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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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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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Something Neat XXXV: Lost UK Shows Database

It is always exciting for fans of older television when “lost” programs are suddenly found again.  Imagine the thrill of looking in an old cupboard and finding some exceedingly rare “Doctor Who” episodes.  Well, the recent discovery of some lost … Continue reading

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The Good, the Neutral, and the Evil: Part 2 – The Neutral

For our second installment describing Mr. Malahide’s characters in terms of D&D alignments (the first one is here), Fearless Admin and I will be discussing the Neutrals.   These are characters who tend to skirt the middle ground while pursuing their … Continue reading

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Something Neat XXII: The Reporter by Peter May

Since Fearless Admin and I have been so intrigued by Colin Anderson lately, I’ve done some additional digging and discovered that “The Standard” inspired a tie-in novel called The Reporter by Peter May, writer and co-creator of “The Standard”.   If you … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide as Colin Anderson in The Standard E01

In 1978 Patrick Malahide appeared as investigative reporter Colin Anderson in the BBC-Scotland series The Standard. I posted before about how good it sounds, which you can read here. Well, now we (RFodchuk and I) have finally watched the first … Continue reading

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Patrick Malahide News: New Old Series Listings on IMDB

Or perhaps old new series listings…?  Admin and I have been intrigued lately by the recent addition of a couple of new (to us) older television series to Patrick Malahide’s IMDB page.  Not that we’re displeased to see them, far … Continue reading

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Something Neat IV: Byre Theatre find and Is Patrick Malahide Scottish?

While trawling the web to see if I could find a little more information on The Standard, I happened upon something very neat.  It is a piece from Scottish paper, The Herald in which David Belcher realizes he had incorrectly … Continue reading

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Something Neat II: The Standard, BBC 1978 series

The Standard, a BBC Scotland produced drama series about a struggling Scottish newspaper and the efforts to revitalize it ran for one series in 1978 on BBC One.  Patrick Malahide played (brash?) reporter Colin Anderson who sounds something of a … Continue reading

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