Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: Gone with the Wind (1939)

Based on Margaret Mitchell’s saga of the American Civil War. This was one of the most successful films of all time, it tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) over 221 minutes. Also features the iconic character of Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and his famous “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

New Music Playlist w/c 30th March 2015 & this week's featured track by @MarkusFreehily

Greetings Drivetimers

This should have been posted yesterday though somebody (me) forgot to hit send!

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

AC/DC - Rock The Blues Away
Billy Idol - Save Me Now
Black Star Riders - Finest Hour
Brian Wilson, David Marks & Al Jardine - The Right Time
Callaghan - Best Year 2015
Chic ft Nile Rodgers - I'll Be There
Duke Special - Nail On The Head
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Garth Brooks - You Wreck Me
Jack Savoretti - The Other Side Of Love
JD McPherson - It's All Over But The Shouting
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Kodaline - The One
Lulu - Faith In You
Madonna - Ghosttown
Marc Almond - Bad To Me
Markus Feehily - Love Is A Drug
Mr. Probz - Nothing Really Matters
Olly Murs – Seasons
Paloma Faith - Beauty Remains
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters - Somebody There
Sharon Corr - We Could Be Lovers
Shayne Ward - My Heart Would Take You Back
Simple Minds - Midnight Walking
Stacey Solomon - Shy
Striking Matches - Missing You Tonight
The Charlatans - Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
The Script - Man On A Wire
Train - Bulletproof Picasso

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is the debut single from former Westlife member Markus Freehily called Love Is A Drug:


Monday, 30 March 2015

All Things St Albans Facebook Group with @Mediocre_Mum



Joining us on today's show was local blogger Chrissie Saunders.  She created a Facebook group called All Things St Albans.  In the two months since she created the group there are over 1,300 members.

Chrissie explained that there is a dedicated team that help her to run the group, and special thanks must go to Sharon Linney, Annie Robb, Elaine Rainsford, Lisa Nichols and Ginny Mettrick.

To find our more or to join the group, here is the link www.facebook.com/groups/allthingsstalbans

Chris' Film Club: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Based on a novella from 1962 by Anthony Burgess. Stanley Kubrick directs Malcolm McDowell as the leader of a gang of thugs who commit heinous crimes, but is eventually captured and undergoes ‘rehabilitation’.

Friday, 27 March 2015

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 27th March 2015

The Simon Carver/Mayor Matthew Broderick 'crazy-a-thon' that has been gearing up for a few weeks now has stepped up a notch this week. Simon had already been feeling threatened by Mayor Broderick and his borderline dangerous behaviour, as he thinks there is only space for one mentally unhinged person on Drive Time, and that's him. When Mayor Broderick brought a dead bird into the studio and laid it at Honor's feet like a cat, Simon had had enough. Simon prides himself on two things: 1) his mental instability and 2) that he invented the cello, and so this move insulted him deeply.

Firstly, he confronted Mayor Broderick outside in the car park, wearing only a blue pair of Speedos and a small cowboy hat. (For future reference, this is Simon's go-to outfit for both showdowns and dates). He was going to throw down, but Mayor Broderick was prepared, as he was wearing nothing but crude oil and a fruit pastille on each nipple. Simon, slightly take aback, opened with his world famous impression of Errol Flynn performing a foxtrot, but Mayor Broderick countered by setting his own feet on fire and walking on his hands in time to The Power of Love by Jennifer Rush.

Simon, shocked by Mayor Broderick's commitment to insanity, retreated back to the studio to cower behind Danny and reassess his enemy. The battle lines have certainly been drawn now, so expect developments soon.

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.

