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February 11, 2015

The Wednesday Play: Play For Today – William Trevor's O Fat White Woman (1971)

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O Fat White Woman

Well, I’ve mentioned it already, but now it’s actually time for O Fat White Woman, William Trevor’s 1971 Play For Today starring Maureen Pryor. Taking it’s name from the Frances Cornford poem ‘To a Fat Lady Seen From The Train’, it sees Pryor playing the wife of an outwardly charming headmaster (Peter Jeffrey) who gradually becomes aware that he is physically abusing his pupils. Simultaneously, we learn about her sexual frustration, caused by both the world and even her husband finding her unattractive.

In and of itself a great and typically bittersweet play, O Fat White Woman is also notable for including music written by Radiophonics Workshop legend Delia Derbyshire.

September 11, 2014

Jeff Goldblum sings the theme to Jurassic Park to Seth Meyers

Posted on September 11, 2014 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

He didn’t write them, but he sings them well.

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May 22, 2014

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo cover a whole bunch of TV themes

Posted on May 22, 2014 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

There’s (bits of) Cheers, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gimme A Break!, Welcome Back, Kotter, Orange is the New Black, Gilligan’s Island, WKRP in Cincinnati, Community and M*A*S*H. Because they like the slightly sad ones.

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