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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 Episode 50: Singin’ in the Rain

Written by on 2nd August 2019

“The sun’s in my heart and I’m ready for love”

The Spoiler team are back for series 8 and what better way to celebrate our 50th episode than by finally acknowledging the elephant in the recording studio that’s been hanging over Paul since series 1; Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly’s definitive film musical ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. It’s no secret that Andy and Rachael both adore this eternal classic but a self-sabotaging Paul is having none of it, putting off watching it until the first day back at work after the Christmas holidays and subsequently dismissing everything as annoying, bizarre and too yellow. That said, he just can’t get the ‘Good Morning’ song out of his head! Andy tells the story of his previous, magical viewing of the film on the big screen and Rachael warns of the dangers of trying to recreate the dance moves in real life. While everyone agrees that the central romance completely lacks chemistry, a grumpy Paul fails to get anyone else to say a bad word about Donald O’Connor’s Cosmo or the famous title routine, which he thinks Morecambe and Wise did better. And Andy gives Paul an intensive grilling with a specially-prepared set of notes designed to highlight the contradictions in our beloved host.

Elsewhere, Andy takes an in-depth look at a comparatively overlooked Hollywood musical, Mervyn LeRoy and Busby Berkley’s 1933 classic ‘Gold Diggers of 1933’.

This episode of Spoiler is brought to you by the letter C.

This week’s scale: Singin’ in the Rain or a wet Wednesday night in Wigan


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