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Yes, collectors are still revisiting, and sharing, some of their favourite old films Here are some links to films, from golden oldies to more recent. Some of them are only available for a short time, so get in quick to your favourite category:





The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

“A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master’s government.

Director: Walter Lang

Writers: Leslie Bush-Fekete (play) (as Ladislaus Bus-Fekete), Sam Hellman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley



“Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results.”


LIFE WITH FATHER (Full Movie) – William Powell – Irene Dunne – TCC AI Enhanced

AWARD WINNING MOVIE. A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousness of a bookkeeper. William Powell Irene Dunne Elizabeth Taylor Edmund Gwenn Zasu Pitts


Made for Each Other (1939) CAROLE LOMBARD

Stars: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn Director: John Cromwell Producer: David O. Selznick

After a whirlwind courtship, newlyweds discover their road to happiness is besieged by a meddling mother-in-law, money problems, a curmudgeonly boss, and tragic illness. David O. Selznick’s next production would be “Gone with the Wind.”


The Amazing Adventure (1937) CARY GRANT

Stars: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne Director: Alfred Zeisler

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.




Louisa (1950)

“To her family’s discomfiture, grandmother Louisa starts dating two men…a grocer and her son’s boss.

Director: Alexander Hall

Writers: Stanley Roberts (story by), Stanley Roberts (screenplay by)

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Charles Coburn, Ruth Hussey


Derek Jacobi & Diane Cilento / Affairs of the Heart 1974 / Complete Episode

This episode also features Edward Hardwicke . “Affairs of the Heart” is a 1974 British series which featured episodes based on the various works of Henry James. This episode was titled “Elizabeth “.



LITTLE OLD NEW YORK (1940) – Alice Faye – Fred Mac Murray

Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper believes in him, but her boyfriend doesn’t. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.



Hard Promises (1991) Sissy Spacek | William Petersen – Romantic Comedy HD

An absent father returns home to find his wife has left him for another man and must do everything in his power to get her back.



Love on the Edge (1998)

A love affair ignites when a rising movie star meets a headstrong rancher in this romantic adventure, starring Sean Young, Perry King and Priscilla Barnes. While filming a movie, Mallory Byrnes begins an affair. When she discovers her co-star lover is married with children, she escapes to the countryside… Alternative title: The Cowboy and the Movie Star


The girl next door 2005

“A teenager’s dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love.





Enid Blyton’s Famous Five

(QESP Editor’s Note: Five Go To Smuggler’s Top is one of Enid Blyton’s most popular Famous Five books, featuring  Julian, Dick. Anne, cousin Georgina (George) and lovable dog Timmy)

The Famous Five 1995 Five Go To Smuggler’s Top part 1

The Famous Five go to stay at a large old house, and discover lots of brilliant hiding places and underground tunnels! But are there still smugglers at Smuggler’s Top?

The Famous Five 1995 Five Go To Smuggler’s Top part 2


Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

“A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.

Director: Travis Knight

Writers: Marc Haimes (screenplay by), Chris Butler (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey


Abominable (2019)

“Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want him for their own needs.

Directors: Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman (co-director)

Writer: Jill Culton

Stars: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor


Coraline (2009)

“An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Director: Henry Selick

Writers: Henry Selick (screenplay), Neil Gaiman (book)

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman




The Time of Your Life (1948) JAMES CAGNEY

Stars: James Cagney, Jeanne Cagney, William Bendix

Director: H.C. Potter

Writer: William Saroyan (Pulitzer Prize play)

“A wide variety of persons come into Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. Watch for the wonderful cast of characters played by Wayne Morris, Broderick Crawford, Ward Bond, Jimmy Lydon, and More!”

The Time of Your Life (Playhouse 90)

“In the time of your life, live—so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed.…”



Best Comedy Mel Brooks Movie The Twelve Chairs

“In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution.

Director: Mel Brooks

Writers: Ilya Ilf (novel) (as Ilf), Yevgeni Petrov (novel) (as Petrov) | 3 more credits »

Stars: Mel Brooks, Ron Moody, Frank Langella


Three Husbands (1951) [Comedy]

Three Husbands is a 1951 American film directed by Irving Reis. The movie is about a recently deceased playboy, who gets to heaven and is granted one wish like all newcomers will get there. He requests that he be able to see the reactions of three husbands, with whom he regularly played poker. What they didn´t know before is, that he had affairs with their wifes.

