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Monday, August 20, 2018

By Sir Winston da Doodle, Vegas Golden Knights Super Fan and Law Dog @doodle_winston @winston_da_doodle

"When Peachy Deegan invited me to be featured as one of Peachy’s Pet Pals on Whom You Know, I was so excited my fur stood up! Not only does she have a huge social media following and a fantastic website, but she also asks interesting and in-depth questions of us pets. I knew immediately that this was an opportunity I couldn’t let pass by. I loved doing the interview and what’s more, her engaging social media support and introductions on Twitter since then have given me the chance to meet amazing people. Paws down, I’ve enjoyed this experience and it’s something I’ll never fur-get! Maybe it’s puppy love, but I hope someday to get back to New York and give Peachy a big kiss!"
-Sir Winston da Doodle, Vegas Golden Knights Super Fan and Law Dog


#SmallScreenScenes @AMC #WhomYouKnow AMC ANNOUNCES LE CARRÉ SPY THRILLER “THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL” TO AIR IN NOVEMBER #JohnleCarre #leCarre @lecarre_news and now Peachy Should Read the @PenguinBooks Version! #LondonPeachy #EnglandPeachy


AMC announced from the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Press Tour premiere dates for the global thriller “The Little Drummer Girl,” a mini-series launching this November, and the debut of “AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror” on October 14 at 12 midnight ET/PT for late-night fright fans.

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name, “The Little Drummer Girl” is a six-part miniseries starring Emmy® and Golden Globe®Award-winner Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies,” “True Blood,” Tarzan) as Becker, twice Academy Award-nominated Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) as Kurtz and BAFTA-nominated Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) as Charlie.

Blurring the fine lines between love and hate; truth and fiction; and right and wrong; “The Little Drummer Girl” weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie (Pugh), a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker (Skarsgård,) while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz (Shannon). Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties.

“The Little Drummer Girl,” which hails from the executive producers of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning series “The Night Manager,” marks the television debut of visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden, Stoker) and was filmed at location including the streets of London and Prague and architectural phenomena such as the Acropolis and Temple of Poseidon in Athens.

The series is financed and produced by The Ink Factory in partnership with 127 Wall and co-producers the BBC and AMC. Laura Hastings-Smith (Howards End, Macbeth, Hunger) serves as producer with Simon and Stephen Cornwell serving as executive producers alongside John le Carré, Joe Tsai and Arthur Wang for 127 Wall, Michael Lesslie, Wonjo Jeong, and Park Chan-wook. Mona Qureshi is the executive producer for the BBC and Kristin Jones for AMC. The series is written by Michael Lesslie and Claire Wilson. International rights are being handled by Endeavor Content.

“AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror” brings together the masters of horror – icons and stars who define the genre – to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present. Each one-hour episode will take viewers on a chilling exploration of how horror has evolved through the eras and impacted society, as well as why loyal fans remain addicted to fear. The series features A-list storytellers including Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Robert Englund, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Rob Zombie, Haley Joel Osment, Jack Black, John Landis and Jamie Lee Curtis, among many others.

“AMC Visionaries” is a year-round documentary series in which groundbreaking artists curate and author the untold stories and fascinating histories of their respective genres. In addition to the recently aired “AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics,” and “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction,” previously announced series falling under the “AMC Visionaries” banner include the upcoming “AMC Visionaries: Rap Yearbook.”

“AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror” is produced by The Content Group’s Asylum Entertainment and Marwar Junction Productions. Executive producers are Eli Roth, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed, Allison Berkley and Kurt Sayenga.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one drama on television among adults 18-49 for the last six seasons. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Dietland,” “The Terror,” “Into the Badlands,” “Humans,” “Preacher,” “The Son,” “McMafia” and the forthcoming “Lodge 49,” “The Little Drummer Girl” and “NOS4A2.” AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking with Chris Hardwick,” “AMC Visionaries” and “Ride with Norman Reedus.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile


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Previously on Whom You Know, the Inaugural Season was Highly Recommended:




HISTORY has greenlit a second season of its Knights Templar drama series “Knightfall” with Mark Hamill (Star Wars, BAFTA-winning voice of The Joker) joining the cast and Aaron Helbing (“The Flash,” “Spartacus: War of the Damned”) on board as showrunner and executive producer, it was announced today by Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming, HISTORY. From A+E Studios, in association with Jeremy Renner’s The Combine and Midnight Radio, “Knightfall” is a tentpole of the network’s strong roster of premium drama series, including hit anchor series “Vikings” and the upcoming “Project Blue Book,” executive produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) and Michael Malarkey (“The Vampire Diaries”).

“In the face of ever-increasing competition, we’re proud of HISTORY’s track record of producing signature drama series that are epic in scope with complex characters,” said Lehrer. “Whether it’s the legendary Knights Templar, the extraordinary tale of medieval Norsemen, or the story of a formerly classified United States Air Force program investigating UFOs during the Cold War, these series reflect our commitment to bringing the defining, big canvas stories of history to life. We look forward to offering our viewers a grittier, darker ‘Knightfall’ in season two and welcoming Mark to the cast.”

Hamill will play the role of “Talus,” a battle-hardened Knight Templar veteran of the Crusades, who survived captivity for ten years in the Holy Land and is tasked with training the new initiates to the Order. Also joining the cast in season two is Tom Forbes (“The Bastard Executioner,” “Wolf Hall,” Been So Long) as “Prince Louis,” the violent and unpredictable son of King Philip and heir to the throne and Genevieve Gaunt (“The Royals”) as “Isabella,” the daughter of King Philip and well on her way to becoming the woman who history would call “the she-wolf of France.” Forbes is repped by 42 and Thruline Entertainment. Gaunt is repped by United Agents and Authentic.

Season one of “Knightfall” reached 25 million total viewers in Live + 7 across Total Day. The series is also currently the broadcast season’s #3 new drama in cable among total viewers in Live +7 delivery.

Starring Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey,” “Gunpowder”), “Knightfall” goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar, the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most precious relics. The story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now, and “Knightfall” goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks to learn who these knights were, how they lived, and what they died believing.

“Knightfall” is an A+E Studios production in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Helbing serves as showrunner and executive producer. Executive producers for Midnight Radio are Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. Don Handfield (Touchback, The Founder, Kill the Messenger) and Richard Rayner (L.A. Without A Map) serve as creators and executive producers for The Combine, with Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Jeremy Renner (American Hustle, The Hurt Locker) also serving as executive producer. Cyrus Voris (“Legends”), Ethan Reiff (“Legends”), Rick Jacobson (“Ash vs Evil Dead”) and Barry Jossen also executive produce. Arturo Interian is the executive producer for HISTORY. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Knightfall.”

About Midnight Radio
Midnight Radio is a production company started by Emmy, WGA, and Hugo Award winning writers: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. They've created and produced television for Netflix, Showtime, History, ABC, CBS, CW and Fox. They are also prolific feature writers and producers with credits including Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Con Air, Gone In 60 Seconds, Ninja Turtles, Ninja Turtles 2, High Fidelity and Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Upcoming feature projects include the sequel to Jumanji, Marvel’s Venom starring Tom Hardy, and G.I Joe for Paramount.

About A+E Studios
A+E Studios is the studio unit of the award-winning global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios creates, produces and distributes high-quality scripted programming across all networks and platforms in the A+E Networks portfolio, including Lifetime®, HISTORY®, Lifetime Movie®, and A&E IndieFilms®, as well as outside buyers. A+E Studios’ slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series and movies, including the Peabody Award-winning UnREAL; the event miniseries ROOTS, the action drama SIX, the breakout series Knightfall, and the forthcoming series Project Blue Book for HISTORY; and YOU from Greg Berlanti, premiering on September 9, as well as and the upcoming Jenji Kohan-produced series American Princess for Lifetime, among others. Following its first full production year, A+E Studios received 16 Primetime Emmy® nominations including Outstanding Limited Series for ROOTS. 

HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers,” “The Curse of Oak Island,” “Alone” as well as the hit drama series “Vikings.” The HISTORY website is located at


#SmallScreenScenes #DocumentaryNow #WhomYouKnow @IFC CATE BLANCHETT TO GUEST STAR IN IFC’S DOCUMENTARY NOW! Two-Time Academy Award® Winner to Star in “Waiting for the Artist”

Series Returns Wednesday, February 20 at 10PM with Seven All-New Episodes

IFC announced that acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, Carol) will guest star in an upcoming episode of Documentary Now!. In the previously announced episode “Waiting for the Artist,” Blanchett stars as a world-renowned performance artist who feels pressured to put on the show of her life. Created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, the Emmy®-nominated Documentary Now! is known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries. Season 52 is set to premiere Wednesday, February 20 at 10PM with seven all-new episodes airing only on IFC.

Drawing inspiration from the 2012 documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, which follows conceptual artist Abramovic as she prepares for her art exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, “Waiting for the Artist” follows internationally acclaimed performance artist Izabella Barta (Blanchett) as she prepares for a major career retrospective, while reconciling her relationship with her former lover Dimo Van Omen (Armisen) – an infamous provocateur of the art world. The episode was shot on location in Budapest, Hungary earlier this summer.

Said acting IFC General Manager, Blake Callaway, “IFC is on a bit of a roll. On the heels of two Emmy®nominations and tremendous second quarter growth, IFC now has a two-time Oscar® winner in an episode of Documentary Now!. Cate’s portrayal of an art world superstar has her doing it all: performance art, comedy, and even her own stunts.”

The twice Emmy®-nominated Documentary Now! debuted to rave reviews from critics and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its insightful take on some of the most well-known documentary films. Each episode, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. Guest stars from previous seasons include Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Maya Rudolph, John Slattery and more.

In addition to Armisen, Hader, Meyers, Thomas and Michaels, Documentary Now! is also executive produced by Alex Buono and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer. SNL’s Thomas and Buono serve as the show’s directors. John Mulaney and Erik Kenward return as consulting producers, with Alice Mathiasserving as co-executive producer and Matt Pacult serving as co-producer.

Catch up on Documentary Now! on Netflix and iTunes.

For updates on Documentary Now!, please check out:

Hashtag: #DocumentaryNow

About IFC
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series Brockmire, Stan Against Evil, Baroness von Sketch Show and Documentary Now! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.


#TerrificTakeout #PeachysPicks #PeachyDeegan @TheMarshalNYC #TheMarshal #WhomYouKnow #Manhattan @ManhattanPeachy A Peachy's Pick Since 2014, The Marshal by Charlie Marshall Summer 2018 Wood-Fired American Kitchen

