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Panel Borders: Searching for comics with DJ Food

February 5, 2012 6 Comments

Covers of The Search Engine and constituent EPs by Henry Flint and DJ Food

Covers of The Search Engine and constituent EPs by Henry Flint and DJ Food

Searching for comics with DJ Food: Starting a month of shows about non practitioners’ love of comics, guest presenter and DJ Robin the Fog talks to musician Strictly Kev about collaborating with Henry Flint on the artwork for his new LP The Search Engine and the three EPs that make up the release.
Robin and Kev talk about the latter’s interest in British anthologies, especially 2000AD, and how a love of comics in his formative years compliments his music production as DJ Food. The art of The Search Engine by Henry Flint and DJ Food is on display at Pure Evil Gallery, 108 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH until the end of February 2012.
(Originally broadcast 05/02/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM)
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Today’s show: Searching for comics with DJ Food

February 5, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM…

Panel Borders: Searching for comics with DJ Food

Covers of The Search Engine and constituent EPs by Henry Flint and DJ Food

Covers of The Search Engine and constituent EPs by Henry Flint and DJ Food

Starting a month of shows about non practitioners’ love of comics, guest presenter and DJ Robin the Fog talks to musician Strictly Kev about collaborating with Henry Flint on the artwork for his new LP The Search Engine and the three EPs that make up the release.
Robin and Kev talk about the latter’s interest in British anthologies, especially 2000AD, and how a love of comics in his formative years compliments his music production as DJ Food.
The art of The Search Engine by Henry Flint and DJ Food is on display at Pure Evil Gallery, 108 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH until the end of Feb 2012.
8pm, Sunday 5th February 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast of after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com.
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Panel Borders: Kid Koala’s Kult Komics

October 2, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Kid Koala’s Kult Komics

Originally broadcast 02/10/11 on Resonance FM

Cover of Space Cadet and flyer for Music to draw to by Kid Koala, drawing of Kid Koala at turntable by Andy Paterson

Cover of Space Cadet and flyer for Music to draw to by Kid Koala, drawing of Kid Koala at turntable by Andy Paterson

Starting New British Comics month on Panel Borders in its new Sunday night slot, guest presenter Robin Warren talks to Eric San, better known as Kid Koala, a world-renowned DJ, turntablist and cartoonist hailing from Montreal. Best known for a series of delightfully odd-ball albums released on the UK Ninja Tune label (often including a free comic book), 2011 has seen the publication of his second graphic novel Space Cadet, a labour of love years in the making, complete with bespoke soundtrack album. The Kid has also been travelling around presenting a series of ‘Music To Draw To’ events of late, where pens and paper are mandatory accessories and the audience sit around drawing to an ‘inspirational’ turntable set. Sketchbook in hand, DJ Robin The Fog attended the recent London leg of his tour to talk etch-boards, robots and the Canadian work-ethic.

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Kid Koala‘s website
Robin ‘The Fog’ Warren’s website
Buy Kid Koala’s Space Cadet from UK publisher, Ninja Tune records
Info about Red Material gallery, who hosted the ‘Music to draw’ to event

Recommended events:

Info about the BD Passion comics festival at the Institute Francais, Kensington, taking place on 7th-9th October

Anders Nilsen signing tour

Gosh! Comics, No. 1 Berwick Street, London, Saturday 15th October
Page 45, Nottingham, Sunday the 16th October
OK Comics, Leeds, Monday 17th October
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Today’s show: Kid Koala’s Kult Komics

October 2, 2011

Tonight on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: David B’s Kid Koala’s Kult Komics

Cover of Space Cadet and flyer for Music to draw to by Kid Koala, drawing of Kid Koala at turntable by Andy Paterson

Cover of Space Cadet and flyer for Music to draw to by Kid Koala, drawing of Kid Koala at turntable by Andy Paterson

Starting New British Comics month on Panel Borders in its new Sunday night slot, guest presenter Robin Warren talks to Eric San, better known as Kid Koala, a world-renowned DJ, turntablist and cartoonist hailing from Montreal. Best known for a series of delightfully odd-ball albums released on the UK Ninja Tune label (often including a free comic book), 2011 has seen the publication of his second graphic novel Space Cadet, a labour of love years in the making, complete with bespoke soundtrack album. The Kid has also been travelling around presenting a series of ‘Music To Draw To’ events of late, where pens and paper are mandatory accessories and the audience sit around drawing to an ‘inspirational’ turntable set. Sketchbook in hand, DJ Robin The Fog attended the recent London leg of his tour to talk etch-boards, robots and the Canadian work-ethic.

