Archive for the 'Clear Spot' Category

Book List: Family Reading

Book List: Family Reading In an hour long show looking at titles aimed at different ages of young readers, Alex Fitch talks to three female authors about their work. Graphic designer Lotta Nieminen talks about her first picture book, Walk This World, which depicts various cities and locations around the world, in a highly stylised […]

Book List: Novelizing Doctor Who

Book List: Novelizing Doctor Who In an hour long show looking at the long tradition of Doctor Who novelizations and original novels, Alex Fitch talks to five novelists who have written books and monologues based on all eras of the show: Jenny Colgan, Paul Cornell, Tommy Donbavand, Marc Platt, and script editor (1970-1974) Terrance Dicks. […]

Book List: Alternate Histories

Book List: Alternate Histories Alex Fitch looks at the science-fiction sub genre of Alternate History, talking to three novelists about their works that imagines the past and near future if historical events had taken a different path. Charles Stross discusses his parallel worlds series “Merchant Princes” which depicts travel between various 21st Centuries where Europe […]

Clear Spot 2nd July 2013 – Three Impostors – Arthur Machen anniversary

To mark the 150th year of the birth of Welsh writer Arthur Machen, Three Impostors, a micro publisher based in South Wales, discuss his life, times, work and legacy, which will be celebrated at the Caerleon Festival between 5 and 14 July. http://www.threeimpostors.co.uk/ http://www.caerleon-arts.org/ Originally broadcast on 2nd July 2013. Produced by Lee Stapleford

Book List: Celebrating Ephemera

Starting a new series of the bimonthly show on books, Alex Fitch talks to three authors whose work celebrates ephemera and pop culture detritus. ‘Graphic Novelist’ Graham Rawle discusses his latest novel The Card, which follows the journey of a man who believes he is being employed by the secret service to protect Princess Diana, […]

Book List: Graphic albums and picture books

Book List: Graphic albums and picture books In advance of next week’s South Kensington Kids Festival which celebrates picture books and graphic novels for children, Alex Fitch talks to four creators whose work contains elements of each medium. Andi Ewington discusses his novella “45” which divides the text and illustrations of superhero comics onto separate […]

I’m ready for my close-up special: London Film Festival 2012 review part 2

I’m ready for my close-up special: London Film Festival 2012 review part 2 In the second of two special hour long editions of I’m ready for my close-up, celebrating the 56th BFI London Film Festival, Alex Fitch talks to film critic Sarah Cronin about films they’ve seen at this year’s LFF. Films reviewed include: restored […]

I’m ready for my close-up special: London Film Festival 2012 review part 1

I’m ready for my close-up special: London Film Festival 2012 review part 1 In the first of two special hour long editions to celebrate the 56th BFI London Film Festival, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist and film critic Mark Stafford about films they’ve seen at this year’s LFF. Films reviewed include: the new Ralph Steadman […]

Book List: Magical Realism

Book List: Magical Realism In this month’s Book List, Alex Fitch talks to author Michael Chabon about his latest novel Telegraph Avenue and his collection of autobiographical essays, Manhood for Amateurs, which both display the writer’s love of collectables and ephemera from comic books to lego, Blaxploitation films to classic funk records. Also in a […]

Reality Check: 35 years of 2000AD – Pencils and paint

Reality Check: 35 years of 2000AD – Pencils and paint In a companion podcast to a recent edition of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of iconic artists, responsible for illustrating many of 2000AD’s most memorable characters to celebrate the title’s 35th anniversary year. Kev Hopgood has drawn Judge Dredd, Future Shocks and […]