How long should we live?


With our National Health Service beginning to creak under the weight of increasing numbers of senior members of society as people live longer, Pearl S Buck’s words have never been truer: Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of aContinue reading “How long should we live?”

Take a Deep Breath – We’re going to Heaven!


Doctor Who Series 8 Overview (Warning – here be spoilers) Wow – what a ride that  was!  But, as always after a Doctor Who series finale has aired, I feel a little flat… nothing to do with what I thought of the series, mind, but rather because Saturday night telly won’t be quite as excitingContinue reading “Take a Deep Breath – We’re going to Heaven!”

Matters of Life and Death – ‘Dr Who’ & ‘Intruders’ explore the afterlife – SPOILERS!


Television seems to have something of a fixation with matters of life and/or death at the moment, doesn’t it? Along with all the ‘zombie-fayre’. We now have ‘Intruders’ (from the novel ‘The Intruders’  by Michael Marshall Smith, adapted for television by ‘X-Files’ writer Glen Morgan) and the two-part season finale of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Dark Matter’/’DeathContinue reading “Matters of Life and Death – ‘Dr Who’ & ‘Intruders’ explore the afterlife – SPOILERS!”