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Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Today’s show: 42 years of The Prisoner

January 25, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Clear Spot – Not a number: 42 years of The Prisoner

clockwise from left, Number 6, painting by Simon Palmer, Patrick McGoohan on the set of Living in Harmony, Ian Rakoff at Comica, Michael Epstein and  Sophia Cacciola a.k.a. Do not forsake me oh my darling; and the cover of the novel Miss Freedom; by Andrew Cartmel

clockwise from left, 'No.6', painting by Simon Palmer, Patrick McGoohan on the set of Living in Harmony, Ian Rakoff at Comica, Michael Epstein and Sophia Cacciola a.k.a. 'Do not forsake me oh my darling' and the cover of the novel 'Miss Freedom' by Andrew Cartmel

Alex Fitch talks to a trio of creators about the influence Patrick McGoohan’s classic TV show, The Prisoner has had on their lives and work. Author and 1980s Doctor Who script editor Andrew Cartmel talks about his Prisoner novel ‘Miss Freedom’; Sophia Cacciola from the American band ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’ talks about recording an album influenced by The Prisoner, with each of the 17 tracks inspired by one of the episodes of the classic TV series; Alex interviews writer, editor and raconteur Ian Rakoff about his experiences working on The Prisoner 42 years ago including the bowdlerisation of his script for ‘Living in Harmony’ plus actress Jessica Fostekew reads from the first chapter of Andrew’s novel ‘Miss Freedom’.

8pm 25/01/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / extended Ian Rakoff podcast online now, Andrew & Sophia to follow…

Links: to follow…

Recommended events:

Ladeez love comics

6.30-8.30pm, Monday 25 January 2010
The monthly discussion group for women who enjoy comics and men who enjoy intelligent discussion with women who enjoy comics!

Guest Speaker: Karrie Fransman, creator of ‘My Peculiar World’ Comic strip

Recommended Read: ‘ Blankets’ by Craig Thompson

The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Nearest Tube: Aldgate East. Follow the exit which directs you to the Whitechapel Art Gallery
Turn LEFT out of the tube into Whitechapel High Street.
Take the first left into Osborne Street and carry straight on into Brick Lane.
Take the fourth turning on the right into Heneage Street and The Rag Factory is a little way up, on the right.

Arthur Ransom at Orbital Comics Gallery

14 January- 14 February

Orbital Comics is pleased to present British comics legend, Arthur Ranson’s, premiere exhibition, showing art spanning throughout his prolific career from 2000AD and beyond and depictions of beloved characters such as Judge Anderson, PSI and Button Man…
8 Gt Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

Comixmas exhibition

ComiXmas: When Worlds Collide is an exhibition of fantastic images from contemporary comic books and graphic novels, featuring work by the best contemporary comic book artists, along with images from past great masters of the genre. On display in the exhibition are prints reproduced at a strikingly larger scale by artists such as Osamu Tezuka, one of the fathers of Japanese manga and anime; Hergé, the Belgian creator of Tintin; Woodrow Phoenix, creator of the award winning Rumble Strip; Andrzej Klimowski, illustrator of The Master & Margarita; Reinhard Kleist, illustrator of Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness; From Hell creators Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, and many other artists. This free exhibition runs from 11 December 2009 to 6 February 2010 at the LondonPrintStudio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London.

Additionally, Paul Gravett will be hosting a free panel discussion How A Comic Is Made at the LondonPrintStudio on Thursday 21 January 2010, where you can discover the secrets behind writing and drawing comics, graphic novels and manga, revealed by creators featured in the ComiXmas Exhibition: Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal (Master and Margarita), Nana Li (Twelfth Night), Pat Mills (Nemesis, Slaine, Requiem) and Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip). Followed by book signings and reception.

More info at

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Donate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…

BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match donations by 200%!

Spend your Christmas money on Neil’s collection and donate to a good cause…

More info here

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