8pm, Sunday 2nd October, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Kid Koala‘s website
Robin ‘The Fog’ Warren’s website
Buy Kid Koala’s Space Cadet from UK publisher, Ninja Tune records
Info about Red Material gallery, who hosted the ‘Music to draw’ to event

Recommended events:

Info about the BD Passion comics festival at the Institute Francais, Kensington, taking place on 7th-9th October

Anders Nilsen signing tour

Gosh! Comics, No. 1 Berwick Street, London, Saturday 15th October
Page 45, Nottingham, Sunday the 16th October
OK Comics, Leeds, Monday 17th October
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Rescored: Night of the Living Dead

June 30, 2011 1 Comment

Rescored:
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Night of the Living Dead DJ set

Originally performed live 4th June 2011 at The Horse Hospital

Robin the Fog rescores Night of the Living dead (Reanimated) at The Horse Hospital, June 2011

Robin the Fog rescores Night of the Living dead (Reanimated) at The Horse Hospital, June 2011

As part of the launch of ‘The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology‘, DJ Robin the Fog performed a live rescore of Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated (1968 / 2009), adding a new experimental electronic soundtrack to the animated version of George Romero’s classic and ground breaking zombie film. If you would like to listen to the score while watching the film, it will synch with either the original version of Night of the Living Dead or the :reanimated version.

Night of the Living Dead / Reanimated

Night of the Living Dead / Reanimated

You can also stream the soundtrack in two parts as a higher quality recording from mixcloud, where there is additional information about the tracks featured in the mix – part 1 / part 2

Additionally, for your listening pleasure, Zoe Baxter has also uploaded the DJ session she performed at the ‘The End’ launch party to mixcloud, which includes tracks by Augustus Pablo, Josephine Siao, The Jellybeans and Ella Fitzgerald…

Links: Download / stream the film Night of the Living Dead (1968) from archive.org
Buy Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated [2009] on DVD from amazon.co.uk

Robin the Fog’s website and pages on Sound Cloud and Mix Cloud

Zoe Baxter’s blog http://luckykitty.blogspot.com

O.S.T.: Sesame Street special 2010

December 23, 2010

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O.S.T.: Sesame Street special 2010

Orignally broadcast 27th November 2010 on Resonance 104.4 FM

LP covers of Susan Sings Sesame Street, Multiplication Rock and The Electric Company OST

LP covers of Susan Sings Sesame Street, Multiplication Rock and The Electric Company OST

This weekly programme is dedicated to film, TV and library music, and is hosted by Jonny Trunk. But this week Jonny’s got the builders in, so long-standing OST engineer Robin the Fog is taking the hotseat to present a two-hour smorgasbord of the funky, the strange and the diabolically instructional. Features a world exclusive from Basil Kirchin, the wonderful Loretta Long, a tour of Jim Henson’s brain, an overly-perky gent known only as the K-Tel Exercise Man; an awful lot of awkward 1960s small-talk and some screaming. Also features Alex Fitch, host of Resonance’s Panel Borders show discussing the merits of Cilla Black. Fun for all the family!

Appears here ‘warts-and-all’ as it originally went out on 27/11/2010, so feel free to skip through the talky bits.

Includes tracks from the LPs ‘Susan Sings Songs from Sesame Street’, Scepter Records, (1970), ‘Multiplication Rock’, Captiol, (1973), ‘The Electric Company OST’, CTW, (1972), ‘BBC Sounds Effects vol. 13 – Sounds of Death and Horror’. BBC Records, (1977) and Les Chanteurs et L’Orchestre De Michel Triventi performing the original French version of Ulysse(s) ’31 (from ‘Hit Parade des Enfants’, label and date unknown), plus much, much more…

Recorded, mixed and edited by Robin Warren

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can download or stream, please visit www.archive.org

