Category Archives: Romance

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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Wished for Roles 14: Historical Figures

Having had fun covering our favorite Historical Figures played by Patrick Malahide, RFodchuk and I thought we’d have a go discussing some other real life historical characters that we’d love to see Mr. Malahide portray.  He gives a lot to … Continue reading

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Malahide Characters’ Ideal Christmas

As we approach Christmas, RFodchuk and I thought it would be fun to think about what sort of Christmas activities and traditions our favourite Patrick Malahide characters might indulge in.  Are they as jolly and loving as Saint Nick himself … Continue reading

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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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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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Happy International Kissing Day!

Happy International Kissing Day from the Appreciation!

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Analysis of a Scene XXIX: Alleyn and Troy’s Romantic Interlude in “Dead Water”

It’s a wee bit late for Valentine’s Day, but still, Admin and I thought it would be fun to analyze one of our favourite scenes from S02E03 of the “Inspector Alleyn Mysteries“, “Dead Water“.  In the concluding scene, Alleyn (with … Continue reading

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It’s a Meme! 43 – Valentine’s Day Edition

Admin: Happy Valentine’s Day from the Appreciation! Save Save RFodchuk:  Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!  🙂  

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Analysis of Scene XXVIII: Robert Dangerfield Helps Isabel

A happy and hope-filled Victorian train station is the perfect setting to celebrate Christmas on the Appreciation.   This scene from “The Blackheath Poisonings” is just the ticket.  Beautiful romantic Isabel Collard (Christine Kavanagh) has finally been acquitted of murder.  Her … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide’s The Long Pursuit Recap

The Long Pursuit I’ve now listened to all five installments of Patrick Malahide’s beautiful narration of “The Long Pursuit” by Richard Holmes. They are all on iPlayer at BBC Radio 4 for a limited time.   I’ll provide brief summaries for … Continue reading

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