Category Archives: Mystery

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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The Writing on the Wall by Patrick Malahide

In 1996 a four part series titled “The Writing on the Wall” aired on BBC1 written by a certain P. G. Duggan. Of course, P. G. Duggan is in fact Patrick Malahide writing under his real name of P(atrick) G(erald) … 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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Patrick Malahide to Return as George Cornelius

Excellent news!  Patrick Malahide will return to a new series of “Luther” as that charming gangster George Cornelius.  From the BBC website: The Golden Globe and SAG Award-winner actor Idris Elba returns to his iconic role as DCI John Luther, … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide Talks About Ghosts!

On the BBC Radio 4 Podcast “Front Row” (episode link here) they talked a bit about the fascinating subject of theatre ghosts.  Patrick Malahide described a weird and possibly supernatural encounter he had 25 years ago at the Bristol Old … Continue reading

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Happy International Tea Day!

Happy International Tea Day from the Appreciation!

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The Reporter by Peter May — Review

Time to review Peter May’s “The Reporter”, the novel based on the television series “The Standard“. It is a fun, entertaining and snappy book. “The Reporter” is very much a straight up thriller which makes it a quick and enjoyable … Continue reading

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The Coppers (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Back in July we covered some of the London gangsters Patrick Malahide has played.  Well, this time around we’ll discuss the guys on the right side of the law:  The Coppers!  Mr. Malahide is just as likely to play the … Continue reading

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Something Neat XXXIX: The Reporter by Peter May Pt 2

Back in 2014, RFodchuk posted (link here) a Something Neat about Peter May‘s novel “The Reporter”, based on the television series “The Standard“.  “The Standard” has been a bit of fixation around here as it is a series we both … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Dirk-Brown in “Smack and Thistle”

In 1991 Patrick Malahide appeared as gangster turned business man Terrence Dirk-Brown in the TV movie “Smack and Thistle”. It is an interesting film that effectively combines crime, humour and romance. RF:  It was a complete surprise that we actually … Continue reading

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