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Best podcasts about bbc tv

Latest podcast episodes about bbc tv

Last Word
Janice Long (pictured), Marvin Hagler, Esther Bejarano, Leslie Bricusse

Last Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 28:04


Julian Worricker on Janice Long, the pioneering female DJ who was heard on Radios 1 and 2 and was a familiar face on Top of the Pops. “Marvellous” Marvin Hagler, one of the greatest middleweight boxing champions of all time. Esther Bejarano, one of the last survivors of the Auschwitz women's orchestra who devoted her life to campaigning against racism. Leslie Bricusse OBE, the prolific songwriter behind dozens of hits for stage and screen, including songs for the Bond films, Willy Wonka and Doctor Dolittle. Producer: Dan Hardoon Interviewed guest: Annie Nightingale CBE Interviewed guest: Peter “Hooky” Hook Interviewed guest: Sugar Ray Leonard Interviewed guest: John McDonald Interviewed guest: Antonella Romeo Interviewed guest: Kutlu Yurtseven Interviewed guest: Evie Bricusse Interviewed guest: Dame Joan Collins Interviewed guest: Craig McLean Archive clips from: YouTube, Janice Long Radio 2 Presenter on 3-2-1 in 1978; YouTube, Janice Long 1986 interview with Billy Jam 10/09/2020; Top of the Pops, BBC1 07/03/1985; Rob Bonnett interview with Marvin Hagler, BBC TV 11/06/2005; On Side, BBC1 09/03/1998; YouTube, Marvin Hagler vs Alan Minter 1980, Fight Collective 07/03/2021; YouTube, Marvin Hagler vs Sugar Ray Leonard, Top Rank Boxing 06/04/2020; YouTube, Esther Bejarano & Coincidence, ‘Mir Lebn Ejbig'; BBC4, Shooting the War: Women 03/02/2010; YouTube, Kölner Treff - Mit Jeanette Hain und Esther Bejarano 30/03/2019; Esther Bejarano & Microphone Mafia, ‘Avanti Popolo'; BBC Radio 2, Graham Norton 05/11/2017.

Balancing Acts
Remi Nicole on balancing Motherhood with her music and filmmaking career

Balancing Acts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 61:41


Remi Nicole is a writer, director and performer.A native of Holloway, North London, Remi grew up fired by a passion for story-telling, which she explored by endlessly writing music, fiction, plays and poetry. After training as an actress at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama, she graduated in 2004 then swiftly landed a variety of stage roles including Two Step and Playboy of the West Indies before becoming a regular cast member in BBC TV series Hyperdrive alongside Miranda Hart plus appearances on ITV's William and Mary, The Bill and Holby City (BBC). Known in British fashion circles for her effortless style, Remi went on to guest co-present Freshly Squeezed with Nick Grimshaw in 2007 but it was in the music industry that she became best known, fast cementing her status as a respected singer/songwriter.Garnering widespread and global acclaim from Vogue, MTV, The Guardian and more, Remi became the centre of an A&R bidding war after releasing her first demo. Signing with Island Records, Remi released her debut guitar-based, frank-talking pop album My Conscience and I in 2007, which encapsulated observational wit and relatable real life tales of dead-end jobs, failed relationships and urban London life.Illustrating her natural passion for singing live, Remi has toured with the late, great Amy Winehouse and performed at festivals, namely Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival, V and T4 at the Beach. In 2009 she released her second album, Cupid Shoot Me, then signed a new publishing deal with Sony ATV before exploring other creative avenues - launching a clothing line, modelling for international brands including Nike and art directing fashion photographic shoots.Remi subsequently moved to LA where she transitioned into writing and directing and created Lit By The Moon, an eight-part drama television series. The plot chronicles Remi's own experience of moving to California and follows a female British singer with an unfaltering belief in the American dream. Now 37 and a Mother of two, Remi has returned to London and is focussing her creative energy on writing and directing and has a number of projects in development.Happy listening :)SteveSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/balancing-acts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Front Row
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Sarah Phelps, puppetry on stage

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 42:26


Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, which transforms a West End theatre into a Berlin night club in the late 1920s, stars Eddie Redmayne as the Emcee and Jessie Buckley as chanteuse Sally Bowles. Alice Saville reviews the show. Screenwriter Sarah Phelps discusses her new BBC TV series A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany, which tells the true story of the divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in 1963, one of the most notorious, extraordinary, and brutal legal cases of the 20th century. We remember the author Anne Rice who has died aged 80. Rice is best known for her gothic novels, including Interview with the Vampire, which was made into a film starring Tom Cruise. From the Front Row archives from 2012, Anne Rice discusses the sensuality of the vampires in her novels, her parallel career writing erotic fiction and her relationship with Christianity. Elephants, a lion, a tiger...animals are stampeding across our stages...in the form of puppets, large and small. Samira Ahmed discusses the reasons for the arrival of this menagerie and the role of puppets in contemporary theatre, with three leading puppetry specialists whose shows include The Magician's Elephant, Life of Pi, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Presenter Samira Ahmed Producer Olivia Skinner

This Is Rad!
Matt Berry

This Is Rad!

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 151:46


This week Kyle and Matthew welcome the hilarious Virginia Jones to discuss the multi-talented comedian and musician Matt Berry. We chat about his incredible run of BBC TV show, his crazy music career, and his generation of British comedy. Plus, Virginia is from Texas so Burnside gets to ask some King of the Hill questions and Kyle gets stories about the Butthole Surfers.   Weekly Rads: Kyle - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (movies) Matt - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (movie) Virginia - Academy Museum (museum)   Tales from an Analog Future issue 1 (Early Access Edition) Get it HERE: https://gumroad.com/analogfuturecomic   Go to www.Patreon.com/thisisrad and subscribe to send in questions for our Listener Questions episodes, to get exclusive bonus episodes, extra content, and access to the This Is Rad Discord server!   Check out our merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/this-is-rad  Also! Check out march for Kyle's record label Radland Records https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/4109261-radland-logo  Also! Laura started an online store for her art! Go buy all of her stuff!!!https://www.teepublic.com/stores/lmknight?utm_campaign=8178&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=lmknight   Follow us on social media or whatever! Twitter: @ThisIsRadPod @kyleclarkisrad @MatthewBurnside @LMKnightArt Instagram: @thisisradpodcast Tumblr: thisisradpod.tumblr.com http://www.thisisradpodcast.com Bonus Social Media! Kyle's Horror Podcast Everything is Scary with Jen Saunderson @podscary (Twitter) Kyle's Comic “Tales from an Analog Future” @analogfuturecomic (Instagram) Kyle's Record label Radland Records @radlandrecords (Instagram)

Fast Keto with Ketogenic Girl
The End of Sugar & Carb Addiction with Dr. Jen Unwin

Fast Keto with Ketogenic Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 60:47


Hi friends! Sign up for the TONE Exclusive VIP Access List here: www.ketogenicgirl.com This episode is all about sugar, addiction, and recovery. Dr. Unwin has a brand new book out called Fork in the Road: A Hopeful Guide to Food Freedom. Dr Jen Unwin has spent her professional life interested in the role of hope in chronic disease and how it can be used to bring about behaviour change and improve quality of life. Her insights teamed up perfectly with Dr David Unwin's interests in bringing about drug-free type 2 diabetes remission. For six years they have been running group sessions in primary care to achieve just that, so far for 71 patients, saving considerable amounts on de-prescribed drugs. This combination has also worked on-line, 450,000 people have done the low carb program they helped Diabetes.co.uk design. Both doctors were featured in a BBC TV documentary ‘The truth about carbs' that was seen by 3.7 million viewers.   Visit Dr. Jen Unwin's website: https://forkintheroad.co.uk/ Link to join the facebook group for the podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2017506024952802/ Follow Vanessa on instagram to see her meals, recipes, informative posts and much more! Click here @ketogenicgirl Try the Higher Protein Keto Meal Plans & Coaching: https://www.ketogenicgirl.com Special thank you to Fast Keto sponsors: Introducing a breakthrough NEW digestive product called kApex® by BiOptimizers! kApex® is designed to rev up your cellular metabolism, which boosts your energy and capacity to burn fat as fuel.  Combined with a solid diet and workout plan, this combination of nutrients delivers a powerful boost in your ability to shed weight and reach your body composition goals.  VISIT www.kenergize.com/fastketo10 and use the code FASTKETO for 10% off any order! That's www.kenergize.com/fastketo10 with the code FASTKETO. - This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox™ ! They make sure their members are taken care of! This holiday, ButcherBox is proud to give new members Bacon For Life + up to $100 off. Just go to ButcherBox.com/FASTKETO to sign up. That's ButcherBox.com/FASTKETO to receive Bacon For Life + up to $100 off in your first box! - Prior to beginning a ketogenic diet you should undergo a health screening with your physician to confirm that a ketogenic diet is suitable for you and to rule out any conditions and contraindications that may pose risks or are incompatible with a ketogenic diet, including by way of example: conditions affecting the kidneys, liver or pancreas; muscular dystrophy; pregnancy; breast-feeding; being underweight; eating disorders; any health condition that requires a special diet [other conditions or contraindications]; hypoglycemia; or type 1 diabetes. A ketogenic diet may or may not be appropriate if you have type 2 diabetes, so you must consult with your physician if you have this condition. Anyone under the age of 18 should consult with their physician and their parents or legal guardian before beginning such a diet]. Use of Ketogenic Girl videos are subject to the Ketogenicgirl.com Terms of Use and Medical Disclaimer. All rights reserved. If you do not agree with these terms, do not listen to, or view any Ketogenic Girl podcasts or videos.

