January 31, 2014 |
"Doc Martin," Season 6 (KCET, Thursdays). The sixth season of this British series, which has become popular here via public television, DVD (from the Anglocentric Acorn Media) and streaming sites, makes its local TV premiere this week. Martin Clunes plays Dr. Martin Ellingham, as capable in his work as he is hopeless with people. Martin has gotten over the suddenly acquired fear of blood that ended his successful career as a London surgeon and found him working, not quite happily, as a GP in the Cornwall fishing village where he had spent presumably happy summers as a boy. (It is difficult to tell with him)
February 15, 1998 |
It happens. A forceful person with unfinished business in this world dies and comes back in someone else's body. You do not have to be gaga to believe this. You simply have to believe that the creative act has the power to make a person immortal. Prove it? I went to London to meet Virginia Woolf, who killed herself in 1941 by walking into a river with stones in her pockets.
August 9, 1992
My wife and I decided to acquire cable because Arts & Entertainment was showing Jean Marsh's and Eileen Atkins' "The House of Eliott" (July 12). Cable at last! Here was our opportunity to throw away the shackles of the networks. But oh, what a disappointment A&E turned out to be. As magnificent as "The House of Eliott" was, it was nonetheless marred by a barrage of commercials worse than anything seen on the networks. Julio L. Francesconio, Los Angeles
August 19, 1991 |
A Show of Her Own: Actress Eileen Atkins, who scored a hit Off Broadway as Virginia Woolf in "A Room of One's Own," will open the show at the Westwood Playhouse on Oct. 16, according to producer Arthur Cantor. The one-woman show is adapted and directed by Patrick Garland, artistic director of England's Chichester Festival. This will mark Atkins' first appearance on a Los Angeles stage since she performed at the Mark Taper Forum in John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi" in 1975.
May 15, 1991 |
A Degree Above the Rest: John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" is the pick of the New York Drama Critics' Circle as best play of the 1990-91 theater season. "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker was named best foreign play, and "The Will Rogers Follies," a Ziegfeld-like extravaganza directed by Tommy Tune, won best musical. A special citation was given actress Eileen Atkins for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in the one woman-show, "A Room of One's Own."
April 12, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * The B-52s, above, play May 17 and 18 at Humphrey's, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. (619) 523-1010 or tickets though Ticketmaster. * Mark Lewis and Paul Oakenfold play the San Diego Sports Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, on May 12. (619) 224-4171 or tickets through Ticketmaster.