Directed by Irving Reis, produced by Isadore Goldsmith (producer) and Anthony Z. Landi (associate producer), written by Vera Caspary (story & screenplay), Edward Eliscu and Gertrude Purcell, starring Eve Arden as Lucille McCabe, Ruth Warrick as Jane Evans, Vanessa Brown as Mary Whittaker, Howard Da Silva as Dan McCabe, Shepperd Strudwick as Arthur Evans, Robert Karnes as Kenneth Whittaker, Emlyn Williams as Maxwell Bard, Billie Burke as Mrs. Jenny Bard Whittaker, Louise Erickson as Matilda Clegg, Jonathan Hale as Edward Wurdeman (Attorney at Law) and Jane Darwell as Mrs. Wurdeman.

Source: “Three Husbands” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 7 April 2013. Web. 8 April 2013.….


Noel Coward’s Present Laughter (1981), part 1

With Donald Sinden at the Vaudeville Theatre, London

Noel Coward’s Present Laughter (1981), part 2


Too Many Husbands (1940) Jean Arthur and Fred MacMurray

“Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried…and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.


Girls of Summer: Sports, Comedy

“As the only girl on her softball team, Holly has a lot to prove, but when her cousin makes a bet that he can build a winning team out of super models, she has to show that not only can beautiful women look good in bikinis, but they can play ball too.”



During the early 1960s, high school teen Odette Sinclair (Gaby Hoffman) is transferred, to her great dismay, from a coed institution to an all-girls New England boarding school. After learning that plans are in the works to merge Miss Godard’s School for Girls with a nearby boys institution, she and her sorority sister, Verena von Stefan (Kirsten Dunst), go on strike against the school. Throughout, the pair are pitted against meddling school monitor Abigail Sawyer (Rachael Leigh Cook).


The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

“Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin

Director: Preston Sturges

Twenty years after his college triumphs on the football field, a mild-mannered clerk dreams about marrying the girl at work.”


The Addams Family – Full Movie


Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads

“Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Can Thelma lead Bob onto the straight and narrow path or will Terry divert things once again ?

—Steve Crook <>





The Scarlet Pimpernel Full Movie 1982

“Paris, 1792: After France becomes a republic, aristocrats are guillotined. The English Sir Percy tries to save as many as he can as The Scarlet Pimpernel in disguises.

Director: Clive Donner

Writers: William Bast (teleplay), Baroness Emmuska Orczy (novels) (as Baroness Orczy)

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen


The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1997 (The Hunchback)

“Based on the novel, a young gypsy becomes a Minister’s obsession in 1483. Only the bell ringer and her husband and the court of miracles can save her.

Director: Peter Medak (as Peter Medák)

Writers: Victor Hugo (novel), John Fasano (teleplay)

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Richard Harris, Salma Hayek



Rebecca (1940) Saturday Night Movies

“Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-mystery film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. The film’s screenplay was a version by Joan Harrison and Robert E. Sherwood based on Philip MacDonald and Michael Hogan’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel Rebecca. The film was produced by Selznick[2] and stars Laurence Olivier as the brooding aristocratic widower Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the young woman who becomes his second wife, with Judith Anderson and George Sanders.”


The Trials of Oscar Wilde 1960 Peter Finch

“The Trials of Oscar Wilde also known as The Man with the Green Carnation and The Green Carnation, is a 1960 British film based on the libel and subsequent criminal cases involving Oscar Wilde and the Marquess of Queensberry. It was written by Allen and Ken Hughes, directed by Hughes, and co-produced by Irving Allen, Albert R. Broccoli and Harold Huth. The screenplay was by Ken Hughes and Montgomery Hyde, based on the play The Stringed Lute by John Furnell. The film was made by Warwick Films and released by United Artists.

