Saturday, 20 September 2014

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 19th September 2014

Simon was in the studio today to talk all about his new book, which he rather modestly described as 'Earth-shatteringly good'. The 956-page tome tells the adventures of 'Simonty the Handsome', a roguish and charismatic knight who roams the land, vanquishing villains. He then gets hired to take down the evil monster 'Danniver the Bald' and, along with his trusty steed 'Brentford', he must summon all the bravery he has to both defeat the wicked being and bed the busty maidens (spoiler alert: that happens A LOT in the book).

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office, the latest film releases and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

Friday
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
11.05pm – 2.00am
Film4

Saturday
Sightseers
11.45pm – 1.30am
Film4

Saturday Night Fever
1.30am – 3.55am
Film4

Sunday
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
5.35pm – 7.15pm
Channel 5

In Time
9.00pm – 11.10pm
Channel 5

Monday
Mad City
11.25pm – 1.15am
BBC1

Tuesday
Despicable Me
7.00pm – 9.00pm
ITV2

Wednesday
Top Gun
11.30pm – 1.40am
Film4

Thursday
The Change Up
11.05pm – 1.15am
Film4

Friday, 19 September 2014

Bike 4 Cancer in the studio!

On the show tonight we were joined in the studio by three gentlemen who are about to undertake a sporting challenge, all in the name of charity. Rich, Dave and Nick will be doing a three day cycle ride from St Albans to Paris along with nine friends, in a group collectively known as 'The Dirty Dozen'. They will be riding for the charities Bike 4 Cancer and Brainwave, two charities that are close to their hearts. Olly Murs is a patron of Brainwave, which aims to improve the lives of children with mobility difficulties.

They set off on the 25th September and if you would like to sponsor them then you can do it through the website here.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: The Great Escape

Over the summer break the world lost the great James Garner. Star of screens both big and small for decades, we've picked the ensemble classic The Great Escape for entry into the Film Club.

Telling the true story of a group of Allied soldiers who escape from a German POW camp in WWII. The cast features Garner, Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough (who was in the Film Club earlier this week), James Coburn, Charles Bronson and Donald Pleasance.

Chris' Film Club: Jumanji

The theme this week is films by filmmakers who sadly passed away while Drivetime was off-air over the summer holidays. Today's entry to the Film Club is Jumanji, starring the late, great Robin Williams. Jumanji is a personal favourite of mine as it is possibly my earliest exposure to the work of Williams.

The film tells the story of a mysterious board game that, when played, affects the world around it and can only be stopped once it has been won. Williams stars as a man who has been trapped in the game for years.

An exciting and fun kids film, it also features a young Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt and David Alan Grier.


An Interview with Becki Vukovich who is raising money for the Herts Air Ambulance Trust


Today we were fortunate to be joined again by Becki Vukovich who is raising money for the Herts Air Ambulance Trust. She also announced a cocktail evening at the Beachhouse St Albans this Saturday and come along to enjoy a 'Luca Cocktail' from 7:30pm. 

We at Radio Verulam were surprised to learn that the air ambulance, that must raise £5.3 million a year just to fly, is not government funded although it provides vital care for those seriously injured. Becki told us the story of her son, Luca, who was in a serious accident involving a van and that the essential work carried out by the air ambulance saved her sons life, who is now recovering. Here at Radio Verulam we wish you all the best Luca! 

On 10th October Becki will leave for a 10 day trek along the Great Wall of China and we hope that the community will support on this grueling task, all selflessly undertaken in the name of charity. To donate please visit  https://www.justgiving.com/rebecca-vukovich/ and we can't wait to here about how the trek goes. 

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