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Down with the crowned ruffians….

Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived. —Thomas Paine In 1978 Jim Allen’s play, The Spongers, was broadcast on the BBc in its Play … Continue reading

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Stop! Look! Listen! a weekly selection of some of my favourite films/books/people…

Watch… Happy People (2010) A year in the Taiga by Dmitry Vasyukov. Siberia extends from the Urals to the Pacific and is one and a half times the size of the USA. 38 million people live in this area, but … Continue reading

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