Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s shows: The Fate of Eddie Campbell, Peter Greenaway, Ear Cinema and silent horror!

October 30, 2008 8 Comments

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip: Eddie Campbell – the life and many deaths of the artist

In the fourth of four episodes of Panel Borders looking at the work of artist Eddie Campbell, Alex Fitch talks to Eddie about his books The Fate of the Artist, The Black Diamond Detective Agency and The Amazing, Remarkable Monsieur Leotard. Alex and Eddie also touch on film to comic adaptations and vice versa and the lack of heroes at the beginning on the twenty first century via consideration of his comics From Hell, Bacchus and Alec
(With thanks to Oli Smith for putting Alex in touch with Eddie Campbell)

5pm 30/10/08 Resonance 104.4 FM,
repeated 11.30pm 02/11/08

Clear Spot: Silent horror, cinema of the Ear and murder mysteries in paint

In a special Devil’s night broadcast Alex Fitch talks to Peter Greenaway about his new film Nightwatching which postulates that Rembrandt hid the clues to a murder mystery in one of his most famous paintings. Alex also talks to Robert Rider (cinema programmer at the Barbican) about his season of silent horror films that continues tonight with The Man who Laughs and to Wajid Yaseen about his spooky theatre experience Late Noon Sun which combines cinema projection and performance to unsettling effect.
(With thanks to the Raindance film festival for organising the interview with Peter Greenaway.)

8pm 30/10/08 Resonance 104.4 FM

Eddie Campbell – Eddie’s blog
First Second books, publishers of Eddie’s three most recent books
Wikipedia page on Eddie Campbell
Buy From Hell from (U.S) or Knockabout comics (U.K.), who also stock Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s other collaboration: ‘A disease of language’
Listen to Oz Comics’ Grant Stone talk to Eddie about The Fate of the artist

Robert RiderSilent horror films and Met Opera at the Barbican
Daily Telegraph article about silents at The Barbican
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Robert Rider and previous podcasts on silent movies

Peter GreenawayInfo on the Raindance screening of Nightwatching
IMDb page on Nightwatching
Wikipedia pages on Peter Greenaway, Rembrant’s Nightwatch and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Wajid Yaseen His cinema / theatre group’s website including info on Late Noon Sun
Buy tickets to see Late Noon Sun at the ICA
Wikipedia page on “3D Sound”

I’m ready for my close-up: Silent horror and cinematic opera

October 29, 2008 2 Comments

I’m ready for my close-upSilent horror and cinematic opera
to be broadcast on 30/10/08 as part of the 8pm Clear Spot on Resonance FM

A special podcast episode of I’m ready for my close-up: Alex Fitch talks to Robert Rider, cinema programmer at the Barbican centre in London about their season of silent horror films which includes such films as Der Golem and The Man who laughs with scores that range from classic piano accompaniment to DJ mixing. Alex and Richard also talk about the centre’s presentations of New York Met. operas such as “Doctor Atomic” and Robert Lapage’s production of “The Damnation of Faust”.

The home of the audio podcast can be found at

Links: Info on screenings of Barbican screenings of silent horror films and New York Met. operas
Daily Telegraph article about silents at The Barbican
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Robert Rider and previous podcasts on silent movies

Podcast: Cult entertainment for Autumn

October 8, 2007 2 Comments

Thursday night’s show is now ready to download
(mp3 format, 28.7mb)

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

Tonight’s show: Cult entertainment for Autumn

October 4, 2007

Tonight on “I’m ready for my close-up” at 10.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Alex Fitch is talking to two programmers of very different kinds of cult entertainment.
Robert Rider is a programmer at the Barbican cinema in London which has gained reknown for a variety of different events and festivals throughout the year. Today sees the start of their Brazillian film festival and November the yearly Children’s film festival not to mention regular screenings of Silent movies with live accompaniment and their regular Anime slot.
Alex Geairns is a director of the Cult TV festival taking place in Oxfordshire from the 19th to the 22nd of October which is a gathering of fans, creators and stars of Cult TV from the 1960s to the present day and features such guests as Sylvia Anderson (co-creator of Thunderbirds), Matthew Graham (creator of Life on Mars) and Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear in Starsky & Hutch)…

Links: Guide to the Cult TV weekend
Film homepage at The Barbican