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Charles and Graham are joined by special guest, Rory Hoy to discuss Rory's latest book about the Beatles, which coincides with the release of a newly mastered version of The Beatles' Let It Be album. As The Beatles - Acting Naturally (Obscure, Rare, Unfinished and Abandoned Film and TV Projects Of The Fab Four) is out now. Rory Hoy is a multi award…
 
As Graham readjusts to life outside the Cairngorms and Charles reacts to the less enjoyable side of the job of the critic the duo give their verdict on the latest Bond film, No Time to Die. Graham reports on his first visit to the new-ish V & A museum in Dundee and its exhibition, Nightfever and on seeing Field Music live at Brudenell Social Club, …
 
With Graham dropping in from the Cairngorms, Charles and his podcast partner of choice reflect on the length of the new James Bond film, No Time to Die. Graham reports on the return of two stellar music acts, 70s legends Genesis with what threatens to be their final tour and 80s pop experimentalists, Scritti Politti, both of whom were back in Leeds…
 
Late to the microphone after his tour of petrol stations to observe queues and 'Out of Fuel' notices, Charles gets straight down to business with the much anticipated release of No Time to Die, the latest instalment in the Bond franchise and the last hurrah for Daniel Craig as 007. Charles asks Graham if this is an attempt to change the blueprint f…
 
Charles reports back on a busy week in York theatres as the Grand Opera House re-opens with The Woman in Black, York Theatre Royal presents a new play, Mugabe, My Dad and Me. Graham reflects on the potential confusion for venues with the latest government climbdown as it decides to not go ahead with Covid Passports and the duo reflect on the appoin…
 
Shh! Someone's a little under the weather...but not enough to hold up the latest episode. Charles and Graham report back on their trip to Edinburgh (the trip done many times over the years and the inspiration for the name of this podcast) and their experience at this year's hybrid Film Festival. As Charles watched his beloved Leeds at Elland Road f…
 
How “normal” is London and its arts scene now as Graham reports back on his weekend trip? In turn, Charles talks up York after Step 4. The duo respond to shouts that M Night Shyamalan is back on form with his latest film, Old, and Graham assesses Manchester City and Gallagher brothers’ photographer Sharon Latham’s exhibition of Noel's High Flying B…
 
Graham introduces this episode with a quick report on a special first edition of the first Harry Potter book and Charles reflects on his first full-capacity performance for a long time, at York Theatre Royal, of Ralph Fiennes' solo performance of T S Eliot's surprisingly topical poem Four Quartets. Graham has had a busy week hosting the legendary m…
 
Fresh from a trip to Wales, Charles gets up to date with what's happening culturally in York and Harrogate and how the pandemic continues to cast a long and confusing shadow. Graham reports on the current Barbara Hepworth Exhibition at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and the duo debate her work alongside that of fellow Yorkshire artist and friend…
 
Graham and Charles discuss the financial viability of artists who rely on streaming, reflecting on the news that Nadine Shah, one of the UK's most celebrated indie artists has had to move back in with her parents. Charles wonders whether the arts can learn anything from the recent Euro 2020 final and reminds Graham it is not too late to see Sir Ala…
 
Charles and Graham take a look at new British film, Supernova starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth, with a wider look at the releases we can and cannot look forward to over the coming months. A new play written by writer/performer Daniel Bye and singer/songwriter and former Chumbawumba guitarist Boff Whalley, These Hills Are Ours is about to visi…
 
We drop in as Charles and Graham lock horns over the status of Radiohead - the cream of British rock or curdled? Graham starts warming to the idea of a new Beatles documentary helmed by Peter Jackson, Get Back. Charles launches a ferocious attack on the ubiquity of Glastonbury, even though there has not been a festival this year, nor indeed last. J…
 
Off the back of a nervy nil-nil draw between England and Scotland in Euro 2020, Englishman Charles and Scotsman Graham assess where we are with further re-openings for cultural venues and events following the decision not to re-open fully, as planned, on 21 June. Graham proposes that Ben Wheatley, the British director responsible for In A Field in …
 
Graham and Charles have invited Harrogate based nature writer, Rob Cowen back onto the podcast to talk about the publication of his new book of poems, The Heeding, with illustrations by Nick Hayes. The book contains 35 poems written over the past year, reflecting on the pandemic. Rob also reads two of the poems, sharing his thoughts on their writin…
 
Charles reports back on his fresh air visit to the new sculptures at The Himalayan Gardens and Graham reminds us of some of the more advanced thinking at the heart of T-Rex's musical culture. Charles reviews Velma Celli's new drag shows at the double in York and Graham celebrates ten years of Metronomy's album, English Riviera. Graham also gives us…
 
Charles and Graham head straight to the subject of musical re-evaluation, as they explore the evolution of reputations around such luminaries as Nick Drake and Sinead O'Connor. Graham lets Charles in to his secret Thursday Night Film Club with a focus on the work of Jean-Luc Godard. Graham feeds back his thoughts on the public art commission on tou…
 
