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26 Mar 2014 | Leave a Comment

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with the award winning and best selling author Craig Johnson.

Craig is best know for his series of novels centred around Wyoming county sheriff Walt Longmire, all of which have been in the New York Time best sellers list, and have spawned the hit tv show Longmire, which is currently airing it’s 2nd season on TCM in the UK.

His new novel ‘Any Other Name’ is due out on the 13th May 2014, and follows the story of the Wyoming county sheriff as he heads to the adjacent county to investigate a by-the-book detective who has seemingly committed suicide. Walt wants to know what might have driven his old friend to take his own life, but over the course of the investigation, he uncovers suppressed evidence, and dark secrets that could claim even more lives if he can’t solve the case soon…

You can get all Craig Johnson’s books on Kindle here, or buy them from ‘The Murder Room’ here.

Geektown Podcast 13: Interview Longmire Author Craig Johnson

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23 Mar 2014 | Leave a Comment

Interview with the Ladies Of Sleepy Hollow

Interview with the Ladies Of Sleepy Hollow

Whilst at Birmingham Comic Con this weekend, I had the opportunity to sit in on a round table discussion with the ladies from Sleepy Hollow, including Nicole Beharie (Lt. Abbie Mills, the police partner of Tom Mison’s Ichabod Crane), Katia Winter (Katrina Crane – Ichabod’s wife, who’s stuck in purgatory), and Lyndie Greenwood (Jenny Mills, the kick-ass sister of Abbie).

Sleepy Hollow is a modern day retelling of the classic Washington Irving story of Ichabod Crane, and his encounter with the Headless Horseman. In this version however, it’s Ichabod who beheads the horseman, only to be ‘killed’ in the process. Skip forward to modern day, and Crane awakes to find himself buried in a cave, a man out of time… After befriending Lt. Abbie Mills, the pair discover they are prophesied to be the ‘two witnesses’ to the Apocalypse. Deciding that’s probably not the best job in the world, the duo battle to quash the oncoming evil, and prevent the end of days.

Sleepy Hollow has recently finished airing on Universal in the UK, and is due back for a 2nd season in the Autumn.

Geektown Podcast 12: Interview with the Ladies Of Sleepy Hollow

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2 Mar 2014 | Leave a Comment

See How They Run

See How They Run

Thanks to the lovely folk at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, last week we got the chance to talk to the man, the legend, that is Warwick Davies!

Warwick is of course best know for playing Wicket in Star Wars, Willow in WillowProfessor Flitwick in Harry Potter, and a rather warped version of himself in BBC’s Life’s Too Short. However, he’s currently touring the UK with his newly formed ‘Reduced Height Theatre Company’, which, as the name rather suggests, is the first theatre company made up entirely of actors of a reduced height!

Their first project is a performance of ‘See How They Run’, a farce by Philip King. As you’d expect from a farce, it has mistaken identity, horseplay,  improbable situations, and of course, lots of doors and vicars!

See How They Run will be at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry – 3rd – 8th of March, then all over the country till May 10th. 

For more information and to buy tickets for the performance at the Belgrade Theatre click here, or for the full touring schedule click here.

Geektown Podcast 11: Interview with Warwick Davies

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10 Feb 2014 | Leave a Comment

Ben Willbond

Ben Willbond

To help celebrate the release of Sky 1′s excellent puppet fantasy show Yonderland on DVD on the 17th February 2014, we’ve got a special little bonus interview with one of the show’s stars – Ben Willbond.

Ben of course was part of the Horrible Histories team, but has also starred in BBC’s Rev, and The Thick Of It, and Channel 4′s Black Books.

Yonderland stars the cast of BBC’s Horrible Histories, and takes mum Debbie Maddox (Howe-Douglas) on an unexpected journey to an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric and usually idiotic characters with only an Elf (and his grumpy stick ‘Nick’) by her side to guide her. The show has a mix of actors who play multiple parts, and the puppetry genius of long-time Jim Henson collaborators, Baker Coogan.

We previously spoke to the cast just before Yonderland aired on Sky 1, and if you want to hear that interview, you can find it on the Yonderland show page here and we also spoke to Martha and Larry recently, which you can hear here.

Geektown Podcast Extra: Yonderland Interview with Ben Willbond!

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2 Feb 2014 | Leave a Comment

Yonderland - Sky 1

Yonderland – out of DVD 17th feb 2014

To help celebrate the release of Sky 1′s brilliant family puppet fantasy show Yonderland on DVD on the 17th February 2014, I had the chance to have another chat with 2 of it’s stars - Martha Howe-Douglas & Laurence Rickard.

Martha Howe-Douglas plays the main star, Debbie in Yonderland. She is also best known for playing the receptionist Donna Parmar in the soap Doctors and appearing as various characters in the children’s series Horrible Histories.

Laurence “Larry” Rickard plays Wizard Bradley and Scribe Elder Ho-Tan in Yonderland. He is also one half of the comedy writing/performance duo “Larry and George”, and has written for  The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Charlotte Church Show and The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson, as well as children’s programme Me and My Monsters.

Yonderland stars the cast of BBC’s Horrible Histories, and takes mum Debbie Maddox (Howe-Douglas) on an unexpected journey to an extraordinary world inhabited by a collection of eccentric and usually idiotic characters with only an Elf (and his grumpy stick ‘Nick’) by her side to guide her. The show has a mix of actors who play multiple parts, and the puppetry genius of long-time Jim Henson collaborators, Baker Coogan.

We previously spoke to the cast just before Yonderland aired on Sky 1, and if you want to hear that interview, you can find it on the Yonderland show page here.

Geektown Podcast 10: Yonderland Interview with Martha Howe-Douglas & Laurence Rickard

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20 Jan 2014 | One Comment

Bryan McClure

Bryan McClure

In this new podcast, we’re chatting to a young actor called Bryan McClure, who’s about to take on the role of Cadet Bradbury in Space Command, an epic new movie franchise from prolific screenwriter Marc Zicree (Sliders, Star Trek: TNG, DS9). Bryan got the role after beating 7000 entries in a global talent search for the movie!

McClure has also guest starred in Sky 1′s Hawaii Five-O, and worked with Colin Hanks in the film Lucky.

Space Command is a new and original science fiction franchise created by award-winning writer/director Marc Scott Zicree, which follow the bold adventures in space of the United Planet’s Space Command, a dedicated group of scientists, soldiers and adventurers exploring and taming the vast expanse of our solar system for human colonization.

You can find more about Bryan here, and more about Space Command here!

Geektown Podcast 09: Actor Bryan McClure – Space Command

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