some metaphors are more equal than others

Music, literature, language. A sometime professional in them. PostGrad Student.
Call The Midwife
The West Wing
Downton Abbey
David Tennant
Michael Kitchen
Benedict Cumberbatch
Paul Scofield
Jane Austen
Leo Tolstoy
Sam Waterston
David Threlfall
Roger Rees


I got me flowers to straw thy way;

I got me boughs off many a tree: 

But thou wast up by break of day, 

And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.

The Sunne arising in the East, 

Though he give light, and th’ East perfume;

If they should offer to contest 

With thy arising, they presume.

Can there be any day but this, 

Though many sunnes to shine endeavour? 

We count three hundred, but we misse: 

There is but one, and that one ever.

— “Easter”, George Herbert

Reasons to watch 'Endeavour'


  • It’s about a young Inspector Morse
  • That young Morse is played by precious monkey Shaun Evans
  • Anton Lesser on immaculate form
  • Oxford. That is all.
  • Beautiful 1960s details / clothes / fashions
  • Nods to the future series of…

Did I mention Anton Lesser?

*liveblogging Endeavour*

OMG, it is the Second Generation of Gollums. Son of Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis as Tommy.

(…must be, if the kid’s name is Louis Ashbourne Serkis).

Paul McGann



i’m in love

This is absolutely fantastic

Waiting for Endeavour, checking Morse guest actors

They had both Lynn Farleigh and Diane Fletcher on Endeavour on 6th April, both Morse veterans. What about the young male actors who had guest roles or cameos in Morse:

Mark Strong

Christopher Eccleston

Alex Jennings

Jonny Lee Miller

Martin Clunes

Rupert Graves

Steven MacIntosh

Jonathan Firth

Jason Isaacs

(..then: Ben Caplan as a barman. Go Call The Midwife!)

Any chance of seeing them? (a snowball’s chance in hell….:-))

aahhh….the McGann hands. Watching Rebound (Sea of Souls)

aahhh….the McGann hands. Watching Rebound (Sea of Souls)