It stars Peter Finch as Wilde, Lionel Jeffries as Queensberry, and John Fraser as Bosie (Lord Alfred Douglas) with James Mason, Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Maxine Audley, Paul Rogers and James Booth. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best English-Language Foreign Film. Peter Finch won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the film also received four other BAFTA nominations including Best British Film, Best Film from any source and for John Fraser as Best British Actor. Peter Finch (tied with Bambang Hermanto) also received the Best Actor Award at the 2nd Moscow International Film Festival”


Little Men – Full Movie | Kay Francis, Jack Oakie, George Bancroft, Jimmy Lydon, Ann Gillis

Director Norman Z McLeod was best known for wild comedies starring the likes of Bob Hope and the Marx Brothers, but he showed his more serious side with Little Men, Louisa May Alcott’s sequel to Little Women. Jo (Kay Francis) is grown and married, teaching at the financially strapped Plumfield School for boys. Can two local con men keep the school from going under! Also, look for the screen debut of Elsie the Cow, best known for her ads for the Borden Milk Co. As Buttercup, Elsie showed she was born for the cinema….



License To Kill (1984) James Farentino Denzel Washington Don Murray

Businessman Tom Fiske (Don Murray) accidentally kills a high school girl while driving drunk, leading to a trial where he faces a manslaughter charge. While Fiske can afford a high-priced team of lawyers, the family of the late teen has no such advantage. Prosecutor Martin Sawyer (Denzel Washington), is determined to see Fiske brought to justice. But as Fiske’s attorney deftly manipulates the law to find loopholes for his client, the inexperienced Sawyer begins to lose hope.


1939 Young Mr Lincoln: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan.

“A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.”


The Other Side of Hell | 1978 Drama | Alan Arkin | Morgan Woodward

“A disturbed, but highly intelligent man is sent to a criminally insane hospital to serve time and rehabilitate. But when he arrives, he discovers it’s, in fact, a closed world where brutality is an everyday occurrence. Lovers of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest will enjoy this film starring Alan Arkin, Leonard Stone.”




The Late Show (1977)

“A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

Director: Robert Benton

Writer: Robert Benton

Stars: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy


The Hard Way (1980)

“A professional assassin is coerced into taking on one last job.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Lee Van Cleef, Edna O’Brien


KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (1952) | HD Full movie | Classic Crime Movie | Black & White Film Noir

“A down-on-his-luck ex-G.I. finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he’s finally released for lack of evidence, after having been worked-over by the police, he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired thugs and a corrupt cop.

John Payne as Joe Rolfe

Coleen Gray as Helen Foster

Preston Foster as Tim Foster

Neville Brand as Boyd Kane

Lee Van Cleef as Tony Romano

Jack Elam as Pete Harris”



A Mind to Murder (ITV 1995)

P.D. James Mysteries Series 8. With Roy Marsden as Adam Dalgliesh,. Series Eight also was a one-off feature length mystery.


Whistle Stop (1946) AVA GARDNER

Stars: George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen

Director: Léonide Moguy

“A small town girl returns home as a glamorous femme fatale and ignites a deadly love triangle between a small-time hood and an unsavory nightclub owner.”



SNOOP SISTERS 1974 / Complete Episode / Helen Hayes & Mildred Natwick

” Black Day For Bluebeard” aired on March 19, 1974

Guest Stars: Vincent Price, Tammy Grimes, Roddy McDowall, Mort Sahl , Katherine Helmond , William Devane , Lou Antonio , Bert Convy and David Huddleston


Eyes In The Night (1942) EDWARD ARNOLD

Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed

Director: Fred Zinnemann

“After a beautiful actress finds the lifeless body of her lover, a blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate the murder and discover a Nazi plot!”


The Pay Off (1942) CRIME NOIR

“Stars: Lee Tracy, Tom Brown, Tina Thayer

Director: Arthur Dreifuss

The city’s District Attorney is murdered, and a newspaper reporter investigates. He starts finding out that everything wasn’t quite as cut and dried as it appeared to be.”


Girl in the Headlines, renamed as The Model Murder Case (1963), Ian Hendry, Ronald Fraser, Margaret Johnston

When a Soho glamour model is discovered dead, Chief Inspector Birkett and Sergeant Saunders are called in to investigate and find themselves in the sleazy heart of 1960s London.

“When a beautiful girl is murdered, Inspector Birkett finds that she had some famous friends who don’t want publicity


The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) BARBARA STANWYCK

“Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Kirk Douglas, Lizabeth Scott, Van Heflin

Director: Lewis Milestone

Writer: Robert Rossen

A predatory female plots to rid herself of a meek husband and silence a former lover who may have witnessed the untimely death of her mean-spirited, but wealthy stepmother.”




