Panel Borders and other podcasts

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 www.resonancefm.com / 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
http://www.karriefransman.com

Recommended Read: ‘ Blankets’ by Craig Thompson

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

Directions:
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 www.londonprintstudio.org.uk

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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Reality Check: Predicting the present with Cory Doctorow

September 25, 2009 3 Comments

Reality Check:
Reality Check logo

Predicting the present with Cory Doctorow

Photo of Cory Doctorow by Joi Ito (joi.ito.com), licensed CC-BY

Photo of Cory Doctorow by Joi Ito (joi.ito.com), licensed CC-BY

In the latest episode of Reality Check, Sci-Fi London’s fortnightly podcast, Alex Fitch talks to writer Cory Doctorow about his work, focussing on his novel Little Brother and short story collection Over Clocked.
Alex and Cory also talk about the latter’s interest in technology and disseminating information plus the kinds of science fiction that interested him as a developing writer from George Orwell to William Gibson.
The podcast includes Jessica Fostekew‘s reading of his short story Printcrime….

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London

In association with: Sci-Fi London logo

Links: More info about Cory’s work can be found at his website www.craphound.com
Also read his essays and technology links at www.boingboing.net
Read PrintCrime online at www.craphound.com/overclocked
Check out Jess’ CV online at www.comedycv.co.uk/jessicafostekew
Visit Joi Ito’s website who photographed Cory Doctorow (shared under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence)

Today’s show: Predicting the present with Cory Doctorow

September 25, 2009

Midi Clear spot: Predicting the present with Cory Doctorow

Photo of Cory Doctorow by Joi Ito (joi.ito.com), licensed CC-BY

Photo of Cory Doctorow by Joi Ito (joi.ito.com), licensed CC-BY

In a one off half hour show on Resonance FM, Alex Fitch talks to writer Cory Doctorow about his work, focussing on his novel Little Brother and short story collection Over Clocked.
Alex and Cory also talk about the latter’s interest in technology and disseminating information plus the kinds of science fiction that interested him as a developing writer from George Orwell to William Gibson.
The podcast includes Jessica Fostekew‘s reading of his short story Printcrime….

10pm 25/09/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online now at Sci-Fi London

In association with: Sci-Fi London logo

Links: More info about Cory’s work can be found at his website www.craphound.com
Also read his essays and technology links at www.boingboing.net
Read PrintCrime online at www.craphound.com/overclocked
Check out Jess’ CV online at www.comedycv.co.uk/jessicafostekew
Visit Joi Ito’s website who photographed Cory Doctorow (shared under a Creative Commons CC-BY licence)

SF / comics news:

London comic book signings…

Bryan Talbot: promoting his new graphic novel – “Grandville”, on Sunday 27th September, 2pm – 4pm at Orbital Comics, off Charing Cross Road.

Joe Sacco: a rare opportunity to get graphic novels such as the award-winning Palestine, Safe Area Goražde, The Fixer, and War’s End signed by the man himself so don’t miss it! Gosh! comics, Great Russel Street, opposite The British Museum on Wednesday the 30th of September from 5 to 7pm

We Are Words + Pictures Market Stall

We Are Words + Pictures are pleased to announce that their first stall date will be Sunday 27th September in Brick Lane’s new Tea Rooms market, just around the corner from the old Truman Brewery. Comics by Julia Scheele, Matthew Sheret and others + original artwork by Tom Humberstone

More info at www.wearewordsandpictures.com

The Spider Moon on stage

Experience a whole new landscape of vibrant colour, breathtaking adventure and thrilling animation in a show to live on in the memory…The world premiere of Kate Brown’s adventure created for The DFC and now taking the journey of Bekka to an all new level in a heroic epic of discovery, magic and conflict set as an entire world moves towards doomsday.
The Spider Moon celebrates Playbox Theatre’s 10 years at The Dream Factory in Warwick, West Midlands.
Performances:
Friday 25th September / Saturday 26th September, Thursday 1st October, Friday 2nd October, Saturday 3rd October
Tickets: £10.50, £7.50 concessions
More info: http://www.playboxtheatre.com
(more…)

Electric Sheep podcast: World Cinema, Spring 2009

April 16, 2009 2 Comments

Electric Sheep podcast: World Cinema, Spring 2009

Electric Sheep podcast:
Electric Sheep podcast logo

Interviews originally broadcast 26/03/09 on www.resonancefm.com

Paolo Sorrentino directs Il Divo

Paolo Sorrentino directs Il Divo

In the latest edition of the Electric Sheep Magazine podcast, we’re looking at recent world and art-house cinema releases on DVD and in cinemas. Alex Fitch interviews the director (Christophe Van Rompaey) and star (Jurgen Delnaet) of the new Belgian rom-com Moscow, Belgium / Aanrijding in Moscou, while Jessica Fostekew talks to director Paolo Sorrentino about his new film Il Divo, which chronicles the life of former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti who has been tried for murder and ties to the Mafia, but acquitted due to the 24 year gap of getting the case before the courts.