Friday
Atonement
9.00pm – 11.20pm
Film4

Saturday
Looper
9.05pm – 10.40pm
BBC2

Tremors
11.50pm – 2.45am
ITV4

Sunday
Cocoon
5.05pm – 7.20pm
Film4

The Mission
11.55pm – 1.55am
BBC2

Monday
The Road to Perdition
11.10pm – 1.25am
Film4

Tuesday
10 Rillington Place
10.00pm – 11.45pm
BBC4

Wednesday
Pretty Woman
9.00pm – 10.45pm
BBC3

Thursday
Senna
10.00pm – 12.15am
ITV4

Trainspotting
10.55pm – 12.45am
Film4

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The World's End (2013)

The final film in the ‘Cornetto Trilogy’, it sees 5 school friends get together and attempt an infamous local pub crawl, but they encounter some strange goings on. Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan.

Vicky Palumbo from The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind

Today we had Vicky Palumbo from The Hertfordshire Society For Blind. The charity does a lot of great work for blind people, both young and old in the local area. The charity aim to support people with their everyday living skills and isolation. As well as computer lesson, social groups and community projects, they also offer counselling for people struggling with depression. Vicky is currently fundraising to save her counselling service from closure and would welcome any support that you can offer. Unfortunately, the charity is very reliant on fundraising and requires lots of support both financially and through people giving their time. Danny is going to be doing a 5 kilometre run in an attempt to raise money for the charity. They are also holding their 100th birthday party on the 21st of November and you can purchase tickets either by visiting the website www.hertsblind.com or by calling their office on 01727 324680.
If you would like to get in touch with Vicky personally, please do call her on 07825 330649 or email her on Vicky.Palumbo@hertsblind.com and she will be more than happy to tell you more about the charity and how she can help you or you can help her.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 20th March 2015

Radio Verulam Film Guide Podcast Template:

Today [insert name here], [insert name here] and [insert name here] were in the studio for the film guide when [insert name here] decided that he would do something [heroic/stupid/downright dangerous/illegal] in a really [flamboyant/crazy/boring/snooty] way. This of course lead to [insert name here] retaliating with an [axe/slingshot/ray guy/monkey cannon] and then the whole show got sidetracked. Then [insert redundant 80s celebrity name here] arrived with a [cake/cheese platter/Lost box set/hamster] and then everything was [fine/worse than before].

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

Friday
The Elephant Man
12.35am – 2.40am
ITV3

Saturday
Flight of the Navigator
2.35pm – 4.00pm
BBC2

The China Syndrome
4.50pm – 7.15pm
Film4

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
10.00pm – 12.05am
Channel 4

Sunday
Steptoe and Son
10.35pm – 1.30am
ITV3

Tuesday
A Serious Man
11.35pm – 1.15am
BBC1

Thursday
Airplane!
7.15pm – 9.00pm
Film4

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

The 1957 epic by David Lean, about the construction of the Burma Railway in WWII. Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa and James Donald.

Spring Interior trends with Gwendoline Alderton @GA_Interiors

Our Interior Design correspondent Gwendoline Alderton joins us in the studio today, fresh from the Ideal Home Show, with all the latest news on spring interior trends.


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Bring spring into your home with this season's on trend colour  -  'Custard Yellow' - lively, fresh and the colour of friendship!  Its perfect as a colour in your hallway to welcome visitors, or in your living, room, ideally as a 'feature' chair, teamed with greys.   Beautiful grey pastel colours are all out there for you to experiment with.

Inky blue also looks fabulous worked with your greys and yellow.

Greys are also this season's new colour for kitchen units which are sleek, without handles.  White kitchens are still very popular, with grey painted walls.

Vintage remains on trend this spring and a super, quick and affordable way to introduce a vintage feel into your rooms is with feature lampshades.

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There are gorgeous patterned lampshades on the market and some with bobbles and tassels.

You can also introduce a vintage feel into your bedroom by teaming lace bedding with either fluffy or floral cushions and throws.

For more inforamtion from Gwendoline and to read her blog visit her Facebook page:

www.ga-interiors.co.uk


Monday, 23 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The Life of Brian (1979)

A 1979 British comedy film from Monty Python, telling the story of Brian, a poor Jewish boy who happens to be born on the same day, and next door, to Jesus and is subsequently mistaken for the messiah. Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Sue Jones-Davies.