Reunion at Fairborough

A reunion of American WW2 pilots in England.

Rober Mitchum, Deborah Kerr


Miracle of the White Stallions Arthur Hiller, 1963

“Miracle of the White Stallions is a 1963 film released by Walt Disney starring Robert Taylor (playing Alois Podhajsky), Lilli Palmer, and Eddie Albert. It is the story of the evacuation of the Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna during World War II. Major parts of the movie were shot at the Hermesvilla palace in the Lainzer Tiergarten of Vienna, a former hunting area for the Habsburg nobility. The music for the soundtrack was based on the first movement of Franz Schubert’s Marche Militaire no 1, D733.


Hostile Waters – Thriller, Military, History, Starring: Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow The “True story of how an antiquated Soviet Project 667a “Yankee” Class Submarine, K-219 collides with a Hunter Killer “Los Angeles” Class American submarine causing a leakage in the K-219’s missile bays, almost leading to nuclear meltdown in it’s reactors off the shores of Bermuda. “


The Adventures of Tartu (1943) WWII-ADVENTURE

“Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla

Director: Harold S. Bucquet

Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. But when his contacts are destroyed, his cover may get him killed by the very underground he needs to succeed.”


Madam Pimpernel/Paris Underground 1945.

“A 1945 film starring Constance Bennett and Gracie Fields, both were coming to the end of their film careers. Tightly directed by Gregory Ratoff. Both Bennett and Fields, are trapped in Nazi paris, they go on to rescue shot down airmen, and help them reach the English Channel. The film was released some five months after VE day in October 1945.”





The Revengers | Full HD Movies For Free | Flick Vault

“William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Susan Hayward

When a rancher’s family is massacred by a gang of outlaws, he assembles a mean team of convicts as his posse to pursue the killers.


Blazing Saddles (Western 1974) Part 1

“In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks

Writers: Mel Brooks (screenplay), Norman Steinberg (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens

Blazing Saddles (Western 1974) Part 2


“Buffalo Girls” – Part 1 – 1995 Calamity Jane Western Mini-Series

“Wild. Untamed. Legendary. Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It’s the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough ‘n’ rugged cowgirl, is searching not only for her long-lost daughter, but the Wild West she once knew.

—Echo Bridge Home Entertainment


Anjelica HustonMelanie GriffithGabriel Byrne

“Buffalo Girls” – Part 2 – 1995 Calamity Jane Western Mini-Series





The Secret (1992) Kirk Douglas – Family Drama HD

A loving grandfather struggles to reveal a lifelong and deeply painful battle with dyslexia.


Listen To Your Heart

“A struggling New York City songwriter (Kent Moran) becomes enamored with a wealthy hearing-impaired girl from Greenwich, Connecticut (Alexia Rasmussen) who tragically cannot hear the music she inspires him to write. After falling in love against the wishes of her controlling mother, Ariana becomes torn between hanging onto the shelter her controlling mother (Cybill Shepherd) provides and fighting for a love that, if given the chance, might just change her life.”





Simon 1980 Satire

“A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet…

Stars: Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendleton


The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (1998)

“In the future, galactic civil war destroys the human space civilization and a new Dark Age begins. On a distant planet, a scavenger looking for his abducted sister teams up with a former general who wishes to rebuild the Galactic Republic.

Director: Joe Dante

Writer: Caleb Carr

Stars: John Corbett, Carolyn McCormick, John Pyper-Ferguson


Fresh Meat (Full Movie) NZ Horror, Comedy R rated

“Gang members break out of prison and hide in a Maori family’s mansion. They have no idea the family enjoys feasting on human flesh until it is too late.”




Martin Scorsese interview on Stanley Kubrick (2001)

“Filmmaker Martin Scorsese discusses the new documentary, “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures,” joined by the film’s producers, Christiane Kubrick and Jan Harlan.”




