Friday, 12 February 2016

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 12th February 2016

Simon - who was once Britain's No.4 male tennis player behind Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski, and the concept of misery - was in the studio today and the show went without a hitch. We were totally taken by surprise, but Simon was a professional throughout and even made some cinematic observations that bordered on being coherent. Simon shook Danny, Chris and Tamara's hands before he left, and set off into the sunset.

It was only after he had gone that Danny realised that Simon had left his iPad on the desk. Simon, who next week will be receiving his birthday card from the Queen, is a little forgetful, and as such has written his password on the back of his iPad. Danny just could not resist having a peak at the contents. Big mistake. The contents of Simon's iPad meant that Danny was still screaming when the paramedics loaded him into the back of the ambulance.

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.

Harry Brown
11.20pm – 1.25am

2.35pm – 4.25pm

There Will Be Blood
11.15pm – 1.45am

84 Charing Cross Road
1.30pm – 3.00pm

9.00pm – 11.15pm

Judgement Day: The John List Story
9.00pm – 11.00pm
True Entertainment

Mona Lisa
11.00pm – 1.10am
London Live

A Touch of Class
1.00am – 3.00am

Dirty Harry
11.25pm – 1.35am

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Chris' Film Club: 127 Hours

Finishing this weeks Film Club is '127 Hours', a film that takes place in one small Canyon crevice.

The 2010 Danny Boyle film is based on Aaron Ralston, the real life canyoneer who lost an arm after getting trapped under a boulder in the middle of nowhere.

Stars James Franco, Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn.

Electric Umbrella: With Tom, Laura and Miles.

Joining us in the studio today were Tom, Laura and Miles with 'Electric Umbrella', a music project in which adults with learning abilities work with song writing professionals to create gigs, shows and club nights for all to enjoy!

As well as explaining a little about what Electric Umbrella has done for them, the three performed their theme song; 'Electric Umbrella' and did a version of Tom's new song 'Hyper'.

For more information, or to support the group you can visit

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Drivetime Sessions with The Paper Snakes

This week we were joined by two members of the super cool Paper Snakes, performing their two originals and cover. Both of the originals Paul and Chris performed, 'Bare Back Monkey' and 'Black Widow', had a classic accoustic vibe. Their final song was a simply beautiful cover of Paul Weller's 'You Do Something to Me'.

If you'd like to find out more about them, their songs and their gigs check out their facebook page

The session will be available for a week after broadcast at by navigating to Wednesday at 5.30pm.

Chris' Film Club: Phone Booth

Colin Farrell is Stu, an arrogant publicist who is cheating on his wife.

He picks up a ringing payphone to find himself talking to The Caller, a mysterious man armed with a sniper rifle and the determination to get Stu to admit his faults.
Also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Radha Mitchell and Katie Holmes.