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Magical Mystery Tour – why the Beatles’ first failure is an enduring success

Critics don’t always get things right, even when they broadly agree with each other. The history of the arts in the twentieth century is littered with works which were panned, dismissed or subject to lukewarm contemporary reviews which have gone … Continue reading

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Holy Flying Circus – where BBC4 show there’s still life in Brian

In one fell swoop BBC4 has given a clear indication of its importance in the modern TV landscape by not only broadcasting an entertainingly innovative piece of drama such as Holy Flying Circus, based on the furore surrounding the release … Continue reading

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Living in the Material World – Scorsese’s Harrison documentary triumphs

I was very pleased when I heard a few years ago that my favourite Beatle, George Harrison, was to be the subject of an extensive new documentary for HBO. However, when I heard that it was to be helmed by … Continue reading

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