Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Audio Dramatics: Sci-Fi Anniversaries

March 26, 2018

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Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield - Ruler of the Univere, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Ruler of the Universe, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

An hour-long bimonthly podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD / download.

Sci-Fi Anniversaries: In this episode Alex talks to actress and director Lisa Bowerman about twenty years of playing time travelling archaeologist and former Doctor Who companion Bernice Summerfield, and to producer Dirk Maggs about the fortieth anniversary series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, plus his work on audio versions of Alien and Neverwhere. Originally broadcast 21st March 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the podcast.

More info about: Bernice Summerfield and Jago and Lightfoot at bigfinish.com
Lisa Bowerman’s website
BBC microsite on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, including extended episode of Hexagonal Phase episode one
Dirk Maggs’ website
Listen to Alex’s 2008 interviews with Lisa Bowerman and Dirk Maggs

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Tomorrow’s show: Sci-Fi Anniversaries

March 20, 2018

Tomorrow on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Sci-Fi Anniversaries

Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield - Ruler of the Univere, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

Covers of Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield – Ruler of the Universe, and The Slender-Fingered Cats of Bubastis / Promo art for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase / Alien: Out of the Shadows

Continuing the new hour-long series on Resonance FM in which Alex Fitch talks to creators of audio dramas that have been broadcast on radio or released on CD and mp3 download, in a bimonthly slot alternating with the Electric Sheep Film Show.

In this episode Alex talks to actress and director Lisa Bowerman about twenty years of playing time travelling archaeologist and former Doctor Who companion Bernice Summerfield, and to producer Dirk Maggs about the fortieth anniversary series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, plus his work on audio versions of Alien and Neverwhere.

5.30pm Wednesday 21st March 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 27th March, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Audio Dramatics: Comic and Fantasy Sounds

March 19, 2018

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Cover of Dan Dare / Promo art for I, Robot / Dimension podcast art / Photo of Live performance of The Saga of the European King

Promo art for Dan Dare / I, Robot / Dimension / Saga of the European King

An hour-long bimonthly podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD / download.

Comic and Fantasy Sounds: In this episode Alex chairs a panel discussion on creating immersive audio recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, with B7 Media’s Andrew Mark Sewell and Richard Kurti, the adaptators of Dan Dare, and The Martian Chronicles, Jason Haigh-Ellery, CEO of Big Finish Productions, Christina Barsi, creator of the sci-fi narrative podcast Dimension, and Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg who produces 3D virtual reality soundscapes. Also, at Cartoon County, Tom McNally discusses comedic fantasy drama Saga of the European King. (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Comic and Fantasy Sounds

January 16, 2018

Tomorrow on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Comic and Fantasy Sounds

Cover of Dan Dare / Promo art for I, Robot / Dimension podcast art / Photo of Live performance of The Saga of the European King

Cover of Dan Dare / Promo art for I, Robot / Dimension podcast art / Photo of Live performance of The Saga of the European King

Continuing the new hour-long series on Resonance FM in which Alex Fitch talks to creators of audio dramas that have been broadcast on radio or released on CD and mp3 download, in a bimonthly slot alternating with the Electric Sheep Film Show.

In this episode Alex chairs a panel discussion on creating immersive audio recorded at the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival, with B7 Media’s Andrew Mark Sewell and Richard Kurti, the team behind audio adaptations of Dan Dare, The Martian Chronicles and I, Robot, and Jason Haigh-Ellery, CEO of Big Finish Productions who release B7 stories on CD.

Joining them are: Christina Barsi, creator of the sci-fi narrative podcast Dimension, and Charlotte Windle Mikkelborg who produces 3D soundscapes, including the virtual reality short Born into Exile screened at the first UN Special Summit on Refugees.

Also, in an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Tom McNally discusses his move from writing and publishing comics such as Semiotic Cohesion to creating a comedic fantasy podcast entitled Saga of the European King.

5.30pm Wednesday 17th January 2017, repeated 7am Tuesday 23rd January, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Audio Dramatics: Approaching Baker’s End

December 20, 2017

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Promotional image for Bakers End / Katy Manning and Colin Baker / Cover of The Happenstance Pox

Promotional image for Baker’s End / Katy Manning and Colin Baker / Cover of The Happenstance Pox

An hour-long bimonthly podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD / download.

Approaching Baker’s End: In this episode Alex talks to the cast and crew of a comedy folk horror series entitled Baker’s End and produced by Bafflegab Productions. Lead actor Colin Baker discusses playing a fictionalised version of himself, Katy Manning explores being a companion of two Bakers and one Pertwee, following the departure of Tom in this serial and her tenure as a Doctor Who companion, and Ewan Bailey talks about joining the cast as the hysterical Reverend Ailing. Also writer Paul Magrs and director Simon Barnard discuss the history and genesis of the series. Originally broadcast 15th November 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download of the podcast. (more…)

This week’s show: Approaching Baker’s End

November 13, 2017

On Wednesday 15th November at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Approaching Baker’s End

Promotional image for Bakers End / Katy Manning and Colin Baker / Cover of The Happenstance Pox

Promotional image for Baker’s End / Katy Manning and Colin Baker / Cover of The Happenstance Pox

A new hour-long bimonthly series on Resonance FM in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas that have been broadcast on radio or released on CD and mp3 download.

In this episode Alex talks to the cast and crew of a comedy folk horror series entitled Baker’s End and produced by Bafflegab Productions. Lead actor Colin Baker discusses playing a fictionalised version of himself, Katy Manning explores being a companion of two Bakers, following the departure of Tom in this serial, and Ewan Bailey talks about joining the cast as the hysterical Reverend Ailing. Also writer Paul Magrs and director Simon Barnard discuss the history and genesis of the series.

5.30pm Wednesday 15th November 2017, repeated 7am Tuesday 21st November, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)