Given the total lack of anything worth watching on the TV these days\nI've largely gone over to watvhing DVDs. HMV have had a decent sale\nof old British films recently so for a fiver each I picked up The Blue\nLamp, The Third Man, Brighton Rock, In Which We Serve and Quatermass &\nthe Pit, all of which I've either not seen or not seen for a very long\ntime.\n\nWatched Quatermass the other day - very risible. But last night I\nwatched the Blue Lamp - which starts out talking about the crime wave\n(of the late 40s) involving kids from broken homes, senseless violence\n(that "proper" criminals would never use, ha ha) and the casual use of\nguns. Apart from the lack of cars on the streets, the clothes and\npeople finding Two Ton Tessy an entertainer worth watching, it could\nhave been set today in many ways. Quite odd.