19th May 2021

CIPC #222: Inspector Morse S8 E8, The remorseful day

In the ranks of British tv detectives, inspector Morse occupies a prominent but slightly strange position. He is not a brilliant eccentric like Poirot or Miss Marple. He is not...

11th May 2021

CIPC #221: The office, S5 E26

There are certain things the internet loves far more than it should. Not that they’re bad per se, but the internet just obsesses over them. Cats, for example, or Keanu...

13th Apr 2021

CIPC #217: Agatha Christie’s Poirot S9 E2, Sad cypress

Long, long time ago, when this blog was still in its infancy, Agatha Christie’s Poirot was a recurring guest. It’s been more than two years now since I wrote about...

23rd Feb 2021

CIPC #210: Futurama S3 E14, Time keeps on slippin’

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post about The Simpsons. It still remains, and will probably remain forever, one of the most lamentable, lacklustre, lackadaisical things to...

16th Feb 2021

CIPC #209: Monsters S2 E2, Portrait of the Artist

If I had been a little smarter, I would have done this episode in the Halloween season, but I’m not so I haven’t. So yeah, it’s going to be Monsters...

19th Jan 2021

CIPC #205: Father Brown S2 E1, The ghost in the machine

I have sung the praises of Chesterton’s Father Brown stories before, so I will now just suffice by saying that I still stand by those praises. Unfortunately, I cannot be...

24th Nov 2020

CIPC #198: De regels van Floor S3 E16, Fanatiek

De regels van Floor is a still-running Dutch television series. The title means ‘Floor’s rules’ and the concept is that, every episode, Floor comes up with one rule to help...

06th Oct 2020

CIPC #191: The odd couple S2 E9, Chess nuts

When I first watched Fawlty Towers I wasn’t precisely blown away, but the more sitcoms I watch the more I appreciate it. Take for example today’s subject: The odd couple,...

16th Sep 2020

CIPC #188: The rifleman S4 E7, The knight errant

Television may be a relatively recent phenomenon, but the ‘relatively’ in that sentence is becoming more pertinent with every passing year. Already, there are more than seven decades of television...

01st Sep 2020

CIPC #186: Abenteuer 1900 – Leben im Gutshaus E12, Warten auf Nachwuchs

Today, we feature our first German television series. Abenteuer 1900 – Leben im Gutshaus, German for “adventure 1900 – live on a manor”, was shown in 2004 on ARD. It...

2nd world youth rapid championship, Chessy

1996

World youth championships, Szeged

1994

11th international open tournament, Geraardsbergen

1995

International tournament, Vence

1961

31st world junior championship, Buenos Aires

1992

2nd NATO championship, Oslo

1990

North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Breda

1936

North Brabant vs. South Brabant, Antwerp

1935