Fresh from a trip to the Lake District, Graham reflects on the glory that is the Lakes and gives his verdict on multiple Oscar winning film Nomadland. Charles feels sorry for the UK's Eurovision entrant with his now legendary nul points and Graham bigs up the even bigger legend that is Paul Weller with his sixteenth solo album release, Fat Pop. Cha…
 
Charles and Graham chew over the latest news in the easing of lockdown and assess the opportunities to get out and about. Graham looks at some local gigs coming up and Charles explains how he is suddenly busy reviewing the new shows at the Theatre Royal, and 41 Monkgate in York and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. Graham gets all glam wit…
 
Charles and Graham take stock of the impact of the recent elections; decry the proposed fifty percent cut to the arts in academia and give a cautious welcome to the news from the Young Vic that they will be live streaming all their productions going forward: what will this mean for other organisations? Graham reports back on two new art exhibitions…
 
A spiky Charles fumes at the possible threat to the return of live events, Graham introduces the new album by indie stalwarts Teenage Fanclub and Charles bangs the drum for Riz Ahmed's current film, Sound of Metal. As has been reported, Tom Cruise has been filming Mission Impossible 7 locally. Charles and Graham take a look at his enduring appeal. …
 
Charles and Graham discuss Oliver Stone's upcoming JFK documentary as his controversial political drama celebrates its 30th anniversary, accompanied by a special online interview for Harrogate Film Festival. The duo review Mick Jagger's lockdown knockdown single, Eazy Sleazy, recorded with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, and reflect on the passing of Bay…
 
In an interview special Charles and Graham interview York-born singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich ahead of his new album. Benjamin Francis Leftwich released his first album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm in 2011 which made the Top 40 on the UK album charts and kick started his successful career to date. He is celebrating the ten years sin…
 
Charles and Graham open with a look-back at the best albums of the year so far and what's coming next. Graham goes further with his report on Stuart Cosgrove's book, Harlem 69: The Future Of Soul, and then compares Lindsay Anderson's classic 1968 film, If, with The Rolling Stones' track Jig-saw Puzzle from that year's album, Beggars Banquet. Charle…
 
In a packed programme, the duo move from an update on the secret rock connections of Harrogate to a celebration of the life of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, co-founder of San Francisco's groundbreaking City Lights bookshop. Charles leads an update on the latest Government funding for beleaguered cultural organisations and Graham reveals his involvement in…
 
Graham updates Charles on progress in the writing of his book about Harrogate prog band Magna Carta. The duo discuss upcoming gigs and Charles examines the thorny issue of the representation of female artists on festival billing before welcoming special guest Tom Beer from York band Bull.By Graham Chalmers and Charles Hutchinson
 
As the roadmap to recovery pushes on, Graham and Charles share their thoughts on what might or might not happen for the arts. Charles celebrates another Leeds' footballing great, Peter Lorimer, who died recently and asks why that team has never been able to escape the moniker 'Dirty Leeds'. Graham talks about a new book on British modernist archite…
 
Charles tries to encourage Graham to ponder his favourite ‘mother’ related songs’ and the power of podcasts. Graham talks more about his take on the James Acaster book Perfect Sound Whatever and Charles looks at albums that when they were originally released were less acclaimed or even noticed than they are today and asks Graham to think about rece…
 
Graham remembers the classical music reviewer, George Pyman and Charles assesses the health of reviews and reviewing across the arts and compares it to sports reporting. Charles also celebrates the rise and rise of James who release their sixteenth album later this year. The duo elaborate on local plans to get live arts and culture back into our li…
 
As the vaccination process continues Graham and Charles discuss the likelihood of a return this year for outdoor music festivals and enjoy the return of two favourite Scottish bands: Mogwai and Arab Strap and remember one of the founders of the Supremes, Mary Wilson. Graham investigates Martin Scorsese's view that the Netflix algorithm is the lates…
 
Charles and Graham get philosophical and look at how the arts contributes to and challenges the notion of freedom of speech. What difference will the latest Covid-19 Roadmap make for arts and culture? And Graham gives an update on his own book project about Harrogate musician Chris Simpson and the folk rock band, Magna Carta.…
 
In this week's 30th edition Charles and Graham interview artist Jake Attree about his current online exhibition at Messums. Graham follows up on last week's John Boorman item with the latest fruits of his current reading obsession and Charles tries to second guess what lies ahead gigs wise. About Jake Attree: Born in York, where he first studied pa…
 
Following Scotland's historic victory over England in the Calcutta Cup, Graham finds much to celebrate in the career of film director John Boorman. Charles gets an update on the latest Harrogate Film Festival news and the duo take a longer look at the plethora of distinctive film festivals in Yorkshire and recall the Rolling Stones on IMAX. Charles…
 
Charles and Graham celebrate the contribution of Hilton Valentine, guitarist with The Animals. Charles looks at the opportunities for artists of all kinds in a new national project. Graham explores the surreal world of The Flaming Lips and the duo remark on the fine art renaissance in Harrogate and discuss the PRS' latest move.…
 
Graham and Charles react to the news they are big(ish) in Switzerland. They focus on confirmation that the Glastonbury Festival will not now be going ahead and the impact of that on other outdoor festivals. Charles celebrates Amanda Gorman's poem at Joe Biden's Inauguration and looks ahead to some future events in York. Graham returns to his lockdo…
 
Still catching up from Christmas, Graham introduces Charles to his Nick Cave pencils and his appreciation of poetry. The duo tackle the thorny issue of remembering Phil Spector and look at the story behind Mojo's delayed new edition and Graham adds to the growing list of Harrogate's hidden rock stories.…
 
Charles and Graham attempt to see what the future holds for the arts in 2021 and discuss the highlights of new album and film releases. Charles drags Graham into a discussion about Leeds United's recent FA Cup flop and Graham adds to Charles' knowledge of Harrogate's hidden rock and roll history.By Graham Chalmers and Charles Hutchinson
 
Charles and Graham look back on the year that was in the arts and explore some of their personal highlights. Graham takes a look at what a new Edinburgh Film House might mean for the Edinburgh Film Festival (see more at https://www.filmhousecinema.com/latest/edinburghs-new-home-film) and the duo take a look at what Coventry is preparing to offer ar…
 
Charles and Graham play out their top ten albums of the year and commemorate the 40th anniversary of John Lennon's murder. The duo get stuck into current cinema and the joy of watching films in public as well as highlighting some local arts activity.By Graham Chalmers and Charles Hutchinson
 
Graham and Charles talk to their special guest, Harrogate based nature writer and poet, Rob Cowen, who talks about Common Ground, his new book about the Great North Road and also reads two new poems. Rob Cowen is an award-winning writer, journalist and author of the acclaimed Common Ground. In 2012 he won the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of …
 
Graham and Charles remember Darth Vader and the Green Cross Code actor, Dave Prowse, take a look at the almost universal love for Argentinian footballer, Diego Maradona as his death is announced and look at the implications for Harrogate and York's cultural events as they enter Tier Two restrictions. Graham reports on new releases from Harrogate mu…
 
Graham and Charles compare notes on song titles around the colour Vermillion. Charles puts the spotlight on the York Coronvirus Message Board urging people: ‘Let's Be York' and reviews the ongoing controversy surrounding the lyrics for the Christmas classic, A Fairytale of New York. Graham looks at the enduring legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drak…
 
Charles and Graham follow on the discussion of song titles featuring colours with the classic face off between orange and blue. Des O'Connor's contribution to light entertainment is celebrated and the impact of podcasts in the USA considered. Graham focuses on Reece Dinsdale's upcoming one man show and Charles previews the returning York River Virt…
 
Charles and Graham look at the effects on culture of a Biden victory over Trump with Graham celebrating the new albums from the Boss and Sir Paul. Charles reports on the gothic charms of York and the duo wonder how shops will bounce back - perhaps with more art. Charles encourages a reluctant Graham to think colours in songs - especially the lack o…
 
Fresh from the news about the second national lockdown Charles and Graham empathise with the plight of arts organisations struggling to work out what is possible for Christmas and look at what musicians are doing to protect their careers and salute the continued influence of DJ, John Peel. Charles and Graham pay tribute to the legendary screen acto…
 
Charles and Graham get their heads around the government's rescue funding package for music venues, Charles talks about his first experience of theatre indoors again, previews York Design Week and talks about the launch of York Mediale's latest festival. Graham revisits the experience of watching films at the cinema and gives a roundup of what's ha…
 
Graham reports on Ben Wheatley's film version of the Daphne Du Maurier classic, Rebecca, Charles looks at the legacy and importance of Brit Pop band Suede as they release a new greatest hits album and the duo debate where the arts would be without science, not to mention a cheeky interruption from Graham on the continuing influence of The Smiths.…
 
Charles and Graham are in trying to understand the latest implications for the future of cinema and checking up on the latest events in Harrogate. Charles is looking forward to the John Cooper Clarke autobiography and Graham explains his latest project looking at the work of Harrogate legend Chris Simpson and Magna Carta.…
 
The hard to avoid state of the arts worsened last week with the postponement of the new Bond film until Spring 2021; so Charles and Graham ponder the death of cinema. A comment from Graham about the Harrogate Rap scene encourages Charles to ponder the breadth and depth of music and wonders if it is too late for him to get into Classical music.…
 
Charles and Graham are still concerned about the future of the arts and Graham raises the prospect of the death of cinema. Charles remembers the editorial brilliance of Sir Harold Evans and his contribution to British journalism and celebrates an unusual award for Leeds band the Kaiser Chiefs.By Graham Chalmers and Charles Hutchinson
 
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