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REALITY CHECK with Alex Fitch
The first half of a two part 'feature length' podcast in which former Doctor Who producer and script editor Terrance Dicks talks about his career in conversation with Tim Phipps (Strange Horizons) at a meeting of The British Science Fiction Association. Tim and Terrance talk about the latter's sojourn on Doctor Who from The War Games to The Five Doctors, introduced by Tony Keen.
A special presentation of the press conference for the new action movie Wanted based on the cult comic book by Mark Millar... Star James McAvoy and director Timur (Night Watch) Bekmanbetov talk about the challenges of making the movie, working with co-star Angelina Jolie and fun of working in the genre...
(more info at http://www.wantedmovie.com)
Alex Fitch talks to Joe Lidster, writer of half a dozen Big Finish Doctor Who audio plays starring the cast of the classic TV series such as Sylvester McCoy and Geoffrey Beevers in Master and Paul McGann and Terry Molloy's Davros in Terror Firma. Joe also wrote one of the best episodes of Torchwood on TV this year and an episode of the forthcoming series of The Sarah Jane Smith Adventures.
Guest presenter Robert Grant (SFL's book reviewer) talks to Darren Shan, reknowned fantasy and horror author whose work is enjoyed by adults and young adults alike. Darren's best known work includes The saga of Darren Shan a.k.a. Cirque du freak, The Demonata and The City trilogy which is currently being re-edited for children.
(more info at http://www.darrenshan.com)
In the last of our podcasts recorded at this year's Sci-Fi London Film Festival, guest presenter Chris Patmore talks to Julian Doyle, the director of the new sci-fi / black comedy horror film Chemical Wedding. Julian and Chris talk about the challenges of adapting the script, Julian's interests in outré magic, science and religion and his experiences of working on films such as Brazil, Time Bandits and Monty Python's Life of Brian.
Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch.
(more info at http://www.chemicalweddingmovie.co.uk)
In the third of our podcasts recorded live at this year's Sci-Fi London Film Festival, we're looking at the new American Indie zombie comedy Wasting Away. Louis Savy introduces a screening of the film and then Alex Fitch conducts a Q & A with director / producer team and co-writers Sean and Matthew Kohnen and lead actress Julianna Robinson.
(more info at http://www.wastingawaythemovie.com)
In the second of our podcasts recorded live at this year's Sci-Fi London Film Festival, we're looking at the more humourous aspects of the festival - a new French kids film Dragon Hunters and a visit by a couple of comedians. Louis Savy introduces a screening of Dragon Hunters and then Alex Fitch conducts a Q & A with directors Guillaume Ivernel and Arthur Qwak. Following that, Alex talks to Rich (The Mighty Boosh) Fulcher and Dean (X-Files / Lone Gunmen) Haglund about their love of the genre.
In an interview originally broadcast live on Resonance 104.4 FM, Alex Fitch talks to Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie S�lavy about this year’s Sci-Fi Festival which was held over the May Bank Holiday in London. This year’s festival sees premieres of award-winning Argentinian film La Antena, Marc Caro’s directorial debut Dante 01 and a variety of other intriguing cult films.
Broadcast at 5pm, 25/04/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM, as an episode of "I’m ready for my close-up"
(more info at: www.electricsheepmagazine.com)
In the first of our podcasts recorded at this year's Sci-Fi London Festival, guest presenter Graham Sleight talks to two nominees and the winner of this year's Arthur C. Clarke awards. In case you don't know who won, why not listen to the podcast and hear the opening of the envelope and the winner's reaction! Authors interviewed include Stephen Baxter, Ken MacLeod and Richard Morgan, with commentary by Paul Raven, Adam Roberts and Tom Hunter. Edited and recorded by Alex Fitch.
(more info at: www.clarkeaward.com)
Alex Fitch talks to James Taylor, head researcher at the Imperial War Museum about the museum's new exhibition For your eyes only: Ian Fleming and James Bond. The exhibition puts Fleming's writing into a historical and military perspective, from his days working for Naval Intelligence to his later life living the life of Bond in far flung locations from Las Vegas to Jamaica. Alex & James talk about Fleming's career and legacy plus the public's fascination with the glam and the gadgets of the Bond movies, some of which are represented in the exhibition in the form of Little Nellie and props from Thunderball.
(more info at www.iwm.org.uk)