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Monster Bug Wars, Romance. Ann Charles, Annette Andre, Christmas Fairs and Photographic Art

Rock Art Photographer Nick Elliott, Anna Lewis, Keera Allsebrook, William Coles, Elouise Sheehan, Tessa Snart, Beverley Spencer, Ann Charles, Annette Andre, Emma Street, Zoe Jameson, Phil Leirness, Robin Pierce and Alex Lewczuk travel to Hounslow, Edinburgh, Arizona, Gloucestershire, Los Angeles and Wales in the latest packed edition of TMD.

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Lincoln Drill Hall, Performance Poetry , Carson Vaughan and Podcast #4000

The four thousandth Midweek Drive podcast has a spooky feel with Phil Hamlyn-Williams, Tessa Snart, Keera Allsebrook, Fergus Jeffs, William Coles, Alex Lewczuk, Carson Vaughan, Zoe Jameson, Linda Blair, Phil Leirness and Robin Pierce coping with unexpected noises and events throughout.

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The one with the Ukrainian Cowboy and Jeffrey A Carver

Elouise Sheehan and Alex Lewczuk host a pre-Halloween midweek drive with William Coles in Edinburgh, Arthur Weingarten in San Diego, Jeffrey A Carver in Boston, Zoe Jameson, Tessa Snart, Richard Edwards, Phil Leirness and Robin Pierce.

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Inspired On Air October 2018

Featuring a Pantomine location report from Rory McGowan at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln, some teasing hints from Arts Festival Coordinator Sara Bullimore and some extraordinary canine friendly features with Jo Hemming and Annabel Karmel MBE

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SPOILER Episode 47: I, Daniel Blake (2016, Dir: Ken Loach, Dave Johns, Hayley Squires)

Written by on 26th October 2018

“Wasting my time, employers’ time, your time. And all it does is humiliate me, grind me down. Or is that the point?”

This week, in a very special bumper episode of Spoiler, we’re watching Ken Loach’s 2016 drama ‘I, Daniel Blake’ and the team are all in agreement that it is one of the most important films of its era. With strong opinions coming from all sides, emotions run high as we discuss the benefits system, food banks, homelessness and dignity. Paul asks whether the depiction of job centre employees in ‘I, Daniel Blake’ is fair and Andy, who has been through several periods of unemployment, shares some of his own experiences of the system. Rachael celebrates the film’s refusal to pander to stereotypical expectations regarding the unemployed and everyone doffs their caps to the performances of Hayley Squires and Dave Johns, who make a film that could have seemed relentlessly bleak into something genuinely entertaining. Paul shares some of his much loved IMDB trivia about job centre water-coolers and the whole team share the specific moments in the film where they shed tears, including the already-famous food bank scene.

Elsewhere, Andy takes a look at some other screen depictions of unemployment including ‘Bicycle Thieves’, ‘Drifting Clouds’ and ‘Boys from the Blackstuff’.

This week’s scale: Why Aye, Daniel Blake or Nay Chance, Daniel Blake