Thursday, 26 November 2015

Chris' Film Club: The Vikings

Our last Fifties film this week is 'The Vikings', a classic Kirk Douglas flick.

In this 1958 action and adventure film a slave named Eric (played by Tony Curtis) and the Viking Prince Einar (Kirk Douglas) compete dramatically for the love of a captured princess.

Richard Fleischer directed, and other stars included Ernest Borgnine, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles as narrator.

Olivia Dunbar and Caeli Coffey with the Dragon's Apprentice Challenge

Today in the studio we were joined by Loretto School Students Olivia Dunbar and Caeli Coffey to discuss their team and participation in the 'Dragon's Apprentice' challenge.

Their goal as a team is to turn £100 into £1000 for charity, while receiving support from local business entrepreneurs (Or 'Dragons' as they like to be called).

For more information on Olivia, Caeli and their team's fundraising activities visit their facebook:

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The Drivetime Sessions W/KatiePlusJuan

Joining us for this week's edition of the Drivetime Sessions we had the fantastic Katie and Juan in the studio.

The original songs they were kind enough to share with us were 'The Sun Goes Down' and the  'Blueberry Lady', and as if that wasn't enough we got a cover/mashup of 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You/It Ain't Over Til It's Over'!

For the latest details on KatiePlusJuan you can check their facebook out:

The session is available for seven days after broadcast on - just navigate to Wednesday from 5.30pm.

Chris' Film Club: Ben-Hur

On tonight's Film Club our Fifties classic is the epic 'Ben-Hur' from 1959.

The historical drama focuses on the betrayed Jewish prince Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), who begins enslaved and then starts a quest for revenge.

A remake of a silent film from 1925, it also stars Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet and Hugh Griffith, and won 11 of the 12 Oscars it was nominated for.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Chris' Film Club: Rear Window

Continuing this week's Fifties themed Film Club is the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock thriller 'Rear Window'.

James Stewart features as L.B. Jefferies, a photographer who is trapped in his apartment with a broken leg, and so decides to spy on his neighbours, only to later witness a murder.

The cast also features Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey and Raymond Burr, and has been considered one of Hitchcock's finest productions to date.