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May 21, 2019

This month Aurora Metro books are publishing a collection of plays by Tom McNab who after a full and successful career coaching many sports stars and teams to victory, in his 70s started writing plays.   

Three of  Tom's plays have a connection to the controversial...

January 16, 2019

In 1919 a film version of the hit stage show Lads of the Village lurched into cinemas.  The show had been touring the UK for two years at this point, and would continue to tour for at least another four.  But the film is mired in controversy.

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November 20, 2018

Almost 10 years ago, I wrote a chapter on German WWII films for Under Fire: a century of war movies.  Last year I was interviewed for the documentary series Hitler's Propaganda Machine, which is now beginning to be screened around the world.

Last week it finished it's r...

January 4, 2018

Is it any surprise that Darkest Hour (2017) is doing better at the Box Office and in Award Ceremonies than Churchill (2017).  Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman depicts the Churchill of popular national memory, the Churchill who won the war. Whereas Churchill starring B...

August 4, 2017

As someone who writes and lectures about film I am frequently asked what my favourite film is, and it is a really tough question. There are so many! Over 100 years, from over 100 countries.

I was recently asked a slightly easier question, what's my favourite British fil...

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