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Inspired on Air August 2019

The 2019 Lincoln Book festival is the key focus of the latest inspired on air programme with featured interviews with Baroness Sarah Hogg and Carnegie Medal winning Melvin Burgess taking centre stage in addition to a fabulous Westminster event being produced by Kerry Hopkins. A feature on award winning VFX specialist Laraib Atta completes another […]

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National Lottery Cinema celebrations, Danny Vaughn and Birthday Wishes for Dylan

Rory MacGowan returns to TMD with Fergus Jeffs , Alex Lewczuk, William Coles, Alex Zane and Zoe Jameson building to a feature in Spain with musician Danny Vaughn after which Producer Arthur Weingarten celebrates 35 years since the debut of `Murder She Wrote`. Larry Nemecek then shares his Star Trek San Diego Comic Con 2019 […]

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`Blinded by the light`, `Apocalypse Now`, The British Isles , Sleep Diets and Japan

Natasha Armstrong, Sam Biggs, Alex Lewczuk, Richard Fitzwilliams and Ian Lennox launch the latest Midweek Drive Morning edition which features returning souls Alice Teacake and Stephanie Romiszewski as well as Dr Ava Easton, Rugby legend John Bentley and PR expert Kerry Hopkins.

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Global Grad, Jenna Greene, Morrisey Marshall , Continental Cycling and poetry competitions

Natasha Armstrong makes a splendid Skype return to co-hosting midweek drivette duties and together with Chloey Rose, Emma Street, Fergus Jeffs and Alex Lewczuk welcome magician David Fox and Steff, Georgia and Ged Wright to the programme which moves from Lincoln to London to Croatia to Canada to Dublin to Belgium to Wales and Los […]

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SPOILER Podcast: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008, Dir: Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett)

Written by on 23rd November 2018

“We seem to have reached the age where life stops giving us things and starts taking them away.”

It’s the end of series 7 and the Spoiler team have finally got round to a Steven Spielberg film. So which classic have we gone for? ‘Jaws’? ‘Jurassic Park’? ‘Schindler’s List’ perhaps? No, we’ve opted for probably the most reviled film in this great director’s canon; the 2008 Indiana Jones revival ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’. With the intention of giving this fan-lambasted underdog a fair hearing, the team discover much to enjoy in the extremely-flawed but lively romp including a charisma-oozing Harrison Ford, the return of Karen Allen to our screens, a would-be-iconic reintroduction of the beloved central character and some fun, exciting action scenes. Hell, they even loved the ants! But don’t despair ‘…Crystal Skull’ haters, there’s plenty of downsides to discuss including easily-deletable characters, ropey CGI, cliched plot developments, awful accents and, of course, that lead-lined refrigerator. Also discussed is the ongoing debate on whether this film is better or worse than ‘Temple of Doom’, how Rachael was in love with practically every cast member from the original trilogy and why the blazes Paul has still not seen ‘…Last Crusade’. And just what is The ‘Ratatouille’ effect? Andy explains.

Elsewhere, Andy becomes a treasure hunter himself as he goes searching for hidden Easter Eggs in vinyl albums by The Beatles, the Monty Python team and ELO.

This week’s scale: A £500 bottle of Cristal from Fortnum and Mason or a bottle of Blue Nun from the corner shop