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The November blogs-ghostwatch

On Halloween 1992, TV presenters Sir Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith and Craig Charles hosted Ghostwatch, a live TV event exploring the apparently paranormal events surrounding two young sisters. The events that ensued scarred a nation. With FUN! Ghostwatch is a classic piece of TV close up magic. There’s a ‘by’ credit for writer […]

The November blogs-ghostwatch

Camp Cretaceous

Editor’s note: spoilers Camp Cretaceous‘ first season arrived on Netflix last week. It’s not only better than you expect, it’s substantially better than the movie it happens just to the left of. The series follows a group of children who are the first to test out Jurassic World’s summer camp. Dairus Bowman (Paul-Mikél Williams) is a

Camp Cretaceous

Flight Instinct: Into The Night

Editor’s note: spoilers A terrified soldier hijacks a flight to Moscow, convinced the dawn will kill everything on the planet. No one believes him, but everyone believes the gun in his hand. Until the reports start coming in… I am always there for the pulp maxim of ‘start late, finish early’ and that is the

Flight Instinct: Into The Night

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here.   I’ve always loved The North (Capital T Capital N). I lived in Yorkshire

Northern Hearts, Northern Soul

Boldest Going

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. The best magic tricks happen in plain sight. I’ve levitated milk, produced

Boldest Going

Shadowy Men, Shadowy Planet

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Sometimes the titles are an excuse to link to both the Kids in

Shadowy Men, Shadowy Planet

Captain on Deck

    This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid. If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. So I’m massively excited by the new Discovery trailer. Not just because it’s full

Captain on Deck

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