Category Archives: Analysis of a Scene

Analysis of a Scene XLV: Remembering William Simons in “The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries”

Admin and I were greatly saddened to hear of William Simons‘ recent passing at the age of 79.  Mr. Simons was such an indelible part of the “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries”, playing Alleyn’s stalwart, imperturbable right-hand man, Inspector Br’er Fox.   He … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XLIV: Alleyn Conducts a Sting Operation in “A Man Lay Dead”

Admin and I thought we’d revisit an older Alleyn episode for a change of pace, so we’re going all the way back to S01E01 of the “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries“, titled “A Man Lay Dead” (1993), based on the Ngaio Marsh … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XLIII: Remembering Albert Finney in “A Man of No Importance”

  RFodchuk and I were very saddened by the death on February 17 of the great Albert Finney.  His beautiful performance as Alfred Byrne alongside Patrick Malahide’s deliciously and wickedly officious Inspector Carson in “A Man of No Importance” is … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XLII: Remembering Clive Swift in “The Pickwick Papers”

Admin and I were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Clive Swift at age 82.  He made such an indelible impression on us in his co-starring roles with Patrick Malahide, both as the hapless-in-love Tracy Tupman in “The … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XLI: Chisholm Borrows Money

Admin: It is time for a Christmas themed Analysis of a Scene.  While “Minder on the Orient Express” might not seem especially Christmassy, it actually is.  Back in 1985 it aired on Christmas day as the highlight of ITV’s Christmas … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XL: Jeremy Boynton is a Creep

Here are a pair of scenes from the excellent Inspector Morse episode “Driven to Distraction” (recapped here).  Patrick Malahide plays bad boy car salesman and murder suspect Jeremy Boynton.  Despite being a married man, Jeremy is a serial philanderer. Things … Continue reading

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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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