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TELEVISION | ‘Reginald Perrin’ novel spawned two pungent, witty UK series

Leonard Rossiter shines in 1976-79 original gem and Martin Clunes is brilliant in 2009-2010’s update. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 13, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Reginald Perrin’ novel spawned two pungent, witty UK series

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TELEVISION | ‘Endeavor’ is compelling Oxford-based prequel to ‘Inspector Morse’

Ancient university town is the site of many murders and other shady goings-on for a bright, young policeman to solve. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 16, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Endeavor’ is compelling Oxford-based prequel to ‘Inspector Morse’

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TELEVISION | Kiwi series ‘The Brokenwood Mysteries’ offers twisty small-town tales

Lush New Zealand scenery, good acting, and sharp plotting keeps us involved in these rural 2-hour murder mysteries. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | October 31, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | Kiwi series ‘The Brokenwood Mysteries’ offers twisty small-town tales

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TELEVISION | Excellent Brit cop series ‘Above Suspicion’ is gripping, intelligent viewing

Craggy vet Ciarán Hinds and perky young Kelly Reilley lead a squad of detectives in queen of crime Lynda La Plante’s latest white-knuckle thriller. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | June 12, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | Excellent Brit cop series ‘Above Suspicion’ is gripping, intelligent viewing

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TELEVISION | In the Brit mystery series ‘Grantchester’ a vicar and a village cop solve numerous murders and other crimes

The estimable Robson Green stars in this rural whodunnit, whose exciting second season returns to P.B.S. on Sunday, March 27. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | In the Brit mystery series ‘Grantchester’ a vicar and a village cop solve numerous murders and other crimes

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TELEVISION | ‘Cold Squad’ is first-class Canadian procedural with sharp female head

Vancouver is setting for smart 98 episodes in which hundreds of B.C. baddies get their comeuppance. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | March 9, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Cold Squad’ is first-class Canadian procedural with sharp female head

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TELEVISION | ‘Peaky Blinders’ is excellent English historical series

Irish, Italian, and Jewish gangster armies contend in Birmingham and London in the 1920s. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2016 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films and TV … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Peaky Blinders’ is excellent English historical series

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FILM | The 20 best films I saw in 2015

Alan’s eclectic picks range from Academy Award nominees ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Trumbo’ to biopics about Nina Simone and comic Barry Crimmins. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | January 21, 2016 For the first time in many years, more than … finish reading Alan Waldman :
FILM | The 20 best films I saw in 2015

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TELEVISION | ‘The High Life’ is a zany Scottish airline comedy featuring a young Alan Cumming

Cumming co-wrote and co-starred in this clever sitcom full of bitchy quips, elements of surrealism, and some theatrical song-and-dance numbers. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | December 9, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘The High Life’ is a zany Scottish airline comedy featuring a young Alan Cumming

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Lilyhammer’ is a quirky gangster-out-of-water dramedy set in
small-town Norway

Springsteen sideman Steven Van Zandt produces and stars as a tough Mafioso hiding out with weird locals among the snowy fjords. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | November 17, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Lilyhammer’ is a quirky gangster-out-of-water dramedy set in
small-town Norway

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Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is Brit series about romance between two 70-year-olds

British national treasure Sir Derek Jacobi and veteran actress Anne Reid shine in this wonderfully written six-episode comedy-drama.  By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 30, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is Brit series about romance between two 70-year-olds

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TELEVISION | ‘Whitechapel’ is a harrowing Brit cop series inspired by notorious historical crimes

Copycat killers test the mettle of Brit thesps Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis & quirky Steve Pemberton. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | September 6, 2015 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman :
TELEVISION | ‘Whitechapel’ is a harrowing Brit cop series inspired by notorious historical crimes

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