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Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for

Well, as if it wasn’t exciting enough to be longlisted for the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016, I am absolutely over the moon to have made the shortlist. As I wrote on being longlisted, I really do love blogging. It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share your thoughts and opinions, the things you enjoy,… Continue reading Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016: Vote Now for

TV Drama

Ian Puleston-Davies in Beowulf

It has been almost 9 months since we saw Ian Puleston-Davies bid farewell to Coronation Street and the role of Owen Armstrong, the self-made builder with a long memory and a short fuse. There was only one thing that made his departure any way palatable to me at the time, and that was that I… Continue reading Ian Puleston-Davies in Beowulf

Coronation Street · TV Drama

It’s all ‘Meme Meme Meme’

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that if you want to publicise and generate discussion on a given television programme, engaging with social media has proven a pretty good way of doing just that. Indeed, some programme makers have taken to it with immense enthusiasm, and consequently we have moved quickly on from simple factual tweets and status updates telling us what’s… Continue reading It’s all ‘Meme Meme Meme’

TV Drama

Love/Hate: To Be Continued?

On Sunday night, the nation – 1 million of us to be precise – sat transfixed and aghast as series five of Love/Hate came to a close. The social media tornado that has consistently circled the drama went into overdrive as both shock and curiosity abounded. Some sought definitive confirmation of the fatalities, while others… Continue reading Love/Hate: To Be Continued?

TV Drama

The Many Faces of Sherlock’s Empty Hearse

New Year’s Day heralded the return of Mark Gatiss’ and Steven Moffat’s Sherlock, the third series of which has been hotly anticipated since the last aired two years ago. Expectation has been steadily building, not least because the modern day incarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective had faked his own death at the end… Continue reading The Many Faces of Sherlock’s Empty Hearse