Friday, 1 July 2016

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 1st July 2016

So it's been a little over a week since Britain decided to leave the EU, and Simon is doing his best to be proactive about it. In fact he has set up a new country, and already applied for membership to the EU. There are a few practical problems with the country so far, such as it covering only the length of the street he lives on (which has annoyed some of his neighbours), the fact that it's only exports are love and Simon's homemade sloe gin, and that's he's already tried to invade the neighbouring street. We wish him well in his endeavour.

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. 

Taxi Driver
12.40am – 3.00am

9.00pm – 11.15pm

Pitch Perfect
9.00pm – 11.10pm
Channel 4

9.00pm – 11.10pm

Terminator 2: Judgement Day
9.00pm – 11.50pm

9.00pm – 11.20pm

State and Main
1.55am – 4.00am

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Winter’s Tale by Breakaway Theatre Company @BreakawayAmDram

Today on the Drivetime show we were joined by some of the cast and crew members from the Breakaway Theatre Company!

Jill Davis, the Director for 'The Winter's Tale' production, Simon Ellis one of the lead actors of the production king of Scicillia, Leontes and Margie Skinner who plays the Shepard for the production. The Shakespeare play will be performed in the open airs at 'Inn On The Park' within the luscious greenery of Verulamium Park.

Famous for its stage direction: "Exit Pursued by a Bear...", The Winter's Tale is also a compelling story of love, jealousy, loss, atonement, and moving on.

You can listen to what Jill, Simon and Margie had to say on the show here and check out more information about the Shakespearan production here.

Annie Lawrence- BAFTA Young Game Designers Awards @annielawrencee

Today Danny talked to Radio Verulam's very own Annie Lawrence, who aside from being a studio assistant here at Radio Verulam, has also entered the BAFTA Young Game Designer's Awards.  Annie is studying Computer Science at A-Level and entered the Game Concept Award.  She is currently a semi-finalist, and if selected will be one of 50 finalists who will visit the BAFTA HQ and attend the award ceremony.  If she is one of the 4 winners, she will visit Google HQ and many other places within the gaming industry.  She has been selected to be a semi-finalist out of entrants throughout the country.  
While talking to Danny, Annie stressed the need for more females to become involves in STEM fields, where there is a severe lack of women.  Annie said that one of the reasons she entered the award was to encourage more young women to get involved in computer technology.   If she wins, she will be only the second female ever to win the award in her age category.  

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Drivetime Sessions with Sarah Munro

The incredibly talented Sarah Munro returned to the Drivetime Sessions this week with two beautiful original compositions titled 'Make It Your Own' and 'Fool Forever' as well as an inspiring cover of 'Autumn Leaves' made famous by Johnny Mercer.

You can see her live performance of 'Fool Forever' at Cheltenham Festival here:

Sarah is also performing on the 3rd September at the Allianz Park in London, for tickets visit

For more information on Sarah you can visit her Facebook page or by visiting her website

If you missed her performance or would like to listen again you can go to and navigate to Wednesday at 5:30pm.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Colours of The Year - Interior Design with Gwendoline Alderton @GA_Interiors

For this months Interior Design feature with Gwendoline Alderton, we revisited the theme of colours, particularly having a look at the colour wheel.

Gwendoline spoke about how colours used for a room can alter the overall feeling that the room creates. How do you want the room to feel? Warm/snuggly, spacious, exciting? Using cool colours such as blue, yellow and green create a spacious and open feel to room. Gwendoline continued to explain the contrast in colours such as red, oranges, pinks makes the room feel warm and exciting!

For more design tips and tricks, you can visit Gwendoline's website at