Sunday, 17 May 2009


The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
1x05 Beauty and Integrity
An unusually downbeat episode, with even BK being remorseful at one point. This series has hidden depths.

Non-Fiction / Art

Jack Vettriano by Jack Vettriano & Anthony Quinn
Tales of Love and Other Stories: 1987 - 1993 (p12-45)
The Passion and the Pain: 1994 - 1996 (p46-101)
I like Vettriano's art -- not necessarily the stuff you see plastered all over cards, but his darker, noir-ish pieces. Every painting tells a story, has a world outside its edges. His style reminds of Edward Hopper, another favourite.


Peter Moffat's BAFTA award-winning Criminal Justice returns to BBC One and stars Maxine Peake as a woman in desperate trouble
(from BBC Press Office)
The first series was excellent, and this second one -- which tells a brand-new story with all-new characters -- has attracted an equally starry cast (more so, perhaps) and sounds totally different but just as promising.