Also, Alex reviews the Spanish Science Fiction thriller Timecrimes / Los cronocrímenes and our new reviewer David Warwick looks at the new DVD of Geoffrey Malins’ The Battle of the Somme (1916).

For more info about the variety of formats you can download this podcast in / stream, please visit www.archive.org

Links: IMDb pages on Il Divo, Moscow, Belgium, The Battle of the Somme and Timecrimes
Il Divo, Moscow, Belgium, Timecrimes and The Battle of the Somme official websites
Wikipedia pages on
Giulio Andreotti, Il Divo and Moscow, Belgium

Listen to Alex’s interview with Toby Haggith (Imperial War Museum) and Andrew Robertshaw (National Army Museum) about the restoration of The Battle of the Somme
European Cinema info site
Londonnet’s guide to all the times and locations of all films currently showing in the Capital’s cinemas
Listen to Jess deliver a Sweeney Todd monologue
Jess’ pages at
spotlight.com, castingcallpro.com and comedycv.co.uk

Jess’s film reviews: in (electronic) print and podcast

Today’s shows: Daredevil by Maleev & Irvine / New World Cinema

March 26, 2009 5 Comments

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Daredevil by Alex Maleev and Alex Irvine

Daredevil by Alex Maleev

Daredevil by Alex Maleev

Classic heroes month continues on Strip! with a look at the red-suited vigilante Daredevil – blind lawyer by day and superhero by night. Trying to break the record for the largest number of people called Alex in any one episode of the show, Alex Fitch talks to the Bulgarian artist Alex Maleev who with writer Brian Bendis brought the periodical back to the forefront of Marvel Comics’ line in an award winning four year run on the title in the mid 2000s. Alex also talks to novelist Alex Irvine whose anachronistic reimagining of the comic – Dardevil Noir – starts next month and combines the Chandleresque storytelling of Frank Miller’s iconic run on the title with the look and feel of classic Film Noir, relocating the adventures of Matt Murdock to Hell’s Kitchen in the 1930s…

5pm 26/03/09, repeated 11.30pm 29/03/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on Daredevil, Alex Maleev and Alex Irvine
Daredevil and Alex Maleev fansites
Alex Irvine’s blog and website
Read the first five pages of Daredevil Noir at www.comicbookresources.com

also:

I’m ready for my close-up extra: New World Cinema

Paolo Sorrentino directs Il Divo

Paolo Sorrentino directs Il Divo

In a special extra edition of I’m ready for my close-up, heralding the start of Spring, Alex Fitch and Jessica Fostekew look at two new critically acclaimed World Cinema releases. Alex interviews the director (Christophe Van Rompaey) and star (Jurgen Delnaet) of the new Belgian rom-com “Moscow, Belgium / Aanrijding in Moscou“, while Jess talks to director Paolo Sorrentino about his new film “Il Divo“, which chronicles the life of former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti who has been tried for murder and ties to the Mafia, but acquitted due to the 24 year gap of getting the case before the courts.
(N.B. this is an extra edition of IRFMCU in addition to the regular 10.30pm show)

6pm 26/03/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast 31/03/09 at www. electricsheepmagazine.wordpress.com

Links: IMDb pages on Il Divo and Moscow, Belgium
Il Divo and Moscow, Belgium official websites
Wikipedia pages on
Giulio Andreotti, Il Divo and Moscow, Belgium
European Cinema info site
Londonnet’s guide to all the times and locations of all films currently showing in the Capital’s cinemas
Listen to Jess’ previous appearance on IRFMCU: delivering a Sweeney Todd monologue
Jess’ pages at
spotlight.com, castingcallpro.com and comedycv.co.uk

Jess’s film reviews: in (electronic) print and podcast

 

 

Podcast: Art House cinema podcast, Winter ’07 / ’08

April 3, 2008 2 Comments

Yup, it’s Electric Sheep Magazine & Resonance FM‘s latest Art House cinema podcast featuring reviews of films released last autumn at ‘Art House’ cinemas in London… This show is presented by Alex Fitch with contributions from Virginie Sélavy (editor of Electric Sheep Magazine) , comedienne Jessica Fostekew and beloved Resonance FM engineer (and electronic musician) Robin Warren… Featuring reviews of Jesus Camp, KM31 / Kilometro treinta y uno, Southland Tales, The Saragossa Manuscript, The Kite Runner, Paranoid Park, 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, Dan in real life, No country for old men, Our daily bread / Unser taglich brot and Sweeney Todd: The demon barber of Fleet Street. In this episode there’s also an exclusive interviews with Rigoberto Castaneda about his film KM31 and there’s an extract from Jessica Fostekew’s performance of the monologue Looking for Sweeney Todd. This is a hour long special edition.

