Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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This week’s show: 2000AD Summer Special

July 30, 2018

On Wednesday August 1st at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: 2000AD Summer Special

Visions of Mega City One by Chris Weston, Boo Cook, Clint Langley, Mike McMahon and David Roach, Anderson text by Emma Bebby

Visions of Mega City One by Chris Weston, Boo Cook, Clint Langley, Mike McMahon and David Roach, Anderson text by Emma Bebby

In a two hour special edition of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to half a dozen creators who have worked on “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”. At Cartoon County, Alex talks to Boo Cook about creating memorable covers for 2000AD and creating a crossover with US comic ElephantMen, and at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Mike McMahon discusses his long tenure on the periodical, drawing Sláine and other characters.

Also, Emma Beeby discusses her new take on Judge Anderson and becoming the first woman to write Judge Dredd, and in a panel discussion at the International Comics Expo, Brighton, Alex talks to Clint Langley, David Roach, and Chris Weston about collaborating with Pat Mills and other writers on strips for the comic…

5.30pm Wednesday 1st August 2018, repeated 3pm Sunday 5th July, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

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Audio Dramatics: Reimagining Classic Doctor Who

July 25, 2018 1 Comment

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Covers of Dark Times / 1001 Nights / The Caves

Covers of Dark Times / 1001 Nights / The Caves

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.

Reimagining Classic Doctor Who: In this episode Alex talks to the writers of audio productions which reimagine the ‘Classic’ era of Doctor Who: Emma Beeby, co-writer of three official audio adventures starring Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy, Christian Erickson from Minnesotan band The Savateem, who have created a concept album called The Caves based on a classic Who serial from 1984, and Brendan Sheppard from Word of Mouth productions who has written a trio of charity audio dramas featuring the first adventures of the Doctor as a teenage boy. Originally broadcast 18th July 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: Word of Mouth Audio Dramas
Big Finish Doctor Who audio dramas co-written by Emma Beeby
The Sevateem website with info and links to download The Caves

Tomorrow’s show: Reimagining Classic Doctor Who

July 17, 2018

Tomorrow on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Reimagining Classic Doctor Who

Covers of Dark Times / 1001 Nights / The Caves

Covers of Dark Times / 1001 Nights / The Caves

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 the writers of audio productions which reimagine the ‘Classic’ era of Doctor Who: Emma Beeby, co-writer of three official audio adventures starring Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy, Christian Erickson from Minnesotan band The Savateem, who have created a concept album called The Caves based on a classic Who serial from 1984, and Brendan Sheppard from Word of Mouth productions who has written a trio of charity audio dramas featuring the first adventures of the Doctor as a teenage boy.

5.30pm Wednesday 18th July 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 24th July, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

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

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…)

Panel Borders: Summer Rabbits

July 19, 2016

Covers from A City Inside, The End of Summer and I Love this Part by Tillie Walden / The Rabbit, Artificial Flowers and Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor 2.1 by Rachael Smith

Covers from A City Inside, The End of Summer and I Love this Part by Tillie Walden / The Rabbit, Artificial Flowers and Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor 2.1 by Rachael Smith

Summer Rabbits: Continuing our two part look at the work of Avery Hill Publishing, Alex Fitch talks to Rachael Smith about her latest title The Rabbit and drawing back-up strips for Doctor Who comics, and to Tillie Walden, who discusses her work for the company including The City Inside and The End of Summer plus her Eisner Award nominated graphic novella I Love This Part.
(Panel Borders continues on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am. Originally broadcast as the second half of a Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM, 10th May 2016)

For more info and a variety of formats to stream or download this podcast, please visit archive.org

Links: Avery Hill website
Tillie Walden’s
website
Rachael Smith’s blog
Listen to Alex’s interview with Avery Hill co-publisher Dave White, publicity agent Katriona Chapman, plus artists Edie O.P., Matthew Swan, and Owen Pomery

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Pop Culture and Honor Blackman

December 29, 2015

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Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

Pop Culture and Honor Blackman: Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch explore film and pop culture. Celebrating her recent 90th birthday, in an interview recorded at the London Film Museum, Alex talks to legendary British actress Honor Blackman about Goldfinger, Doctor Who and the cult 60s series The Avengers, plus producer Sean Hogan discusses Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD, a documentary that charts the development of the seminal British comic. Also, Virginie chats to curator Helen Melody about the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the British Library, and the varying adapations of Alice on screen over the years; includes classic tracks by The Sonics, Serge Gainsbourg and Jefferson Airplane.
Fifth of the 12 Podcasts of Christmas. (more…)

Reality Check: The Ersatz Doctors part 2

December 27, 2015 1 Comment

Cover of The Third Doctor Adventures / Sylvester McCoy and Tim Treloar / Cover of Doctor Omega / Behind the scenes and cover of Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

Cover of The Third Doctor Adventures / Sylvester McCoy and Tim Treloar / Cover of Doctor Omega / Behind the scenes and cover of Doctor Who: Planet of Giants

The Ersatz Doctors part 2: Alex Fitch continues his exploration of the actors who have been hired to play incarnations of Doctor Who after the original actors have passed on.
Alex talks to John Guilor about providing a new voice for William Hartnell’s First Doctor in reconstructed ‘missing’ scenes for BBC DVDs; and to Tim Treloar about continuing the adventures of the Third Doctor in Big Finish audio plays, now that Jon Pertwee is no longer with us.

