August 1, 2020

August on film and CFS update

I was asked if there are any films set in the month of August… It took some time, but I thought of a few!

Probably the most famous is the comedy drama August: Osage County (2013)

starring a gorgeous ensemble cast - Meryl Streep and Julia Robe...

July 1, 2020

Film Plots Concerning Allotments

Before moving to this area, I used to live in east London and I had an allotment. One day, there was a young bloke, holding a clipboard and camera. Someone from the council? No. It turned out to be a location scout for a film company. Mi...

June 1, 2020

Stay Safe and Carry On...

People of a certain age (ahem…) will know what the Carry On films were. For the uninitiated, let me explain…

From 1958, all the way through to 1978 (and a one-off 1992 venture that’s probably best forgotten) there were 31 movies made in this fra...

May 20, 2020


The Understudy



The Understudy is a brand new radio play that will be broadcast in two parts on Wednesday 20th May and Wednesday 27th May 2020 - the reason? To raise funds for the theatre industry which is facing a devastating...

May 7, 2020

The Writers' Block #53: Theme - VE Day

Tommy ran into the kitchen, his cheeks ablaze on top of a grin as though he’d heard an ice cream van. Before I could say ‘no’, he’d banged the tin onto the table. Soil and rust scattered from the minor explosion.

‘What is that?’ was...

April 6, 2020

Exposure Therapy, anyone?

As you will be aware by now - at the time of going to press - the screenings of our films have temporarily stopped. Theatres and cinemas have closed their doors.

But, now that cinemas and theatres are closed and we have to view films at home, wh...

March 18, 2020

 [This article was unpublished -

due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a replacement article was written for April 2020]

Films ahoy!

Some weeks ago, CFS Members were asked to vote which film they wished to see from a short list of six. Most votes went for Bait.

This is a Briti...

March 1, 2020

Congratulations on your Wedding!

There’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the romantic side in people. Add in the traditional pre-ceremony stress - the organisation of the event, people getting together from across the globe, emotions running high…  it is a recipe fo...

February 25, 2020

The Writers' Block #52: Theme - Fan Fiction

On hearing the request to make a cup of tea, his eyes, although unable to actually roll, did light up ever so slightly, thereby not hiding their disdain. He sighed. ‘When you say “Put the kettle on”, I am assuming that you wil...

February 10, 2020



at Chiswick Playhouse, London

‘dark and suspenseful, but, sadly, a little too on the safe side’

This play is based on a true story about the serial fraudster George Love, who, at the start of the 20th Century, took pride in tricking young women to marr...

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