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The penultimate instalment of my coppers and spies blog series for MovieMail looks at two very different depictions of crime fighting: The Avengers thwarting diabolical masterminds and the Z Cars boys dealing with the aftermath of a Friday night.
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The third of my 'coppers and spies' blogs for MovieMail looks at the antithesis of The Avengers and the twilight, shadowy world of the Cold War spy and the private inquiry agent in Callan and Public Eye.
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The first of a six part series about coppers and spies, written by yours truly, starts today with an overview of The Professionals. It receives a welcome re-release in hi-definition at the end of March.
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DOCTOR WHO: The Time of the Doctor / Review
The Time of the Doctor BBC One HD 25 December 2013, 7.30pm Your stomach's fit to burst and only until you force down yet another luxury chocolate or another branded bit of confectionary from a selection box do you realise that perhaps you've overindulged at...
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DOCTOR WHO: The Day of the Doctor / Review
The Day of the Doctor BBC One HD / Red Button 3D 23 November 2013, 7.00pm Television anniversary stories in Doctor Who are strange affairs. They have to strike a balance. On one hand they are expected to cram in fan-pleasing moments to acknowledge the rich ...
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The fourth instalment of my series on telly coppers and spies looks back to ITC productions, covering The Saint, Danger Man et al and the unique and enigmatic The Prisoner.
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Part 2 in my 'coppers and spies' series of blogs for MovieMail. 'We're The Sweeney, son and we ain't had any dinner!'
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Frank is a freelance writer, event and project manager. He writes about British film and television, international cinema and occasionally will have something to say about books, theatre, music and design. Quite a lot of it has been about Doctor Who including the recently published Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens.