Category Archives: Analysis of a Scene

Analysis of a Scene XXXIX: Cool Confident Chisholm

Time for a look at another one of our favorite scenes. This time we’ll be analyzing a brilliant DS Chisholm moment from Minder S02E12 “Caught in the Act, Fact.” (Recap here.) We particularly love this episode because Chisholm is very … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXVIII: St. Patrick’s Special Edition

For St. Patrick’s Day, RFodchuk and I thought we’d take a look at one of our favorite Irish scenes featuring Patrick Malahide. In “A Man of No Importance” he plays the exceedingly unpleasant Inspector Carson. Despite his hyper-officious manner, he … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXVII: A Blackheath Vinegar Valentine

A Vinegar Valentine, Blackheath Style For Valentine’s, RFodchuk and I thought it would be fun to do a slightly different spin for the special day. Taking inspiration from the less-than-romantic Victorian “vinegar Valentine” we’ve chosen to celebrate that conniving courting … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXVI: Cooking with George Cornelius in “Luther”

With the very welcome news that Mr. Malahide will be returning as genial gangster George Cornelius in the new series of “Luther“, Admin and I thought we should revisit one of our favourite George C. scenes.  In S04E02, DCI John … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXV Remembering Meic Povey

RFodchuk and I were very saddened to hear that the lovely Meic Povey passed away December 5th. His portrayal of DC Jones was perfect, and his chemistry with Patrick Malahide’s DS Chisholm is always a joy to watch. After leaving … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXIV: A Library Tryst in “Boon: In It for the Monet”

And now for something completely different!  In 1989, Patrick Malahide played the caddish Art History professor, Dr. Michael Harrison, in the S04E07 episode of “Boon”, titled “In It for the Monet“.   The eponymous Ken Boon (Michael Elphick), a retired firefighter … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXIII: Remembering Robert Hardy in “Middlemarch”

As Robert Hardy recently passed away on August 3 at the age of 91, Admin and I thought it would be a good time to remember him by discussing some of his performance in “Middlemarch” (1994).  He played Arthur Brooke, … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXII: Davy Meets Uncle Ebenezer

Patrick Malahide often plays neat-as-a-pin authority figures to perfection, but one of our all-time favorite characters is the completely bonkers, extremely scruffy miser Uncle Ebenezer from the very excellent 1995 production of “Kidnapped“.  Here we take a look at his … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXI: Chisholm Gets Heavy On a Grass

DS Chisholm is generally a dour, albeit witty, copper with an unhealthy Quixotic obsession with nabbing Arthur Daley.  But, sometimes, he bucks that trend and displays a more confident outlook.  In this beautifully shot scene from Minder S04E10 “Get Daley!”  … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXX: Sir Myles Throws Byrne and Strang Out of “The Abduction Club”

Admin and I thought it was time to highlight one of our favourite Malahide characters, Sir Myles from 2002’s “The Abduction Club“, with an Analysis of a Scene that shows off his charisma and leadership.   Now, Sir Myles is just … Continue reading

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