Posts Tagged ‘policiers’

The Return of “Silk” (Series 2)

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 22:46

(BBC “Silk”) Horace Rumpole relied on the South London crime family, the Timsons, to keep him supplied with adequate draughts of Chateau Embankment, a claret designed to curl your toes. The return of “Silk” on BBC1 (series 2) introduces us to a new London criminal family, the Farrs, on which Billy, the senior clerk, hopes […]






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How Complex Can Spiral Be?

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at 18:08

(thanks to Tate Gallery) Matisse’s L’escargot shows a spiral deconstructed into a medley of elements. In a way it looks simple but mathematically spirals are excruciatingly complicated. There are Fibonacci spirals; spirals that look like M.C. Escher designed them; and there are spherical helices called Loxodromes. Have a look at this page if you’re not […]






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Spiral–Can Life Be More Hollow?

Sunday, April 17th, 2011 at 11:54

  The picture above–taken from the Canal+ website–shows the despair and hopelessness in the faces that infects this series of Spiral 3: The Butcher of La Villette. This weekend I’ve been catching up on missed episodes (3 and 4) and watching 5 and 6. As subfusc and drear as the setting is, I find myself […]






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Spiral….the Grittiness Returns

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 18:28

After the smoothness of Silk (sorry if it sounds like a cigarette commercial), it’s good to see the return (saison trois) of the gritty Spiral (with BBC website link) or Engranages in French (with French website link) on BBC4. In the first episode we get Jack the Ripper style murderers, paedophiles, dangerous pit bulls, and […]






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Law & Order UK

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 12:02

I like watching Law & Order and lots of those other shows. OK, I need help but I’ve been a fan of policiers for a long time. Law & Order is good because it shows the entire process from crime to conviction(?). What really makes the program fly is the grittiness of New York City: […]






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