Tag Archives: Analysis of a Scene

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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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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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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Analysis of a Scene XXVII: D.I. Brennan Chews Out D.C. Reid in “Amnesia”

Time for an Analysis of a Scene featuring one of our favourite Malahide characters, D.I. Brennan from the 2004 miniseries, “Amnesia“.  In this scene, D.C. Ian Reid (Brendan Coyle) has begun to suspect his partner, D.S. Mackenzie Stone (John Hannah), … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXVI: Chisholm and British Telecom

RFodchuk and I have been going through a bit of Chisholm withdrawal, so we decided to revisit one of our favorite Chisholm moments.  This is from “Life in the Fast Food Lane” (recapped here).  Chisholm *knows* that Arthur Daley has … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXV: Lenny and Veronica’s Romantic(?) Lunch in “Kiss of Life”

So, since we’re not that far past Valentine’s Day (mostly), Admin and I thought it might be fun to analyze something with a little romance.  We’ve gone back to one of our favourites, the “Kiss of Life” episode of the … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXIV: Jingle and Tuppy Crash a Party in “The Pickwick Papers”

Christmas has arrived, so Fearless Admin and I thought the time was right for a little party… a party crashed by Alfred Jingle, of course.  He just seems to perfectly suit the festive season; no one else has fun like … Continue reading

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