Last Word
Stephen Sondheim (pictured), Sir Frank Williams, Jo-Carroll Dennison

Last Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 28:09


Matthew Bannister on Stephen Sondheim, the acclaimed composer and lyricist who revolutionised the stage musical. We have a tribute from Imelda Staunton who gave award-winning performances in some of his finest roles. Sir Frank Williams, the Formula One motor racing team owner who continued to enjoy great success after breaking his neck in a car crash that left him quadriplegic. His close friend and colleague Sir Patrick Head recalls their long working relationship. Jo-Carroll Dennison, the oldest surviving winner of the Miss America beauty contest and one of the first to object to the swim suit round. Producer: Neil George Interviewed guest: David Benedict and to actor Interviewed guest: Imelda Staunton Interviewed guest: Simon Taylor. Interviewed guest: Jenny Kirchner Interviewed guest: Evan Mills Archive clips used: BBC TV, The Late Show: Face to Face - Stephen Sondheim 09/10/1995; BBC Radio 4, Desert Island Discs - Stephen Sondheim 31/12/2000; BBC Sound Archive, Frank Williams Interview 12/07/1980; BBC One, News 29/11/2021; BBC Radio 1Xtra, Newsbeat 29/11/2021; Watershed Pictures/Formula One Constructors Association, Mansell & Williams 1992; BBC 5Live, News 29/11/2021; BBC Radio 4, Sport On Four 20/09/1986; YouTube, Crash Aftermath - F1 1994 San Marino; BBC One, Six o' Clock News 29/10/1997; BBC Radio 4, Today programme 29/11/2021; Justin Johnson/YouTube Channel, Delta Blues on the Weissenborn Lap Slide Guitar 20/08/2021; British Pathé, Miss America 1940; Miss America Organization/Evan Mills, Jo-Carroll Dennison 100th Anniversary Gala Speech 07/09/2021; Kenco Productions/CBS Television Network, The Phil Silvers Show 1955; Columbia Pictures, Trailer for the Jolson Story 1946; Alliance Productions, Trailer for Prehistoric Women 1950; Television Corporation of America, Abbott and Costello Show S1 E24 The Actors' Home 1953.

The Rough Cut
Dune: Hans Zimmer and Joe Walker ACE

The Rough Cut

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 52:45


Hans Zimmer and Joe Walker ACE Long time friends and collaborators, Hans Zimmer and Joe Walker ACE have had the pleasure of working together on five feature films.  Their first was Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, followed up by Dune director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049.  After that came Widows (again with McQueen), Dune and their upcoming film, The Unforgivable.  Feature films aside, their relationship dates back even much further than that.  Both creative talents were part of a BBC TV series called First Born in 1988.  And while Hans filled the roll he's become most known for by scoring three episodes of the series, twice Oscar®-nominated film editor Joe Walker actually contributed as a sound editor and not a picture editor for First Born.  In fact, musically trained Walker began his career as a sound editor before switching to cutting picture. HANS ZIMMER The work of legendary composer Hans Zimmer is notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. Since the 1980's, Zimmer has composed music for over 150 films. His works include The Lion King (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995), Crimson Tide, Gladiator, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Interstellar, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 and Dune.  In addition to his Academy award, he has received four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards and two Golden Globes. He was also named to the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph. JOE WALKER ACE Formally trained in music and with a career that began as a sound editor, Joe's decision to pursue a life as a picture editor clearly paid off as he is one of the most celebrated feature film editors working today; having been nominated for an Oscar® for his work on the films 12 Years a Slave and The Arrival.  Those films also notched Joe two of this three BAFTA nominations, with the third being for Blade Runner 2049. The Details In our discussion with the dynamic "DUNE" duo of Hans Zimmer and Joe Walker ACE we talk about: How Hans's early film scores messed with the monitors Creating "the voice" The horizontal and vertical editing Joe Walker does within the frame Building a better bagpipe The brief and inauspicious careers of Hans Zimmer, film editor and Joe Walker, sound editor The Credits Get your free 100GB of media transfer at MASV Visit ExtremeMusic for all your production audio needs Check out the free trial of Media Composer | Ultimate Watch this Rough Cut episode on YouTube Listen to the interview with Hans Zimmer that inspired this new one with Joe Walker ACE. Subscribe to The Rough Cut podcast and never miss an episode

SWYMcast
SWYMcast 'Sode 33 - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Ep. 4 (BBC TV Series)

SWYMcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 51:46


Please enjoy 'Sode 33 - Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy BBC TV Series: Episode 4 SWYMcast: the podcast where Jessica makes Andrew watch her favourite teen movies from the nineties & the early aughties and asks "See What You Missed?!" Now available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud & Spotify. Search “swymcast” The feature song at the end of the podcast is THEY BUILD PLANETS by STYRMONIX Special thanks for additional soundtrack recordings from: Net Boy Steve https://soundcloud.com/netboysteve You can download the podcast here or subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/swymcast/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/SWYMcast SOUNDCLOUD https://soundcloud.com/swymcast SWYMcast is Jessica, Andrew and, when she feels like it, Caroline. Editing and music by Styrmonix. Check out Styrmonix on Soundcloud too. https://soundcloud.com/styrmonix

Straight To Video
Episode 143 - Tim Quinn

Straight To Video

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 61:38


We talk to Tim Quinn - Comic Book Writer, Illustrator and Editor. Growing up in 1950s Liverpool and being enchanted by the music of The Beatles, Tim would start his career as a clown at Blackpool Tower Circus before beginning to work on BBC TV's Good Old Days music hall series where he got the chance to write scripts for top comedians including Ronnie Corbett. From here he would enter the world of comic books and spent many happy years as scriptwriter, illustrator and editor on The Beano, The Dandy, Dr Who Magazine and Whizzer & Chips before heading Stateside to work for Stan Lee and the mighty Marvel Comics Group. Tim has lived in Indiana, been editor for America's oldest publication The Saturday Evening Post and producer for LWT's The South Bank Show. It's quite the ride and an incredible story. This episode is brought to you by our friends Dead Skull Coffee. https://deadskullcoffee.co.uk/discount/STVPlease visit The Straight To Video Patreon Page to find out how you can help grow this show. https://www.patreon.com/stvpod 

#BigDamnCast
Ghosts & ANGELS (#BigDamnCast 283)

#BigDamnCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 61:29


Matt & Chris dish out the nerdy news and geeky gossip. Matt reviews 'Midnight Mass', Chris reviews 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and then the lad tuck into the latest episode of BBC TV's Doccy Who. - SUPPORT THE SHOW ON PATREON! - www.patreon.com/bigdamncast - Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/BigDamnCast Watch #BigDamnStream on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/bigdamnstream

UFO Encounters World-Wide
Ep.#29 Special Guest "Peter Robbins" one of America's most respected investigative writer, Researcher, Author and Lecturer specializing in the subject of UFOs.

UFO Encounters World-Wide

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 65:38


Today we have an amazing guest, someone I have looked up to for a long time, as I watched him at "The National Press Clubs" in Washinton D.C.!! "UFO Encounters World Wide" Presents Peter Robins, who has been fighting for UFO disclosure for decades, whether its at The National Press Clubs, being involved with Documentaries, Speaking at Colleges, Presenting at UFO Conferences, or Coming on Shows like the one your listening to today! Peter is also a painter and writer! If there was ever anyone to look up to in this field, its Peter Robins. With that being said I'am honored to have him on today to talk about the UFO subject and what direction he believes we should be headed in, Soooo Strap on those seat belts, were going for a ride!!! Peter's Bio:Peter has lectured extensively both here and abroad. Venues have included the Cambridge Hospital, Boston; Cornell University; the Julliard School and the School of Visual Arts in New York City; Stephen Bassett's X-Conferences, Budd Hopkins' Intruders Foundation conferences and seminars; Experiencers Speak Conferences, Portland Maine; UFO MegaCon Laughlin NV; International UFO Congresses in Laughlin and Phoenix Nevada, and International MUFON Symposiums. In the UK, he's presented at the Royal College of Science and Technology, London; The Universities of Cardiff, Leeds, Hallam, and Glasgow, and the the Summerhill School in Suffolk East Anglia. He's given papers at the annual conference of the UFO Organization of Japan, Tokyo; World UFO Forum, Brazil; the Exobiology International Meeting, Milan Italy with talks in Paris, Bordeaux, and Toulouse France. In 2012 he was made a member of the French Académie d'Ufologie, and in 2013, invited to give testimony at the Citizen's Hearings on Disclosure at the National Press Club in Washington. He's spoken on the life and work of Dr. Wilhelm Reich at scientific conferences in New York City, Oregon, Rome, Liverpool, Niece, and Greece. Peter has appeared on the History Channel's “Ancient Aliens;” “Britain's Roswell; ”Unsolved Mysteries"; "Good Day New York"; “The O'Reilly Factor,” “The Geraldo Show,” “The Nina Hagen Show” (Germany); Voice of America TV, Chinese Branch, as well as numerous BBC TV affiliates, among other programs, radio shows and podcasts too numerous to mention. He is coauthor of the top ten UK bestseller, Left At East Gate, a book that (rightly) caused a publishing scandal years after the fact when his coauthor was exposed as a fraud. So it goes. SUPPORT OUR SHOW AT: https://paypal.me/JessePmufonFI :BY DONATING YOU WILL RECEIVE A SHOUT OUT AND SPOT ON THE WEBSITE WEBSITE - UFOENCOUNTERSWORLDWIDE.WORDPRESS.COM EMAIL - UFOENCOUNTERSWORLDWIDE@GMAIL.COM

