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August 22, 2016

What TV's on at the BFI in September/October 2016? Including The Fall, Inside No. 9, From The North and Inappropriate Behaviour

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A bit later than usual (for obvious reasons), a bit thinner than usual (for obvious reasons), and combining events for September and a bit of October (for not obvious reasons), here's TMINE's usual rundown of the upcoming TV showings at the BFI. Not much for TV aficionados, beyond an 'Andrew Davies at 80' event consisting of a chat and a showing of Inappropriate Behaviour, and a chat and documentary about Granada TV, but there is the excitement of two previews, one of series 3 of Inside No. 9, the other of series 3 of The Fall, complete with Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan… 

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July 7, 2016

What TV's on at the BFI in August? Including Poldark, Young Hyacinth and Thunderbirds 65

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Given it's August and everyone's going on their holidays, don't be surprised that there's not a whole lot of TV on at the BFI. However, it's by no means a desolate wasteland. There are TV previews of the forthcoming BBC Sitcom Season, including Young Hyacinth, as well as the first episode of the new series of Poldark. There's also a season of TV and film directed by Jack Gold, including Film4's impressive Stalin satire Red Monarch. And for Cult TV lovers, there are three episodes of Thunderbirds 65. Full run-down after the jump.

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June 28, 2016

Come to Bromley and see the Lego time machine

Posted on June 28, 2016 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

It has to be said there's not a lot to come and look at in my (current) home of Bromley, SE London. There's the Churchill Theatre, if you happen to like a lot of musicals and murder-mysteries. But that's about it. Tourists - do not come here.

However, look what's just showed up in the Intu (sic) shopping centre (formerly 'The Glades'):

Lego HG Wells' Time Machine

Yes, it's HG Wells' Time Machine fashioned out of Lego! Or at least a version of the version of HG Wells' Time Machine featured in the 1960 movie The Time Machine.

Why? Well, HG Wells was born here. There's even a blue plaque on the TK Maxx (formerly Allders) in the high street.

Of course, we used to have a mural to HG Wells in the High Street, featuring the three-legged Martian war machines from War of the Worlds.

Bromley's old HG Wells mural

That's now been replaced by a mural of Charles Darwin, who used to live here. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because that's not actually a three-leggged HG Wells Martian war machine, but a Tripod from the BBC adaptation of John Christopher's The Tripods.

Oh, Bromley…

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