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Wiblog - Paul's Wibblings

17/11/14

I keep meaning to mention to people that there's a gem of a television series on YouTube called "The Great War". It's a 26-episode documentary series first broadcast in 1964. It was a co-production involving the resources of the Imperial War Museum, the BBC, the Canadian BC and the Australian BC and each episode is about 40 mins.  read more ...

16/03/13

In moments of idleness and brain fade over the last week or so I've been watching Faith in the Future, a programme I'd not come across before. It was first broadcast in the late 90s, a period when (as now) we didn't have a TV licence. But now there's ITV Player et al so I can (legally) catch up.  read more ...

23/02/13

I have made focaccia a couple of times before using Paul Hollywood's recipe from The Great British Bake Off. It's a lot of work doing it his way and messy too and we've speculated in the past that our bread machine might be able to help simplify things. ...  read more ...

11/02/13

I'm still catching up on Season 2 but I got to episode six tonight. I'm assuming everyone else has already seen it by now so I won't worry about plot spoilers ...  read more ...

04/01/13

It's been a while since I bought a dead tree book, a combination of the large backlog of unread books and the ease of buying e-books; but today while walking through the Grafton in Cambridge I noticed a new (to me at least) remaindered books shop and in the window they had some Peter Robinson books.  read more ...

04/01/12

If anything has marked out this Christmas as something out of the ordinary it's been the quality and variety of the films I've seen. As usual much respect to the great Dr Kermode for pointing me in the right direction for some of the less obvious choices. Some of these are DVDs Santa Beth gave me, the others are movies I caught on iPlayer.  read more ...

07/01/11

While laid up on the sofa today I watched the first episode of Zen on iPlayer. What a stylish bit of work. It's based on the late Michael Dibdin's novel Vendetta and is apparently the first of three they're televising over the next few weeks.  read more ...

11/04/10

Long time readers of my wibblings here know that we don't have a TV licence and haven't since before we moved here, something which has even got me into the New York Times in the past.  read more ...

13/12/08

I'd like to tell you what a lot of useful things I did today ...  read more ...

08/12/08

It's been a frustrating day, not least because the video and photo in yesterday's posting don't seem to be accessible to some...  read more ...

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