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Deborah Herd

Cheap and cheerless

Watching a magician 'dig' his way out of a grave on Hidden Secrets Of Magic on World on Wednesday evening it occurred to me how many magic shows there are on Hong Kong television.

Saturday, 12 July, 1997, 12:00am

More than a grocer

Mid-Levels food shopping is on the way up.

Such is the rise of the area between Hollywood and Robinson Roads that it won't be long before there isn't a shop that's not a restaurant, bar or deli catering to the new chattering classes.

The latest is L'Epicerie, a European deli on Mosque Street.

11 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Eye of the beholder

It's always good to hear from readers. This week, I received two letters, both with pertinent things to say.

The first was from a gentleman (who, I'm sure, wishes to remain anonymous), wanting to point out that I was a 'little harsh' on Fiona Carver.

'I tuned in to Movie Watch just to see what you were writing about and I have to say you were a little harsh.

11 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Solidly chic

Underground urban chic has arrived in Hong Kong; at least that is the claim and aim of Stix, a new restaurant, bar and nightclub inspired by venues in New York, London and Miami.

4 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Tired of the turf talk

How do you manage to find something to say about Hong Kong television every day? I am frequently asked.

It's not too hard, I respond, acknowledging the fact that the editorial freedom of this newspaper allows me to wander off at trifling tangents on more than the odd occasion.

26 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

TV programmers incompetent

I was inspired to write this after reading Deborah Herd's TV Eye headlined, 'Amateurism rules' (South China Morning Post, August 28).

After having lived in Hong Kong for over four years, I too have found the television programming to be pitiful, and an absolutely sorry attempt to entertain.

4 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Amateurism rules

People always ask me how I manage to write this column six days a week and find something to say each day.

It isn't easy, I reply, especially on Wednesdays when Macau Racing (8pm) steals nearly three hours of prime-time viewing.

People always ask me how I manage to write this column six days a week and find something positive to say each day.

28 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Australian night music

There was I, an Englishwoman in the Australian bush, feeling like a pioneer. The house I was staying in was basic to say the least and to carry out one's ablutions you had to wander down through the overgrown garden to what I was told was the dunny, a three-side wooden affair on the edge of the bush that made the septic loo we had in the Brownies look like American Standard.

20 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Hokum pokum

Today's bad news is that tonight's films are rubbish; the good news is the choice improves a little as the week progresses.

We can look forward to Jeff Goldblum's The Fly (again), My Father The Hero with Gerard Depardieu and Sommersby, with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

3 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

It's all in the flesh

Get in 12 bottles of Tsing-tao, six packs of Marlboro and a couple of like-minded mates.

Flick intermittently between World and Pearl and tonight you can enjoy the perfect Hong Kong evening of cheering and leering - an orgy of horse and human flesh.

Between them, TVB and ATV have provided the ideal television for a night of male bonding.

29 May 1996 - 12:00am