Friday, 11 January 2013


1x07 One Way to Get Off

The Graham Norton Show
12x11 (4/1/13 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Live at the Apollo
8x03 Episode 3

Romanzo Criminale
2x01 Episode 1

I watched most of Romanzo Criminale's first series over a single week back in June. It shows how good it was that I'm shocked to find I watched it all so quickly -- it's a sprawling crime epic that in my memory goes on much longer than just one week. There's something in that about significance vs. actuality when it comes to memory.

Anyway, Sky Arts embarked on a repeat run of the second season last Saturday, and considering I've had the whole lot sat on my V+ box since it first aired months ago -- plus that it's seven months since I finished the first series -- it seemed like I really ought to get round to it.


Orwell, covered up
by Mark Sinclair (from Creative Review)

Penguin are re-releasing six George Orwell novels with new covers. The most interesting is Nineteen Eighty-Four, and this is a quick article about its creation (and the other five for good measure).

The new editions are out now -- here's the new 1984 on Amazon, for instance.