BBC And The Baftas

Can I just start by saying how much I love the Baftas?

A ceremony that celebrates the best of (mostly) British cinema is of course going to resonate with me.


The BBC and its stupid scheduling. Showing the ceremony two hours later and heavily edited. What a kick in the mouth to the many movie fans resident within the UK. Myself included.

How difficult is it really to show it live? I absolutely understand the need for a slight delay, rather like they do in the US.

In this age dominated by social media, all the awards have been spoiled. By the film industry itself, such an appalling situation.

I realise this post will go largely unread but I do hope that this time next year it’ll be pointless because the BBC got their act together.


A TV license payer.


Box Set Completed: Universal Monsters

Let me tell you a brief story. A few years ago, I was in Birmingham for a weekend away with friends. At some point we ended up in the Bullring and of course we ended up in HMV. There, I saw a DVD box set with all the Universal Monsters for £10. Which I didn’t buy. And regretted.

Fast forward a couple of years and I find out that the box set is being released on Blu Ray (yay!) and that my other half will be buying that as part of my Christmas present (double yay!).

It’s taken a while to work my way through the box set and I can’t recommend it highly enough. This is a must buy if you love classic horror.

The transfer work is also quite impressive, job well done.