Sunday links

29th March 2020

John Wyver writes: the usual weekly dose of writings that have engaged me over the past week, including inevitably some Covid-19 pieces, complemented by one or two video fragments that I have found especially important - starting with... • The secret more

Hobson’s choices: stage to screen

28th March 2020

John Wyver writes: Earlier this week I introduced the television reviews for The Listener written by Harold Hobson between May 1947 and September 1951. I want to dig into these further, today looking at a selection of the critic's more

‘Future States’ online

24th March 2020

John Wyver writes: next Monday sees the start of an intriguing and, especially given the state of the world right now, a potentially significant academic initiative. Over the past fortnight every scholar worldwide has received e-mails cancelling every conference that more

Hobson’s choices

23rd March 2020

John Wyver writes: Childishly pleased as I mostly certainly am with my headline, it's not my only reason for starting a short series of posts about Harold Hobson (1904-1992). Specifically I intend to explore Hobson's television criticism for the BBC's more

COVID-19 impact on DVD and Blu-ray orders

22nd March 2020

We are sorry to announce that due to measures in place in the UK in response to COVID-19, Illuminations cannot currently dispatch DVD and Blu-ray products ordered through our own Film Shop. However, many films can be downloaded or streamed more

Sunday links

22nd March 2020

John Wyver writes: Some reading - and a little viewing - that might make a tiny contribution to your edification and amusement in self-isolation; Covid-19-related pieces are complemented by a number that are blessedly free of the virus. Stay well. • more