25 May 2015

Episode 159: Battersea


We're in the nappy valley, visiting Battersea's power station, dog's home, park and arts centre. There's also stops at a John Wayne set, Noel Coward's house, Alfred Hitchcock's school and London's only heliport. 

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10 May 2015

Episode 158: Outnumbered / Pulling


This week we talk about two BBC sitcoms: 
Outnumbered, which was shot in Wandsorth, and Pulling, which is set in Penge. 

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27 April 2015

Episode 157: Superhero Films


This week we're talking about four superhero films shot, in part, in South London - Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Superman III


Our guest is Gavin Graham, who worked on the post production for Avengers and Thor.

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13 April 2015

Episode 156: Local News with Micky Boyd


This week we're joined by Steve's Mickypedia co-host Micky Boyd for a roundup of South London local news. We've got canine theft, an unorthodox prison escape, 
decorated gangsters, a dubious world record, and a dead man in a pub. 

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30 March 2015

Episode 155: Feminist Library


This week we visited the Feminist Library at St George's Circus.
Listen to an audio guided tour of the library and our conversation with
 volunteers about events in its 40th anniversary year as well as  the future of the library. 

For more information visit: feministlibrary.co.uk

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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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