New Music Playlist w/c 23rd March 2015 & this week's featured track by @JackSavoretti

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Andreya Triana - Gold
Billy Idol - Save Me Now
Black Star Riders - Finest Hour
Callaghan - Best Year 2015
Deacon Blue - Win
Duke Special - Nail On The Head
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Garth Brooks - You Wreck Me
Jack Savoretti - The Other Side Of Love
JD McPherson - It's All Over But The Shouting
Jermain Jackman - How Will I Know
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Kodaline - The One
Lulu - Faith In You
Marc Almond - Bad To Me
Mr. Probz - Nothing Really Matters
Olly Murs – Seasons
Paloma Faith - Beauty Remains
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters - Somebody There
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down (feat. John Legend)
Seasick Steve - Summertime Boy
Sharon Corr - We Could Be Lovers
Shayne Ward - My Heart Would Take You Back
Striking Matches - Missing You Tonight
Taylor Swift - Style
The Script - Man On A Wire
Train - Bulletproof Picasso
Van Morrison & Michael Bublé - Real Real Gone

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is the latest offering from Jack Savoretti and is called The Other Side Of Love:


Sam Rolfe - Science Correspondent




Sam Rolfe was our guest tonight on Drivetime. 

Improvements to cancer drug 
By addition of a chemical called Sodium Formate derived from formic acid, which is found in stinging nettles and ants (among other natural organisms), to a cancer drug called JS07, the drug is approximately 50 times more effective. A group of researchers based at the University of Warwick lead by Prof. Peter Sadler, found that the compound more often used as a food preservative helped to disrupt the cancer cell’s energy generating mechanism forcing the cell to shut down.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150320091309.htm


Differences isolated for the first time between autistic and non-autistic brains 
Following the development of a new method for analysis MRI scans of the brain, scientists in the Dept. of Computer Science at the University of Warwick have been able to create an accurate 3D model of the brain.
 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150320091311.htm

Scientist of the Month 
Professor Stephen Kuffler (1913 – 1980) A Hungarian-American, regarded as the Father of Modern Neuroscience.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Kuffler

Night Sky This Month
4th April Full Moon (Total Lunar Eclipse – Eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean, Western Americas. In Britain there will be one on 28 th Sept 2015)
http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-lunar-eclipse.html

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Story of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his relationship with a young, British (and fictional) doctor. Stars Forest Whitaker in an Oscar-winning role, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington and Gillian Anderson.

Hellen Phillimore from The Quorum Singers of St Albans joins us


The Quorum Singers of St Albans have been entertaining audiences in the St Albans area for over twenty years, raising thousands of pounds to support both local and national charities. The musical repertoire of the choir is very broad, appealing to a wide range of musical tastes. 

This Saturday the music is based around the works of poets and the Family Ukulele Group from the Herts Music Service will be joining them at the concert. 

They will be singing at Dagnall Street Baptist Church, St Albans. Entry is free. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Afghanistan Women's Education Centre.

For more information please visit their website here 


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Epic drama directed by David Lean and starring Peter O’Toole, about the life of TE Lawrence as he fought in the Arabian Peninsula during WWI. Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif also star.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

St Patrick's Day Special from Bake it Easy with Lucy Clark @heavensacupcake

St Albans Premier Cupcake Company creator, Lucy Clark,  joins us in the studio today with a fantastic St Patrick's Day recipe...Guinness Cake!


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This scrumptious recipe includes all the usual basic cake ingredients such as self raising flour, caster sugar and eggs,  but with added unusual ingredients for a cake -  Guinness and sour cream.  The combination of Guinness and Cocoa Powder is wonderful.  Lucy recommends using at least 70% cocoa powder and for the topping, full fat cream cheese.  This isn't a cake for those watching their waistlines.

The recipe works well for cup cakes too - just add some shamrock sprinkles!

