Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Chris' Film Club: Macbeth (1971)

The theme for the Film Club this week is Shakespeare, so I have gone for Roman Polanski's 1971 telling of Macbeth. Polanski is a master of suspense, tension and creepiness, and all three are in abundance in his telling of a good man gone mad in the pursuit of power.

Interior Design with Gwendoline Alderton

Today Gwendoline was in the studio once again to discuss interior design trends for 2015

Starting off with colour, white remains the choice to make in terms of a kitchen due to its modern look and elegance. A new colour to have is masala, a mixture of black and red. Gwendoline recommends this colour because it gives the impression of warmth and intimacy. She says it is ideally suited to big rooms. Custard yellow is another colour she recommends, saying its brightness makes it ideal for hallways and rooms that see plenty of gatherings.

Gwendoline says the patterns or shapes relating to space, such as the moon or stars, are popular now. Stars in particular are good to use in the home as they work well with a variety of materials and colours. In fact, keeping Christmas lights up may be a good idea due to their brightness and compatibility with stars.

For more information you can visit Gwendoline's website at:  www.ga-interiors.co.uk

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 23rd January 2015

Honor, the youngest and usually nicest (although that isn't much of an achievement) member of the Friday Drive Time team, was in a bit of a foul mood today. The reason for this terrible temperament was that Danny had asked her to take her jacket off. Now Honor is very attached to her jacket, choosing to wear it when just lounging around, in bed and often when she showers. As a result of this request, which Danny thought quite reasonable, Honor threw a proper diva strop. She point blank refused to update the website, and told Danny that he can shine his own shoes from now on. Eventually she threw the whole contents of her bag (which amounted to a pack of gum, three billiard balls and the biography of Kenneth Williams) over a bemused Simon. Simon is very much used to being the dramatic one on a Friday, so this didn't sit well with him at all and he has sworn vengeance...

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

Kingdom of Heaven
9.00pm – 11.55pm
More 4

The Artist
10.00pm – 11.35pm

The Hangover
10.00pm – 12.05am

The Visitor
12.25am – 2.05am

Law-Abiding Citizen
11.05pm – 1.15am

The Godfather
9.00pm – 12.30am

The Godfather II
9.00pm – 12.40am

Monday, 26 January 2015

New Music Playlist w/c 26th January 2015 & this week's featured track by Jools Holland & @MelanieCMusic

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alle Farben (Feat. Graham Candy) - She Moves
Alvin Stardust - Tongue Tied
Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
Bob Dylan - Full Moon And Empty Arms
Carrie Underwood - Something In The Water
Dolly Parton - Unlikely Angel
Echosmith - Cool Kids
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Gavin DeGraw - Fire
Gregory Porter & Laura Mvula - Water Under Bridges
Gretchen Peters - When All You Got Is A Hammer
Hozier - Take Me To Church
Jack Savoretti - Home
JD McPherson - Let The Good Times Roll
John & Jacob - Be My Girl
Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with Melanie C - I Wish
Kodaline - Honest
Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin'
Miles Graham - I Can't Love You Again
Ne‐Yo - Coming With You
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Ballad Of The Mighty I
Queen - Love Kills
Rae Morris - Under The Shadows
Si Cranstoun - Never Gonna Let You Go
Texas - Start A Family
The Charlatans - Come Home Baby
The Waterboys - November Tale

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is a cover of Stevie Wonder's I Wish by Jools Holland and Melanie C:

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Chris' Film Club: Let The Right One In

Thursday's film is 'Let The Right One In', a 2008 Swedish film directed by Tomas Alfredson. It's about a young boy called Oskar, who develops a friendship with a vampire child called Eli. The film is gory in places, but also a strangely sweet, romantic, coming-of-age film.