Midweek Drive

Midweek Drive

Wednesday 5pm - 7pm, Thursday 8am - 10am

Alex Lewczuk and his regular co-hosts present the perfect show to be hearing while you’re steering – with an added dose of the big things from the worlds of literature and culture.

Nashville, Jersey and the state of US politics

Writers Sam Stone and David J Howe share the drivette duties with Katie Dorr and Mouthpiece poets’ very own Steve Cawte as the programme proceeds from Nashville with Cameron Tilbury to Jersey with Anna Lewis and California with Producer Arthur Weingarten and actress Annette Andre for some sparkling political perspectives ahead of William Coles latest…

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The Carry On Franchise, Space 1999 and Route 66

Premier actress Sally Geeson ( Bless This House, `Carry on Abroad` ) makes a more than welcome return to the programme which then proceeds to feature Academy Award winning Special Effects Director Brian Johnson ( `The Empire Strikes Back`, `Aliens`,` 2001 : A Space Odyssey`) followed by the cogitations of Director Phil Leirness on his…

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Scott Tracy, Star Trek Beyond , and The Grand Canyon

Shane & Sheila Rimmer provide news of their recent excursions to LA and Budapest after which premier Star Trek writer Larry Nemecek shares his experiences of the recent unveiling of the new movie trailer ,Quentin Wilson reflects on changing roadside habits & Phil Leirness discusses his ongoing road trip with Lily Hollemann

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`Unplugged` Sci-Fi London and Artificial Intelligence

`Turn Lights On` founder Georgina Jones discusses the upcoming Innocent Unplugged event after which Louis Savy reflects on another sensational SciFi London with Emma Tinson, Mary Dansie, Hannah Brown, Claire Margerison, Sam Stone, David J Howe and Alex Lewczuk. LA Director and cultural arts correspondent then continues the AI debate as the programme docks in…

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Nashville, King King, Jeff Hooper and Bill Coles

The inevitable Star Wars comments accompany the latest episode with Emma Tinson and Alex Lewczuk welcoming Alan Nimmo and Lindsay Coulson from the band `King KIng` and sharing the latest ace musical choice from Cameron Tilbury in Nashville,discussing `New Faces` and classic jazz with Jeff Hooper before catching up with the latest adventures of novelist…

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Dean Wilkinson, TJ Higgs, Larry Nemecek, Phil Leirness and more King King

The programme continues with ace writer Dean Wilkinson, acclaimed psychic medium TJ Higgs, Star Trek authority Larry Nemecek and premier Director Phil Leirness continue to explore the multiverse with Emma Tinson, Lindsay Coulson, Alan Nimmo and Alex Lewczuk.

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The Beatles, `No Panic with a Hint of Hysteria and the Soundtrack syndrome

The programme continues with Paul Mannion discussing his role as George Harrison in the premier Beatles Musical `Let it Be` after which ace composer and co-producer Luke Corradine makes a welcome return to the show and paves the way for the debut of top Polish Writer/Director Tomasz Szafanski from Warsaw. Phil Leirness then wraps up…

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Country Tunes, Dawn of Justice, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Otters and Astronomy in Hawaii

A remarkably cosmic Midweek drive takes Katie Dorr, Mary Dansie , Claire Margerison and Alex Lewczuk from Nashville to LA and Hawaii via Tyneside cosplay with Cameron Tilbury, Gwyneth Griffiths, Tara Bennett and Ilana Rein.

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A Private Little City on the edge of by any other name

Star Trek Guru Larry Nemecek discusses Harlan Ellison, Trek fandom and his own upcoming trip to www.scifiscarborough.co.uk before Director Phil Leirness has a Star Trek ID challenge even Ron Burgundy would have been tasked by as the programme concludes.

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Los Angeles Master Chorale, The X files and Hail Caesar

President and CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale Jean Davidson makes her programme debut and shares her passion for quality artistic endeavours with Alex Lewczuk, Fiona Williams, Claire Margerison, Tessa Snart, Emily Jones and Mary Dansie before the team re-connect with Starburst lead writer Ed Fortune and premier LA Film Director Phil Leirness.

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