December 31, 2021

Around the dial

We'll start the final Around the Dial of 2021 at bare-bones e-zine, where Jack's Hitchcock project focuses on "The Lonely Hours," the first solo Hitchcock script by William D. Gordon. Once again, one of the most interesting aspects of this very interesting writeup is Jack's description of how the episode differs from the original source material.

At Garroway at Large, Jodie is back to give us an update on the progress of her Garroway biography. This is another book that I'm really looking forward to reading when it comes out, and my suspicion is that the Garroway family will be very pleased with the final product.

John at Cult TV Blog (yup, changed the name again) recalls the 1980s series Max Headroom, with a look at the brilliant pilot that established the story behind one of the stranger series of the time. I remember seeing that movie, and thinking that the series never lived up to its heights.

At Comfort TV, David takes a look at the classic TV year in review. There are actually several highlights here that I'd forgotten about, as well as a look at some of David's most popular posts of the year. And let me echo his wishes for 2022.

In a similar vein, Rick spends this week's Classic Film & TV Cafe looking back at his top 10 posts of 2021. I always enjoy these retrospectives, because it's so easy to forget some really good writing over the course of a hectic year. (I don't do them myself, because I hate rereading most of what I've written.)

Let's get a final Christmas 2021 post from The Horn Section, as Hal looks at Love That Bob's 1955 episode "Grandpa's Christmas Visit." Grandpa, of course, is played by none other than Bob Cummings himself. 

Sally Ann Howes, the British musical comedy star, died this week, aged 92. I did not know her from her movies, such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but from her appearances on American game shows like Password. Fortunately, Terence has a more comprehensive look at her career at A Shroud of Thoughts.

And with that, we'll say farewell to 2021; the next time you visit here, whether tomorrow or sometime next week, we'll be in 2022, with hopes for a happy New Year indeed. And remember, let's be careful out there. TV  

1 comment:

Thanks for writing! Drive safely!