ROLAND WHITE discusses the weekend’s TV shows: Cozy Sunday crime? The Nordic Noir is as dark and sinister as the black hole.



Amazing Christmas Bakes and cakes


Are you able to recall Sunday nights when television was simple and relaxing? A classic car was the only way to solve a terrible crime that was not necessary.

These days, however, are over. Partisan C4 was a Nordic noir that was so dark it almost seemed like a black hole. The story began with a girl young at heart, her wrists held together by a heavy rope. She fell through the air and plunged headfirst into the water, drowning.

Just a few seconds later, we were treated by Leonard Cohen’s song The Partisan. This almost made the mood lighter.

The action happens in Sweden, and the hero (important) is a man from Middle Eastern origin called Johnny. It might or not be his real identity.

Sofia Karemyr and Ylvali Rurling in Partisan (C4)

Sofia Karemyr (C4) and YlvaliRurling in Partisan

Johnny gets the responsibility of driving Nicole and Maria, two teenage sisters, to their new foster family in an organic farming community, where he will be working as a truck driver.

What farm would be surrounded by high-security barbed wire fences? There is no telephone signal. Is there a meaning to the gym team of community gymnasts, with their dead eyes?

You should also ask yourself what kind of driving work Johnny must do to drive to a remote location and make a hole that is suspiciously deep in the woods.

Evidently, the farm isn’t as it seems. And right at the final moment there was the strongest hint that Johnny wasn’t quite what he appears to be.


C5 schedulers should have a sense humour. Two programmes on Queen were immediately following Kensington Palace: Behind Closed Doors last night. It is possible that Her Majesty was not amused. 

This episode featured a lot of mystery and threat, so Partisan maintained a high degree of tension. In the first ten minutes, Partisan received more suspicious looks than any meeting of England and Wales Cricket Board members.

But Nicole and Maria were still warmly received at the farm. Maria stated, “I like it here,” It was an error of the simplest kind. A Nordic noir rule states that something horrible is almost certain to occur.

There is nothing more comfortable for Sunday nights than this. Amazing Christmas Bakes and cakes(C5). It was so cozy, it even featured a gigantic cake in Santa’s form hugging an NHS nurse. Because Santa is in vulnerable age, she was wearing a mask.

Glynis Barber, narrator of the Christmas story, shared that 20 million people eat puddings every year. Asda makes 720 mince pie per minute.

A royal butler recalled some mince pies that cost £21,000 for a half dozen, and added that the Queen wouldn’t have been impressed by this extravagance. In case you weren’t aware, those particular mince pies were not from Asda.

It was almost too sweet, but it’s Christmas. Perhaps the most shocking revelation of all was that television wasn’t terrible back in 1970.

Fanny Cradock was seen making Christmas cake in footage taken back to 1975. It consisted of two gas stoves with white burners, a white wall and a rectangular table covered in green tarpaulin.

Fanny herself looked like the hard-faced, unpopular wife from an Agatha Christie — the one the posh family hates who ends up with all the money.

One of the experts, Dr Neil Buttery was a food historian. He is a warmer person. He explained, among other things, how Christmas pudding was once a meat dish and was generally very engaging.

What about Dr Buttery’s History Of Food as a spin-off?