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John Carpenter: Master of atmospheres

ON Twitter he is known as @TheHorrorMaster, but the man behind the seminal ‘stalk’n’slash’ thriller Halloween is no run-of-the-mill film-maker. As anyone familiar with the work of John Carpenter knows, he is also an accomplished producer, writer, director and, of … Continue reading

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TV3’s Red Rock comes to BBC One

EVENIN’ all! From Dixon of Dock Green to Z Cars, The Bill to Cuffs, nothing beats a good old-fashioned cop show, the grittier the better. The outcry when the BBC axed Cuffs, their recent well-recieved Brighton-set crime drama, after just … Continue reading

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Running with the Gang in Toronto

AIR Canada Rouge fly direct to Toronto from Edinburgh in less than seven hours… with a strong tail wind. Discovered that last week, courtesy of the Fringe. The biggest ‘arts’ fair on the planet has long boasted of being a … Continue reading

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Tony Benn – My Father, The Hero of Leith

IN 2000, I called the Houses of Parliament and asked to speak to Tony Benn. It wasn’t planned, just a spur of the moment thing to ask about his father, William Wedgwood Benn, MP for Leith. Despite being busy, and … Continue reading

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Flying Tartan Lassie

I remember the day it happened, the day I fell in love with Virgin Atlantic. It was a flight from London to Los Angeles – a busy flight, yet the cabin staff made it fun. Nothing was too much trouble … Continue reading

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Memories of JNT

“Hello…” The pips went. A handful of 10p pieces at the ready, I fed the payphone. “Hello,” I replied, quickly, before the hotel receptionist on the other end hung up, “could I speak to John Nathan-Turner please.” There was a … Continue reading

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Stefan Booth

Former Hollyoaks, The Bill and EastEnders star Stefan Booth took time off from Chicago last week, to support a cause very close to his heart, Kidney Research UK. He popped into the Medical Research Council’s Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine … Continue reading

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