Links: Listen to episodes of Robin’s childrens show The Yummy Mummy School Run
Regular OST presenter Johnny Trunk’s label Trunk Records
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Reality Check: Supermarionation special

August 21, 2009 4 Comments

reality_check_logoReality Check: Supermarionation special

Gerry Anderson interview originally broadcast 16/07/09 / Francis Matthews interview originally broadcast 13/08/09 as episodes of I’m ready for my close-up on Resonance 104.4 FM

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In a special episode looking at two of the people most closely associated with classic Supermarionation TV shows, Alex Fitch and Robin Warren are talking to Francis Matthews about providing the voice of Captain Scarlet and playing cult detective Paul Temple on TV. Alex is also talking to Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson about some of his more obscure titles from Fireball XL5 to Lavender Castle

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

In association with: Sci-Fi London logo

Links: Gerry Anderson’s fan club
Wikipedia pages on Gerry Anderson, Francis Matthews, Paul Temple and Captain Scarlet
Buy the Paul Temple box set from Acorn Media
Buy Fireball XL5 and Space:1999 from Network DVD

Today’s shows: Octopi, dogs and bears / Francis Matthews

August 13, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Octopi, dogs and bears, oh my!

Lucy the Octopus by Richy K. Chandler and Harold by Henri Goldsmann have bad hair days

Lucy the Octopus by Richy K. Chandler and Harold (a dog's best friend) by Henri Goldsmann have bad hair days

Concluding children’s comics fortnight on Resonance FM, Alex Fitch talks to artists Henri Goldsmann and Richy K. Chandler about their work. Henri is the author of a new picture book – “Harold (a dog’s best friend)” – and has a successful career as a caricaturist, having dabbled in graphic novels such as “Secret Agent Spanky Sheep” on the side. Richy has produced ten terrific mini comics such as “Lucy the Octopus” and “Govinda the Meditating Rabbit” over the last couple of years which are now available in a cute bear shaped box set…
(This is the last in the current series of Strip! and the show will return in September)

5pm Thursday 13/08/09, repeated 11.30pm Sunday 16/08/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Henri Goldsmann –
Buy Henri’s books – Secret Agent Spanky Sheep / Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden / Harold (a dog’s best friend)
Henri’s website – www.bluntpencil.com
youtube video of Henri drawing
Review of Henry and the Hidden Veggie Garden

Richy K. Chandler
Richy’s myspace pages for comics and music
Watch a video of Richy constructing the mini-comics box set
Info about Richy at factorfictionpress.co.uk

also:

I’m ready for my close-up: Francis Matthews

Francis Matthew is Paul Temple while Captain Scarlet looks on

Francis Matthew is Paul Temple while Captain Scarlet looks on

To coincide with the release of the little known BBC TV adaptation of the Paul Temple mysteries on DVD, Alex Fitch and Robin Warren talk to actor Francis Matthews about his career from playing the aforementioned suave mystery writer turned detective to voicing the indestructible puppet Captain Scarlet and fighting Christopher Lee’s Rasputin in the underrated Hammer film about The Mad Monk

10.30pm Thursday 13/08/09, repeated 5pm Friday 14/08/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online at http://www.sci-fi-london.com 20/08/09…

Links:
Wikipedia pages on Francis Matthews, Paul Temple and Captain Scarlet
Buy the Paul Temple box set from Acorn Media

Panel Borders: Muppets, giant cuboid roosters and other weird creatures!

May 7, 2009 11 Comments

Panel Borders:

Muppets, giant cuboid roosters and other weird creatures!

 

Originally broadcast 07/05/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

The Muppet Show by Roger Langridge

The Muppet Show by Roger Langridge

Starting adaptation and inspiration month on the show: Alex Fitch and Robin Warren talk to two humour cartoonists – Roger Langridge and Hugh Raine (a.k.a. Shug) – about their work. Roger has just started drawing the new Muppet Show comic for Boom Studios! and has drawn the U.K. Doctor Who comic from time to time while Hugh has just completed the 37th and final issue of his comic Reet!, so Alex and Robin talk to Roger about his career so far and bringing Jim Henson’s beloved creations to the page, while Alex talks to Hugh about Northern humour, self-publishing and his influences…

