Author Archives: Tiemo Talk

McQueen Playing Silly Games with Lovers Rock

Lovers RockTV Rating: **Broadcast: 22nd November 2020 Channel: BBC1 9pm No no noYou don’t love meAnd I know now. Fans of the genre will recognise the above as the opening lines to Jamaican reggae artist Dawn Penn’s 1994 classic lovers … Continue reading

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Mo Gilligan: Black British and Funny – Review

Mo Gilligan: Black British and FunnyTV Rating: ****Broadcast: 15th October 2020Channel: Channel 4 Mo Gilligan goes on a journey through his comedy roots, shining a well-deserved light on the British Black comedy circuit of the past 30 years. The Black … Continue reading

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What a Sorry Mess: ‘Sorry I Didn’t Know’ – Review

Star Rating: *ITV14 Episodes – Broadcast: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October 2020 Sorry I Didn’t Know (SIDK) was the much hyped new panel show during ITV’s Black History Month season of programming that was intended to be a programme … Continue reading

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Craig and Danny: Funny, Black and on TV – Review

Star Rating: ***** Broadcast: ITV, 13th October 2020 You wait years for one documentary on Black British comedy then 2 come along not just in the space of one week, but in the space of 3 days in the second … Continue reading

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10 Steps To Eradicating Racist Murders and Honouring the Life of George Floyd

Stay Alert. Control the Police. Save Lives You could be forgiven for thinking America is at civil war judging by the pictures on our news screens last week and this week following the cold blooded, calculated murder/manslaughter of George Floyd … Continue reading

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12 Reasons Why Boris Johnson Was Right to Stick with Dominic Cummings

1. The Successful Strategy and Numbers Congratulations to the Government and Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings. The numbers are going down. Obviously any deaths as a result of Covid-19, or anything for that matter – other illnesses … Continue reading

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A Royal Treat as the Prince of Hip Hop Brings Joy to Sting the King of Pain

*** World Exclusive *** Message In A Bottle – The Musical Rating: ***** The Peacock Theatre Portugal Street Holborn London WC2A 2HT Tickets from £14 Ticket office: 020 7863 8222 Choreography by Kate Prince, based on the music and lyrics … Continue reading

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Will Roger Federer Always Be The Greatest (Even if He’s Not)?

What do you think? This great article from Michael Steinberger  in the New York Times sums up the thoughts I’ve had for some years now. As the almost inevitable, but to Federer fans, almost unspeakable, seems ever closer to becoming … Continue reading

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Posh Reggae at The Palace from the Saxophone Queen

Posh Reggae at the Palace from the Saxophone Queen Star Rating: ***** Alexandra Palace Muswell Hill London N22 7AY Review date: 29th November 2019 On a chilly night in North London saxophonist YolanDa Brown warmed the heart with a wonderful, … Continue reading

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Is Brexit a Revolution By or Against the Establishment?

Are the Conservative Establishment now the revolutionaries? Does Brexit be understood as representing a genuinely revolutionary moment in British history, or are there much deeper, longer-term trends that explain the current moment? Conservatives as rebels and revolutionaries sounds like a … Continue reading

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