Thursday, 30 October 2014

Chris' Film Club: Titanic

We finish off this week of disaster movies with one of the biggest movies of all time. Titanic broke box office records in 1997 and is a testament to the visual ingenuity of director James Cameron. It tells the story of Jack and Rose, two people on board the Titanic from vastly different backgrounds who fall in love and it all ends happily ever after.

The film stars Leonard Di Caprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates and Bill Paxton and it's trailer (which is 4 minutes long for some reason) can be seen below.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Chris' Film Club: Cloverfield

So far in 'Disaster Movie' week we've had plague and tornados, and today we can add 'monster attack' to that list. Cloverfield is a 'found footage' film, shot from the perspective of a camcorder-wielding New Yorker, as 6 of them try and make their way to safety after an attack on the city by a mysterious beast.

The film stars Michael Stahl-David, TJ Miller, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas and Mike Vogel and is an incredibly inventive and thrilling monster movie.

Introducing 'The Parsons Knows local music'

We were joined in the studio this evening by Denise Parsons, who is launching her new show, 'The Parsons Knows local music' tomorrow at 7:00pm.

Her show will focus on keeping listeners updated about the music scene in St Albans and in surrounding areas with gig information, news & reviews.

For more information, check out her Facebook page, or go to her website:

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Gwendoline Alderton on Interior Design

Gwendoline was back in studio once again this evening, and this time she was discussing how to make your home appealing to buyers:

  • The most important thing is to know your buyer, and change some aspects of your home to appeal to them. For example, if a family is being shown around make sure all possible bedrooms have beds actually in them. Every room should have a purpose.

  • Colour is important as always, it influences buyers' perceptions from the very start. Colourful plants outside your home are a great way to make a positive first impression.

  • Within your home, make sure you have a colour balance and flow. Also remember to steer clear of too many loud colours, while also avoiding blandness.

Next time she is in the studio, Gwendoline will be discussing decorating tips in the run-up to Christmas

For more information, you can visit her website at:

Chris' Film Club: Twister

Following on from the fun of having humanity wiped out in a worldwide pandemic, we move onto the more localised threats of tornados. Continuing the theme of 'Disaster Movies' I present to you Twister, starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton.

The film came out in 1996 and is the story of a group of storm chasers who are trying to research tornados, and have a new method of doing so but it requires them to get really close (a little too close for comfort…)

The film also stars Alan Ruck, Cary Elwes and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The trailer can be seen below.