Sunday, April 16, 2006

Mr Harvey Lights a Candle

I have a thing for Timothy Spall. Something about him just appeals beyond all measure or reason, which is unnecessarily mysterious and thus really annoying.
He starred in Mr Harvey Lights a Candle, a drama from the BBC shown on Australia’s ABC tonight, and it was a small thing of quiet beauty (despite some too-neat ends) with something real at its heart - just the sort of story that television, given half a chance, does really well. Bravo, in other words. TV can be fantastic, and this was.