Third of the 12 Podcasts of Christmas (Originally broadcast 21st December 2015 as part of a Clear Spot on Resonance FM, recorded at ‘The Day of the Doctors 2’ convention, with thanks to Big Finish Productions) (more…)

Reality Check: The Ersatz Doctors part 1

December 25, 2015 4 Comments

David Troughton / Jon Culshaw / Covers of Survivors from Space and the Ark in Space

David Troughton / Jon Culshaw / Covers of Survivors from Space and the Ark in Space

The Ersatz Doctors part 1: Alex Fitch looks at the actors who have been hired to play incarnations of Doctor Who after the original actors have passed on or retired. While the programme has a built in fiction for the constant recasting of the lead role, fans have had a desire to still see and hear new adventures for the 1960s and 70s versions of Doctor Who, and these have begun to be made and licenced by the BBC for broadcast on digital radio, television and download.
Alex talks to impressionist Jon Culshaw about playing Tom Baker – otherwise known as the Fourth Doctor – in Dead Ringers, and audiobooks such as The Ark in Space; to actor David Troughton about channeling his father Patrick as an ersatz Second Doctor on BBC Radio 4extra

First of the 12 Podcasts of Christmas (Originally broadcast 21st December 2015 as part of a Clear Spot on Resonance FM, with thanks to BBC Audio) (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: The Ersatz Doctors

December 20, 2015

Tomorrow at 8pm on Resonance FM, Clear Spot: The Ersatz Doctors

Sylvester McCoy with Tim Treloar / Carole Ann Ford with John Guilor / David Troughton / Jon Culshaw

Sylvester McCoy with Tim Treloar / Carole Ann Ford with John Guilor / David Troughton / Jon Culshaw

In the last Clear Spot of 2015, Alex Fitch looks at the actors who have been hired to play incarnations of Doctor Who after the original actors have passed on or retired. While the programme has a built in fiction for the constant recasting of the lead role, fans have had a desire to still see and hear new adventures for the 1960s and 70s versions of Doctor Who, and these have begun to be made and licenced by the BBC for broadcast on digital radio, television and download.
Alex talks to impressionist Jon Culshaw about playing Tom Baker – otherwise known as the Fourth Doctor – in Dead Ringers, and audiobooks such as The Ark in Space; to actor David Troughton about channeling his father Patrick as an ersatz Second Doctor on BBC Radio 4extra; to John Guilor about providing a new voice for William Hartnell’s First Doctor in reconstructed ‘missing’ scenes for BBC DVDs; and to Tim Treloar about continuing the adventures of the Third Doctor in Big Finish audio plays, now that Jon Petwee is no longer with us.

8pm Monday 21st December 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Today’s show: Laureates

September 15, 2015

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Panel Borders: Laureates

Dave Gibbons in discussion with Alex Fitch at LICAF / Antrobus by Chris Riddell

Dave Gibbons in discussion with Alex Fitch at LICAF / Antrobus by Chris Riddell

Starting a new series of Panel Borders as an hour long monthly show, Alex Fitch talks to comics laureate Dave Gibbons about his early career from drawing the comic strip in Doctor Who Weekly to Watchmen, and to children’s laureate Chris Riddell about newspaper cartoons, Goth Girl and illustrating Coraline. Recorded at Lakes International Comic Art Festival and Graphic Brighton)

Panel Borders continues on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Tues 15th September, repeated 9am Wednesday 16th September 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Interview with Dave Gibbons about becoming Comics Laureate
Chris Riddell’s website
2008 video interview with Dave Gibbons

Book List: Time Lord Spin-offs

June 9, 2015

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Covers of Doctor Who spin-off books

Covers of Doctor Who spin-off books

Time Lord Spin-offs: In a show looking at new Doctor Who novels, short story antholgies and ebooks since the programme returned to television in 2005, Alex Fitch talks to novelist Alastair Reynolds about his book The Harvest of Time, and to writers / editors Jay Eales and Selina Lock about Faction Paradox, Iris Wildtyme, Senor 105 and other Gallifreyan themed titles published by Obverse and Manleigh Books in an interview recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. (Partially broadcast as a Clear Spot, 05/06/15 on Resonance FM)

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other formats you can download / stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org (more…)

Panel Borders: Roach and Collins – Doctor Who, Star Trek and other licensed comics

