The Syndicate

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b01rhd7p

I love this programme….now in its third series. It falls witin the categories of drama, black comedy and sometimes farce. I love the backstories to the characters and their relationships. How clever to reunite the beautiful Brideshead couple too. Episode One is still availabe for thirteen days so plenty of time to catch up with the first three episodes.

Butterflies

I saw an episode of the sitcom Butterlies recently. I loved it when it was on television but I see now that it was way ahead in time and complete genius. Maybe I was too young to realise the great observational skill of the writers. I also enjoy the fact it was made in Chetenham at the time I was living there. It is lovely to see Cheltenham just how it used to be.

Simon Reeve Explores The Nile

He looked up and visibly cast his mind back, ‘At school I remember the only two things which made me feel slightly less miserable were doing anything physical and studying geography. It was actually one of the sports masters who took us for geography too. He was younger than most of the staff and was the only one who seemed to teach with any energy and enthusiasm. I can even remember what he taught us in our very first lesson. He taught us about the river Nile and how it served as a life support system to the existence of Egypt. It was a concept which really resonated with me. I think before that I had only seen water as something to drink or something recreational and not in terms how it has shaped or landscape and our history.’

Excerpt from Recovered: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Recovered-Harper-Donohue-ebook/dp/B00C4A8G00/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412543784&sr=8-1&keywords=Recovered+Harper

Above is a small excerpt from my story, Recovered where one of the charecters talks about how his fascination with rivers first began. I love all documentaries by Simon Reeves and I am so pleased that his latest series is about rivers. The first episode is about the river Nile and is so worth watching. He has such a great respect for everyone he meets and tells us so much about so many aspects of the world.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04l90zl/sacred-rivers-with-simon-reeve-1-the-nile