Tag Archives: Tom Brooke

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Commuter. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Timothy Spall, Tuppence Middleton, Anthony Boyle, Rudi Dharmalingam, Rebecca Manley, Anna Reid, Hayley Squires, Tom Brooke.

We are all just passengers here, a short lived journey through Time, a fleeting preoccupation with the memories we create, the interaction we subject ourselves too in the search for happiness; sometimes it is all just too much and the lies and the truth of what have become jumbled, we wish for a time when being content is all consuming.

The Dresser, Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire, Edward Fox, Vanessa Kirby, Tom Brooke, Matthew Cottle, Ian Conningham, Helen Bradbury, Isabelle Estelle Corbusier, John Ashton, Annalisa Rossi.

The Fool and his King are soon parted and the Fool will always regret being so in thrall of a man who despises him. The fine robes of stately oratory soon shed, the Fool sees his master as nothing but rags and as man whose life is but a mask.

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Series Three). Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Amanda Abbington, Lars Mikkelsen, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Lindsay Duncan, Una Stubbs, Yasmine Akram, Rupert Graves, Andrew Scott, Jonathan Aris, Tom Brooke, Wanda Ventham, Timothy Carlton, Calvin Demba, Tim Wallers, Glen Davies, Brigid Zengeni, Matthew Welsa, Louis Oliver.

Some things are just over a little too quickly. They are still magnificent, they keep you entertained and intrigued but the sense of having to wait for a lengthy period of time for a new series just as the action has reached a boiling point, a natural high of deduction, is far too much for some to bear.

Poirot, The Big Four. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Sarah Parish, Pauline Moran, Philip Jackson, Patricia Hodge, Steven Pacey, David Yelland, Tom Brooke, Nicholas Day, James Carroll Jordan, Simon Lowe, Lou Broadbent, Peter Symonds, Barbara Kirby, Nicholas Burns, Alex Palmer, Teresa Banham, Jack Farthing.

It really will be a shame for lovers of Poirot when this particular series comes to an end. The only way that they will get their fix will be to watch all the episodes on back to back repeat. Not such a hard problem to get round it seems but there will certainly be no new episodes recorded starring the irreplaceable David Suchet as the consummate Belgian.

Lewis, The Ramblin’ Boy. Television Review. I.T.V.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Kevin Whately, Clare Holman, Laurence Fox, Peter Davison, Rebecca Front, Babou Ceesay, Tom Brooke, Simon Wilson, Mark Powley, Lia Williams, Lucy Speed, Camilla Power, Harriet Ballard, Taron Egerton, Nicholas McGauhey.

The second of the new series of Lewis sees the more human side, a nod to the domestic that forever eluded the Inspector’s old boss Morse in an episode where the deduction of just exactly who was killed caused more of a problem than finding the murderer. With Hathaway enjoying his first holiday away from the treacherous and murder filled streets of Oxford, the position was effectively vacant for a new side-kick to help Lewis solve the case.

The Caretaker, Theatre Review. Everyman Theatre, Liverpool.

Picture from everyman.com

Originally published by L.S. Media. October 4th 2009.

Cast: Jonathon Pryce, Tom Brooke, Peter McDonald.

Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker celebrated it’s fortieth birthday this year and thankfully the Everyman decided to take full advantage of the timing by making it part of their production schedule for the autumn. Not only that, but by making sure that one of Britain’s best and well loved actors was involved, the Everyman has hit upon a recipe for success and one that insures the crowds will flock to this production.