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

Links: Roger Langridge’s website, blog and wikipedia page
Read Fin Fang Four at marvel.com
Boom! studios website
Read the first seven pages of The Muppet Show
Info about Boom!’s American newsstand distribution
Listen to Alex and Duncan Nott’s coversation with Mark Waid about Boom! Studios

Hugh Raine’s web, livejournal and myspace sites
Review of Shug’s comics at the Forbidden Planet International blog

Info on the UK web and mini comix Thing where these interviews were recorded
Join our facebookgroup

Comics / sci-fi news:
Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:

This weekend brings the Bristol International Comics Expo 2009
and guests including:
GARY FRANK, ALAN DAVIS, IAN GIBSON, DAVE GIBBONS, DAVID HINE, MARK BUCKINGHAM, JOHN M. BURNS, MIKE COLLINS, IAN EDGINTON, PHIL WINSLADE, GILBERT SHELTON, HUNT EMERSON, SIMON BISLEY, KEVIN O’NEILL, MIKE PLOOG, CHARLES ADLARD, SEAN PHILLIPS, and DUNCAN FEGREDO
and many more to the West of England…

A special One-Off Convention for 2009 hosted Exclusively at the RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL 9th-10th May

The Expo is sold out but the Small Press Expo 2009
on Saturday, the 9th of May at the Mercure Holland House hotel is taking plabe also in Bristol,

and features:

Darwin Story Great Graphic Give-away
250 copies of Darwin: A Graphic Biography by Simon Gurr and Eugene Byrne up for grabs!
Expo Exclusive! – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century – Rare signing by artist Kevin O’Neill
Signings by Simon Bisley, Glen Fabry, Will Simpson, Gilbert Shelton and Hunt Emerson
Guest appearance from actor Doug Bradley (Pinhead – Hellraiser)

More info at www.spexpo.co.uk and www.fantasyevents.org respectively

Today’s show: Strip! – Muppets, giant cuboid roosters and other weird creatures

May 7, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Muppets, giant cuboid roosters and other weird creatures

The Muppet Show by Roger Langridge

The Muppet Show by Roger Langridge

Starting adaptation and inspiration month on the show: Alex Fitch and Robin Warren talk to two humour cartoonists – Roger Langridge and Hugh Raine (a.k.a. Shug) – about their work. Roger has just started drawing the new Muppet Show comic for Boom Studios! and has drawn the U.K. Doctor Who comic from time to time while Hugh has just completed the 37th and final issue of his comic Reet!, so Alex and Robin talk to Roger about his career so far and bringing Jim Henson’s beloved creations to the page, while Alex talks to Hugh about Northern humour, self-publishing and his influences…

5pm 07/05/09, repeated 11.30pm 10/05/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast online tonight…

Links: Roger Langridge’s website, blog and wikipedia page
Read Fin Fang Four at marvel.com
Boom! studios website
Read the first seven pages of The Muppet Show
Info about Boom!’s American newsstand distribution
Listen to Alex and Duncan Nott’s coversation with Mark Waid about Boom! Studios

Hugh Raine’s web, livejournal and myspace sites
Review of Shug’s comics at the Forbidden Planet International blog

Info on the UK web and mini comix Thing where these interviews were recorded
Join our facebookgroup

Comics / sci-fi news:
Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:

This weekend brings the Bristol International Comics Expo 2009
and guests including:
GARY FRANK, ALAN DAVIS, IAN GIBSON, DAVE GIBBONS, DAVID HINE, MARK BUCKINGHAM, JOHN M. BURNS, MIKE COLLINS, IAN EDGINTON, PHIL WINSLADE, GILBERT SHELTON, HUNT EMERSON, SIMON BISLEY, KEVIN O’NEILL, MIKE PLOOG, CHARLES ADLARD, SEAN PHILLIPS, and DUNCAN FEGREDO
and many more to the West of England…

A special One-Off Convention for 2009 hosted Exclusively at the RAMADA PLAZA HOTEL 9th-10th May

The Expo is sold out but the Small Press Expo 2009
on Saturday, the 9th of May at the Mercure Holland House hotel is taking plabe also in Bristol,

and features:

