Dad’s Army at 50: the secret history of ‘comedy’s finest half-hour’ | Television & radio | The Guardian

Rogues & Vagabonds

The inimitable Dad’s Army is one of my favourite comedy series of all time. I find it extraordinary that it is 50 years old this year, which means I was eleven or twelve years old when the first episode was broadcast. Such joy it provided and still does. Funnily enough, I associate it with the Isle of Wight as it always seemed to be showing when we were here for our summer holidays and it was raining. We’d snuggle down inside our Victorian railway carriage and watch it on a tiny black & white television. There is nothing today that provides such perfect family entertainment.

‘This is going to be a complete disaster’ … the Home Guard regulars in a 1968 episode. Photograph: BBC/Sportsphoto/Allstar ‘This is going to be a complete disaster’ … the Home Guard regulars in a 1968 episode. Photograph: BBC/Sportsphoto/Allstar

To explore the history of Dad’s Army, you have to enter a near-military environment. Speed bumps, vehicle checks and CCTV impede the route to the building in…

View original post 84 more words

IMPOSSIBLE

keithgarrettpoetry

IMPOSSIBLE?

Impossible things, are they to be imagined,?

Too walk on the moon, travel to Mars.

See and touch the oceans’ floor,

Climb a mountain and reach for more.

It can be done, walking from coast to coast,

Break the sound barrier, faster than the speed of sound.

Travel in a balloon, across the world you go,

Fly in the sky, jump from the highest height.

Impossible things, impossible you say,

To rid the world of disease and cancer,

Can this be a possibility one day?

To love one another, hold hands across this world,

Terror put to an end, war, only a bad dream.

To all possible things, to the next one who can make it a reality.

Keith Garrett

View original post

María Magdalena, Cheverry, piel afinada

bell@espíritu

Con escasa presencia de público que determinó la exhibición limitada a unos pocos días fue estrenada en la ciudad María Magdalena, bajo la dirección de Gart Davis y con el rol principal desempeñado por una convincente Rooney Mara. En este caso, el director no padeció la ira y los improperios del Vaticano sino alguna reserva conservadora pese a la impronta rebelde de la protagonista, quien fiel a su búsqueda interna se niega a aceptar el rol pasivo que la época reservaba a las mujeres y, por añadidura, deviene en compañera y amante de Joaquín Phoenix en la piel de Jesús.

La película, con una fotografía notable e imágenes pausadas que conspiran contra la impronta frenética actual, presenta a la Magdalena desde el punto de vista del evangelio gnóstico: una mujer inteligente y sensible que no está dispuesta a casarse mansamente y engendrar una prole de niños para conformar a…

View original post 831 more words

Rose Poetry

Friendly Fairy Tales

IMG_0584

pink petals
scent rises like hope
music on the wind

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham

View original post 24 more words

Faith ..

Storia illustrata

LCDOM Reloaded

Las crónicas del Otro Mundo

A pesar de las inmensas ganas que ostentábamos de bramar a los cuatro vientos la presente noticia, no queríamos emitir comunicado alguno ni comenzar ningún tipo de fastos hasta que se consumase el asunto de forma fehaciente, de verdad de la buena. Ahora, por fin ha ocurrido. El blog de Editorial Amarante lo ha anunciado de forma oficial, con lo cual no podemos ni debemos ni queremos callarlo ni un solo segundo más:

¡LA 2ª EDICIÓN DE LAS CRÓNICAS DEL OTRO MUNDO YA ES UNA REALIDAD!

(Guardamos unos instantes de silencio para comprobar si se escucha algún aplauso. Pues parece que no… Bueno, vamos a suponer que necesitamos audífonos y por eso no llegamos a oírlos)

Sí, damas y caballeros, el Otro Mundo ha alcanzado la segunda edición, y eso nos transporta directamente a algo que queremos compartir con vosotros. Amigos escritores, colegas advenedizos, hermanos escritores noveles, acercaos y…

View original post 800 more words

in sacred woods

johnpoetflanagan

he grows among bark and screech
and other natural prayers of the dark
a deliberate root
with the will and skills for wilderness

all make-up scrubbed from the heart
his hold is surer than the collar
once rounding him to other intention
another stray safely in the fold

ash on hands and earth under nails
he wears the anointing of place
and in the fire he’s built for company
animals are born to burn as revelation

random shapeshift ghosts
glowing a dream geometry

View original post

Muse. // Insight

Collaboration with Riman Ray from Life talks was really a joy for me. And I was really shocked with the amount of life values and responsibilities she was carrying over her shoulder. It’s really an honour for me to collab with her.

Follow her for her profound works are truly inspiring.

Riman Ray.

img_20180723_142827.jpg?w=840Photo by Aquib,!ns¡ght

Its funny when you think you know everything,
and lie floundering in the sea of nothing.
.
.
Presumptuous boosts and dire frivolity,
Remember it’s your own deluge, pseudo magnamity.
.
.
Getting out of it is what really matters,
learn to collect the pieces that usually scatters.
.
.
Don’t intricate life it’s a simple mesh,
Learn to ride, absorb the gallops, avoid the mess.
.
.

.
.
Don’t espouse entangled threads,
Leave aside burning negativity that spreads.
.
.

Life is a test and certainly significant,
Think not time as a play, take each moment as nascent.
.
.

The yellow golden words of wisdom,
Lie already in pages of mirthful kingdom.
.

.
As day decline like the slow Zephyr whispering
Enamored tales flew in the sky; shining.

©Copyright reserved life talks and !ns¡ght.

Source: Muse. // !ns¡ght


Editor says #AceNewsDesk reports & #Brittius says are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News and all our posts, links can be found at here Live Feeds
https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ Ace News Services Posts https://t.me/AceSocialNews_Bot and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com or you can follow our breaking news posts on AceBreakingNews.WordPress.Com or become a member on Telegram https://t.me/acebreakingnews all private chat messaging on here https://t.me/sharingandcaring

Amigos, de blogs y premios LXI, Habanita

bell@espíritu

El tiempo, inclemente en su devenir, nos impone un ritmo acelerado y trepidante, propio de épocas convulsionadas. Y aquí estamos nuevamente, casi sin percatarnos de un 2018 que se encuentra en retirada pero que aún así nos regala momentos inolvidables, como la celebración del Día del amigo.

Se han intentado diversas explicaciones en cuanto a la etimología de la palabra; en general se ha concluído que proviene del verbo latino amore que significa amar, o en su defecto de animi y custos, algo así como “custodio del alma”. Así, un amigo sería un guardián o protector de nuestra esencia inmaterial, la dimensión más importante de los seres humanos según la concepción griega que debemos al preclaro Platón.

Y si de filósofos se trata, en todos los tiempos y culturas la dimensión de la amistad ha sido objeto de definición y análisis, tal es la importancia que reviste este vínculo que…

View original post 660 more words