Friday, 20 January 2017

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 20th January 2017

Simon, now freed from his imprisonment in an Indonesian jail, was back in the studio this week to present the film guide. Sadly, due to his prison stint, he hadn't prepared anything. He normally doesn't prepare anything, but at least this week he had a good excuse. So he based the film guide on all the films he saw while in jail. Turns out Indonesian prison is a rather cultured place, cinema-wise. We got a lecture on Fellini's 1973 classic Amarcord, Ken Loach's 1990 political thriller Hidden Agenda, and Akira Kurosawa's debut Sanshiro Sugata. None of which are in the cinema this week.

Ok, that was a lie, as 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.

The Client
11.40pm – 2.05am

10.30pm – 12.20am

10.05pm – 11.55pm
Channel 4

9.00pm – 11.55pm

East is East
9.00pm – 10.55pm

The Others
1.30am – 3.15am
Channel 4

It’s a Wonderful Life
12.45pm – 3.20pm

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Acclaimed local author @TheAngelaClarke joins us to promote her latest crime thriller

On today's show we were joined by best-selling author, born and bred in St. Albans, Angela Clarke, to talk about the second instalment in her Social Media Murder Series, Watch Me. Other topics covered included the world of social media and who would win in a fight between Godzilla and King Kong.

To find out more about Angela and her novels check out her website

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Chris' Film Club: El Mariachi

Concluding this week of Modern Westerns is the first of Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Mexico’ trilogy, 'El Mariachi'.

A mariachi arrives in a Mexican town, and bears an unfortunate resemblance to a criminal who another gang wants dead.

Made for only $7,000, a large chunk of which was earned through Rodriguez undergoing medical testing. They also saved money by hiring locals to play parts.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Drivetime Sessions with Neil Stanton @sulcata32

On this weeks Drivetime Sessions we were joined by local artist Neil Stanton. Neil performed two remarkable original compositions titled 'My Love' and 'I Don't Know Why' as well as an exquisite cover of 'Umbrella' by Rihanna.

For more information on Neil Stanton you can visit his Facebook page here, or by visiting his Bandcamp page here.

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Chris' Film Club: Bone Tomahawk

Today Chris chooses Modern Western 'Bone Tomahawk', starring Kurt Russell.

Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, it’s a horror-western about a posse of men (Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins) who hunt a tribe of savage warriors that have kidnapped 3 people.