C86 Show - Indie Pop
King of Luxembourg, Deux Filles & The Gadget - Simon Fisher Turner in conversation

C86 Show - Indie Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 57:02


Simon Fisher Turner in conversation with David Eastaugh Simon Fisher Turner is an English musician, songwriter, composer, producer and actor. After portraying Ned East in the 1971 BBC TV adaptation of Tom Brown's Schooldaysand roles in films such as The Big Sleep (1978), Turner rose to fame as a teenage star in Britain when his mentor, Jonathan King, released Turner's eponymous first album on UK Records in 1973. For a period of two years Turner was a member of The Gadget and also joined The The. He has used several names as a recording artist, including Simon Fisher Turner, The King of Luxembourg, Deux Filles and Simon Turner. He continues to record albums for Mute Records as Simon Fisher Turner.

Ark Radio Podcasts
11 IBF 2021 Tim Mackintoch - Smith- Travels With A Tangerine

Ark Radio Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 39:51


Tim Mackintosh-Smith, historian and traveller, was born in 1961 and educated at Clifton College and Oxford University. His books include a travel trilogy pursuing the fourteenth-century wanderer, Ibn Battutah, around three continents. As well as being named by Newsweek as one of the twelve finest travel writers of the past hundred years, his editions and translations of early Arabic texts have further enriched cross-cultural understanding. Among other documentaries, Tim presented and co-wrote the major BBC TV series Travels with a Tangerine, which ʻhas the off-the-cuff feel of Michael Palin at his very bestʼ. He will be discussing Travels with a Tangerine at the Iqra Book Festival.

The Rough Cut
Last Night in Soho

The Rough Cut

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 54:19


Editor - Paul Machliss ACE THE LAST NIGHT IN SOHO editor, Paul Machliss ACE is reunited once more with director Edgar Wright.  The two first met on Wright's BBC TV series, SPACED (1999-2001) where Machliss served primarily as on-line editor until he moved into the offline role for four episodes from the final season. LAST NIGHT IN SOHO is a 2021 British psychological horror film directed as well as co-written by Wright.  The film stars Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Michael Ajao, Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp. It marks the final film appearances of Rigg and Margaret Nolan, who both died in 2020.  Focus Features states that the film "tells the tale of Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker". PAUL MACHLISS ACE While known most prominently for his work with Wright; SPACED (1999-2001), SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD (2010), THE WORLD'S END (2013), BABY DRIVER (2017) and LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (2021), Paul also edited the pilot episode of FLEABAG (2016), eighteen episodes of THE IT CROWD (2006-2008) and films such as THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING (2019) and THE GENTLEMEN (2019).  Paul is currently working on THE FLASH (2022) with editor Jason Ballantine ASC ACE for director Andy Muschietti. Editing LAST NIGHT IN SOHO In our discussion with THE LAST NIGHT IN SOHO editor, Paul Machliss ACE, we talk about: The early BBC days with Edgar Wright Using Media Composer and Pro Tools on set for lighting and camera control Solidifying the soundtrack before production Taking an analog "tape loop" approach to sound design Using dupe detection to build an edit The Credits Get your free 100GB of media transfer at MASV Visit ExtremeMusic for all your production audio needs Check out the free trial of Media Composer | Ultimate Visit with Paul on the set of Baby Driver Subscribe to The Rough Cut podcast and never miss an episode Visit The Rough Cut on YouTube Leave some feedback or a question you want asked on a future episode

98 Not Out
ISA GUHA - we talked to the England World Cup winner turned broadcaster...

98 Not Out

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 16:06


One of England's most successful cricketers, Isa Guha spoke to us back in the summer when crowds were returning to Lord's for the first time since the pandemic hit. In a wide-ranging conversation, we talked about the series against New Zealand, what Lord's means to her and also the fall out from the Ollie Robinson Tweet scandal, which had just hit a few days earlier. We talked about the WTC Final between India and New Zealand at The Ageas Bowl, the huge strides made in the women's game and also the return of live cricket to BBC TV.

Last Word
Sir Michael Rutter (pictured), Christopher Wenner, Sister Megan Rice, Jeanette Altwegg

Last Word

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 27:55


Matthew Bannister on Sir Michael Rutter who was known as the 'father of child psychiatry'. He pioneered research into many aspects of child development. Christopher Wenner - also known as Max Stahl - who changed career from Blue Peter TV presenter to intrepid documentary film maker. Sister Megan Rice, the American nun who campaigned against nuclear weapons. She was arrested and sent to prison for breaking into a uranium processing plant. Jeanette Altwegg, the last British woman to win the individual Olympic Gold Medal for figure skating back in 1952. Producer: Neil George Interviewed guest: Edmund Sonuga-Barke Interviewed guest: Stephen Scott Interviewed guest: Martin Wenner Interviewed guest: David Butcher Interviewed guest: Carole Sargent Interviewed guest: Peter Mason Interviewed guest: Susan D Russell Archive clips used: BBC Radio 4, The Life Scientific - Sir Michael Rutter 03/06/2014; BBC TV, Blue Peter 18/06/1979; JOURNEYMAN TV, REF 4701 Dili Massacre 12/07/1994; ABC Australia, British journalist and television presenter passes away 28/10/2021; MSNBC, Nun Prisoned For Anti-Nuclear Protest Released 21/05/2015; British Pathé, Atomic Tests in Nevada 1955; Washington Post, The Nun Who Broke Into a US Nuclear... 30/04/2013; War Register's International, Sister Megan Rice Talk In London 08/02/2016; British Pathé, British Amateur Figure Skating 1947; British Movietone, British Women in Winter Olympics 25/02/1952; BBC Sound Archive, Olympic Games Skating 02/02/1952; AP /Movietone, Jeannette Altwegg wins European Figure Skating 08/02/1951.

That Gaby Roslin Podcast
David Oyelowo

That Gaby Roslin Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 42:50


In this episode Gaby chats to award-winning actor David Oyelowo. He talks about the outstanding movie 'Selma' where he played Dr Martin Luther King, 'The Waterman' on Netflix which he starred in and also directed, 'Spooks' the BBC TV show, his friendship with Oprah Winfrey and he talks for the first time about a football incident at Robbie Williams's house in LA. He also tells Gaby a hilariously showbiz story of when Charlize Theron laughed so much that she wet herself in a restaurant! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

FieldsportsChannel's Podcast
Bill Harriman on the history of the bayonet – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 48

FieldsportsChannel's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 17:32


Bill Harriman – whom you may recognise as an arms expert from BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow – has written the definitive book on the bayonet. He discusses it with Charlie Jacoby at the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre at the Game Fair, Ragley Hall, July 2021.  Buy the book from Amazon Read this story in full here

Take 5
Ruby Wax's survivor songs

Take 5

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 29:21


Ruby Wax is an icon of comedy and interviewing. Through the 90's and early 00's Ruby's BBC TV specials saw her chatting with the most famous people of the times: Madonna, Jim Carrey, Imelda Marcos, Donald Trump, OJ Simpson, and Pamela Anderson. Her disarming docu-interviewing style preceded people like Louis Theroux, and when she wasn't getting up in people's grill, she was script editing Absolutely Fabulous. These days Ruby is an author and mental health advocate, but she still does it all with that acerbic wit. And it was on show in this brilliant conversation, as Ruby took us through her survival songs from childhood to today. Ride of the Valkries - Wagner Creep - Radiohead Eleanor Rigby - Beatles Fire and Rain - James Taylor Heal - Lady Gaga

FinCrime Spotlight
Charlotte Lowry- Deputy MLRO- Pleo

FinCrime Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 47:16


What can we discover about the evolving networks of international organised crime and human trafficking from its representation in a TV drama? Quite a lot, it seems!  Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Charlotte to explore all of this, and more, based on the BBC TV series adaptation of Misha Glenny's book ‘McMafia'. Charlotte is currently the Anti-Money Laundering lead at Copenhagen based FinTech Pleo, focused on streamlining the future of business spending. With a background in both consultancy and at major banks, her experience in FinCrime varies from large-scale US mafia investigations to white collar crimes. She is passionate about good compliance built into slick tech and collaborative approaches to fighting the good fight.

