The BBC's school drama Waterloo Road has just wrapped filming at the former Greenock Academy.
Ayr United visit Cappielow. Morton are in second place, one point behind Stranraer. Ayr are in ninth place, one point behind Stenhousemuir. But in three games Ayr have defeated Morton twice, with one draw.
Morton have lost their last two starts. They have not lost three successive league matches this season, not since the dark days of February and March 2014 when they lost six in a row and were relegated.
If Morton do not finish top, they will have to win two promotion playoffs to get into the Championship, a chance of 1 in 4. It'll give me more to write about in May, but from a fan point of view it would be better if they just finish first and earn automatic promotion.
[Morton win 2 - 1, thanks to some last minute heroics from McManus and Forbes. Stranraer also win, so Morton are still one point out of first place.]
More Scottish Junior Cup quarterfinals:
Hurlford United [3 - 1] Pollok
Yoker Athletic [2 - 3] Linlithgow Rose
Celtic and Dundee United meet for the fourth time in fifteen days. March 8th they played to a draw in their Scottish Cup quarterfinal. March 15th Celtic beat the Tangerines 2 - 0 to win the League Cup. March 18th Celtic knocked United out of the Scottish Cup. Today it's a Premiership match. [Celtic win 3 - 0.]
Denmark got into a couple of wars with Prussia over the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein in the 19th Century. The Danes took the first round in 1849, but lost decisively in 1864. Swedish neutrality in the second war is one of the reasons why the Danes still hate the Swedes. To mark the 150th anniversary of the war, Danish television has produced this historical epic.
I was in Coronation Street more than twenty-five years ago. I played one of Ken Barlow's girl friends before he married Valerie. I was some sort of ban-the-bomb marcher. I remember I carried a placard. The unexpurgated version of Lady Chatterley's Lover had just been published -- is this the sort of book you would allow your wife or servant to peruse? -- and Ivan Beavis, who played Lucille's Dad, read out all the naughty bits during breaks in rehearsals.
NHK is currently airing a million-part morning drama about the life of Hanako Muraoka, the Japanese translator of Anne of Green Gables, entitled Hanako To An (Hanako and Anne). That's Hanako in the middle. Picture source. NHK site.
Though they did a lot of Roman episodes on Time Team, it wasn't until until series 9, episode 12 that any volume of the Loeb Classical Library got screen time, viz. Suetonius on Vespasian's conquest of the Isle of Wight.
Tony does wave around the red Liverpool University Press Vegetius in series 1, episode 2. And Robin Bush reads from the Penguin Life of King Alfred in series 10, episode 8. He too can be seen following the text with his finger as he reads, a thing nobody over the age of six would do except for television.
And he used a highlighter. Guy de la Bédoyère glances toward a Loeb Dio Cassius on the table in front of him in series 11, episode 5, but it doesn't get a closeup because in the next instant Carenza is pointing at a map, and you can't have two finger shots in row, although I've done it above.
This Giles cartoon, commissioned for a knees up at Cambridge University in 1967, shows Grandma cutting a rug, or a gravel path at least, with R.A. Butler, the Master of Trinity Hall (and not Stephen Fry, though it could be him). Source is Francis Pryor's blog. Pryor is one of the archaeologists of Time Team, and a prolific author, and his blog posts often offer a long story you can sometimes sense has been told before over a pint, about archaeology, gardening, or sheepfarming, or a combination of the three. I did not know he worked for the Royal Ontario Museum in the Seventies. You can find most of Time Team on Youtube these days. It's tempting to score him on how quickly he brings out the word ritual each episode; but honestly the rest of them call high status faster.