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  1. Studs Terkel interviews Buster Keaton (1960)

    Studs Terkel had the privilege of speaking with Keaton in 1960, only six years before Keaton passed away from lung cancer. Their conversation touches on the art of making a silent film and answers such important questions as how many subtitles should a silent movie have, who should you never throw a pie at, and why does Buster never smile. He also discusses the influence of Charlie Chaplin on film and the virtues of a live audience.

    —Huffduffed by Kevan

  2. A Year At The Races

    Drama by Neil Brand. Nearing the end of his career Groucho Marx meets a young star-struck fan, who also happens to be a wisecracking horse doctor.

    Starring Toby Jones as Groucho and Jenna Augen as Selma.

    —Huffduffed by Kevan

  3. Terrible Lizards: S01E01 Tyrannosaurus

    For our first ever episode of Terrible Lizards we start, perhaps inevitably, with the most famous and iconic dinosaur ever – Tyrannosaurus. (Actually I wanted to do Nqwebasaurus but Iszi wouldn’t let me). The king is an absolute cultural icon and appears in pretty much every dinosaur movie and documentary of the last 50 years. As science progresses though, that mostly means that the public perception of this animal has got more and more out of tune with our modern understanding. So in this episode we talk about their giant heads and weird teeth, famously small arms, super-senses and tackle the vexed question of were they predators or scavengers? We round off with the issues of the mystery dwarf tyrannosaur Nanotyrannus and whether it is, or isn’t just a juvenile rex. Then the brilliant natural history broadcaster Chris Packham joins us to share his love of Tyrannosaurus and to ask Dave what he thinks a Tyrannosaurus would look like in real life. Links: Dave’s Royal Institution lecture on the evolution of tyrannosaurs:

    Guardian article by Dave & Chris Packham on the making of their Tyrannosaurus documentary:

    Series of blogposts by Dave on the wonderful collection of Tyrannosaurus specimens at the Carnegie Museum:

    —Huffduffed by Kevan

  4. Stephen Merchant and Tim Brooke-Taylor - Slapstick Shambles - The Cosmic Shambles Network

    At this year’s Slapstick Festival in Bristol, the Cosmic Shambles Network team were there across the festival recording all sorts of events we were taking part in for a special series of podcasts. In this first episode Robin chats with Stephen Merchant about the enduring legacy of Laurel and Hardy, their favourite Laurel and Hardy films and some fun stories from a Laurel and Hardy book Stephen got second hand.

    In the second segment, as part of a celebration of At Last the 1948 Show, Robin chats with Tim Brooke-Taylor about the show, working with Cleese and Chapman and especially Marty Feldman as Robin regales stories from Marty’s recently found autobiography.

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  5. Southbank Centre’s Book Podcast: Richard Ayoade in conversation with Adam Buxton

    In this episode of Southbank Centre’s Book Podcast we have an excerpt from writer and director Richard Ayoade in conversation with Adam Buxton, as he reflects on his award-winning films and comedy.As well as reading extracts from his latest book Ayoade on Top, the author explains how he drew inspiration from the unlikely source of cabin crew rom-com, View From the Top, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.Ayoade first burst onto our screens as the character of Dean Learner in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and Maurice Moss in the Emmy Award-winning The IT Crowd, for which he was awarded a BAFTA as Best Performance in a Comedy.Since then he has adapted and directed Joe Dunthorne’s novel Submarine for the screen, and is the co-writer (with Avi Korine) and director of film The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg.

    —Huffduffed by Kevan

  6. Fire, Burn by John Dickson Carr

    An historical mystery novel about a police officer who is transported back in time to 1829 when the British police was first formed. Carr considered this one of his best impossible crime novels.

    This is the story of an impossible crime, affecting a woman; and of an impossible situation, affecting a man.

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