Sunday 7 May 2023


The Coronation Concert
Nearly skipped this — it doesn't have the historical weight of the coronation itself, and these kinds of concerts can be mediocre shows of "who could we book?" But, actually, I'm glad I did, because there were various highlights worth seeing — the Shakespeare collaboration; the drone light shows; the Muppets are always fun. Altogether, worth the time.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


On His Majesty's Secret Service by Charlie Higson
Chapter 3

this week on

No regular reviews at again this week, but yet another new month has begun, and so there was the monthly review...

And, as an addendum to that, all the stuff I didn't watch in April...

More, perhaps, next Sunday. If not then next month, eh?

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

As discussed last time (aka "the day before yesterday"), although this update comes hot on the heels of the last one, it still represents a full week's worth of new additions to my collection... it's just that everything here arrived yesterday morning, is all.

The main contingent is a ten-title order from the US that I placed way back in March and expected to arrive almost a whole month ago now. Well, better late than never.

Number of titles in collection: 3,079 [up 11]
Of which DVDs: 1,029 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 2,050 [up 11]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 255 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 7,572 [up 16]
Number of films: 3,774 [up 12]
Number of additional cuts: 314 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 9,589 [no change]
Number of short films: 1,051 [up 5]

See you next week, faithful reader.