You can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer…

Links: You can read print versions of the reviews in Electric Sheep Magazine
Londonnet‘s guide to all the times and locations of all films currently showing in the Capital’s cinemas
Listen to Jess’ complete Sweeney Todd monologue
Robin’s band: Liberation Jumpsuit
(mp3 format, 61mins / 58.9mb)

I’m ready for my close-up: Looking for Sweeney Todd

February 24, 2008 8 Comments

I’m ready for my close-up: Looking for Sweeney Todd Originally broadcast 21/02/08

Thursday’s show is now available to download now…(mp3 format, 27.4mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Links: Jess’ pages at spotlight.com, castingcallpro.com and comedycv.co.ukJess’s film reviews: in (electronic) print and podcast

Robin’s band: Liberation Jumpsuit

Sweeney links… to follow

Tonight’s show: Looking for Sweeney Todd

February 21, 2008 2 Comments

Today at 10.30pm on Resonance 104.4FM – I’m ready for my close-up: Looking for Sweeney Todd

Recently brought to the attention of a new generation of media consumers through Tim Burton’s adaptation of the musical “Sweeney Todd: The demon barber of Fleet Street“, Todd has been terrifying Londoners for over 160 years. In a monologue written by Alex Fitch, comedienne Jessica Fostekew takes us on a tour of Sweeney’s haunts both actual and real from his birth in folklore and “penny dreadfuls” to his reincarnation as the star of biographies reprinted in the Daily Mail and a grand guignol avatar in the form of Johnny Depp. Jess and Alex try to sort out the facts of Sweeney’s “life” from the fiction through a literary landscape littered with comic strips, tabloid preoccupations and rivers running red with blood…

Performed by Jessica Fostekew, written by Alex Fitch, Edited by Robin Warren

104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at https://panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Jess’ pages at spotlight.com, castingcallpro.com and comedycv.co.uk

Jess’s film reviews: in (electronic) print and podcast

Robin’s band:Liberation JumpsuitSweeney links… to follow

Podcast: Art House cinema podcast, Autumn ’07

January 25, 2008 2 Comments

Finally, it’s Electric Sheep Magazine & Resonance FM‘s latest Art House cinema podcast featuring reviews of films released last autumn at ‘Art House’ cinemas in London… This show is presented by Alex Fitch with contributions from Virginie Sélavy (editor of Electric Sheep Magazine) , comedienne Jessica Fostekew and Sean Price… Featuring reviews of Daywatch, Control, The Counterfeiters, Princess, Blame it on Fidel, 30 Days of night, Never Apologise, Planet Terror and Weirdsville. In this episode there’s also exclusive interviews with Anders Morgenthaler (Princess), Malcolm McDowell & Mike Kaplan (Never Apologise – a personal visit with Lindsay Anderson). This is a hour long special edition.

You can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer…

Links: You can read print versions of the reviews in Electric Sheep Magazine
Londonnet‘s guide to all the times and locations of all films currently showing in the Capital’s cinemas
Watch Alex’s complete interview with Malcolm McDowell & Mike Kaplan
Further screenings of Never Apologize throughout the U.K.
(mp3 format, 58mins / 55.3mb)

Podcast: Art House cinema podcast, July ’07

July 31, 2007 2 Comments

Yes, we know it’s really late again, but you can now hear Resonance FM‘s latest Art House cinema podcast featuring reviews of films released this month at ‘Art House’ cinemas in London and is presented by Alex Fitch, Virginie Sélavy (editor of Electric Sheep Magazine) and Jessica Fostekew (a member of the comedy improv group The Institute, who is in a variety of shows at the Edinburgh festival)…

You can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer…

Films reviewed include Edmond, Taxidermia, Buy it now and Running Stumbled.

Links: You can read print versions of Jess and Alex’s reviews at www.backprojection.com and Virginie’s in Electric Sheep Magazine
More info about what’s on at the ICA

(mp3 format, 30mins / 29.3mb)

Podcast: Art House cinema podcast, June ’07

June 30, 2007

It’s finally time for this month’s Art House cinema podcast featuring reviews of films released this month at ‘Art House’ cinemas in London… Presented by Alex Fitch and Jessica Fostekew, a member of the comedy improv group The Institute, who has recently completed an acclaimed 6 week run in the reknowned News Revue and will soon be appearing at the Edinburgh festival…

You can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer…

Films reviewed include Water, Black Gold and Tell no one / Ne le dis a personne.

Links: You can read print versions of the reviews at www.backprojection.com

(mp3 format, 23mins / 32.8mb)

Podcast: The Curzon cinemas podcast #02, May ’07

May 23, 2007

It’s finally time for The Curzon cinemas podcast #2 featuring reviews of films released this month at the five cinemas in the Curzon network… Presented by Alex Fitch and our new co-host Jessica Fostekew, a member of the comedy improv group The Institute, who has just completed an acclaimed 6 week run in the reknowned News Revue

The show went live on May 21st 2007 and is available from a variety of sources.
If you have itunes installed on your computer, you can download the show by clicking here or visit the Curzon Podcast homepage at itunes here

If you don’t have itunes installed on your computer you can stream the show by clicking here and pressing the play button or right click here to save the mp3 file direct to your computer…

Films reviewed include Night of the Sunflowers, Jindabyne and Joe Strummer: The future is unwritten.

Links: You can read print versions of the reviews at www.backprojection.com
Visit the Curzon’s myspace page and website

(mp3 format, 14mins / 12.8mb)