If you’re new to the site and would like to get involved please click on one of the buttons in the box below.


JS88 Investigator


Last Active


  • Obviously too much time on my hands.
  • Having been highly disappointed with Ken's attempt of a film I went back and re read the novel. Even in the baking heat of this English summer I could feel the freezing Balkan winter. It is simply a joy to read. I sometimes think they shouldn't both…
  • I think JM would be better cast as Inspector Japp, but he is a fine and versatile actor who doesn't take himself too seriously so fingers crossed. Just fearing the direction might take the same rout as KB's so we may see car chases through Central L…
  • Apart from his problem of having been involved in a brutal (if somewhat justified) murder.
  • Wasn't Arbuthnots problem that he had grounds for divorcing his wife but couldn't let his liasion become public knowledge not only for reputational damage (mainly to his lady friend) but also to prevent his wife having grounds to divorce him. On sec…
  • I don't disagree, but in the context of a film where they need to very quickly get that sense of caution across in the relationship without the need for time consuming explanation, race was a better vehicle for todays audience. Hopefully at the very…
  • Ok, saw Ken's film last night. In the interests of full disclosure, I am a lover of the Finney version, I think it is excellent. I approached this new version with a mixture of excitement and fear. In general I am a fan of Ken's work, but here, well…
  • I think it was good entertainment but I see your point. Also, as said above, if it had more changes and a different title but was presented clearly as 'being inspired by' then it may have been clearer to the viewer, but even in that scenario most Ch…
  • I really enjoyed the tv series. I think there has to be some leeway given to screen writers, and to expect every adaptation to be direct carbon copy of the original is unreasonable. To see how X director and X screen writer interprets ideas is a lot…
  • I think five little pigs is excellent. Have to agree about the Hollow, I found it quite a drudge to get through and the whole feel of the book was laboured. I only read Sad Cypress last year but have no memory of it at all. That probably speaks for …