Grand Designs – The Woodsman

Saw a re-run today of my favourite Grand Designs episode. It features Ben Law who is a woodsman in the old fairy-tale tradition. He has some bizarre planning conditions – such as the permission is tied to him so he cannot sell it. He’s not wealthy and the house is really going to be worth … [Read more…]

How things change

I’m watching an episode of Yes Prime Minister with Jim Hacker looking at the prospect of banning smoking – the plan entails adding taxes until a pack of 20 costs about the same as a bottle of whiskey, banning point of sale advertising and also banning smoking in public places as well as cigarette sponsorship … [Read more…]

Run, Fatboy, Run

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancĂ©e on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back. Of course it’s not quite that simple – the reason for Denis’ sudden interest in running is a challenge presented by the new boyfriend – the swank, sophisticated and wealthy American. So as … [Read more…]