Monday, 30 March 2015

All Things St Alans Facebook Group with @Mediocre_Mum



Joining us on today's show was local blogger Chrissie Saunders.  She created a Facebook group called All Things St Albans.  In the two months since she created the group there are over 1,300 members.

Chrissie explained that there is a dedicated team that help her to run the group, and special thanks must go to Sharon Linney, Annie Robb, Elaine Rainsford, Lisa Nichols and Ginny Mettrick.

To find our more or to join the group, here is the link www.facebook.com/groups/allthingsstalbans

Chris' Film Club: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Based on a novella from 1962 by Anthony Burgess. Stanley Kubrick directs Malcolm McDowell as the leader of a gang of thugs who commit heinous crimes, but is eventually captured and undergoes ‘rehabilitation’.

Friday, 27 March 2015

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 27th March 2015

The Simon Carver/Mayor Matthew Broderick 'crazy-a-thon' that has been gearing up for a few weeks now has stepped up a notch this week. Simon had already been feeling threatened by Mayor Broderick and his borderline dangerous behaviour, as he thinks there is only space for one mentally unhinged person on Drive Time, and that's him. When Mayor Broderick brought a dead bird into the studio and laid it at Honor's feet like a cat, Simon had had enough. Simon prides himself on two things: 1) his mental instability and 2) that he invented the cello, and so this move insulted him deeply.

Firstly, he confronted Mayor Broderick outside in the car park, wearing only a blue pair of Speedos and a small cowboy hat. (For future reference, this is Simon's go-to outfit for both showdowns and dates). He was going to throw down, but Mayor Broderick was prepared, as he was wearing nothing but crude oil and a fruit pastille on each nipple. Simon, slightly take aback, opened with his world famous impression of Errol Flynn performing a foxtrot, but Mayor Broderick countered by setting his own feet on fire and walking on his hands in time to The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush.

Simon, shocked by Mayor Broderick's commitment to insanity, retreated back to the studio to cower behind Danny and reassess his enemy. The battle lines have certainly been drawn now, so expect developments soon.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office, new releases in the cinema and his pick of films on TV for the coming week.

Friday
Atonement
9.00pm – 11.20pm
Film4

Saturday
Looper
9.05pm – 10.40pm
BBC2

Tremors
11.50pm – 2.45am
ITV4

Sunday
Cocoon
5.05pm – 7.20pm
Film4

The Mission
11.55pm – 1.55am
BBC2

Monday
The Road to Perdition
11.10pm – 1.25am
Film4

Tuesday
10 Rillington Place
10.00pm – 11.45pm
BBC4

Wednesday
Pretty Woman
9.00pm – 10.45pm
BBC3

Thursday
Senna
10.00pm – 12.15am
ITV4

Trainspotting
10.55pm – 12.45am
Film4

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The World's End (2013)

The final film in the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’, it sees 5 school friends get together and attempt an infamous local pub crawl, but they encounter some strange goings on. Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan.

Vicky Palumbo from The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind

Today we had Vicky Palumbo from The Hertfordshire Society For Blind. The charity does a lot of great work for blind people, both young and old in the local area. The charity aim to support people with their everyday living skills and isolation. As well as computer lesson, social groups and community projects, they also offer counselling for people struggling with depression. Vicky is currently fundraising to save her counselling service from closure and would welcome any support that you can offer. Unfortunately, the charity is very reliant on fundraising and requires lots of support both financially and through people giving their time. Danny is going to be doing a 5 kilometre run in an attempt to raise money for the charity. They are also holding their 100th birthday party on the 21st of November and you can purchase tickets either by visiting the website www.hertsblind.com or by calling their office on 01727 324680.
If you would like to get in touch with Vicky personally, please do call her on 07825 330649 or email her on Vicky.Palumbo@hertsblind.com and she will be more than happy to tell you more about the charity and how she can help you or you can help her.