Follow this link for the Guinness Cake recipe:  http://goo.gl/KdpsHV

Visit Lucy's website www.heavenisacupcake.net
Follow her on Facebook and twitter @heavensacupcake

Chris' Film Club: The Driving Bell and The Butterfly (2007)

A film about the life of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the editor of Elle magazine in France, who suffered a massive stroke at the age of 43, which left him with locked-in syndrome. It stars Mathieu Amalric as Bauby, and is directed by Julian Schnabel.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: Raging Bull (1980)

Martin Scorsese film from 1980, about the life and career of Jake LaMotta, a former champion boxer. Robert De Niro is LaMotta, and famously gained a lot of weight to play the aged and retired boxer. Joe Pesci plays his brother and manager Joey, and Cathy Moriarty plays his wife.

Investing In Your Life with Lisa Pearson @MummyWhisperer our Lifestyle Correspondent






Tonight on Drivetime Lisa told us about how to invest in yourself.

Money Saving
Its not about how much money you earn, it is about the value you get from it, and how much money is left at the end of the month.

Your Health
There is no point in saving money if you don't have a good quality or long enough life.

Your Mind
Have you heard the theory that if you spend 15 minutes extra a day learning something then you will overtake 99% of your peers within a couple of years.?

Your Community
"What you give out , you get back"

Full details about all of these subjects can be found at the web site http://mummywhispererblog.com/


New Music Playlist w/c 16th March 2015 & this week's featured track by @LuluShouts

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Andreya Triana - Gold
Black Star Riders - Finest Hour
Brian Wilson, David Marks & Al Jardine - The Right Time
Bryan Ferry - Driving Me Wild
Callaghan - Best Year 2015
Deacon Blue - Win
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Ella Henderson - Mirror Man
Erasure - Sacred
Giorgio Moroder - Right Here, Right Now (feat. Kylie Minogue)
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Jermain Jackman - How Will I Know
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Kaiser Chiefs - Falling Awake
Lulu - Faith In You
Mark Knopfler - Beryl
Michael Ball - Falling Slowly
Olly Murs – Seasons
Paloma Faith - Beauty Remains
Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters - Somebody There
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down (feat. John Legend)
Seasick Steve - Summertime Boy
Shaun Escoffery - Nobody Knows
Striking Matches - Missing You Tonight
Taylor Swift - Style
The Script - Man On A Wire
Train - Bulletproof Picasso
Van Morrison & Michael Bublé - Real Real Gone

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Faith In You by Lulu:


Friday, 13 March 2015

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 13th March 2015

Young Honor wasn't in the studio tonight, but that didn't seem to deter her new biggest fan, Mayor Matthew Broderick. He's been hanging around the studio a lot recently, even on days when Honor is not in. His behaviour is actually rather creepy, and is making Simon Carver's behaviour seem relatively sane in comparison. Simon, ever the fierce competitor, doesn't like his position as The Unstable One at the show threatened, so he decided to go all out this week.

When Chris and Danny arrived at the studio after a day of backbreaking work down the mine, they discovered that Simon had dressed as a Mexican wrestler and painted the entire studio in a colour he calls 'Flooded Basement'. He had also released a large amount canaries into the studio, which had proceeded to poop on everything and everyone, while whistling a merry tune.

Danny and Chris could only shake their heads in pity, as this all seemed a bit old hat, and so they both told Simon he needed to up his game. Simon balled his fists in gathering rage and cursed the day that Matthew Broderick had been born. He swore revenge on the once-teen heartthrob, fought back the tears and got on with the show, all the while imagining the horrible pains he could inflict on Broderick.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio (and Honor wasn't) to talk about the UK box office, new releases in the cinema, and his pick of films on TV for the coming week.

Friday
Kick-Ass
10.00pm – 12.20am
Channel 4

Saturday
Bridesmaids
9.00pm – 11.30pm
Channel 4

Sunday
Untouchable
10.00pm – 11.45pm
BBC4

Monday
Edward Scissorhands
6.55pm – 9.00pm
Film4

Tuesday
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
1.00am – 2.35am
ITV4

Wednesday
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
10.00pm – 1.15am
ITV2

Thursday
Shame
11.10pm – 1.15am
Film4

Danny's Comic Relief Nose!

