Cardiff / Film / Television / Theatre

Keep up, Watson. Holmes is back in the 1890s.

Sherlock Holmes has been brought into the 21st century by numerous TV productions – the excellent Sherlock, Elementary, the less-obvious House, and countless detectives clearly inspired by the Conan Doyle creation. So it’s a rare pleasure to see a new Holmes production, set in the 1890s – Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret. Advertisements Continue reading

Funk / Jazz / Lyrics / Music / Pop / R&B / Songwriting / Soul

How about it? A summer anthem of love, peace, harmony

Here’s my nomination for the summer anthem of 2013 – Shaun Escoffery’s Nature’s Call is a timely antidote to the hatred on our streets and social channels in recent weeks. Continue reading

Comedy / Film / Romance

Those youthful faces in Annie Hall – well, la-di-da, la-di-da

I recently watched Woody Allen’s Annie Hall for the first time in years decades – what a joy it still is. But a real surprise for me was spotting some of the biggest stars of the ’80s and ’90s in early roles. Advertisements Continue reading