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ianrons
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I just thought I'd mention that Crowley gets a mention in the third episode of the latest example of BBC wonkiness:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00shq3m/Luther_Episode_3/

I watched the first episode and was determined never to waste my time with that show again – in fact the identical twin brother of my alter-ego Sir Anon wrote a review of it here:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/7686031/Luther-BBC-One-review.html (No, don't click on the "Celebrity sightings" bit. This is a serious broadsheet.)

However, based on the blurb for the latest one, I felt sure AC would get a name-check, and I wasn't wrong. The murderer runs an occult bookshop, and as a former manager of a London occult bookshop, I would register a complaint: whilst I was volunteering there, most of the other staff weren't deranged or psychopathic (let alone had strange internet alter-egos) – but this latest programme is so bad it's almost good, so I forgave it. The protagonist is a "cop on the edge with no regard for the rules", so this will doubtless appeal to the LAShTAL.com webmaster πŸ˜‰

In other news: Radio 4 had a pretty decent couple of programmes that would be of interest to LAShTAL.com members lately: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rkdn w"> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rkdnw , but unfortunately they've taken them offline. Apparently we're not paying enough in licence fees... WTF? I shall have to start arranging mass-protests against the left-wing media... oh, the irony.


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SatansAdvocaat
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By some unfortunate quirk of fate, I actually saw this: a dark psychological cop thriller entitled LUTHER, starring Idris Ebla (?).

When I tuned in the coppers were examining bizarre graffiti all over the walls of some house from which a woman had been abducted. If the graffiti had been in Aramaic, I might have thought I'd slipped into a British version of STIGMATA - I wish it had been in Aramaic.

The MO suggested a nasty piece of arrogant psycopathic work who ran a 'Black Magic group based on the writings of Aleister Crowley' - at this point I could not avoid a loud and spontaeous "Oh Shit!"
Because of this I ended up watching the whole damn thing.

The guy ran an occult website and bookshop named 'Baphomet' I believe, and specialised in delightful little items like the letters and photographs of Peter Sutcliffe, that delightful fellow 'The Yorkshire Ripper'.

Just goes to show that in many areas of the popular imagination, we still have a very long way to go. For me, it served as a bad retaste of those dark days when desperate for any lead on the 'Ripper Murders' the police were badgering bookshops like 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' in Leeds and anyone with an interest in THE GREAT BEAST !

Definitely NOT recommended.


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steve_wilson
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"ianrons" wrote:
... whilst I was volunteering there, most of the other staff weren't deranged or psychopathic.

I second that entirely.


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ianrons
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...or blackmailers


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