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On promoting your book

29th July 2015

Books, eh? So many published, so few read. Trying to get noticed is the name of the game (I should know, I’ve played it. Let’s call it a draw to date).

All will be explained shortly, but here’s a picture of my dad hard at work in our sitting room in 1986.

dad in chair

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On my directorial debut

15th July 2011

Hi – it’s great to see you again – how is your aunt – bearing up I hope., a website for whom I write regular satirical pieces, is branching out into ‘funny’ video. They’ve asked me to be involved.

Here’s my first effort, based on the Seventh Seal by Ingmar Berman – and parodied in Bill & Ted.

It’s for the City of London but I hope you still get it.

Did you?



On pigs and monkeys

1st February 2011

– THE world is an wasteland of grief beset by pestilence, war, famine and death.

– THE coalition government is dismantling brick by brick all aspects of British life held dear.

– ANDY Murray was annihilated by Novak Djokovic in the final of the Australian Open.

Which is why we all need this (sound required).


On Marilyn Monroe

28th January 2011

Today’s blog concerns a brunette called Norma.


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On Five Easy Pieces (1970)

8th September 2010

Hello and welcome to THIS – a blog dedicated to the best film of all time.

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On Stanley Kubrick (and my father)

19th July 2008

Last week on More4 there was a fascinating documentary entitled, ‘True Stories: Stanley Kubrick‚Äôs Boxes’. For reasons I will shortly explain, this excited me so much that I actually cancelled on a friend in order to stay in and watch it. Bad form I know, but, hey, you know, sometimes, in life, one has to, you know, just punctuate everything with a comma.
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