Today is Red Nose Day and Danny was sent a special red nose in the post. The nose was from SA Law, a local law firm who have sent out 500 of the noses with the aim of getting the recipients (in this case, Danny) to take a selfie of themselves wearing the nose and then e-mailing it back to them. For every selfie SA Law receives, they will donate £1 to Comic Relief. If you want more information about the project, you can visit their website here, and if you want to see Danny's picture, then look no further...


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The Wolverine (2013)

Jackman is Wolverine again, this time invited to Japan to see a man he saved in 1945. He ends up acting as a bodyguard to the man’s granddaughter (Tao Okamoto) after she comes under attack from mysterious mutant forces.

World Kidney Day



Today, 12th March, is World Kidney Day and Diana Garrett joined us to talk to us about kidney health and how to prevent kidney disease in ways such as increased water intake, to not smoke and to get your kidney function tested. Kidneys are essential to our health as they get rid of excess water and toxins.


For more information please visit their website here and to find out about donating a kidney visit this website here



Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 6th March 2015

This evening in the Drive Time studio we had a special visit from St Albans Mayor Matthew Broderick, who was taking time out of his busy schedule of opening new buildings with comically large scissors and trying to atone for his version of Godzilla. Turns out Mayor Broderick is a big fan of the Film Guide and wanted to meet the heart and soul of the show: Honor Morrison.

Honor was delighted to have a fan (although she had to be told who he was, she's so young, bless her little cotton socks!) and now Mayor Broderick has started his own Honor Morrison fan club. Mayor Broderick, who memorably took power in a bloody coup that took the lives of 12,324 St Albans residents (including former Mayor Mike Myers), was less enthused about meeting Danny and Simon, going so far as to slap Simon in the face with a dead ferret, although this is considered a courting ritual in some parts of Herefordshire.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK box office top 10, the new releases in the cinema, and his pick of films on TV for the coming week.

Friday
Gladiator
10.40pm – 1.25am
ITV

District 9
10.50pm – 1.00am
Film4

Saturday
Rio
1.00pm – 2.50pm
Film4

Fantastic Voyage
2.50pm – 5.00pm
5USA

Sunday
Hitch
6.40pm – 9.00pm
Channel 5

Monday
Source Code
10.40pm – 12.30am
Film4

Tuesday
Waitress
6.50pm – 9.00pm
Film4

Chris' Film Club: Real Steel (2011)


Set in the near future, human boxers have been replaced by fighting robots, and Hugh Jackman plays a former boxer who grows closer to his son through fighting with an old, down and out boxing robot. Evangeline Lilly also stars.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Travel correspondent Andy Jarosz talks currency!

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Andy joined us in the studio today to give advice about currency when travelling abroad.

If you're going on holiday, you'll be thinking about currency; which? how much? and where's the best place to get it from?

You have two options:

1. Travel without any currency and go straight to the ATM on arrival..

Be aware that banks commonly charge 2 fees.  One on the transaction, which is typically 3% and a second currency charge is taken with regard to the exchange rate they give, below the inter-bank rate. Santander and HSBC have begun waiving the first of these fees. Do check with your bank before travelling.

Metro Bank in St Albans town centre guarantee that in Europe they will exchange at the inter-bank rate, which means they don't take the second type of fee.

2. Get your currency in advance..

If you prefer to take currency with you, avoid banks because they are noncompetitive.  Moneyshops offer better exchange rates and especially those in central London.  They will offer the best deals because they are exchanging foreign currency for tourists  (who will get a poor deal buying sterling) and are keen to off load the notes!  Don't be afraid to gently haggle for a better rate than the one first quoted to you.

Once abroad, be prudent with your currency.  Know the exchange rate each day and do your calculations before making purchases.  There are some great apps that do this for you. There's no harm in pausing to check before making your purchases - its a good negotiating tactic.

