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Gunpowder, Treason and Plot: Reviews and other seasonal stuff

So yesterday was Bonfire Night in the UK - where we all celebrate the failure of a Catholic plot against a Stuart King, by lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. Hurray for Catholic persecution? It's a bit of an odd holiday to celebrate as someone who was raised Catholic, but what can you do. Anyway, this year we went down to what is locally called 'the old shore' five minutes down the road, where they had a firework display, a big bonfire on the scrubby bit of beach, and hot food served outside the pub. Apart from the fact that we got there an hour too early by accident and had to stand there freezing for a while, it was good fun.

I love Autumn, and the 5th of November is one of my favourite holidays (it's low key and no hassle). But one of the other perks of the season is (usually) good TV. I've not been too impressed so far this year (especially now Bake-Off's finished!) but I've watched a few interesting things, plus been the cinema a couple of t…

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