15 March 2015

Episode 154: Andy Poyiadgi


This week we're joined by filmmaker and comics creator Andy Poyiadgi who shares his memories of growing up in Norwood, working in Loughborough Junction and falling in love with tea in the grounds of the Dulwich Picture Gallery. 

Andy and Steve also reminisce about their days together at school and we talk about some of Andy's work, including his latest comic, Lost Property, and his career as an advert director. 


Andy's website: ajpoyiadgi.com 

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02 March 2015

Episode 153: Streatham


We take a walk through Streatham and dig up the Worthies, some more recent luminaries, a few defunct entertainment hotspots and a demonologist looking to carve out a new career in reality TV.

We also took in an ice hockey match with the Streatham Redskins in their shiny new arena.

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16 February 2015

Episode 152: Helen Zaltzman & Martin Austwick



This week we talk to Helen Zaltzman and Martin Austwick, whose home studio in Crystal Palace has, for the last 8 years, provided a base for Answer Me This! a podcast that has won Sony Awards and critical acclaim as well as the hearts of many devoted listeners.

As well as their work on AMT!, the couple have produced some other audio gems, with the latest development being The Allusionist, Helen's new show about language for Radiotopia that gives the popular U.S. podcast network its first content from overseas. 

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02 February 2015

Episode 151: Stanley Kubrick Archive



Inside London College of Communication at the Elephant and Castle is the University’s Archives and Special Collections Centre, and within that is the Stanley Kubrick Archivea collection of materials and resources spanning the entirety of the film director's career. 

Archivist Richard Daniels takes us on a tour of the archive, dipping in and out of Kubrick's boxes, looking at props, costumes, photographs, correspondence, books and many other things

We're also treated to the other collections in the archive, including the Tom Eckersley Collection, Her Noise and rare Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman originals. 

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19 January 2015

Episode 150: Live at Hold Fest


South London Hardcore live at Hold Fest, 11th January 2015. Our local news roundup includes unparliamentary language, Alan Pardew's return home and '5 birds that caused chaos in Thamesmead and Crayford'.  


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13 January 2015

Episode 149: Bermondsey



This week we visit Bermondsey, a hotbed of history, culture and industrial innovation.

Starting at Shad Thames, we passed by the Rolling Stones old rehearsal room and a couple of recording studios that have had huge acts pass through their doors, as well as the birthplace of two big name biscuits, the location of the world's first tinned food factory and the football club no one likes. 

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04 January 2015

Episode 148: Angela Carter / Sophie Kinsella


The South London Book Club meets again to discuss two books by women from South West London - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter and Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella.

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31 December 2014

Episode 147: Playlist VI - The Alumni (side 2)



The sixth volume of the South London Playlist is a collection of artists that went to university in South London. We're joined by Goldsmiths lecturer Stephen Graham to talk about side 2. 

Side 2:

6. Bloc Party – Helicopter 
7. Placebo – Nancy Boy  
8. Natasha Bedingfield – These words 
9. Hawkind – Born to go 
10. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream 
11. Velvet Underground - The Black Angel's Death Song

Side 1: (covered on last week's show) 

1. Blur – End of a Century  
2. Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow 
3. JME – JME 
4. Humphrey Lyttelton and his band – Bad Penny Blues 
5. Pink Floyd – See Emily Play

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23 December 2014

Episode 146: Playlist VI - The Alumni (side 1)



The sixth volume of the South London Playlist is a collection of artists that went to university in South London. We're joined by Goldsmiths lecturer Stephen Graham. 

Side 1

1. Blur – End of a Century  
2. Klaxons – Gravity’s Rainbow 
3. JME – JME 
4. Humphrey Lyttelton and his band – Bad Penny Blues 
5. Pink Floyd – See Emily Play

Side 2 (follows next week):

6. Bloc Party – Helicopter 
7. Placebo – Nancy Boy  
8. Natasha Bedingfield – These words 
9. Hawkind – Born to go 
10. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream 
11. Velvet Underground - The Black Angel's Death Song

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15 December 2014

Episode 145: Manfred Mann


Our guest this week is Manfred Mann, the keyboard player from the band of the same name who had hits with 
Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Pretty Flamingo, 5-4-3-2-1Mighty Quinn and My Name Is Jack

We talked to Manfred about music career, covering Bob Dylan, trying to sell Paul McCartney a harmonium, the difference in recording in Old Kent Road and Abbey Road, and life in South Africa, Walworth and Lee. 

We're also treated to a piano rearrangement of Queen's We Will Rock You, which features on his new record Lone Arranger

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08 December 2014

Episode 144: Putney


This week we visit Putney, an area of huge political significance. 


St Mary the Virgin Church was the site of the Putney Debates, which were massively influential in the development of modern democracy, William Pitt the Younger lived (and duelled) in Putney 
and Thomas Cromwell and Clement Attlee, both important figures in British political history, were born here. 

We also visit some notable graves at Putney Vale Cemetery and pop over to Mr Benn's house.

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01 December 2014

Episode 143: Fakebit Polytechnic

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We're joined by chiptune pop punk duo Fakebit Polytechnic for a chat about their songs, gigs and unique instruments, and a wander through Deptford Market.

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25 November 2014

Episode 142: Norwood - A Matter of Considerations

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On this week's show we offer a meditation on the history and development of Norwood.

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16 November 2014

Episode 141: Local News




Our latest local news roundup features some stolen lightbulbs, skyline preservation, WWE wrestlers, public urination, a vision of our care home future and John Loughrey, Diana Super Fan.  

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10 November 2014

Episode 140: Spike Milligan


This week we induct Spike Milligan, one of the most important figures in the history of comedy, into the SLHC Hall of Fame. 


We talk about his childhood in Catford and Brockley and a career that included The Goon Show.

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