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Newark Book Festival 2019 Launch event

In which Emma Street and Alex Lewczuk encounter Sara Bullimore. Town Crier Steve, Lauren Wood, Zuska the greatest showgirl, the Robin Hood Theatre Company and Quids for Kids at the opening launch of the Newark Book Festival #Newarkbf

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Romantic writing, William Coles, Kimberly Stuart, Paul Zollo and Ezekial Bone

Emma Street, Fergus Jeffs and Alex Lewczuk launch the programme with William Coles before heading to Des Moines Iowa to discuss the awesome work of Kimberly Stuart after which Zoe Jameson reports from a mystery train station, Paul Zollo provides more music updates from Los Angeles, Robin Pierce critiques the programme from Wales , Ade […]

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Great Yorkshire Show 2019

In which Alex Lewczuk and Emily Hartley connect with photographer Anthony Mosely, Stephanie from Lancashire, Show Director Charles Mills, Peachy Belts founder Zoe, Milliner George, Bernadette Gledhill . Andy Fielding from Kuomi. Lily Tree Bakers, Brown and Blonde Brownies. Cornish Cheees, Kilted Fudge, Ladies in Pigs, Passion du Fromage, Ben from Fairfax and Favor, Captain […]

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Diego Maradona, Care-Home Friday, Faye White, Fifa World Cup, The Healthy Mummy and Love

Alex Lewczuk, Josephine Westlake, Fergus Jeffs, Gabriella Peralta, Richard Fitzwilliams, Professor Martin Green, Dr Mark Neath, Stephanie Kane, Rhian Allen, Karen Penny, Former England Captain Faye White and Rachael Lloyd provide an epic series of audio topics for the last MDME for June 2019.

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SPOILER Episode 42: Boyhood (2014)

Written by on 26th January 2018

SPOILER Episode 42: Boyhood (2014)

 
 
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“I just thought there would be more than this…”

It’s the end of series six and the Spoiler team are going out on a high by looking at Richard Linklater’s experimental coming-of-age drama ‘Boyhood’. With a two hour plus film covering a twelve year timespan to get through, Andy and Rachael try desperately to make Paul come to terms with the fact that Linklater chose to open the soundtrack with Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’. With this stumbling block successfully traversed, the team get to grips with ‘Boyhood’s daunting scope, with Andy finding the film to be a valuable historical document of an era and Rachael asserting that, far from being about nothing as its harshest critics have suggested, ‘Boyhood’ is about everything. Paul declares Ethan Hawke’s performance to be a revelation, sparking a barrage of recommendations from long-term Hawke-fans Rachael and Andy, and Patricia Arquette is recognised by everyone as “quietly brilliant”. Andy sets about fixing Ethan Hawke’s failed attempt to put together a coherent compilation of solo Beatles songs and the relative merits of ‘Mull of Kintyre’ and ‘We All Stand Together’ are debated. Rachael condemns the repetitive trope of the alcoholic husband, while Paul, as a parent himself, sympathises with the paraphrased quote “Get in the car and cut the horse-poo atttitude”.

Elsewhere, Andy looks back at his love affair with indie cinema and attempts to define the elusive term ‘independent’.

This week’s scale: Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ or Doves’ ‘The Cedar Room’

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