Roz Kaveney and Tim Concannon discuss Sixties oddity ‘The Magic Christian’ a bizarre vanity project for Peter Sellers – penned by Terry Southern, John Cleese and Graham Chapman – about the worst kept secret about swinging London: that all you really need is cash.
Tim Concannon and Roz Kaveney visit the Cinema Museum in Oval, South London – the former Lambeth workhouse, where Charles Chaplin spent Christmas one year as a small boy – and one of his homes in Kennington, where Chaplin grew up.
Roz and Tim revisit the locations of Andy Milligan’s 1970 erotic film ‘Nightbirds‘ on Commercial Street, Whitechapel. Critic and author Kim Newman discusses this and Milligan’s other exploitation films made in England, and BFI’s Vic Pratt and Will Fowler chat about BFI’s Flipside DVD title.
Tim and Roz Kaveney are joined by DJ and film scholar Lexi Turner at Sloane Square, where the original production of the Rocky Horror Show was staged at the Royal Court’s Theatre Upstairs to 63 people in June 1973.
Tim, Roz and Shruti visit Regent’s Park, where a Nazi marching band from a parallel universe once walked past the door of John Profumo during filming of ‘It Happened Here‘, one of the favourite films of our guest Pat Mills, legendary comics author and editor.
Roz and Tim talk to film producer Stephen Woolley, Janes Giles and Helen Dewitt from the British Film Institute, all of whom used to work together at the legendary Scala film club.
Lexi Turner discusses ‘The Neon Demon‘, ‘Psychomania’ and the cult of cult cinema in 2016.
Roz Kaveney and Tim Concannon reflect on the mad genius of the Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr starrer ‘The Magic Christian‘.
Roz Kaveney and guests Kim Newman, plus Will Fowler and Vic Pratt discuss underground director Andy Milligan’s grotty, erotic 1969 film ‘Nightbirds‘.
Roz Kaveney and guests Kim Newman, Zoe Stavri and Judith Clute discuss the legacy of Jack the Ripper on film and the changing face of East London.
Roz in conversation with Julia Marchese, maker of ‘Out of Print‘ which explores the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibitions at places like the New Beverly Cinema in LA.
Throughout the UK’s annual DIY film festival Scalarama, Roz Kaveney and guests explored London cinema; showcasing the obscure, the weird, the unusual.
As the 2016 Scalarama DIY film festival begins, the London Underground is born anew as the Night Tube. With Resonance FM, we invite the public to join us this September as nocturnal flâneurs, exploring the Scala map and links between London films and London locations.
Roz and Tim loiter on Clapham Common, near to the home of Angela Carter, screen-writer with director Neil Jordan of ‘The Company of Wolves‘. Our guest in the studio is Rosemary Hill, who’s edited a collection of Carter’s published verse from 1963-1971, ‘Unicorn‘.
Roz and Tim visit the plaque, on the southbound platform, Finchley Central Underground Station to London Underground map designer Harry Beck, and discuss the British Transport film ‘Under Night Streets‘ in light of Beck’s imagining of London’s underworlds.
An irregular trip to India, looking at its culture from some unusual angles. In the second episode we talk to members of a women’s farming collective supported by GRAVIS in the Thar desert, Rajasthan and explore India’s past and future through the comic books of Campfire Comics and Amar Chitra Katha.
Roz and Tim are joined by Andy Oppenheimer, Jane Molloy and Gabriel Balfe: faces of South London’s collective act of remembrance of David Bowie.
Update 4/3/16: P K Nair’s last long interview about cinema. An irregular trip to India, looking at its culture from some unusual angles. Water harvesting in the Thar desert with the grassroots charity GRAVIS, hipster hell-raising in Delhi, and to Pune to discuss missing film classics with the father of Indian film preservation, ‘Celluloid Man‘, Mr P K Nair.
London’s radicals, underworlds and counter-cultures over a century of cinema.
Help us by funding a visualisation of the Mumbai Local based on the hang outs and smokey dives frequented by the poet laureate of early Bollywood, Sadaat Hasan Manto.
Ever wondered what the London Underground would look like if it was programmed by the Scala cinema? Wonder no more…
Forget killer robots. Imagine the sky as an inverted ocean full of new life.
This is a radio show for Resonance FM of field recordings and interviews with participants in Delia Derbyshire Day in January 2013, listening to lost tapes by the electronic music pioneer.
2012 Christmas special for Resonance FM: author and teacher Geoff Ryman reflects on how the soundtrack to MGM’s classic ‘Wizard of Oz’ got him into the habit of re-imagining the story, which led to his own novel’ Was’.