HUGOS HARD HITTING WEEK

Hugo Rifkind

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November 2014

My week: Paddington Bear*

Monday “Paddington, darling,” says my agent. “I haven’t seen it. Have you seen it?” Of course I haven’t seen it. They wouldn’t have me at the premiere. Not since I had that fight with Nicole Kidman. I thought she liked small hairy guys. Look at Tom Cruise. Jeez. “Right,” says my agent. “Okay.
November 29 2014 12:01 AM

Sneer today, gone tomorrow for our oafish MPs

Opinion

There’s an old joke that every social group has somebody in it who always shirks their share of a restaurant bill, and if you can’t identify who it is in yours then it’s you. The same is probably true of people who are horrid to waiters. You know that person who is brusque and angry and needlessly
November 29 2014 12:01 AM
22
November 2014

Cowardice: A Brief History by Chris Walsh

All men would be cowards,” said the 18th-century Earl of Rochester, “if they durst.” A good point, well made. This is the sentiment at the heart of Chris Walsh’s readable, if not wholly necessary, book on cowardice. Or, to put it another way, if it’s so easy to be a coward, why are so many people
November 22 2014 12:07 AM

Nothing wrong with being a pick-up artist

Opinion

Many years ago, a short, bald American pick-up artist told me that if I ever wanted to kiss a woman I’d just met in a nightclub, what I should do first was bite her. “Yup,” I remember thinking, quite seriously, “I can totally see how that would work.” I’m not saying you should try it. Really, I am
November 22 2014 12:01 AM

Hugo Rifkind on TV: 1970s telly was more crass and bizarre than actually malign

If you were making a jaunty TV retrospective in the year 2054, which bits of present-day telly do you reckon you’d pick out for audiences and pundits to roll their eyes at? The ceaseless bollock-eating on I’m a Celebrity . . . could be a contender, you might think, or our nightly parade of serial
November 22 2014 12:01 AM
15
November 2014

Hugo Rifkind on TV: The Fall – few dramas bother going so deep into a psycho’s head

Is realism really that real? Don’t look at me like that. It’s a sensible question. This week, you see, we had the return of two acclaimed police dramas. One of them, Babylon, is almost as funny as The Thick Of It. The other, The Fall, is almost as funny as getting to hospital and being told that
November 15 2014 12:01 AM

If a banker takes your money, why isn’t it theft?

Opinion

Imagine if other misdeeds worked like banking misdeeds. You’d come home and find your house had been burgled. Clothes and possessions would be strewn around, your valuables would be missing and your back door would be hanging from its hinges. “Yup,” the policeman would say, when he turned up
November 15 2014 12:01 AM
8
November 2014

The joke’s on him, but I keep my Brand loyalty

Opinion

Russell Brand has been rudely awakened by the dustmen. Only ten days ago, he was Britain’s foremost messianic political seer, and seemingly unstoppable. Criticisms, bad reviews, outright ridicule and even Evan Davis wielding graphs on Newsnight didn’t so much bounce off him as soak in, only making
November 08 2014 12:01 AM

Hugo Rifkind on TV: Boardwalk v Peaky – gangster shows each with the opposite problem

Boardwalk Empire and Peaky Blinders are two broadly similar shows that are both broadly brilliant, but each has suffered from the opposite problem. Both are gangster dramas set in the 1920s. Both have made much out of nihilistic characters with minds cracked in the trenches, and both seem to
November 08 2014 12:01 AM
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November 2014

Hugo Rifkind on TV: Life is Toff shows us all the terrible haplessness of the posh

So it’s the day before the car boot sale and guided public tour that the Fulford family of Great Fulford have decided, inexplicably, are going to restore their family fortunes, and Francis (the patriarch) and Arthur (his son and heir) are having an argument. “It needs to be tidy,” says Arthur.
November 01 2014 12:01 AM



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