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January 6, 2015

News: HBO renews Girls, Amazon abandons The After, The Prisoner audio plays + more

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Film casting

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  • Trailer for Big Game, starring Samuel L Jackson
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January 5, 2015

Review: The Brenda and Effie Mysteries – The Woman in a Black Beehive

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cover.jpgHello all. Well I may have been a lazy boy over the Christmas period, but that doesn’t mean everyone else has been one, too.

In fact, kind soul, philanthropist and all round nice guy Jonathan Dennis has been doing my work for me, reviewing the latest Bafflegab production: The Brenda and Effie Mysteries – The Woman In A Black Beehive. Bless him.

Bafflegab, of course, are responsible for the likes of the Hammer Chillers and the Vince Cosmos series, and The Woman In a Black Beehive represents the first of a series of Brenda and Effie mysteries, all written by the brilliant Paul Magrs as extensions of his original novel series.

For those who want to know more, here’s the synopsis, and you can read Jonathan’s review after the jump.

Welcome to the mysterious town of Whitby, where all the monsters and demons of old come to retire and live out the remainder of their spooky days and nights and eat fish and chips on the Seafront.

There's a strange new landlady in town, opening a B&B by the harbour; a lady with a tall black beehive, nasty scars about her person and a very chequered past. Soon she's teamed up with part-time witch Effie and together they investigate the mystery of the ghostly singing cat on the rooftops of the old town, and the savage maulings of old ladies in lonely alleyways. Also - there's something very peculiar about the quite frankly awful oil painting Effie drags home from an auction. Can it really be coming to ghastly life?

Here we are at the very start: about to hear the truth of what happened when Brenda met Effie and hell was unleashed in Whitby for the very first time..!

Paul Magrs' macabre creations are brought to life by Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) in episode 1 of The Brenda and Effie Mysteries. You can buy each release individually, or subscribe to the whole series. Subscribers will also receive a copy of Vince Cosmos: Glam Rock Detective by Paul Magrs, plus other subscriber bonuses.

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September 19, 2013

Neverwhere ad probably focuses on the wrong person

Posted on September 19, 2013 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Much as I like Natalie Dormer in both Elementary and Game of Thrones, and good as it is to highlight one of the female characters in this line-up, I can't help but feel that some of the others in this ad for the radio version of Neil Gaman's Neverwhere are a tad more famous - perhaps even the guy on the extreme left. What do you think?



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