For more information visit Andy's website www.501places.com and find him on twitter: @andyjarosz

Chris' Film Club: X-Men 2 (2003)

One of the best superhero films ever. Directed by Bryan Singer, it stars Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden and Patrick Stewart as the X-Men, who take on Brian Cox’s evil general and Ian McKellen’s rival mutant faction.

Monday, 9 March 2015

New Music Playlist w/c 9th March 2015 & this week's featured track by @PalomaFaith

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Andreya Triana - Gold
Blue - King Of The World
Brian Wilson, David Marks & Al Jardine - The Right Time
Bryan Ferry - Driving Me Wild
Callaghan - Best Year 2015
Deacon Blue - Win
Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream
Ella Henderson - Mirror Man
Erasure - Sacred
Giorgio Moroder - Right Here, Right Now (feat. Kylie Minogue)
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Jason Aldean - Miss That Girl
Jermain Jackman - How Will I Know
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Kaiser Chiefs - Falling Awake
Katzenjammer - Lady Gray
Lady Antebellum - Long Stretch of Love
Mark Knopfler - Beryl
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Michael Ball - Falling Slowly
Mr. Probz - Nothing Really Matters
Olly Murs – Seasons
Paloma Faith - Beauty Remains
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Seasick Steve - Summertime Boy
Shaun Escoffery - Nobody Knows
Taylor Swift - Style
Train - Bulletproof Picasso
Van Morrison & Michael Bublé - Real Real Gone

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Beauty Remains by Paloma Faith:


Chris' Film Club: The Prestige (2006)

Director Christopher Nolan brings together a star studded cast (including Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson & David Bowie) into this 19th Century London based film. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale play two stage magicians continuously trying to out do each other.

Consumer Advice with Elizabeth Crampton



Elizabeth Crampton joined us tonight from the Citizens Advice Bureau

Funeral Plans
An explanation of buying a Funeral Plan and the costs involved the advantages of purchasing one.

Rogue Traders
Advice on how to deal with such situations

Electoral Register
You can register to vote on line but you will need your National Insurance number to do.

 http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/law_e/law_civil_rights_e/law_government_and_voting_e/voting_procedures.htm

Full details on all these items and more can be found at the web site
http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/england/consumer_e.htm

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The Sixth Sense (1999)

M. Night Shyamalan’s 1999 film about a therapist who helps a young boy who can see dead people. Bruce Willis stars in this classic ghost film.

Wendy Griffith and Matt Hawkin from St Paul's Church

Today we had Wendy Griffith and Matt Hawkin from Saturday St Paul's church to talk about the upcoming community day. Everything from live music and quizzes to children's crafts and bungee runs as well as a large variety of food. The event is running from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday the 7th March and will be free and open to everyone. The event has now been running fro a few years and it began after building work was completed there a couple of years. For more details of upcoming events at St Paul's church please visit their website www.stpauls-stalbans.org
 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Chris' Film Club: The Orphanage (2007)

A Spanish ghost film, produced by Guillermo Del Toro, that stars Belen Reuda as a mother whose son goes missing in their new home, which is also the orphanage where she grew up. She finds herself haunted by the ghosts of former residents.

World Book Day 2015 @WaterstoneStAlb

Local bookseller and events manager at Waterstones St Albans; Gemma Sealey spoke today on the show about World Book Day 2015 taking place on 5th March. Gemma discussed the events taking place at Waterstones tomorrow for World Book Day.

At Waterstones in St Albans from 4pm till 6pm there will be story telling, arts and crafts, games, a treasure hunt, tea party and more aimed at children under 10.

To listen to Gemma visit: www.radioverulam.com/listenagain/ Navigate to Wednesday at 5:30pm.

