Film review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Cold war espionage thriller, rebooting the hit 60s TV show. Directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander.  Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. We have a curious affection for history in … Continue reading

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Film review – Spooks: The Greater Good

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Spooks: The Greater Good Gritty British espionage thriller, starring Peter Firth and Kit Harrington. Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the last ten years, you’ll probably be aware of the hit series, Spooks, which might perhaps best … Continue reading

Patriotism ? Get me a Scotch and we’ll talk about it …    

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United or not, our kingdom is changing and I have mixed feelings about it. Ignoring for a moment the various facts and figures being bandied about by both sides, let’s take a moment to consider what the UK is and … Continue reading

Il pleut des cordes …

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It’s not. Actually raining, I mean. But sometimes I wish it was. A couple of months ago I was walking across Southampton Common in the morning and I was roughly halfway between where I’d left my car and my destination … Continue reading