Owner and Executive Chef Charlie Marshall with the Peach Cobbler!
 It's not who you know, it's WHOM YOU KNOW and Charlie Marshall knows that.
You should know you want a permanent date with the Wood Oven French Loaf he makes the minute you walk in the door, baked daily and served with freshly homemade butter!  It is going to be the best part of your day.  Note you need to order does not automatically arrive.
Don't count carbs and enjoy your life.
The Marshal was last featured last winter:
and it has been a Peachy's Pick Since 2014:
 The next summer hit not to be ignored is the Farmers Market Gazpacho!  Cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, and parsley are combined in premium chunky consistency and this cold wonder hits the spot on a hot day.  The creme fraiche is just like a "cherry on the top" but actually it is better because it is cream!
 Check out the super fresh locally sourced ingredients of the Roasted Portobello Mushroom Salad!  Baby arugula, micro mix, and polenta croutons entice you to revel in simplicity.  This usually is with goat cheese but Peachy is personally not a goat cheese person, so they left it out for us.  
 We enjoyed those mushrooms in their salad party, but what we love the most is the Three Kale Salad which has our name ALL OVER IT.  If you think you don't love salads, you clearly have not had this one!  It is salad ecstasy.  EVEN the salad dressing is pure bliss and it is one of the only salad dressings we eat at all: garlic aioli.  The watermelon radishes party in the curly, tuscan and redbor kale to make your summer superlative!
Obviously Charlie knows what he is doing and he brings you the proper fork to eat the Wood Oven Fired PEI mussels!  This does not happen everywhere.  These are large yet tender and are just thrilling to eat on a hot day and even on a cold day they will make you rejoice in the flavor of summer.  Garlic, cream, shallots, and white wine enhance these beauties and cheesey herbed bread sticks make them even better. 
 Of course they also give you a lovely silver discard bowl. 
 Another winner under appetizers are the wonderful pork meatballs!  Charlie's signature "Farm-esean" cheese joins tomato sauce and again those cheesy bread sticks to make the meatiness in cast iron even more delicious.  These will not last long and make others that join you order their own; these are far too delicious to share and they will earn your full attention. 
 Calling all human bunny rabbits like Peachy!
Farmers Market Sides at The Marshal reign for blocks as the best vegetables you could possibly order in Hell's Kitchen.  From the wild spinach that waltzes in garlic and white wine to the roasted rainbow carrots with crafted carrot top pesto, you will revel in vegetables and actually enjoy being healthy. 
 Under entrees, a carnivorous occasion of Wood Oven Roasted Meatloaf continues to prove to be one of the few meatloafs we specifically seek out at dinnertime.  Sirloin, chuck and flank steak announce this is no ordinary meatloaf, and when you consider that it is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, summer squash, carrots, kale and onion gravy, you will be bowled over with substantial flavor.
 Even better is the Bourbon Planked Arctic Char!  Why is not all fish in the city bourbon planked?  Because not every owner is Charlie Marshall, and that is what defines a great restaurant, the owner and the work they do and the pride they take.  Uber-zesty chermoula sauce proudly perches on top of the poisson, which is done just right, and baby arugula with fresh lemon and hazelnuts brighten it up. 
 Peachy and Charlie

You earn extra points for being PEACHY, and The Marshal is extremely peachy with their peach cobbler, a total must. 
The Marshal continues to be Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.



Thursday, August 16, 2018

#ReadThis #WhomYouKnow #ALegacyofSpies #JohnleCarre #leCarre A LEGACY OF SPIES by JOHN LE CARRÉ @lecarre_news @PenguinBooks #LondonPeachy #EnglandPeachy

What took us so long?!
If we knew sooner how much we'd like le Carre, we would have published on him ages ago.
Sharp.  Detailed. Careful.  Stunning.  Savor every page.
Thanks to 60 Minutes, which we watch religiously secondarily to CBS Sunday morning of course, where Peachy first worked, we learned of John le Carre and finally we picked up his newest book because we loved his interview.  Those are the two best shows in journalism.

If you also don't have CBS All Access, you can see the short version of le Carre reading this:
and here's the transcript:

le Carre is absolutely brilliant and by far the best author we have read this year; h
e is the one that must have been born secret.
We should have started out with him in 2009.
We read Legacy of Spies not once, but three times.
This is by no means a quick read.  le Carre is highly intelligent and does not miss a trick, and obviously was an ideal spy per his capabilities in real life, translated to the written word for the last several decades.  These are the most intriguing, detailed and well-woven books in this genre you can read, and we've only just begun.  Everything else seems like a cheap imitation once you've opened this author's books.  le Carre gives unprecedented humanity to the life of a spy and has a storyline layers deep that you will never guess.

