Broken: stunning, timely and beautiful BBC drama

For “Broken” read “broke”. For “Broken” read “society terribly broken”. For “Broken” read “heartbreaking”. For “Broken” read “compassion”. Broken is a six part drama by Jimmy McGovern set in the north of England (filmed in Liverpool). It is Daniel Blake-bleak. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer. There are many great performances. Sean Bean makes […]

It’s not just common sense

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. W C Fields The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Vladimir Nabokov Ivonprefontaine has a nice phrase from his wife Kathy […]