Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

On the Pivotal Thomas Mitchell: From Classics to “Columbo” | Travalanche

The great Thomas Mitchell (1892-1962) came into the world on this day (11th July). Mitchell remains well-known today as a character actor with parts in an unnaturally long list of … Continue reading

07/12/2017 · 4 Comments

RIP Mary Tyler Moore…Brilliant Entertainer Broke TV Barriers! – johnrieber

“I’m an experienced woman. I’ve been around…well all right, I might not have been around, but I’ve been…nearby.” RIP Mary Tyler Moore… Very sad news … Source: RIP Mary Tyler … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 5 Comments

Victoria, the Victorians and us | Culture and Anarchy

I often have conflicted views about books and TV programmes which deal with real historical figures. There are so many questions surrounding how we react and respond to history, how … Continue reading

09/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Jack Gold obituary | Television & radio | The Guardian

Originally posted in The Guardian. A well-worn path for bright young recruits to television in the 1950s to 1970s would take them from shooting little news and current affairs items to … Continue reading

08/13/2015 · Leave a comment

Acting Spotlight: Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad | Seroword

Originally posted on Seroword Breaking Bad is an acclaimed television show that ran from 2008-2013 starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with lung cancer. Realizing his death … Continue reading

04/27/2015 · Leave a comment

Peaky Blinders – Madame Guillotine

I don’t watch much television (and when I do, it is never live so I’m always a bit behind anyway) so I’m terribly late to the Peaky Blinders party. However, … Continue reading

11/14/2014 · 2 Comments

Nigel Kneale: Manx writer of intelligent British Isles horror and science fiction

Originally posted on SO IT GOES – John Fleming's blog:
Nigel Kneale, writer (1922-2006). So it goes. (Photograph by Mark Gudgeon) When I recently chatted to writer Chris Lincé about…

09/29/2014 · Leave a comment

Edinburgh Fringe: Networking with the media + a comic is threatened with rape

Originally posted on SO IT GOES – John Fleming's blog:
Seen and heard at the increasingly prestigious Grouchy Club Yesterday afternoon at the increasingly prestigious Grouchy Club, I said: “Performers…

08/09/2014 · Leave a comment

New Statesman | Enough is enough: from TV’s “crime porn” to endemic violence, the assault on women has to stop

Speaking at the Hay-0n-Wye Festival, actress Doon Mackichan makes a vital stand against the depiction of violence against women in film and television, which is becoming ever more prevalent. Originally … Continue reading

07/07/2014 · Leave a comment