For more Information on Waterstones Book Day Events you can visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/407623159414071/

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 27th February 2015

The ever benevolent Simon Carver (nee Spankington) was in the studio again tonight. Actually, Simon has been in the studio a lot recently, mostly because he is now living there. You see, Simon annoyed Mrs. Simon Carver (nee Eisenhower) one too many times this week and he has found himself living out of the studio's broom cupboard. When asked what it was that Simon had done to deserve such treatment, Mrs. Carver only replied: 'He knows what he's done' while she swept up the goat carcasses, party hats and two members of B*Witched from their front lawn.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk about the UK top 10, the new releases in the cinema and his pick of films on TV for the coming week.

Friday
Joy Division
9.00pm – 10.45pm
BBC4

Saturday
Cuban Fury
9.00pm – 10.55pm
Channel 4

Sunday
Buried
11.25pm – 1.20am
ITV4

Monday
Crimson Tide
11.00pm – 1.10am
Channel 5

Tuesday
Emma
9.00pm – 10.55pm
BBC4

Wednesday
Iron Man
8.00pm – 10.30pm
E4

Thursday
Men in Black 3
9.00pm – 11.10pm
Film4

Chris' Film Club: Ghost (1990)

Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) is a banker investigating high balances in obscure bank accounts. Sam is mugged by a street thug who pulls a gun on him, he then goes on to realise he is a ghost after seeing his friend Molly (Demi Moore) crying over his dead body. Whoopi Goldberg also appears in the movie.

Literature in West Herts




Today local author Howard Linskey was in the studio to discuss his new book No Name Lane, which is out on the 12th March. The book follows the story of a disgraced journalist, who moves from a national tabloid to a local paper in the north of England to investigate a murder, which leads to the discovery of a much older mystery.

No Name Lane has a launch event at the St. Albans branch of Waterstones, on the 21st of March from 1 to 3 in the afternoon, where Howard will be signing copies of the book. There is also a launch party from 7PM. Tickets cost £3, but this can be put towards a copy of the book.

Other literary events coming up soon in Hertfordshire as part of LitFest 2015 can be found here: http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/libraries/whatson/litfest15

For more information about Howard, visit his website at: http://www.howardlinskey.com/main/

Monday, 2 March 2015

February Thrifty feature: Spring Cleaning with @beingmrsc

Joining us on the show today, for our regular thrifty feature was our very own thrifty correspondent Penny Carr.

Penny, talked about spring cleaning; using low cost products rather than supermarket bought, such as using bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice to effortlessly clean your oven.

Penny discussed her talk, about Easter holiday with the children next and how to keep the kids occupied for free.

For more on Penny Carr visit her blog 'Being Mrs C' at http://beingmrsc.com/

If you wish to listen to Penny's feature again visit http://listenagain.radioverulam.com/node/13

Chris' Film Club: The Others (2001)

This horror film stars Nicole Kidman as a mother of two children who live in a large manor house that appears to be haunted. The children suffer from a rare condition that means they cannot be exposed to sunlight. Christopher Eccleston also stars in this 2001 flick.

New Music Playlist w/c 2nd March 2015 & this week's featured track by @JermainJackman

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Andreya Triana - Gold
Blue - King Of The World
Bryan Ferry - Driving Me Wild
Deacon Blue - Win
Ella Henderson - Mirror Man
Erasure - Sacred
First Aid Kit - Master Pretender
Giorgio Moroder - Right Here, Right Now (feat. Kylie Minogue)
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Jason Aldean - Miss That Girl
Jermain Jackman - How Will I Know
Kaiser Chiefs - Falling Awake
Katzenjammer - Lady Gray
Lady Antebellum - Long Stretch of Love
Madonna - Living For Love
Mark Knopfler - Beryl
Marlon Roudette - When The Beat Drops Out
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Michael Ball - Falling Slowly
Neil Diamond - Sunny Disposition
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Seasick Steve - Summertime Boy
Shaun Escoffery - Nobody Knows
Take That - Let In The Sun
Taylor Swift - Style
The Overtones - Something Good
The Shires - Friday Night
Van Morrison & Michael Bublé - Real Real Gone
Ward Thomas - Town Called Ugley

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is How Will I Know by Jermain Jackman: