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Harriet Jones…a profile in power…

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely…” though perhaps power only reveals corruption where it already exists. As for absolute power, that’s another question, I think.   If ‘absolute’ refers to power over particular people at a particular time, including the power of life and death, then yes, history reflects that, but if […]

The enduring power of the written word

Continuing my rerun adventures through David Tennant’s Doctor Who, I was delighted to be impressed all over again with the Agatha Christie episode, The Unicorn and the Wasp (4/7). Having grown up in a house where Agatha’s adventures lined several bookshelves I enjoyed all the references to her book titles that were so cleverly woven […]

‘the companion who couldn’t’

I am enjoying the latest reruns of the Doctor’s adventures, the first of the ‘new’ series starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper as his companion, Rose Tyler who says at a crucial moment in episode one, ‘I’ve got no ‘A’ Levels, no job, no future; but I tell you what I have got; Jericho Street […]

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