Category Archives: TV drama

Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Manuscripts Don’t Burn (general release) ….one of the most frightening films I have seen in a longtime. Why? Because it was made by Mohammad Rasoulof, a filmmaker who has been banned by the Iranian government from making films so the … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…United Kingdom at a Mary Quaile Club event. Written by Manchester writer Jim Allen and set in Jim’s backyard, the council estate of Middleton, it is the story of how a group of tenants decide to organise a rent strike. … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…The Mill (Channel 4) a series created by left wing writer John Fay and set at Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire charting the rise of radical politics. Not the usual its grim up north programme but a series that has … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..Who Pays the Ferryman (DVD) It was made in 1977, and much of it was filmed in Crete. This is 1970s BBC TV drama at its best. Alan Haldane (Jack Hedley) returns to Greece and the village where he fought … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.. Blood In The Mobile screened this week by the Manchester Film Co-operative. The film was made by Frank Poulsen, Winner of Berlin’s Cinema for Peace Award for Justice in 2011. The north west has had a Congolese community for … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Callan (DVD)…filmed in black and white and made in the the late 60s, to me this series confirms my views of the secret services in this country; unaccountable, undemocratic and dangerous. Edward Woodward is mesmerising as Callan, the government agent … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.… Ethel MacDonald – An Anarchist’s Story. A fascinating film about a working class woman who became an anarchist and writer. Ethel was born in 1910 in a mining community in Lanarkshire in Scotland. Life offered few opportunities for working … Continue reading

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