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Inspector Morse

Class on all counts

During the 1970s and 80s, all-star cast movies got a bad name: titles like Death on the Nile, Escape to Victory, and Murder On the Orient Express never managed to give any of the stars a real chance to shine.

Thursday, 15 January, 1998, 12:00am

Elephant heartbreak

We'll be all right in our house tonight because I have a huge pile of videos to catch up on, but for the rest of you, slim pickings indeed on the terrestrials.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

A sorry royal story

FIVE years I've been sitting here waiting for something decent to watch on a Monday evening and now two programmes come along at once.

27 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Wartime fable

THE big-budget, high-powered World War II espionage thriller Where Eagles Dare (Pearl, 9.30pm) is your archetypal schoolboy adventure, rather unattractively photographed, but containing the usual variety of excitements and in enough quantity to make it enjoyable.

6 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

SALLY Field and Ron Silver star in A Woman Of Independent Means (Pearl, 9.30pm).

This is one of those spanning-the-generations mini-series in which everyone's hair turns unconvincingly grey somewhere between episodes two and three.

18 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Stone shows his class

OLIVER Stone's JFK (World, 9.35pm) might have been a complete disaster. It is more than three hours long - World is showing it in two parts, catering to Hong Kong's short attention span - it jettisons all conventional dramatic structure, depends heavily on extended dialogue and ends in defeat for our hero.

7 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Off the Shelf

HE made a name for himself as the reporter with a cock-eyed view of life in the South China Morning Post's Lai See column. Nury Vittachi, aka the Little Brown Writing Machine, author of books on the eccentricities of Hong Kong, has released another, this time on the eccentricities of Asia.

26 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

An ode case for Inspector Morse

THE WAY THROUGH THE WOOD By Colin Dexter (Macmillan, $255) BEER-SWILLING, Wagner-snob Inspector Morse really ought to have been christened Inspector Morose.

2 Jan 1993 - 12:00am