Archive for July 13, 2011

If you watch or read the news over the past week you will have discovered that British newspapers are ………….

This is one of the reasons why we don’t usually buy a newspaper, but recently we have have weakened and started to buy the I [the essential daily briefing from The Independent].  I disagree with a good deal of the politics of the I’s parent paper The Independent, but ‘baby I’ has one redeeming feature. It costs only 20p during the week and 30p on a Saturday. At that price it must cost them money to produce the thing; and I can ignore much of ranting  writing of recently suspended journalist Johann Hari, and others. 

Today’s I actually had some good articles, and Samuel Muston made his choice of the 10 best Crime DVDs. I thought I should share this with you and ask if you thought he had missed any worthy of inclusion. I have thought of one, which I will include in tomorrow’s post. 

1] Prime Suspect: Helen Mirren

2] Spiral

3] Sherlock Holmes: Jeremy Brett

4] Cracker

5] The Killing: the original Danish version

6] Agatha Christie’s Poirot: David Suchet

7] The Wire

8] Wallander: The Swedish version with Krister Henriksson

9] Cagney and Lacey

10] Luther