Suite (212)
These are the Times: An interview with Trevor Griffiths

Suite (212)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 59:37


In this month's Resonance 104.4fm show, Juliet talks to playwright and screenwriter Trevor Griffiths, born in Manchester in 1935, about his life in writing for stage and screen since the late 1960s. Although Griffiths wrote the scripts for Warren Beatty's Reds (1981) and Ken Loach's Fatherland (1986), this interview focused on his plays Occupations (1970) and Comedians (1975), his TV series Bill Brand (ITV, 1976), his BBC TV film Food for Ravens (1997) and his play A New World, staged at Shakespeare's Globe in 2009. A full list of references for this episode is available to Patreon subscribers for as little as £1 per month. You can subscribe at https://www.patreon.com/suite212.

Rippercast- Your Podcast on the Jack the Ripper murders
Sherlock: From Adler to Amberley- The Adventure of the Reigate Squire

Rippercast- Your Podcast on the Jack the Ripper murders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 63:20


The Adventure of the Reigate Squire Karl and Jon are joined by Hannah Bradridge, a second year English student at Durham University. Hannah is new to the canon though she enjoys the BBC TV series. Together they discuss The Reigate Squires - a tale of a murdered coachman, handwriting and a bowl of oranges. @adlerto

Desert Island Discs
Deborah Meaden, businesswoman

Desert Island Discs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 36:16


Deborah Meaden is a businesswoman and entrepreneur. She's been one of the investment ‘Dragons' in the BBC TV series since 2006. Destined to be a successful entrepreneur, Deborah Meaden launched her first business straight out of college at nineteen years old, importing artisan Italian glass and ceramic homeware goods to the UK. After running various franchise businesses, she joined her family company, Weststar Holidays and eventually became Managing Director. A few years later, when her parents wanted to retire, she bought them out of the business and later sold the company making her a multi-millionaire. Deborah is now a full time investor with a wide ranging portfolio. For the last fifteen years, she has been one of the investment Dragons on BBC TV's Dragon's Den. Even though she has many millions in the bank, she has no plans to step back from business. “Why would I stop doing something that I love?” She lives in Somerset with her husband, Paul. Presenter: Lauren Laverne Producer: Sarah Taylor

Hot Pipes Half-Hour Broadcast m4a
Hot Pipes Half Hour Broadcast 342 – Pipe Organ Plus

Hot Pipes Half-Hour Broadcast m4a

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 28:00


Pipe Organ Plus Name Artist Album Year Comments The Vatican Rag Scott Harrison, Mark Page Kingston Keys 2010 4-21 Wurlitzer, Kingston City Hall (formerly Moorabbin), Victoria, Australia; ex-State Theatre, Melbourne; Mark Page, piano Time And Time Again Rob Richards, Ralph Wolf Together Again... For The Very First Time 4-74 Wurlitzer & Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano, Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Ron Curtis Sunrise Serenade [Crystal CRY 3012] 1972 4-10 Compton, plus upright piano, Paramount Organ Studio, Bolton; Dave Roberts on drums. Bluesette Rob Richards Fusion 1986 4-34 Wurlitzer, Senate Theatre, Detroit, MI; Yamaha FX-20; Sept 5-6, 1986 I Can't Get Started Ashley Miller, Joseph Scannella At the War Memorial [HMR Productions 1061] 1977 3-16 Möller, War Memorial Auditorium, Trenton, NJ; Joseph Scannella, trumpet Und jetzt: Franz Doelle! 2 Teil Adolf Steimel, Organum-Orchester Adolf Steimel und sein Organum-Orchester [1939 + 1940] [EMI Electrola IC 038 15 6290 1 M] 1940 Welte Philharmonic Organ plus orchestra, Carl Lindström Recording Company, Schlesische Strasse (i.e. Silesian Street), Berlin Frasquita Serenade Rob Richards & Alex-Zsolt Nethercutt Duets [Alex Zsolt Ministries] 2010 4-74 Wurlitzer, Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA, plus Bosendorfer grand piano Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Trio con Brio In The Key Of Three 2007 3-26 Robert Morton, Residence Paul Van Der Molen; console ex-Lowe's Kings Theatre, Brooklyn, New York; plus 2 Allens Looking Around Simon Gledhill, Richard Hills Private 2014 4-22 Compton, plus Melotone, Holbeach, Lincolnshire (David Shepherd); theme of 1952 BBC TV show "The Appleyards)

The Weekly Dartscast
#217: Joe Murnan, Richard Ashdown, Jason Francis, World Grand Prix Review

The Weekly Dartscast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 97:18


Co-hosts Alex Moss and Burton DeWitt are back with a new episode after the World Grand Prix. Joe Murnan (18:23) calls in to look back on his career in darts so far, working with Wayne Mardle and Colin Lloyd, and looks ahead to his European Championship debut. Richard Ashdown (39:20) discusses the WDF's recent announcements, their upcoming first World Championship at the Lakeside, and lots more. Jason Francis (1:04:41) stops by to look back on the last six months of preparation for the first World Seniors Darts Championship, the BBC TV deal, and lots more. Plus, Alex and Burton review all of last weekend's action in the World Grand Prix, look ahead to the European Championship, and answer your listener questions. Enjoy! *** Pre-order Keith Deller's book '138: Game, Shot and the Match' here: Amazon WH Smith *** Sponsorship available! Want your business advertised on the show? Email weeklydartscast@gmail.com for more details and a free copy of our new sponsor brochure! *** Enjoy our podcast? Make a one-off donation on our new Ko-Fi page here: ko-fi.com/weeklydartscast Support us on Patreon from just $2(+VAT): patreon.com/WeeklyDartscast Thank you to our Patreon members: Phil Moss, Gordon Skinner, Jan Echtermann, Thomas Page, Terence Harrison, Bill Richards

Better Known
Barb Jungr

Better Known

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 29:37


Musician Barb Jungr discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Barb Jungr is an award-winning international performer, recording artist and writer. She is best known for her interpretations and recordings of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jacques Brel. With performances across four continents and fifteen solo album recordings she appeared on Talking Bob Dylan Blues: A Tribute to Bob Dylan for BBC TV and has appeared on programmes about Dylan's work and on singing Dylan and Cohen. Will Friedwald's The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums (2017) has a chapter devoted to her 2002 CD Every Grain Of Sand (Linn Records). Alongside her performance work she writes music, songs and adapts for children's and musical theatre; We're Going On A Bear Hunt, The Fabulous Flutterbys, The Singing Mermaid, The Pixie and The Pudding, How To Hide A Lion, Chocolate Cake, There May Be A Castle, Liver Birds Flying Home. She has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel, Dylan at 80: It used to go like that, and now it goes like this, Woman: The Incredible Life of Yoko Ono and John Lydon: Stories of Johnny, and has appeared as a commentator on culture and the voice on radio and television. After spending many years in Pimlico she now lives in West Sussex. Find out more at www.barbjungr.co.uk. Cheese and onion pie https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/my-mothers-lancashire-cheese-and-onion-pie/ Stockport https://www.myinterestingfacts.com/stockport-facts/ Wolfen https://www.allmovie.com/movie/wolfen-v55042/review The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/sep/20/living-mountain-nan-shepherd-review Bosch https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3502248/ The Rorys - Rory Block, Rory Gallagher and Rory McCleod https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-named-rory/celebrity-lists This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

This Day in History Class
Monty Python's Flying Circus begins airing on BBC TV - October 5th, 1969

This Day in History Class

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 9:58


On this day in 1969, just before 11pm, the first episode of the groundbreaking comedy series Monty Python's Flying Circus premiered in the United Kingdom. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Rory Sutherland's On Brand
Annie & Jonny spoon feed Rory the story of the remarkable Spoon Cereals launch via Dragon's Den

Rory Sutherland's On Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 53:28


Spoon was set up back in 2013 by sister and brother-in-law Annie Morris and Jonny Shimmin. Inspired by Annie's healthy addiction to a bowl of cereal at all times of the day, the pair decided sell their fresh homemade bowls of cereal to busy and hungry commuters from their pop-up cereal bar. The founders soon found themselves pitching to high profile investors on the BBC TV programme Dragons' Den. Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones, who saw potential in their brand vision and have been a significant part of their business journey. Spoon is now well established in top retail (and digital) shelves nationwide. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Chalke Talk
131. Peter Ginn & Alex Langlands (2017)

Chalke Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 45:27


Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made BritainAfter their hugely popular BBC TV series, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn talk about Britain's railways from their birth to their heyday and beyond, showing how steam locomotives shaped the emergence of the country as a world power and how the railways changed and affected the lives of us all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Arts & Ideas
New Thinking: Researching a House Through Time

