2023: 50 reasons I was cheerful

31st December 2023

John Wyver writes: Two years ago I compiled a list of stuff - books, films, journalism, television, exhibitions, online elements - that I had enjoyed, appreciated, learned from and generally been cheered by over the previous twelve months. Herewith, more

David Warner 1941 – 2022

27th July 2022

David Warner, who played Henry VI in Peter Hall and John Barton's landmark RSC production of The Wars of the Roses in 1963, has died aged 80. Broadcast by the BBC in 1965 and released on DVD and download by more

Sunday links

26th July 2020

John Wyver writes: another selection of stuff that has caught my attention over the past week, kicking off with four essential analyses of contemporary geo-politics - as usual, I am more than grateful to those on my Twitter timeline and more

Stage and screen: first questions for The After

13th April 2020

John Wyver writes: For those of us who have been working in screen adaptations of stage performances it feels as if, in the specific as well as the general, over the past three weeks the world has turned upside down. more

Essential Easter viewing guide

10th April 2020

With four days of holidays stretching ahead, here are some suggestions of streaming and download treats from Illuminations. New titles are now available including Being Shakespeare, Art of Faith II and Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize-winning speech, Art, Truth & Politics. more