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Christopher Fowler
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I have never seen 'It's A Wonderful Life'. It wasn't a Christmas perennial in our house and I only became aware of it long after I'd grown up. I still haven't seen it but intend to this year, although I'm allergic to schmaltz. When I was growing up, in the wonderful world of two TV channels, it was a choice of 'tom thumb' or 'The Wizard of Oz'. We tend to forget that despite the dominance of…
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Christopher Fowler
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Sadly there's no snow in Covent Garden (or anywhere else in the country). It's warm and rainy here but to get us into the Christmas, Pagan or holiday spirit, depending upon how you live, here's Anna and the Apocalypse, not a band but last year's small-scale smash and one of the few Scottish zombie musicals in recent memory. Here's the christmassiest of its songs, although Both the film and the…
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Christopher Fowler
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Sorry, today you get a song because I took the day off! I worked until 2:00am and as it was a glorious morning thought I should get a long walk in. Later in the week there'll be books, wordcraft, London, film, all the usual subjects, but now... What is it about musicals set in Scotland where the main character dreams of being as far away from the place as possible? In 'Anna and the Apocalypse'…
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