Category Archives: Film and TV

Another Murder On The Orient Express

News has reached the ears of Puzzle Doctor (via the mainstream media, not due to any particular contacts) that there’s an Agatha Christie movie in the works, with Kenneth Branagh attached to direct. And that film is… well, the title … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Monk Episode 6.13

Surely all of my readers must have encountered Monk before, but just in case. Adrian Monk is possibly the greatest detective in the world. At least he would be if he wasn’t almost crippled by a list of phobias (over … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Castle Episode 4.6

Up to the present day with my random trawl through mystery television. Castle is a favourite watch of mine – it features Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, a crime author who, desperate for a new muse, latches himself onto Detective … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Murder, She Wrote Episode 3.22

So, while I’m off on a break in Tennessee, I’ve scheduled a few more of my new Doc On The Box meme – where I look at a single (and random) episode of a long running mystery series. In case … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Scooby Doo, Where Are You? Episode 1.14

A new idea for the blog. Many US TV Shows present themselves as mystery shows, but the series are too long to review properly. Basically, by the time I’ve got to the end of the series, I’ve completely forgotten what … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Death In Paradise Series Four – Full-Time Report

A month ago, I had a look at the first half of Series Four of Death In Paradise, concluding that the series had taken a strong lead, beating me 3.5 to 0.5 – I half got the surfing one. So … Continue reading

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Doc On The Box – Death In Paradise Series Four – Half-time Round-Up

So we’re halfway through Series Four of Death In Paradise – you know, possibly the only current television show with properly constructed mysteries. Seriously, did you see Midsomer Murders the other night? Fun, yes, but someone tossed a coin in … Continue reading

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