John Gielgud reads Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh – Audiobook (Abridged}


John Gielgud in Leave it to Psmith by P. G. Wodehouse (1981)

“Radio drama starring John Gielgud, Michael Hordern, Joan Greenwood, Simon Ward”


P.G. Wodehouse – Psmith in the City (Radio)


Colder Than Of Late – Ken Whitmore – BBC Saturday Night Theatre

Chesterton Radio

“tottie mae

3 weeks ago (edited)

Synopsis: It’s a freezing night on February 8, 1947 in Gimmerbeck, a small country village.  A detective superintendent of Scotland Yard is passing through town on his way to be a witness in a criminal trial. The local newspaperman observes, ” Gimmerbeck….nothing ever happens in Gimmerbeck.” But this will be an exceptional night.

Thank you for this fascinating radio drama, CR!”


The Trains Don’t Stop Here Any More – Victor Pemberton – BBC Saturday Night Theatre

“Victor Pemberton was a British writer and television producer. His scriptwriting work included BBC radio plays, and television scripts for the BBC and ITV, including Doctor Who, The Slide, Timeslip, Tightrope and The Adventures of Black Beauty. His television production work included the British version of Fraggle Rock (second series onwards), and several independent documentaries including the 1989 International Emmy Award-winning Gwen: A Juliet Remembered, about stage actress Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies.”


Black Plumes – BBC Saturday Night Theatre – Margery Allingham

“Margery Louise Allingham (20 May 1904 – 30 June 1966) was an English novelist from the “Golden Age of Detective Fiction”, best remembered for her hero, the gentleman sleuth Albert Campion.”


Dr. Johnson Investigates – Richard Brayshaw – BBC Saturday Night Theatre

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3 days ago

Synopsis: (Comedy/Mystery) Samuel Johnson and his friend and former student, James Boswell, are at David Garrick’s theatre when an actor is murdered on stage.

Starring: Leo McKern, Edward de Souza, Laurence Payne, and Linda Janiec.”


The Weak Spot – John Lawson – BBC Saturday Night Theatre

“A comedy thriller by John Lawson.

With David McKail, Eileen McCallum and Leon Sinden.

‘If you have any contacts in the thieving line, I’ve got an idea … A bit of information that could be worth a bundle, properly handled … I know a bank I can get into, anytime, day or night …’

Producer Gordon Emslie (Scotland)”


Salt is Leaving – BBC Saturday Night Theatre – J. B. Priestly

“The only detective story by the prolific playwright and novelist J. B. Priestley (1894-1984), “Salt is Leaving” (1966) was originally written for the author’s own amusement but has gone on to be recognized as a classic of the mystery genre.



Dog Tooth – Eric Saward – BBC Saturday Night Theatre

“Dog Tooth is a political thriller set during the Cold War.

Eric Saward is a British radio scriptwriter who worked for the BBC as a television script editor and screenwriter on the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1982 until 1986. He wrote the stories The Visitation (1982), Earthshock (1982), Resurrection of the Daleks (1984) and Revelation of the Daleks (1985).”


Death of my Aunt – BBC Saturday Night Theatre – C. H. B. Kitchin

“Clifford Henry Benn Kitchin was a British novelist of the early twentieth century.

He was best known for his four mystery novels featuring the sleuth Malcolm Warren (Death of My Aunt, Crime at Christmas, Death of His Uncle, and The Cornish Fox), but his other novels were also highly regarded, especially by other writers. His best-known novels are The Auction Sale, Streamers Waving, and Mr. Balcony. He was one of Francis King’s two mentors, the other being J. R. Ackerley.”


Three Days of Frost – W. D. Wingfield – BBC Saturday Night Theatre

“A Killing Frost is the sixth and final novel in the series created by R.D. Wingfield. It sees the slovenly, disorganised Detective Inspector Frost once again put under pressure to solve multiple complex cases in a short period of time, whilst attempting to avoid being sacked by his superior officers. Amongst his many enemies within the Denton Police is the newly transferred Detective Chief Inspector Skinner, who will stop at nothing to get Frost out of the job. Unlike all of the previous Frost novels, A Killing Frost was not adapted in to a television episode of A Touch of Frost.”


A Murder of Quality – John le Carre – BBC Saturday Night Theatre

“A Murder of Quality is the second novel by John le Carré. It features George Smiley, the most famous of le Carré’s recurring characters, in his only book set outside the espionage community.”



– (QESP Editor’s Note: If anyone has a favourite old film to share, send the link to me at . Thanks, Ted )





Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse. How on Earth did they do it?

