The Rise And Fall (And Rise?) of Subway

August 3, 2019

The following is an interesting 8 minute documentary by Business Insider on the rise and fall of Subway restaurants. They still have the largest number of stores of any fast food outlet on the planet but have recently faced difficulties. Do they have a future?    This is a useful look at modern retailing.

Image: Family at the Beach

August 3, 2019

R.I.P. Barrington Pheloung

August 3, 2019

Barrington Pheloung, one of the most innovative and interesting music composers on TV, has died.

Famous for his theme to the Morse TV series, he also contributed the incidental music for the series, including in his work complex clues to the drama being shown.

“The classical-inspired melancholy score earned the musician global acclaim and a Bafta Award nomination for best original music. Pheloung said the success was down to the show’s unconventional two-hour time slot, which allowed him to write more intricate musical cues.”

He also composed the main themes for both the sequel (Lewis) and prequel (Endeavour) series.