poraj, Christos Tolera, Richard Symes, Simon Meacock, Giles Taylor.

Just how does the best swordsman not in active service in France become a member of the elite guards known as The Musketeers? Help from friends, patronage from a great lady, luck, skill, taking on Vinnie Jones in a sword fight that on paper would surely have had footballers of a previous generation checking more than their equipment at the sight of one of the hard men of the game brandishing a weapon.