Sunday 19 July 2020


A bit of a comedown in June after May's TV binge-fest...... two TV series with an episode or two watched and one film.

I think I kind of tuned out as the complete series of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter were worked through by the family. Head in book time!

Bad Samaritan (2018) - Film - DVD

Not a bad return on the 50p I invested in the DVD from CEX. We all quite liked it. David Tennant does manic and deranged quite well. Very tense throughout.

From Google....

A young valet breaks into a man's home and discovers a terrified woman who's chained and gagged. After notifying the police, he soon becomes the target of the psychopath's wrath as he tries to rescue the victim that he left behind.

Accused Series 1 - Helen's Story (2010) - BBC Drama - DVD Boxset

Like Cracker, Accused is another Jimmy McGovern series, one I don't think I caught many of first time around. A beareaving mother seeks justice for the death of her son and ends up in the dock herself. Juliet Stevenson and Peter Capaldi star as the married couple handling their grief in very different ways. I do like the one hour and its over drama.

From BBC Blogs....

Helen's Story is part of Jimmy McGovern's series the Accused, each episode stands alone and starts with a character in the dock, the ensuing hour tells how they got there. ... Helen's Story is the journey of a bereaved woman who is repeatedly let down by the law.

Cracker - One Day a Lemming Will Fly (1993) - ITV Drama - DVD Boxset

Another difficult watch, as much for the ugliness of Fitz's addiction and the effect it has on his family as for the investigation in the disappearance initially of a missing schoolboy turns to a murder enquiry. Great acting as always.

From Google....

Fitz continues his uneasy relationship with the Manchester constabulary when the crime fighters are called in to find a missing boy, extra pressure is piled on when an angry mob gathers at the police station demanding action and DCI Bilborough awaits the imminent birth of his child.

Cracker - To Say I Love You (1993) - ITV Drama - DVD Boxset

More of the same..... marital woes, arrogance, a lack of humility, and a killing couple to try and best.

From Google.....

Problems between criminal psychologist Fitz and his wife Judith continue after Fitz is arrested outside his in-laws' house and taken to the station. There he meets Sean and his partner Tina, car thieves who embark upon a spree of violence.


  1. I know what you mean about 'down' months, Col. I have them, too. I'll be honest; these aren't exactly my sort of viewing. But there's nothing like excellent acting, and I'm glad there was that for you. Hope July is better!

    1. Margot - I think Accused would be the one most up your street. I think you might enjoy Cracker also, but there's a lot of personal baggage attached to Fitz, the psychologist who helps the police.

      July is already proving to be better, thanks.