Podcast Hosts Team Up Against Heart Disease

On Saturday 28th April, Stacey Taylor (host of Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour) will be leading the fight against heart disease with a 24 hour charity podcast. The third SPCP Live Event will be co-hosted by Barry Nugent (of the Geek Syndicate podcast).

“Back in 2014, I was looking for something to do for charity that wouldn’t involve something as terrifying as throwing myself out of a plane or clambering down the side of a tall building, but would be enough of a challenge that people would part with some cash to support it. A friend suggested that I turn my monthly podcast into a live endurance event: 24 hours of non-stop Stacey chatting, with guests, interviews and competitions! Thus, Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour Live (#SPCPLive) was born”, explains Stacey.

The duo will be chatting all things telly, comics, books, music, video games and more, as well as being joined by guests from the world of pop culture to keep them company. The event will be broadcast live from Stacey’s home in Great Barr to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

“Both my mum and my brother were my heroes, so when Stacey asked me which charity we could support for this event it was a no brainer for me” explains Barry, who suggested the British Heart Foundation as the beneficiary as he sadly lost his mum and eldest brother to heart disease. “It’s especially important when you see some of the scary stats around heart disease.”

Stacey said “I knew that the BHF was the perfect choice, as in addition to Barry’s reasons, I suffer from a rare form of heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White-Syndrome which causes palpitations involving episodes of my heart pounding from between a few seconds to several hours. The resources from the BHF following my diagnosis were an invaluable source of information and anxiety-reducing comfort to me.”

“We hope to be entertaining, to highlight the work the charity does and raise money for a great cause.”

You can tune in from 9am on Saturday 28th April via mixlr.com/spcp-live and can donate before, after or during the show to help us do our bit to combat heart disease at www.justgiving.com/spcplive3

The British Heart Foundation funds vital life saving research preventing, diagnosing and treating heart and circulatory disease including connected conditions such a stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors such as Diabetes. Help us to help the BHF by either spreading the word about the event or donating whatever you can to it.

#SPCPLive #TeamUpAgainstHeartDisease

Episode 185: Capaldi’s balls

In which Martyn and Gerrod discuss an important issue, as well as the 2002 werewolf movie, Dog Soldiers.

Martyn also tells the story, about the time he caused a major secuirty alert at the Dutch Embassy.

The podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

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Logan Blu Ray details announced 

20th Century Fox have announced a home-entertainment release date, for the critically acclaimed Logan, which is set to hit 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 23rd in North America and July 10th in the UK. It will also include a black and white version of the film, in the bonus features. 

You can order Logan via Amazon.

Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies, The Office), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) and newcomer Dafne Keen join Jackman in the iconic character’s final chapter, directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk the Line). 

Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

In addition to the version seen in cinemas, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray contain a slick monochrome version of the film, entitled Logan Noir, giving the acclaimed story an all-new look.  Special features also include nearly 90 minutes of original content, comprising deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary to immerse fans into the process of bringing Logan’s final ride to life.

Special features for the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include:

* Logan Noir – black and white version of the film

* Audio commentary by Director James Mangold

* Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold (DVD and Blu-ray™ only)

* Making Logan – behind-the-scenes documentary
Watch our review of Logan here

Big Finish feels the Burn

Audio production company Big Finish, announced today that Burn Gorman will be reprising his role as Owen Harper. For their Torchwood range of audios. 
Burn’s first audio, will be Corpse Day, which will be released in May. 

Producer James Goss said:

“We’ve been trying to get Burn Gormansince we started. We’ve been hunting him across the globe, from Man In The High Castle to And Then There Were None, and we kept getting so close – and then he vanished into the depths of Hungary to make a film for months – but as soon as the project wrapped he was raring to go”

Goss added:

“Watching him recreate Torchwood’s sour zombie doctor was amazing – it was impossible to think that this was the same man who’d had us all giggling moments before. It was one of the most delightful days we’ve had on Torchwood – we put him together with Tom Price and just left them to it. Owen Harper is back from the dead, and he’s deader than ever. If you’ve never tried a Torchwood, I beg you to try Corpse Day. It’s pretty much everything.”

Here’s the synopsis:

Glynn Lewis is just putting up a spice rack when there’s a knock at the door. A knock that will bring a brutal end to his perfect family.

PC Andy is very excited. It’s Corpse Day – the day when the local constabulary get help on dead cases from Torchwood. This year, he’s volunteered to act as liaison, and he knows he’s going to have a brilliant time.

For Dr Owen Harper, today’s just like any other. There’ll be bloodshed, screaming and murder. At the end of it all, he doesn’t care. After all, life’s just for the living, and he’s long dead.

Episode 169: Joseph Lidster’s Dark Shadows

Joe Lidster introduces Pete to this spooky, supernatural world he’s written, directed and script edited for Big Finish Productions. Hear more at the Dark ShadowsSoundCloud Page.

Also visit Dark Shadows at Big Finish.

This podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

Twitter:
Pete @BeeblePete
Martyn @BadWilf
Gerrod

@Gerrod_Edward

Episode 167: Class

In which Martyn, Gerrod and Pete visit a schoolyard from classic Doctor Who and chat about the BBC’s Doctor Who spin-off, Class.

Check out the official BBC Three Classwebsite.

This podcast can be accessed via different places, including Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

Twitter:
Martyn @BadWilf
Gerrod @Gerrod_Edward
Pete @BeeblePete

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Sneak peek at the Doctor Who Christmas special

A teaser for the uimage004pcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special was shown on the annual charity telethon Children in Need, On BBC One.

 

 

The last time we saw Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor was in the new BBC Three spin-off show Class. But, this upcoming Christmas special will be the first time we’ve had a full episode of Doctor Who, since The Husbands of River Song.

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Here’s the press release:

 

 

The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi and Nardole, played by Matt Lucas, team up with an investigative reporter played by Charity Wakefield and a masked vigilante played by Justin Chatwin to defend New York from a terrifying alien invasion..