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 37:04


From a "monthly nurse" registered in the census, to local newspaper reports of strikes and industrial accidents, an auction of household goods and furniture to the records of an asylum: just some of the sources and stories that have gone into the most recent programmes broadcast in the BBC TV series A House Through Time. In this podcast exploring the research process, producer Kat Feavers and freelance researcher and historian Melanie Backe-Hansen share some of the work that goes on behind the scenes with presenter John Gallagher, including a discussion about why house numbers can be misleading, some of the family histories which didn't make it on air and the difficulties of finding proof when interpreting some historical records. A House Through Time is made for the BBC by the twenty twenty production company and you can see episodes of series 4 on the i player now A book from the series is now available co-written by Melanie and the presenter David Olusoga Melanie Backe-Hansen's website is http://www.house-historian.co.uk/ This podcast is made in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which is part of UKRI. A playlist on the Free Thinking programme website called New Research collects all the episodes together https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03zws90

Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast
Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast - Danny Clarke a.k.a. The Black Gardener

Mic The Gardener - Gardening Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 62:31


In this episode Mike chats to Danny Clarke, a.k.a. The Black Gardener. You'll know Danny from the BBC TV series 'The Instant Gardener' and most recently he has become part of the ever-popular ITV gardening makeover programme, 'Love Your Garden' alongside Alan Titchmarsh, Frances Tophill, David Dominey and previous podcast guest, Katie Rushworth (Series 1). Click here to listen to Mike chatting to Katie Rushworth. Danny tells Mike about his childhood, his early career and how he moved into gardening and design. He also recounts how changing the name of his gardening business to 'The Black Gardener' led to an unbelievable change in the direction of his career. During the chat, Mike & Danny also discuss: Diversity and inclusion within horticulture and how things need to change Danny's Commemorative Garden for the Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospital charity Danny's involvement with Tayshan Hayden-Smith in their 'Grow2Know' project, birthed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in June 2017, and Some really exiting things to come from Danny very soon! The interview was recorded in Kelsey Park, Beckenham, South London, a favourite park of Dannys, which teems with bird and wildlife. Some pictures of the park & Danny and I, taken on the day can be viewed here. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, do you contact Mike directly on the shows podcast email micthegardener01@gmail.com, or, contact Mike via his popular Instagram account @mike_thegardener. Don't forget to follow/subscribe as there's lots more to come. And, if you listen via Apple Podcasts, please do leave a review as it helps others to find the podcast. Talking of which, do tell all your gardening friends, family and loved ones about the podcast. Thanks for listening!

Sean's Wild Life
Megan McCubbin's Wild Life

Sean's Wild Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 49:49


I had a long overdue chat with zoologist, wildlife TV presenter and conservationist Megan McCubbin to talk about her career journey and how the pandemic impacted not only her path but that of many others when it comes to nature appreciation. We discuss the role of social media in bringing like minded young conservationists and environmentalists together, but also the downsides of social media and how best to manage them. We explore topics that Megan and co-author Chris Packham delve into in their book, 'Back to Nature: How to love life - and save it'. Topics such as eco-activism, lobbying and extinction rebellion, to rewilding and reintroduction of top predators into our landscapes, how to engage people with nature and of course climate change. We also hear all about Megan's summer filming a brand new BBC TV series 'Chris and Meg's Wild Summer' out now on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. Sean's Wild Life podcast is produced and edited by Thomas Ntinas. Title track 'A Wild Life' kindly composed and donated by Mark Rose. Production costs are self funded by Sean McCormack, but donations to fund future episodes are welcome on Acast Supporter here: http://supporter.acast.com/seans-wild-life or at www.patreon.com/seanswildlife.Cover photo credit: Megan McCubbin. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Woman's Hour
Val McDermid on Miss Marple; Sam Quek; Japanese 'Womeneconomics'

Woman's Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 57:30


Miss Marple is one of the classic heroines of crime fiction. Quick-witted, devilishly observant and with a keen sense of justice, Jane Marple has delighted readers since she first appeared in a series of short stories by Agatha Christie in 1927. But now, almost a century later, she is being given a new lease of life in a collection of short stories penned by twelve of today's most famous crime writers, due out next year. Queen of crime fiction Val McDermid joins Emma to talk about writing one of the stories, and why she believes an elderly spinster makes for the perfect super-sleuth. A Question of Sport is the world's longest TV sports quiz - it first appeared on our TV screens way back in 1970 and has clocked up 1,295 episodes - but it took until Friday night for Sam Quek to make history as the first ever female team captain. The 2016 Olympic Gold winning hockey player features in the new revamped BBC series alongside other team captain former rugby player Ugo Monye. While Sam joins the programme, the long running host and former tennis player Sue Barker has been replaced by the comedian and TV presenter Paddy McGuiness. Sam Quek joins Emma. The Japanese Prime Minister has announced he is standing down. His popularity was at an all time low, and because of Covid many in Japan are very unhappy that the Olympics and Paralympics were held there. The Prime Minister took over from Shinzo Abe, who introduced a policy called Womeneconomics. This was a five year plan which ended last year, and aimed to get more women into the workforce and up the career ladder. Abe vowed to make women 'shine', and set a goal for them to hold 30% percent of leadership positions by 2020. So why did this deadline quietly pass without getting close to its target? Emma speaks to Kathy Matsui, who coined the term 'Womenomics' in 1999 and to Cynthia Usui - author of the Japanese book Eight Things Full-Time Housewives Should do Before Entering the Workforce. Image: Joan Hickson as Miss Marple in the 1984 BBC TV adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel The Body in the Library.

An Interview with Melissa Llarena
89. From Prisoner to Presenter, Raphael Rowe Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Look into the Netflix Show, Inside the World's Toughest Prisons

