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Peter Brackley's charming delivery underlined our emotional bonds with football commentators

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:45
The eagerness with which Brackley tucked into the surnames of Italian football's peak years certainly added to the thrill of this rare, pre-YouTube glimpse into football beyond the English Channel (his son's classmates, one Brackley anecdote goes, used to greet him with cries of "Rrrrrravanelliiiii!") and it was a decade-long chapter of his career that he remained fond of.

Steptoe and Son was a genius creation. We won’t see its like again | Frank Cottrell Boyce | Opinion | The Guardian

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 17:47
The flair of Ray Galton, who died last week, lives on in a series of tragicomic characters

Ernest Maxin obituary | Culture | The Guardian

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 15:33
Producer and director behind Morecambe and Wise and other hit television comedy shows

Gary Kurtz: 1940 - 2018 - Fantha Tracks

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 21:47

Fenella Fielding, Carry On actor, dies aged 90 | Film | The Guardian

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 07:28
Fielding, whose career spanned seven decades, appeared in Carry On Regardless and Carry On Screaming!

marie severin

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 20:51

The John McCain Phenomenon | Patrick Blanchfield

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:18
The political establishment needed a war-hero fetish object—and so it invented one

John McCain's Legacy Was Built on A Myth

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 13:17
McCain’s political legacy should be largely that of someone who frequently and loudly toyed with doing the right thing and yet decided to do the other thing almost every single time, and who was a willing and active participant in the destruction of one country and helping the racist, authoritarian right rise in his own. What John McCain’s legacy will be, however, is the one crafted by the reporters and peers who loved him, who bought hook, line, and sinker that McCain was a different kind of politician, and not the fraud he actually was.