Legacy of Spies is the third in a trilogy, and we intend on going back to the other two which perhaps we should have started with.  Set in the cold war, this tells you a bit of what happened before Ronald Reagan said, "Tear Down this Wall."

A beautiful garden of surreptitious splendors, A Legacy of Spies is told by protagonist Peter Guillam, and we do mean so quite literally.  From Mayflower to Tulip, scents of the underworld will enrapture you through his retelling of his past life as a spy.  For everyone that loves to watch Homeland, we think you will love this.

Through the present world of what has died from the past: jolly chatter of typewriters, unanswered telephones, clapped-out file trolley ratting (p. 22), what has not died from the past comes lurching up and slapping Peter in the face via Bunny (not a rabbit, sadly) and Laura, the nasty duo of painstaking legal trouble.  Despite his age, Bunny has an overly casual millenial-type manner, which is far from a compliment.  

Fish are meant to be filleted, files are not.  In summary, Peter must fill in the blanks to cover his back for a cause he did not scheme up and was not at fault for, but he could receive the blame.  Agents, double agents, love, murder and treachery are rampant and you can't miss a beat of the action replayed or you will have to go back and re-read.  Do not read this at a noisy beach, unless you have private beachfront property.  Turn off your phone and computer while you read this cover to cover.  Then cover to cover again.  Your own over-analyzations on top of Peter's overthinking and the exercise of his memory will keep you guessing until you have figured it all out.

Throughout, le Carre shows none of his eighty-something years except for the obvious wisdom in his possession.  His razor-sharp alacrity in style is highly laudable and matched by his suave sophistication of word placement and choice of verbiage.  His exceptional word choice dictates he is the master of the spy novel and his complex characters deliver.  le Carre knows that words mean things, and his arsenal is filled with such weapons, particularly in finer points of definitions, such as did he...her?  (p. 234, bottom).
Time to join the CIRCUS and start reading Legacy of Spies!
It's a windfall of entertainment.
Legacy of Spies is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.
Stay tuned for the le Carre hit pararde.

John le Carré was born in 1931. After attending the universities of Bern and Oxford, he taught at Eton and spent five years in the British Foreign Service. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, his third book, secured him a worldwide reputation. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

Last year, John le Carré’s A LEGACY OF SPIES was a literary sensation, landing at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and named one of the best books of 2017 by the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, among others. A LEGACY OF SPIES was the first novel in over twenty-five years to feature George Smiley, le Carré’s most famous and beloved character, and, as Kirkus Reviews put it, “the miracle is that the author can revisit his best-known story and discover layer upon layer of fresh deception beneath it.” On May 1st, A LEGACY OF SPIES will be published in paperback by Penguin Books. 

In A LEGACY OF SPIES, le Carré interweaves past with present so that each character may tell their own intense story, and has spun a single plot as ingenious and thrilling as the two predecessors on which it looks back: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. 

Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London, and involved such characters as Alec Leamas, Jim Prideaux, George Smiley and Peter Guillam himself, are to be scrutinized under disturbing criteria by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications. In a story resonating with tension, humor and moral ambivalence, le Carré and his narrator Peter Guillam present the reader with a legacy of unforgettable characters old and new. 

For more than fifty years John le Carré has written novels that have come to define our age, from his extraordinary Cold War novels to his powerful depiction of the War on Terror in his novel, A Delicate Truth. He is one of only a handful of writers whose novels have been successfully adapted for the big and small screen and whose characters have been interpreted by the greatest actors of their time: in the 1960s by Richard Burton; in the 1970s by Alec Guinness; in 2005 by Ralph Fiennes; in 2014 by Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2016, The Night Manager aired as a six-part series on AMC and became an award-winning critical hit. This fall, AMC will air the six-part TV adaptation of The Little Drummer Girl, directed by legendary filmmaker Park Chan-Wook in his television debut, which stars Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon. 

John le Carré ▪ Penguin Books ▪ ISBN: 9780735225138


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