Fari Bradley talks to Irish-Iranian-Jordie comedian Patrick Monahan live in the studio. The very spontaneously funny Patrick also muses on comedy as an art form and what it was in his upbringing that made him a comedian. Patrick proves that some comedians are full of repeated anecdotes, and others are just naturally funny.
This weekâ€™s show also features short interviews from the Tangiers to Tehran festival, celebrating women in cinema from the Middle East and Northern Africa. An amazing array of films were pulled together for the event, held at several venues across London. This unusual festival took palce mostly due to the hard work of Suzy Gillet from the French Institute and James Neil from Parallax Media. We interview them both, with a comment from Dr Kay Dickinson, one of the key speakers at the film symposium.
Film maker and esteemed music librarian Lilly Lajevardi discusses what it means to sit with Charlie Gillet four hours every week, selecting music for his BBC World music show, and to meet your business partner in the Sahara desert.
Lilly made her name through music entrepreneurship and elegance, mixing with corporates and high falooting businesses (e.g. Annabellâ€™s in Mayfair), basically any business that require musical and ambient direction. Lilly was one of the first people to conceive of an in-house music service, where fitting tunes were selected for play in hotels and other venues, as bespoke music libraries for the space. For those with no time or confidence to browse the web and trawl the record store, Lilly is your consultant (pictured: filming in Qatar).
Otherwise Lilly is a very down to earth person, working with award winning documentary film maker Kika Vliegenthart. Together they film subjects as far removed from each other as Hong Kong city lights and camels chewing quietly
See her website Muzai for samples of her wall projections Here
Find out more about the film festival mentioned: Tangiers To Tehran