June 7, 2015 1 Comment

Comics by Mike Collins and David A Roach

Comics by Mike Collins and David A Roach

Roach and Collins – Doctor Who, Star Trek and other licensed comics: Concluding a month of shows comparing independent and ‘mainstream’ comics, Alex Fitch talks to British artists Mike Collins and David Roach. Collins and Roach have worked together and seperately on Doctor Who comics as penciller and inker respectively; Mike Collins has also drawn a variety of American comic books including Batman, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt and Star Trek, while David Roach is a veteran of the British periodical 2000AD, having drawn classic strips such as Nemesis the Warlock and Judge Anderson. (Recorded at Birmingham International Comic Expo / Originally broadcast as part of a Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM, 5th June 2015) (more…)

Today’s show: Ten years of new Doctor Who spin-offs

June 5, 2015 1 Comment

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Clear Spot: Ten years of new Doctor Who spin-offs

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Covers of recent Doctor Who books, animation and comics

In an hour long show looking at new Doctor Who novels, comics and animated serials since the programme returned to television in 2005, Alex Fitch talks to novelist Alastair Reynolds about his book The Harvest of Time and to writers / editors Jay Eales and Selina Lock about Faction Paradox, Iris Wildtyme, Senor 105 and other Gallifreyan themed titles published by Obverse and Manleigh Books.
Also: artists David Roach and Mike Collins discuss drawing Doctor Who comics, and writer / producer James Goss talks about the numerous animated serials featuring various incarnations of the Time Lord released on the internet and DVDs over the last decade, in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON.

8pm Friday 5th June, repeated 9am Monday 8th June 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Reality Check: Lawrence Miles

December 29, 2013 6 Comments

Novels by Lawrence Miles

Novels by Lawrence Miles

Lawrence Miles: Andrew Hickey talks to Lawrence Miles about his work, including Doctor Who novels Christmas on a Rational Planet and Alien Bodies, plus his Faction Paradox series. Andrew and Lawrence also discuss the latter’s unrealised plans for the nature of ‘The Enemy’ in the BBC Books Time War, the vaguaries of cover design and how his first book was nearly lost down the back of a cupboard!
For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: Lawrence Miles’ Beasthouse Blog and The Bestiary of Sherlock Holmes (more…)

Book List: Novelizing Doctor Who

December 12, 2013 6 Comments

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Covers of Doctor Who novels by Terrance Dicks, Mark Platt, Paul Cornell, Jenny Colgan and Tommy Donbavand

Covers of Doctor Who novels by Terrance Dicks, Mark Platt, Paul Cornell, Jenny Colgan and Tommy Donbavand

Novelizing Doctor Who: In an hour long show looking at the long tradition of Doctor Who novelizations and original novels, Alex Fitch talks to five novelists who have written books and monologues based on all eras of the show: Jenny Colgan, Paul Cornell, Tommy Donbavand, Marc Platt, and script editor (1970-1974) Terrance Dicks. Recorded in front of a live audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, Spring 2013.
(Originally broadcast 12/12/13 on Resonance FM)

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other formats you can download / stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org (more…)

Today’s show: Novelizing Doctor Who

December 12, 2013 1 Comment

Today at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Clear Spot: Novelizing Doctor Who

Covers of Doctor Who Novels by Terrance Dicks, Lawrence Miles, Marc Platt, Paul Cornell, J.T. Colgan and Tommy Donbavand

Covers of Doctor Who Novels by Terrance Dicks, Lawrence Miles, Marc Platt, Paul Cornell, J.T. Colgan and Tommy Donbavand

In an hour long show looking at the long tradition of Doctor Who novelizations and original novels, Alex Fitch talks to five novelists who have written books and monologues based on all eras of the show: Jenny Colgan, Paul Cornell, Tommy Donbavand, Marc Platt, and script editor (1970-1974) Terrance Dicks. Also, critic Andrew Hickey talks to writer Lawrence Miles about his Who novels from the late 90s and early 2000s and his spin off series Faction Paradox.

8pm, Thursday 12th December 2013, repeated 9am, Friday 13th December 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Jenny Colgan’s facebook page
Paul Cornell’s website
Tommy Donbavand’s website
Wikipedia pages on Marc Platt and Terrance Dicks
Lawrence Miles’ blog and books published by Mad Norwegian Press (more…)

Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels

November 20, 2013

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels: Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel (also the TV script editor from 1987-1989) discuss the various adventures of the Doctor in sequential art, including the ‘wilderness years’ when the show was off air in the 1990s and comics were the only continuing visual adventures of the Time Lord. Recorded May 2013 in front of a live audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, Stratford Picture House.
Originally broadcast Monday 18th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Today’s show: Doctor Who and the graphic novels

November 18, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the graphic novels

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel (also the TV script editor from 1987-1989) discuss the various adventures of the Doctor in sequential art, including the ‘wilderness years’ when the show was off air in the 1990s and comics were the only continuing visual adventures of the Time Lord.

4.30pm, Monday 18th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 21st November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)