Welcome to the Podcast Roundup for April 2023 – our favourites in the worlds of CultBox.
Our picks this month, in no particular order, are…
The Doctor Who Show – Alternate Galaxies: Ultraviolet
The Doctor Who Show chaps present some interesting perspectives on the 1996 vampire cop show. One comes to it as a fan, the other meeting the series for the first time.
If you’ve not encountered Ultraviolet before, it came from writer/director Joe Ahearne and starred Jack Davenport and Susannah Harker. Plus, a young Idris Elba – it’s well worth a watch.
Full Disclosure S2, Ep132 – Eddie Izzard
James O’Brien spends an hour or so in the company of Suzy Eddie Izzard, discussing the various strands of her life. From street performer to stand-up comedian, marathon runner to political activist to ‘serious’ actor. It’s a fascinating insight into Izzard’s boundless energy and enthusiasm, as well as a bit of a promo for her upcoming West End version of Great Expectations in which she plays all the roles.
O’Brien also talked to Hugh Laurie this month. He’s a far more reticent interviewee, but the self-effacing actor opened up (a little) about his childhood, rowing and his route to acting. Plus, his adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? for ITV.
Something Who Episodes 74 & 75 – The Omnirumour 10th Anniversary Special
Hosts Richard, Giles and Tim (of Doctor Who: The Missing Episodes podcast) discuss the infamous Doctor Who “omnirumour”: reports of a large cache of missing episodes supposedly unearthed which, still, have yet to see the light of day.
It’s a fun discussion, especially if you’ve had an interest in the topic over the last decade and prick your ears up at talk of “three tons of evidence”, Wiltshire DJs and shipping documents.
Snowcast S1, Ep9 – Brian Cox
As he leaves the hit drama Succession behind, actor Brian Cox enjoys a terrific discussion with Jon Snow. The veteran broadcaster is now enjoying longer form interviews with his own Snowcast.
Wider than just Logan Roy, the interview touches on Cox’s early life in Dundee, the recent loss of his beloved sister and the issues surrounding wealth and social mobility.
The Two Shot Podcast S10, Ep21 – Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman
Creative duo Dyson and Nyman talk to Craig Parkinson about their life-long friendship and working together. Primarily, it’s about their new novel, the Cold War magic thriller The Warlock Effect – one to watch for as it’s recently been optioned for television by Sherlock producers Hartswood Films.
Film Stories with Simon Brew
This month, Simon Brew looked at the fascinating Film Stories behind Venom, Sliver, The Hunt for Red October, Godzilla Vs Kong, The Equaliser (2014) and You’ve Got Mail.
Additionally, this month Simon spoke to Aardman’s Nick Park about his career. The chat naturally covers Wallace & Gromit, but also Chicken Run, Early Man and more.
There’s also a great chat on the Film Stories feed with director Dexter Fletcher about his recent Apple TV+ movie Ghosted, which stars Chris Evans and Ada de Armas. It also covers Fletcher’s memories of appearing in a Green Cross Code advert with Jon Pertwee. All together now… SPLINK!
So, happy listening… and do let us know if you have any recommendations too.