An Interview with Melissa Llarena

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 61:11


What happens in prisons is very secretive. It feels even more far removed from our everyday reality when you take into account what happens in prisons around the world including countries such as South Africa, Brazil, and the Ukraine.  Our guest today, Raphael Rowe, spent 12 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Eventually, his convictions were overturned in 2000. But that experience changed him.  With that perspective and experience, he was able to be the presenter behind this Netflix show Inside the World's Toughest Prisons, where he had the opportunity to visit these prisons, ask prisoners questions pertaining to their stories, and ultimately, give us a unique viewpoint into what's really going on in prisons. That way, we can have a better perspective about what these realities are, and hopefully, we can do something about them.  Raphael is also the host of his own podcast called Second Chance, and the best selling author of his autobiography, Notorious. Just to give you a bit more perspective pertaining to Raphael's career in journalism, he is the first person of mixed race with dreadlocks to report for the British Broadcasting Corporation, on both television and radio, and helped re-write the rules on what makes an international BBC correspondent. He is an experienced investigative journalist and presenter on both prime time television and international platforms. Yet it is being an inspiration to an under-served and diverse audience across the globe that inspires Raphael. He broke the mould on what an international reporter looks like, sounds like and has as a background. He is proud of the fact that in doing so, he inspires others.  Hopefully, by listening to this conversation, you will have an appreciation for the changes that can help make a difference in the everyday lives of inmates around the world. You'll also understand how someone who was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit leveraged the power of the media to ultimately get out. And you'll also see why rehabilitation is very difficult to ensure and how it's ultimately the decision of each individual.  Share this episode with anyone who would want to see more done when it comes to justice, social reform, or prison reform, either in the U.S., in the UK, or in your part of the world. Enjoy our conversation! Highlights Perspective: People's perceptions were changing when they watched something like Inside the World's Toughest Prisons. In making the documentary, Raphael took on the persona of a prisoner so he was treated like a prisoner. They approached everything with a nonjudgmental attitude and allowed things to play out as they discovered them.  Persona: Having to deal with the threat of violence, whether physical or emotional, shapes the person you become. It becomes a part of your personality to the point you develop a skill set, understanding and an awareness of everything and everyone around you. Skill set: The 12 years he spent in prison has armed him with a number of skill sets he's able to deploy. He has picked up on the threat and has been able to defuse that in real time. So he's still very tuned into that and aware of where the danger is coming from and how to deal with it. Mindset: It starts and ends in the mind. It's all about the shift in the mind. It's as if he was opening a box that is locked in his mind that prepares him for any eventuality.  Demeanor: Even the way you walk can give off a sense of fear. And they can control, manipulate, intimidate, especially the most vulnerable. They can see that, if not smell it or taste it. And so, it's about the way you carry yourself in that environment. Empathy: Raphael asks prisoners from the perspective of empathy and he allows them to tell their story without judging them. Whereas the authority figures or therapists are seeking particular answers to particular questions because they have a way of assessing prisoners to figure out the means to an end.  Persistence: He felt there was something deep inside him that was so angry, and so twisted and so bitter, that kept him going. Hope: Raphael had this deep belief from the moment he was arrested that he had some hope to cling onto. Whether it was as simple as a letter telling him that something was about to change. Or a visit from one of his family members, or a letter from a stranger telling him they believe in him.  Journalism: The media played a significant role in his wrongful convictions. But he also needed the media to tell people he was innocent. In prison, Raphael spent the time understanding the media put him in good stead to become a real journalist when he left prison. Resources: Where there is an opportunity, prisoners do and should take those opportunities to look after themselves and prepare to stand up for themselves. The resources are available as well as the courses and the training provided by the prison service.  Change: Prisoners have to choose to make those decisions for themselves. The individual has to want to change. They have to break free of whatever it is that got them into their situation.  Empathy: People need to be more empathetic with prisoners for them to understand what it is that will make that individual make the decision that they want to change. Choice: Wherever you are in whatever prison in whatever country, whatever resources, whatever training, whatever you are prepared to put in front of the prisoner, unless that prisoner is prepared to change their own life, none of it makes any difference. Support: As a family member of a prisoner, we need to listen. Listen when you're least expected to hear something instead of giving them a lecture. Then try to implement something subtly that can bring about a change in their character or in their personality. Creativity: Raphael decided the media was not his enemy and he leveraged the media to get out of jail. What are the things in your life right now that you feel challenged by? Reimagine the way you perceive different entities and forces in your life to turn them for good. Curiosity: Raphael is asking questions to uncover what might be some sustainable ways to help everyday prison life be easier. Is there something you want to build or start? take cues from what makes you curious and investigate.  Courage: Raphael held on to his innocence while in prison. He was 100% invested in his own self-preservation so that he could ultimately get out of prison and reclaim his innocence. Is there a place in your life where you can be more courageous pertaining to something that matters but not everyone would agree on? Links to continue to learn from Raphael Rowe: Follow and connect with Raphael: Learn more about Raphael Grab a copy of his book: Notorious  Listen to his podcast: www.raphael-rowe.com/second-chance  Check out Raphael on Instagram Follow Raphael on Facebook Stay connected to Raphael  on Twitter Raphael's Bio In His Own Words “I built my reputation as a reporter on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme and as an investigative correspondent on the World's longest running television current affairs programme, BBC Panorama. Two of the greatest bastions of British journalism. Born and brought up in south-east London, my tone, style and accent was different to that normally heard on the flagship Today programme and caused an immediate stir in 2001 amongst the traditional Radio 4 audience. Two years after joining the BBC I became BBC3's launch current affairs undercover reporter on a number of programmes including, Movers, Shakers and Crack Takers, Gangland Manchester and Blood Diamonds, the exploitation, and routes used by terrorists to smuggle conflict diamonds. This was dangerous undercover work but I enjoyed it immensely.   I also presented a number of programmes for BBC2 including This World: Locked in Paradise and Who Killed Kelso Cochrane? I investigated and presented a fascinating three-part investigation which revealed the UK's first criminal underworld rich list, including smugglers, drug barons and fraudsters. After joining Panorama in 2006 I reported on a wide range of issues, including Bursting the House Price Bubble, Addiction to Games, Track my Trash, Jailed for a Knife, Smugglers Tales, Orphans of Haiti, Kill at Will: America on trial, and Children's Fight Club, DIY Justice. During one of my first investigations, Death on Corfu I uncovered crucial information that helped the parents of two children who died from carbon dioxide poisoning whilst on a Thomas Cook package holiday to secure justice. My investigation for Panorama into the murder of the BBC celebrity, Jill Dando, cast doubts on the firearms forensic evidence used at the trial of Barry George, who was convicted of killing the BBC TV presenter. In August 2008, Barry George was acquitted at a retrial and freed. I have reported from some of the most dangerous and hostile places in the world, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Borneo, Nigeria, Jamaica, Beirut, Colombia, Papua New Guinea and Haiti to name a few. I am a highly experienced and skilled investigative journalist and presenter on both prime time television and international streaming platforms such as Netflix but it is an inspiration to an under-served and diverse audience that I focus my activities now. I am Raphael Rowe and my career was born as a result of spending 12 years in prison for crimes I did not commit.” FREE DOWNLOAD Want to grab your free copy of the Courage Makerspace (™) Playbook? Download the Courage Makerspace(™) here www.melissallarena.com/courage  Boost your courage in 7-days using the exact courage design tools that have worked for both me and my clients. Grab your free playbook instantly so that you can discover how to:     Figure out what makes you tick Be more accountable and not procrastinate Overcome imposter syndrome Stop caring about what others think Progress despite self-doubt Manage anxiety Ask for help   You will have a step-by-step playbook to help you finally fulfill your life purpose! Do not miss out on this free opportunity as it will not be available for long. Want to continue the conversation? Find me on Instagram! You can read my daily mini-blogs centered on the same three topics that my podcast features: creativity, courage, and curiosity. I believe that without all three it would be impossible to solve the challenges we were each uniquely made to solve. Wouldn't you agree? I'm easy to find on Instagram @melissallarena Rather keep it professional? Let's connect on LinkedIn. I encourage every single podcast listener to connect with me.

Night-Light Radio
Mind Control, Health, Earth Changes w/Nick Begich – Host Dr. Zohara Hieronimus

Night-Light Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 45:58


From the archives of 2011, this interview with Nick Begich on 21st Century Radio® explores several new technology areas as well as their implications for personal privacy, security and the state of democracy in the beginning of the 21st Century. Dr. Nick Begich has been pursuing independent research in the sciences and politics for most of his adult life. Begich received Doctor of Medicine (Medicina Alternitiva), honoris causa, for independent work in health and political science, from The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Sri Lanka, in November 1994. Begich has published articles in science, politics and education and is a well-known lecturer, having presented throughout the United States and in nineteen countries. He has been featured as a guest on thousands of radio broadcasts reporting on his research activities including new technologies, health and earth science related issues. He has also appeared on dozens of television documentaries and other programs throughout the world including BBC-TV, CBC-TV, TeleMundo, and others. His books include Angels Don't Play This HAARP; Advances in Tesla Technology; Earth Rising - The Revolution: Toward a Thousand Years of Peace; Earth Rising II- The Betrayal of Science, Society and the Soul; and Controlling the Human Mind - The Technologies of Political Control or Tools for Peak Performance. Hosted by Dr. Zohara Hieronimus www.Zoharaonline.com.  Produced by Hieronimus & Co. for 21st Century Radio®.  Edited version provided to Nightlight Radio with permission.  

My Time Capsule
Ep. 121 - Simon Greenall

My Time Capsule

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 45:00


Simon Greenall is best known for playing Michael in the BBC TV series I'm Alan Partridge and the film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. Simon is the voice of Aleksandr Orlov and Sergi in the Compare the Meerkat adverts and Captain Barnacles in the CBeebies show The Octonauts. Simon Greenall is guest number 121 on My Time Capsule and chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things he'd like to put in a time capsule; four he'd like to preserve and one he'd like to bury and never have to think about again .Follow My Time Capsule on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @MyTCpod .Follow Michael Fenton Stevens on Twitter: @fentonstevens & Instagram @mikefentonstevens .Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .Music by Pass The Peas Music .Artwork by Matthew Boxall .Social media support by Harriet Stevens .This podcast is proud to be associated with the charity Viva! Providing theatrical opportunities for hundreds of young people. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Church Times Podcast
James Cary: The Gospel According to a Sitcom Writer

The Church Times Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 39:46


On this week's podcast, Ed Thornton talks to the writer — and General Synod member — James Cary about his new book The Gospel According to a Sitcom Writer (SPCK). An extract from the book is published in this week's Church Times (27 August), and the book is available to buy from the Church House Bookshop. “The first thing you notice when you hear scripture read out loud really well by an actor, the first thing you notice is that it's actually funny – not everywhere, but it's usually surprising,” he says. “And if you hear large portions of it read, there will be lots of jokes, and there will be lots of what we would call in sitcoms ‘callbacks', and moments where it's like, ‘Ah, suddenly this is becoming clear'. “The book is an attempt to draw out here's how it's funny, here's reading between the lines, here's some stuff that isn't in the Bible, but might have been running through their minds as they're experiencing this in real time during Jesus's earthly ministry, but also in the minds of the listeners as they are hearing it and their minds are thinking possibly what might happen next.” James's writing credits include the BBC TV sitcoms Miranda and Bluestone 42 (Features, 1 March 2013), and the radio sitcoms Think the Unthinkable and Hut 33. His previous books include The Sacred Art of Joking (Books, 18 January 2019) and Death by Civilisation (Books, 23 August 2013); his plays include A Turbulent Priest (Arts, 26 April 2019), A Monk's Tale (Features, 18 August 2017), and The God Particle. At the end of the interview, you can hear James reading from the book. The recording was originally posted on James's YouTube channel, and is used with his kind permission. https://www.jamescary.co.uk Try 10 issues of the Church Times for £10 or get two months access to our website and apps, also for £10. Go to churchtimes.co.uk/new-reader.

