An Easter Bank Holiday treat, Shruti Narayanswamy and Tim Concannon run through their Top 10 of exploitation movies from around the world riffing on American cinema.
Shruti Narayanswamy and Tim Concannon run through their Top 10 of exploitation movies from around the world riffing on American cinema.
Tim Concannon, Roz Kaveney and film-maker Cem Kaya visit Umit and Son, a treasure house of every film format imaginable. We discuss Cem’s documentary about Turkish “Yesilçam” cinema, ‘Remake, Remix, Rip-Off‘ with scholar Iain Robert Smith.
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 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.
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.