I’ve recently watched the latest episode of Primeval, in which The ARC team spring into action once again when they discover an anomalous anomaly (Try saying that fast a few times).which cannot be shut down, so Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) goes to investigate and soon finds himself in trouble.

To make matters worse a predatory amphibious Koolasuchus from the Cretaceous Era shows up near a coastal holiday resort and starts running amok among the holiday-makers (well I suppose it Makes a change from eating Candy-Floss & Sticks of rock 🙂

Koolasuchus belonged to a group of Labyrinthodonts called the Temnospondyli, and it’s remains have been found at San Remo, Australia. Where it’s ability to hibernate when the weather got really cold, is thought to have given it an advantage over crocodiles who found the weather too cold to survive.

Dr Who – Flesh and Stone

I’ve recently watched a repeat of the second part of this atmospheric exciting two-part Doctor Who story. It sees The Doctor (Matt Smith) Amy (Karen Gillan) and River Song (Alex Kingston) finally reaching the relative safety of the space ship. Unfortunately The Weeping Angels are still running amok (Whilst nobody is looking of course), and they are hot on the Doctors heels when they finally reveal their evil plans.

However something sinister scares them off and pretty soon something much worse starts happening when time itself starts to crack…

Exciting novels by Tess Gerritsen

Keeping the Dead- By Tess Gerritsen

I read this exciting crime thriller last year, which starts off when what is thought to be an ancient mummy is discovered in the basement of a museum in downtown Boston. Amid great excitement the Mummy is taken to a local hospital for a CT Scan, where a forensic Pathologist named Maura Isles is invited to attend.

To everyone’s horror The scan reveals the image of a bullet. so A Homicide investigation is immediately launched and Detective Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles team up to investigate. Then when the preserved bodies of a second and third victim are found it becomes clear to Isles & Rizolli that if they don’t act soon the killer will be adding more corpses to their gruesome collection, and they face a race against time to stop it happening again…

Stolen by Tess Gerritsen

Having already enjoyed “Keeping the Dead” by Tess Gerritsen, I was really happy when somebody gave me another gripping Gerritsen novel recently.

Entitled “Stolen”. This starts with the aparently motiveless sinking of a cargo vessel and slaughter of it’s crew. So a woman named Clea Rice sets out to find out the truth & expose the culprits. In her investigation she crosses paths with a chap named Jordan Tavistock, who soon finds himself caught up in a web of mystery and intrigue, so they decide to team up to catch the baddies, but how does he know he can trust her when she won’t even tell him her real name…

Goodnight Mr Tom

Being a big fan of Steam Trains, I recently watched the television adaptation of Goodnight Mr Tom again. Parts of which were filmed in and around Arley Station, on the Severn Valley Railway, using the GWR Collett designed 43xx Class Locomotive No 7325, which can currently be found at The Engine House in Highley.
Starring John Thaw as the titular character. It is the poignant story of a young lad who is sent to live with a chap named Mr Tom during World War II. He has many problems at first but eventually the two of them start to bond, until one day a young couple arrive on Mr Tom’s doorstep claiming to be the young lad’s parents and ask him to return home with them, However the young lad seems curiously reluctant, so Mr Tom decides to find out why…

Far North by Marcel Theroux

I was also given this library book to read, which is Set in a desolate fictional  frozen wasteland and features a Character named Makepeace who patrols the ruins of a Dying city & tries to keep it’s unruly citizens in check.

One day Makepeace is inspired to leave after learning that civilisation is flourishing further south. However the truth is somewhat different, and he discovers Civilisations on the verge of breaking point, stockaded villages enforcing rough & uncertain justice and mysterious slave camps labouring to harness the little understood technologies of a vanished civilisation. He also discovers some dark secrets behind this frozen world