Boundless Body Radio
SPECIAL EPISODE- The Low-Carb Power Couple- Dr. Jen and Dr. David Unwin! 146

Boundless Body Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 57:41


It's the original Low-Carb Power Couple, and we were incredibly honored to snag them both at the same time! Dr. Jen Unwin is a Clinical Health Psychologist and has spent her professional life interested in the role of hope in chronic disease, and how it can be used to bring about behavior change. Dr. David Unwin is a general practitioner and family doctor and became an expert in managing chronic diseases. Their combined insights teamed up perfectly with Dr. David Unwin's interests in bringing about drug-free type 2 diabetes remission. For many years, they have been running group sessions in primary care to achieve just that, so far for over 100 patients! This combination has also worked on-line, helping hundreds of thousands of people virtually through a low-carb course featured on Diabetes.co.uk. Both doctors were featured in a BBC TV documentary “The Truth About Carbs” that was seen by 3.7 million viewers. Jen has also recently written a book A Fork in The Road to help people with food addiction. We are so grateful for the Doctors Unwin, and all the good they bring into the world!Find Dr. Jen Unwin at-TW- @jen_unwinA Fork In The Road on AmazonFind Dr. David Unwin at-TW- @lowcarbgphttps://phcuk.org/Special love to-Susan Flory and her wonderful podcast, The Big Middle, where I stole the term "Low-Carb Power Couple!" :)

Den of Rich
#232 - Yuriy Yurchuk

Den of Rich

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 106:49


Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk is the Royal Opera House principal artist, described by The Times as "the finest voice on stage ...with the immaculate Italianate line" and "rich, deep voice capable of great versatility" by Bachtrack. In 2020/21 his planned engagement include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly (Glyndebourne Festival), Robert in Iolanthe (National Theater Tokyo), Rodrigo Posa in Don Carlos (Kyiv National Opera), Marcello in La Boheme (Royal Opera House). His past engagements include Marcello La bohème and Lescaut Manon (Opernhaus Zürich), Il Conte di Luna Il trovatore (Opéra de Baugé), Escamillo Carmen (Savonlinna Festival), Marcello (Opera North), Count Rodolfo in Margherita (Wexford Festival Opera), Eugene Onegin (Ukraine National Opera), Ping (Zurich Opera). Yuriy is a prize winner in Queen Sonja International Singing Competition (Norway), Montserrat Caballe International Singing Competition (Spain), Ottavio Ziino International Singing Competition (Rome), Monastero Foundation Bel Canto competition (USA), Fritz and Lavinia Jensen competition (USA) and Chicago NATS vocal competition. His other appearances include the King of Egypt in Verdi's Aida excerpt in tribute to Martina Arroyo at 36th Kennedy Center Honors Awards in Washington DC, concerts for the Royal family at the Buckingham and Windsor palaces, appearances for BBC TV series and BBC radio 3 Sean Rafferty's In Tune. Together with Anush Hovanissyan and Sergei Rybin, Yuriy has recorded the collection of Rimsky-Korsakov romances for Stone Records where his "wonderful legato and superb Russian delivery that make this collection irresistible" according to the Sunday Times.In 2016/2017 season at Royal Opera House he sang Schlemil (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Baron Douphol (La Traviata), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), Mandarin (Turandot), various roles in The Nose, and covered Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) and Rodrigo Posa (Don Carlo). He was a member of Royal Opera young artist program in 2014/2016 seasons where he sang Eugene Onegin (Onegin), Blazes (Lighthouse), Germano (La Scala di Setta), Angelotti (Tosca), Michonet (Adriana Lecouvrer), Dumas (Andrea Chénier), Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), and Johann (Werther), while covering Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Alfio (Cavaleria Rusticana), Shekalov (Boris Godunov), Creon (Oedipe) and Shaunard (La Boheme). His other engagements include Ford in Verdi's Falstaff (Chicago). His baritone was marked as “sonorous, with menacing demeanor” by The New York Times impersonating Four Villains in Offenbach's Les Contes D'Hofmann with Prelude to Performance program in New York. Yuriy made his operatic debut in 2013 as Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème, followed by Constable and Narrator in Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera with DePaul Opera Theatre. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, he discovered his passion for Opera after coming to Chicago and meeting professor Marc Alon Embree. Yuriy studied Vocal Performance at DePaul University School of Music. He also holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in finance and accounting from Kyiv National Economic University. Before embarking on a career as a singer he was a M&A financial advisor with PwC for eight years.FIND YURIY ON SOCIAL MEDIALinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter================================PODCAST INFO:Podcast website: https://www.uhnwidata.com/podcastApple podcast: https://apple.co/3kqOA7QSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2UOtE1AGoogle podcast: https://bit.ly/3jmA7ulSUPPORT & CONNECT:Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/denofrichTwitter: https://www.instagram.com/denofrich/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/denofrich/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/denofrich

RTÉ - Arena Podcast
The Echo Chamber - Mr. Corman - Album reviews

RTÉ - Arena Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 46:23


Mary McGill reviews 'The Echo Chamber', John Boyne's new novel, BBC TV presenter George Cleverly has it all, Then the chat show host sends out a well-meant, ill-worded tweet, Chris Wasser previews Mr. Corman on Apple TV, Nadine O'Regan & Alan Corr review new albums from Will Young, Paddy Casey & American folk-rock singer Willy Mason.

The Essay
A Boy Named Sue

The Essay

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 13:42


“No-one knows what to call me. Even me. People say ‘Do we call you Ade or Adrian?' And I usually say, ‘Whatever you can manage'”. At various stages in his life, Adrian Edmondson has attempted to change his name. He ponders his family history and how he came to be called Adrian. He was ribbed at school for having what was thought of as a girl's name. Across this set of essays Adrian Edmondson considers moments of personal and social change. Not quite ready to commit to an autobiography he says, “there is an autobiographical urge somewhere inside me.” His career has taken him from 20th Century Coyote (punk meets comedy) to The Young Ones to Malvolio at the RSC via Eddie Hitler in Bottom. Adrian Edmondson studied drama at Manchester University where he met his comedy partner Rik Mayall. The influence of the absurdist dramatists he studied and his early love for The Goons, The Muppets and Monty Python are all reflected in his comedy practice. He and Rik were part of the first wave of Alternative Comedy where their glorious pursuit of laughter and anarchic performances changed the comedic landscape for ever. He starred as Vyvyan in The Young Ones, the series that blasted its way onto our screens tearing into our preconceptions of what television comedy could be. Adrian has since had a very significant career indeed. A career that has taken him in later years into 'straight' acting as well, at the RSC, BBC TV's War and Peace and EastEnders, and as a writer of books for adults and children. He has also had an award winning music career with his band The Bad Shepherds which fused punk and folk. Written and read by Adrian Edmondson Series recorded by Lucinda Mason Brown Produced by Caroline Raphael A Dora Production for BBC Radio

The Essay
It's One Rule for Them

The Essay

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 13:41


“It became a game really, to see how quickly we could break them... If the rules hadn't been there, we might have been better behaved.” Adrian Edmondson has always struggled with rules be they rules at school, dress codes or codes of conduct that that create different rules for different people. In this essay, he remembers a particular incident that occurred when he appeared on stage with The Who. Across this set of essays, Adrian Edmondson considers moments of personal and social change. Not quite ready to commit to an autobiography he says, “there is an autobiographical urge somewhere inside me.” His career has taken him from 20th Century Coyote (punk meets comedy) to The Young Ones to Malvolio at the RSC via Eddie Hitler in Bottom. Adrian Edmondson studied drama at Manchester University where he met his comedy partner Rik Mayall. The influence of the absurdist dramatists he studied and his early love for The Goons, The Muppets and Monty Python are all reflected in his comedy practice. He and Rik were part of the first wave of Alternative Comedy where their glorious pursuit of laughter and anarchic performances changed the comedic landscape for ever. He starred as Vyvyan in The Young Ones, the series that blasted its way onto our screens tearing into our preconceptions of what television comedy could be. Adrian has since had a very significant career indeed. A career that has taken him in later years into 'straight' acting as well, at the RSC, BBC TV's War and Peace and EastEnders, and as a writer of books for adults and children. He has also had an award winning music career with his band The Bad Shepherds, which fused punk and folk. Written and read by Adrian Edmondson Produced by Caroline Raphael A Dora Production for BBC Radio 3

The Essay
Fegato Per Due

The Essay

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 13:18


“I'm working at The Comic Strip. ‘Evening Vernon, Evening Ray!' I shout. ‘Evening Nigel,' they shout back. Well, perhaps they don't know me as well as I think they do, but at least they think they know me.” Adrian Edmondson celebrates the glorious feeling of belonging as he remembers the early days of working in Soho at The Comic Strip and eating at the Italian restaurant where the waiters do know his name, and his favourite dish. Across this set of essays Adrian Edmondson considers moments of personal and social change. Not quite ready to commit to an autobiography he says, “there is an autobiographical urge somewhere inside me.” His career has taken him from 20th Century Coyote (punk meets comedy) to The Young Ones to Malvolio at the RSC via Eddie Hitler in Bottom. Adrian Edmondson studied drama at Manchester University where he met his comedy partner Rik Mayall. The influence of the absurdist dramatists he studied and his early love for The Goons, The Muppets and Monty Python are all reflected in his comedy practice. He and Rik were part of the first wave of Alternative Comedy where their glorious pursuit of laughter and anarchic performances changed the comedic landscape for ever. He starred as Vyvyan in The Young Ones, the series that blasted its way onto our screens tearing into our preconceptions of what television comedy could be. Adrian has since had a very significant career indeed. A career that has taken him in later years into 'straight' acting as well, at the RSC, BBC TV's War and Peace and EastEnders, and as a writer of books for adults and children. He has also had an award winning music career with his band The Bad Shepherds which fused punk and folk. Written and read by Adrian Edmondson Produced by Caroline Raphael A Dora Production for BBC Radio 3

