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.
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’.