Author Archives: Andrew Hickey

A DVD A Day: Doctor Who — Castrovalva

I forgot to post this one yesterday, so I’m already not living up to the title… Castrovalva is the first Doctor Who story featuring Peter Davison as the Doctor, and for the first time in one of these DVDs I’ve … Continue reading

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A DVD A Day: The Wrong Box

There’s a type of late-sixties British comedy film for which I have a fondness that is out of all proportion to its actual merits — films which are sort of a lower-budget and slightly more hippyish equivalent of American films … Continue reading

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A DVD A Day: Scars of Dracula

I’ve not written on here very much recently — I’ve been spending most of my writing time working on the podcast, which requires about 5000 words of writing from me a week, plus a lot of research time. But now … Continue reading

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Elvis In Concert: Live On Screen at the Manchester Arena

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve written here, hasn’t it? I’m afraid that UK politics has been so much of a complete shitstorm for the last few months that I haven’t wanted to say anything about it other than … Continue reading

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New 500 Songs — “Goodnight My Love”

The new episode of the podcast is up at https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-47-goodnight-my-love-by-jesse-belvin/ This one looks at “Goodnight My Love” by Jesse Belvin, and at the many groups he performed with, and his untimely death. And Patreon backers can find this week’s Patreon-backer-only … Continue reading

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500 Songs: Brown-Eyed Handsome Man

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-46-brown-eyed-handsome-man-by-chuck-berry/ The new episode of “A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs” is now up. This one looks at “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” by the Chuck Berry Combo, and how Berry tried to square the circle of social commentary and … Continue reading

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500 Songs: Blueberry Hill

https://www.500songs.com/e/episode-45-blueberry-hill-by-fats-domino/ Episode forty-five of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “Blueberry Hill” by Fats Domino, and at how the racial tensions of the fifties meant that a smiling, diffident, cheerful man playing happy music ended … Continue reading

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