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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Silent Mulder

We’re loving the long-awaited new series of The X-Files. Just the right balance of humour and sci-fi, with much of the over-done conspiracy of the latter seasons having been suppressed or explained away in the interim. Scully’s emotional regret at having her son adopted is heart-felt and touching. But why isn’t Mulder, the father, commenting when she talks… (Read More)

Science fiction, scary monsters and a know-it-all attitude

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Doctor Who has been sending chills up my spine since I was a teenager. And the trailer for the next series looks as if it may be great. Although I agree with Thomas Capon: give the Daleks a rest, for goodness sake!

Funky Kitchen Club website

Remembering my work in 2008 on Swiss t.v.’s Funky Kitchen Club.

Secret Britain

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A new BBC travel programme seeks out lesser-known spots in the British Isles, starting this evening.

Treasure Hunt

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Treasure Hunt was a British television show in the 1980s, inspired by an idea from France called La Chasse au Trésor. Presenters Kenneth Kendall and (in the later episodes) Wincey Willis were joined by members of the public in the studio, to guide “sky runner” Anneka Rice to find clues and the “treasure” within 45 minutes. I… (Read More)

Portillo in Switzerland

Fans of Switzerland and train travel in the Alps shouldn’t miss a recent episode of Great Continental Railway Journeys by the BBC.

Avalanches on demand

A clip from BBC series Human Planet, showing avalanche control of the mountains near Grindelwald in Switzerland.

Funky Kitchen Club, Unterseen, Switzerland

A personal outtake from a photo shoot in “benacus” restaurant last Friday, for an upcoming television show. Read more about the show (in German) on the website of the Jungfrau Zeitung. (Link updated 4th April 2008)