February 25, 2021

Michael McGreevy, Flinders University; Fran Baum, Flinders University

“Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of South Australia’s electricity supplies. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis – so how did it happen?”


Bushfire money mystery: recovery funds withheld to fight the Election?


“No figures are publicly available for the three largest bushfire recovery funds, which account for more than 55% of the $2.73 billion the federal Coalition has promised to devastated communities. By the end of last year, less than half of that $2.73 billion had been spent, some $500 million less than claimed by David Littleproud,”


Insiders’ view: ‘MPs get away with it because they promote secrecy’

Bullies and abusers don’t do it because they don’t know it’s wrong — they do it because they can get away with it, writes a former staffer.

CRIKEY FEB 24, 2021

This article was written by a former political staffer who spent 10 years working for state and federal MPsShe has requested anonymity.

This is the second part in a series. Read another insider’s view on ministerial mismanagement and abuse here.“


Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Report Says

Mr. Prince offered to supply weapons, drones and mercenaries to a Libyan militia commander seeking to overthrow the government, according to U.N. investigators.

By Declan Walsh

Feb. 19, 2021

“NAIROBI, Kenya — Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya by sending weapons to a militia commander who was attempting to overthrow the internationally backed government, according to U.N. investigators.”





‘Beautiful marriage’ of quantum enemies

Date: February 22, 2021

Source: Cornell University


Scientists have identified a new contender when it comes to quantum materials for computing and low-temperature electronics.

Cite This Page:

Cornell University. “‘Beautiful marriage’ of quantum enemies.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 February 2021.


Quantum quirk yields giant magnetic effect, where none should exist

Study opens window into the landscape of extreme topological matter

Date: February 26, 2021

Source: Rice University


In a twist befitting the strange nature of quantum mechanics, physicists have discovered the Hall effect — a characteristic change in the way electricity is conducted in the presence of a magnetic field — in a nonmagnetic quantum material to which no magnetic field was applied.

Cite This Page:

Rice University. “Quantum quirk yields giant magnetic effect, where none should exist: Study opens window into the landscape of extreme topological matter.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 February 2021.


Light unbound: Data limits could vanish with new optical antennas

New research throws wide open the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a single light source

Date: February 25, 2021

Source: University of California – Berkeley


Researchers have found a new way to harness properties of light waves that can radically increase the amount of data they carry. The new work throws wide open the amount of information that can be multiplexed, or simultaneously transmitted, by a coherent light source.

Cite This Page:

University of California – Berkeley. “Light unbound: Data limits could vanish with new optical antennas: New research throws wide open the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a single light source.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 February 2021.


How Chinese courtyard housing can help older Australian women avoid homelessness

Samantha Donnelly, University of Technology Sydney; Hugo Chan, UNSW

“Many older women are in desperate need of affordable housing where they can age in place securely, with dignity and as part of a community. The siheyuan model offers ways to meet these needs.”





Government misused public interest immunity claims despite public servants’ willingness to cooperate, COVID inquiry finds

By Shannon Jenkins

Thursday February 25, 2021

“The Senate committee describes the government’s use of claims as ‘at best lazy and at worst a deliberate abuse’ of process.”


Yale Targets Covid-19 with Innovative Computational Design Methods
Jim Shelton
February 24, 2021

‘Yale University scientists applied novel computation design techniques to formulate a new class of antiviral agents with potential for creating Covid-19 treatments. The researchers used computer simulation to perform in silico screening to identify the existing antiseizure medication perampanel, a drug that already has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, as a starting point, then used free-energy perturbation calculation to help design the new compounds. Testing showed the compounds inhibited the viral protease following synthesis. The Yale researchers think the new compounds may lead to effective therapeutics for the treatment of SARS-CoV-2. Yale’s William Jorgensen said, “From the standpoint of efficient molecular design, this is a truly striking and remarkable report.” ‘


UniSA builds COVID-19 remote detection tech

Cameras can monitor vital signs from a distance.

By Casey Tonkin on Feb 18 2021






QESP Editor’s Note: MARIA POPOVA discusses The Pattern Inside the Pattern: Fractals, the Hidden Order Beneath Chaos, and the Story of the Refugee Who Revolutionized the Mathematics of Reality




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