POST-TARANTINO hipper-than-thou movie review show pairing tried and tested hummer and harrer Mark Kermode with incoming ‘larging it’-friendly journo Mary Ann Hobbs, which, apparently, “had the movie world all wrapped up”. Incorporated baffling tendency towards running features on visual effects.Read More
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RADCLIFFE AND KERMODE-alternating Walters’ Weekly-inspired arts show, preferring to concentrate on the more oddball and ever-so-slightly Guardian-neglected ‘Art Gallery in site of former public convenience’ side of things.Read More
VARIOUSLY ANDY KERSHAW/MARK KERMODE-FRONTED genre-driven rifle through the nation’s Record Fairs, usually with some geographically relevant (ie available) pop person in tow; Pete Shelley in Manchester, that sort of thing. Title-busting conceit was that collectors would bring along their already-valued purchases for a quick spin, giving the listener tantalising hearings of rare pre-fame Marc Bolan waxings, Stones producer Glyn Johns doing unspeakable things to his charges’ compositions, and Sammy Davis Jnr singing the theme from Hawaii Five-O. Nowadays, of course, you can find all this stuff through Google in about five seconds.Read More
MASTER of musically trainspotting drollery who first showed up as host and occasional presenter of Saturday Live, spent some years becoming Head Of Everything in commercial radio before filtering back, first as ‘Madchester’ correspondent, then helming reverentially-remembered proto 6Music Monday night slot Out On Blue Six, linking ‘alternative’ music from the sixties to the present with awful puns and anecdotes about student days landlords. Bannister reshuffle saw he and sidekick Marc ‘Lard’ Riley installed in weeknight slot, promptly rechristened The Graveyard Shift, promising two hours of “comedy, poetry, live music and A Boy Called Lard”. Hence three glorious years of all of the above plus endless parade of rotating regular contributors – Andrew Collins, Stuart Maconie, Mark Kermode, Katie Puckrick, Greg Proops, Mark Lamarr, Simon Armitage, Harry Hill, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Clint Boon, Steven Daly, ‘Joolz’, and far too many more to mention here – combined with eclectic playist and mammoth quantity of in-jokes. Unhappy spell as Evans-replacing Breakfast hosts with attendant ‘Pixie Dancing’ craze followed by renewedly successful move to afternoons, where he stayed until deemed ‘too Radio 2’ for new look Radio 1. Where he went, and promptly trounced the competition by more or less reviving The Graveyard Shift.Read More