Darwin Story Great Graphic Give-away
250 copies of Darwin: A Graphic Biography by Simon Gurr and Eugene Byrne up for grabs!
Expo Exclusive! – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century – Rare signing by artist Kevin O’Neill
Signings by Simon Bisley, Glen Fabry, Will Simpson, Gilbert Shelton and Hunt Emerson
Guest appearance from actor Doug Bradley (Pinhead – Hellraiser)

More info at www.spexpo.co.uk and www.fantasyevents.org respectively

Electric Sheep podcast: Hitchcock, Hyde and Houdini – the Magic of Classics

January 29, 2009 3 Comments

Electric Sheep podcast: Hitchcock, Hyde and Houdini – the Magic of Classics

Electric Sheep podcast:
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In an interview / Q and A recorded live at the Roxy Bar and Screen, Alex Fitch talks to magician Granville Markland about depictions of magic and magicians on the big screen, focussing on the work of Harry Houdini in such films as The Man from Beyond (1922) and the more recent blurring of fact and fiction in movies like The Prestige and The Illusionist. Also, Alex talks to musician and comedy writer Robin Warren from the band Liberation Jumpsuit about the recent BFI cinema rereleases of Hitchcock’s Notorious and Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jeckyll and Mr Hyde (1931) which combine suspense and eroticism to beguiling effect.

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org
To find out more about Electric Sheep Screenings, please click here and for the magazine, please visit www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on Hitchcock’s Notorious, Rouben Mamoulian’s Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde and Harry Houdini
Book tickets for Notorious at the BFI Southbank

Robin’s band: Liberation Jumpsuit
Download Robin’s kids radio show the Yummy Mummy School Run at http://www.archive.org
Info about Granville’s performances at the Imperial War Museum

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

Electric Sheep news:

Tom Humberstone exhibition at Orbital

The comic shop Orbital which Marc Ellerby waxed lyrical about in last week’s Panel Borders, have relocated to 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JF (previously the Photographer’s Gallery).
Orbital appropriately now also have an exhibition space, which opened with a selection of new art pages by Tom Humberstone from the latest issue of his Eagle award winning title: How to date a girl in ten days.

More info at www.orbitalcomics.com / www.ventedspleen.com

and…

After Tezuka at The Barbican

Continuing the Barbican’s current multimedia celebration of the art of classic manga artist Osamu Tezaka, there are screenings of Black Jack + Q&A with Helen McCarthy Akira, and Phoenix: Immutable Conclusion this weekend 31st Jan & 1st Feb.

More info at www.barbican.org.uk

Electric Sheep podcast: Zoo (and A)

June 13, 2008 1 Comment

Electric Sheep podcast: Zoo (and A)

Alex Fitch talks to Hannah Patterson about Zoo at the Prince Charles Cinema, photo by Robin WarrenAn episode of The Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast – Alex Fitch discusses the new documentary ‘Zoo’ with magazine critic and writer Hannah Patterson (Sight and Sound / Vertigo magazines). Alex and Hannah look at the various topics raised by the film both moral and aesthetic, and field questions from the audience in a Q & A that was recorded live at the Prince Charles Cinema in London by Robin Warren (Liberation Jumpsuit / Resonance FM).

indiewire.com said about the film: “Watching ‘Zoo’ feels like spending a fall evening out amongst massive evergreens watching the light die from the sky: comfortingly beautiful, but somehow dangerous as well.”

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… (mp3 format, 27mins / 26.4mb)

Links: Electric Sheep Magazine
IMDb and wikipedia pages on the film
indiewire.com review of the film and interview with the director
Robin’s band: Liberation Jumpsuit

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

Electric Sheep podcast: Modern silent movies

May 18, 2008

Electric Sheep podcast: Modern silent movies

A new series of Electric Sheep Magazine podcasts begins with a chat between Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy about the phenomenon of modern silent movies (or rather films without dialogue), inspired by the release of the new Argentine fantasy movie ‘La Antena’. Other films discussed include early surrealist films, the work of Guy Maddin and the last film written by Ed Wood – ‘I woke up early the day I died’. The episode was recorded at Resonance FM by Robin Warren.
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… (mp3 format, 27mins / 25.8mb)
Links: Electric Sheep Magazine
Screening times of La Antena at the ICA
Robin’s band: Liberation Jumpsuit

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

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