The Essay
Smoked Out

The Essay

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 13:03


“We struggle through power cuts, algebra and the three-day week and the only constant is cigarettes. We sit in Jasper's Folly, a café at the end of Market Place, thinking up new words for ennui and seeing how long we can burn our fingers with a lighter before we can't stand it anymore…. Cigarettes were just a replacement for everything that was missing in my life.” Adrian Edmondson celebrates a long love affair with cigarettes that came to an end when he found everything he had been missing. Across this set of essays Adrian Edmondson considers moments of personal and social change. Not quite ready to commit to an autobiography he says, “there is an autobiographical urge somewhere inside me.” His career has taken him from 20th Century Coyote (punk meets comedy) to The Young Ones to Malvolio at the RSC via Eddie Hitler in Bottom. Adrian Edmondson studied drama at Manchester University where he met his comedy partner Rik Mayall. The influence of the absurdist dramatists he studied and his early love for The Goons, The Muppets and Monty Python are all reflected in his comedy practice. He and Rik were part of the first wave of Alternative Comedy where their glorious pursuit of laughter and anarchic performances changed the comedic landscape for ever. He starred as Vyvyan in The Young Ones, the series that blasted its way onto our screens tearing into our preconceptions of what television comedy could be. Adrian has since had a very significant career indeed. A career that has taken him in later years into 'straight' acting as well, at the RSC, BBC TV's War and Peace and EastEnders, and as a writer of books for adults and children. He has also had an award winning music career with his band The Bad Shepherds which fused punk and folk. Written and read by Adrian Edmondson Produced by Caroline Raphael A Dora Production for BBC Radio 3

The Essay
Sugar Sugar

The Essay

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 13:52


“So, it's the end of the 60s, and while the rest of the world is flailing around in an orgy of free love, self-expression and hallucinogenic drugs, I'm trapped in a small prison learning to repress my emotions. Turns out I'm bloody good at it! If the 11-plus had been about repression I would have passed no problem.” Unhappy at boarding school in England, his family far away in Africa, Adrian remembers his first dance at the school disco and the moment that signalled the end of his childhood. Across this set of essays Adrian Edmondson considers moments of personal and social change. Not quite ready to commit to an autobiography he says, “there is an autobiographical urge somewhere inside me.” His career has taken him from 20th Century Coyote (punk meets comedy) to The Young Ones to Malvolio at the RSC via Eddie Hitler in Bottom. Adrian Edmondson studied drama at Manchester University where he met his comedy partner Rik Mayall. The influence of the absurdist dramatists he studied and his early love for The Goons, The Muppets and Monty Python are all reflected in his comedy practice. He and Rik were part of the first wave of Alternative Comedy where their glorious pursuit of laughter and anarchic performances changed the comedic landscape for ever. He starred as Vyvyan in The Young Ones, the series that blasted its way onto our screens tearing into our preconceptions of what television comedy could be. Adrian has since had a very significant career indeed. A career that has taken him in later years into 'straight' acting as well, at the RSC, BBC TV's War and Peace and EastEnders, and as a writer of books for adults and children. He has also had an award winning music career with his band The Bad Shepherds which fused punk and folk. Written and read by Adrian Edmondson Produced by Caroline Raphael A Dora Production for BBC Radio 3

My Time Capsule
Ep. 106 - Emma Kennedy

My Time Capsule

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 51:29


Emma Kennedy is an actor, comedy writer and author. As an actor, she has appeared in Goodness Gracious Me, This Morning With Richard Not Judy (with her fellow Oxford Revue members Richard Herring & Stewart Lee), Jonathan Creek and People Like Us. As a writer she's written numerous books in including How To Bring Up Your Parents and The Tent, The Bucket and Me which was also adapted, by Emma, into a six-part BBC TV series called The Kennedys staring Katherine Parkinson. Emma won Celebrity MasterChef in 2012. Emma Kennedy is guest number 106 on My Time Capsule and chats to Michael Fenton Stevens about the five things she'd like to put in a time capsule; four she'd like to preserve and one she'd like to bury and never have to think about again .Follow Emma Kennedy on Twitter: @EmmaKennedy .Follow My Time Capsule on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @MyTCpod .Follow Michael Fenton Stevens on Twitter: @fentonstevens and Instagram @mikefentonstevens .Produced and edited by John Fenton-Stevens for Cast Off Productions .Music by Pass The Peas Music .Artwork by Matthew Boxall .Social media support by Harriet Stevens .This podcast is proud to be associated with the charity Viva! Providing theatrical opportunities for hundreds of young people. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking Codswallop
175. Al "The Bear.Live" Galpin

Talking Codswallop

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 63:34


This week Gemma sits down with Al Galpin who is an awesome guy with fingers in many pies... not those pies you cheeky monkey's. We discuss being a finalist on BBC Tv show, Pointless, his charity podcast called Super Pod to raise money for Sports Relief and Comic Relief, his own podcasts and most importantly his radio station, The Bear.Live which he runs. Al has been a big supporter of Talking Codswallop allowing our episodes to be re-played on Thursday's from 10pm. Which we are truly grateful for. Also we find out, does Al like beetroot?  Al's social media information is: https://www.bearcavestudios.co.uk/  http://www.superpod.co.uk/ https://www.thebear.live/ Twitter: @TheBearRadio & @AlBearUK Instagram: @TheBearRadio. & albearuk Facebook: @thebear.live  IF this is your first time listening to Talking Codswallop, please can we ask you to follow Talking Codswallop on Facebook, Instagram + Twitter @CodswallopPod. REMEMBER TO CLICK SUBSCRIBE to the podcast to get all of the up to date episodes. We love our current audience, but we are always looking to grow. #IndiePodcastsNeedYourHelp!!!   

Witness History
Zimbabwe's mass UFO sightings

Witness History

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 10:19


It was one of the most reported UFO sightings in recent history. Local people in the quiet rural town of Ruwa in Zimbabwe reported a 'strange craft' and lights in the sky. Around 60 children said they'd seen a 'space ship' and 'aliens' in bush land near their school playground in September 1994. The children drew pictures of what they'd seen, and despite differences in quality, the details and proportions were very similar. A BBC TV crew were among the first on the scene, Rebecca Kesby looks back through the archive of 'the Ruwa School incident'. (Photo: Child's impression of UFO Zimbabwe 1994)

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Blackadder Begins

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 10:00


Rowan Atkinson headed up the cast and writing team, yet the first series of ‘The Black Adder' drew a decidedly mixed reaction from audiences and critics when it debuted on BBC TV on 15th June, 1983.Set in 1484, and filmed in castles across England, the series led some wags to quip that it ‘looks a million dollars, but cost a million quid'. It was only later, when Ben Elton joined Richard Curtis to write subsequent series, that its iconic comedy characters truly took shape.In this episode, Rebecca, Olly and Arion consider the role of Oxbridge privilege in the genesis of the series, ask whether it was ever really an ‘alternative comedy', and quote some funny lines at each other - because this is a discussion about Blackadder, after all...Further Reading:• The show's profile on the BBC Comedy site (2014): https://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theblackadder/• ‘Blackadder at 35: why the writers completely reinvented him after one series' (The i, 2018):https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/blackadder-reinvented-after-one-series-164228• CLIP: ‘The Blackadder is Born':https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na4v8CeKnxMFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Food Programme
Tom Kerridge: A Life Through Food

The Food Programme

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 28:48


Tom Kerridge is probably best known as the first chef in the UK to be awarded two prestigious Michelin stars for food served in a pub, not even a year after opening 'The Hand and Flowers' in Marlow in Buckinghamshire in 2005. Then he was in his early thirties; Known, in the business, for his hard work ethic and hard partying. Today, he's given up the booze and the partying, but as Sheila Dillon finds, he's as driven as ever with a string of restaurants, a food festival company, a catering company, a TV production house, a shelf full of cook books and many BBC food TV series' to his name. Not to mention advocating on a national level for the hospitality industry and working with footballer Marcus Rashford to do his bit to end child food poverty. In line with Tom's latest BBC TV series 'Saving Britain's Pubs with Tom Kerridge', Sheila finds that the democratic environment of the pub has shaped Tom's life and his career in hospitality. And hears why these important community spaces need investing in at all costs. Presented by Sheila Dillon. Produced in Bristol by Clare Salisbury.