Music for Films: The Rocky Horror Picture Show


First broadcast 6am, 22nd October 2016 on Resonance FM in London

1 hour broadcast version.

Every month, interesting people talk about the music, films and music for films which have shaped their lives.

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.

A remake, starring Laverne Cox from ‘Orange Is The New Black’ as Frank-N-Furter was broadcast on the US Fox TV network in October 2016. How does the original hold up, more than forty years later? We also ponder Mohammed Shebl’s 1981 Egyptian ‘remake’ of Rocky Horror, ‘Anyab‘ aka ‘Fangs‘ and talk to Cem Kaya, director of ‘Remake, Remix, RipOff‘ about Turkey’s Yesilçam film-makers.

On our three year mission to explore the subterranean sources of London’s culture we’ve created the Scala Underground Film Map, which imagines the Tube as a film festival programmed by the legendary cinema at Kings Cross.

London’s radicals, underworlds and counter-cultures over a century of cinema, through a Tube map re-imagined as a film festival programmed by the legendary Scala cinema at Kings Cross.