Author: Paul

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Funky Fish Cod Fingers

I found something new and unexpected in the frozen food section recently – Youngs have a new range called the Funky Fish Kitchen which is a range of different prepared fish products with interesting...

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ChromeCast Audio

Enjoying the amazing world of streaming music via Spotify, but let down by the poor quality of speakers on your mobile device? How about connecting it to your hifi equipment? Sounds expensive or awkward?...

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There is No Escape

There is No Escape is a very enjoyable 4-part BBC Radio 4 sitcom, current on the BBC iPlayer. This series is written by comedian Andrew Lawrence, and performed by him and Diane Morgan. It...

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Cider with Rosie

One of the best dramas from the BBC this autumn is still available on the iPlayer. Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie is a warm, compelling, and beautiful memory of the author’s early life in...

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An Inspector Calls – BBC iPlayer

This autumn, the BBC have done an interesting production of J B Priestly’s An Inspector Calls. The stage play is familiar to many as the perennial subject of school essays, but this reworking for...

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12 Angry Men – Netflix UK

Sidney Lumet‘s compelling 1957 American drama is now available on Netflix UK. This is simply one of the best films ever made, in no small part due to the outstanding acting by Lee J...

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Laidlaw by William McIlvanney

UPDATE: Kindle book £1.89, Paperback £1.99 @ Amazon.co.uk Arguably the most influential novel in modern Scottish crime-writing from one of Scotland’s greatest living writers is on offer on the Kindle store. If you are...

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John West Steam Pot Tuna Infusions

I’m always on the lookout for new quick and easy ways to prepare food, and it doesn’t get easier than pouring some boiling water in a pot and leaving it for five minutes. For...

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BBC Radio 4 How to Have a Better Brain

This week on BBC Radio 4, there’s a fascinating series looking at the science of keeping your brain healthy. The presenter Sian Williams, who is also studying Psychology, discovers the current research on protecting...