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The 39 Steps: 1959 film adaptation

Not every hero has to possess the suave charm of James Bond or the action potential of a Marvel comic strip; some of the easiest characters to love are the ones who reek of normality and wouldn’t stand out in a crowd. Richard Hannay (Kenneth More) is definitely part of this brigade, and he manages … Continue reading

The Hour – the trailer alone is worth watching

Exploring the heady world of current affairs in 1956 England, The Hour is a new BBC drama about, well, the BBC. We follow reporters Bel (Romola Garai, last seen in The Crimson Petal and the White) and Freddie (Ben Whishaw, Bright Star) as they try to forge a career in the newsroom that makes the … Continue reading

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