Hannah Ford

OldVenue, TV

All The World’s a TV

All the world’s a TV, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. Yes it’s “that speech” from “that play” (the comedy As You Like It) by playwright, poet, and all round literary superstar…

OldVenue, TV

Top TV Moments of 2015

2015 has been another amazing year for TV, and trying to pick a top moment is a difficult task. But, after long deliberation, my personal favourite moment has to be finally seeing Daenerys flying on one of her dragons in Game of Thrones. After five long years of waiting for her baby dragons to grow…


American highs

The American drama Mad Men premiered the first of its final seven episodes in the UK last Thursday on Sky Atlantic, bringing Don Draper’s ad agency into the 1970s. After six and a half seasons over eight years, the show has become increasingly popular here in Britain and will surely go down as a classic….

OldVenue, TV

Doing Joan: Fashion in TV

Ever been watching your favourite TV show and wished you could replicate a certain character’s look? I guarantee everyone has wanted to dress and style themselves on their favourite character at least once. Think the “The Rachel” hairstyle that seemingly every woman wanted in the late 90s thanks to Friends. But it’s the clothes that…

OldVenue, TV

Review: Better Call Saul, episode 2, ‘Mijo’

Prequels are great for seeing the “origins” of different characters, but also for the return of much-loved, fan favourites who died during the original series. Alongside Saul/Jimmy, there’s the return of loving grandfather and criminal hit man, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), as a ticket booth operative at the local law court. He may be in…

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Venue’s Guide to Christmas Television

It’s Christmas evening. You’ve opened all of your presents. You’ve stuffed your face with turkey, potatoes, and pudding, and had a few too many glasses of Bucks Fizz. You’ve had several awkward conversations with elderly relatives and the obligatory Christmas phone calls to relatives you never see (reminding you exactly why you never see them.)…

OldVenue, TV

A Series of Unfortunate Adaptations

Think of some of your favourite TV shows, both home-grown and from across the pond. No matter what genre you enjoy, using my incredible powers of deduction (watch and learn, Sherlock), I can easily gather that at least one or two of them are based on books. Maybe even TV shows you had no idea…

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