Shiny Shelf
By Shiny Shelf on 25 December 2010 Comments Off

One late Christmas Ever Ebenezeer Scrooge was visited by three spirits who showed him the past, the present and the Yet To Come. This is like that, but with three reviewers & Shiny’s usual pop culture nonsense. Merry Christmas.

By Jim Smith on 28 July 2010 2 COMMENTS

I thought I’d like ‘Sherlock’, because I like both Sherlock Holmes apocrypha and Steven Moffat scripts, but I didn’t think it possible it would surprise me. Thrillingly, I was both right on the first count and very, very wrong on the second.

By Jim Smith on 18 June 2010 1 COMMENT

Sherlock Holmes’ fame and appeal began because of, and fundamentally remains sustained by, the popularity and readability of the stories written by his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

By Mags L Halliday on 04 May 2010 1 COMMENT

You know what you’re going to get with Asylum. Their business model is simple: produce the kind of B-movie fun that kept Amicus, Hammer, Roger Corman and others going.

By Jim Smith on 05 December 2006 Comments Off

The Brett/Burke ‘Blue Carbuncle’ is perfect Christmas viewing. It has some substance as well as atmosphere but it really gets the festive juices flowing.

By Mags L Halliday on 31 December 2005 Comments Off

There’s late-night ghost tales and foggy fin-de-siecle crime on TV: it must be Christmas…

By Jim Smith on 08 February 2003 Comments Off

A festive treat for Boxing Day, the BBC’s atmospheric and satisfyingly pulpy adaptation of Conan Doyle’s most famous story saw a first rate cast having fun with an imaginative and amusing script.