Category: interview

A Fine Blue Day – WH ‘Dizzy’ Allen

A Fine Blue Day – WH ‘Dizzy’ Allen:

We had Peirs Plowright on today’s show, and he is a legend to us in Radio land. Sadly, not much of his content in the archive has yet to be digitised (seriously, that needs to be done), but I did manage to find this gem for you lovely Digihuman fans. Enjoy some great radio storytelling done by a true master.

Wing Commander Allen speaks openly about how he feels the battle was managed. In this unedited interview for ‘A Fine Blue Day’, he has high praise for his fellow pilots and the ground staff (‘marvellous chaps’), but is less impressed by the top brass. He also paints a vivid portrait of daily life in the squadron and reveals how pilots spent their spare time, as well as giving details about handling oneself in a dogfight. The inflatable life jackets worn by pilots (as pictured above) were nicknamed ‘Mae Wests’ after the voluptuous American stage and film actress of that name. She was famous for portraying women of dubious virtue and quick wit, ‘I used to be Snow White, but I drifted’ being one noted example of her repartee.

Originally broadcast circa August 1978.


Digital Human, Series 17, Ep 2: The Analogue Human

Britt Hermes: Confessions of a (former) Naturo…

Britt Hermes: Confessions of a (former) Naturopathic Doctor:

A good interview with Britt Marie Hermes on the backlash she got for speaking out against naturopathic medicine, we couldn’t get into how she’s been targeted by the naturopathic community for her work and her blog – https://www.naturopathicdiaries.com/.

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 2, Snake Oil

Britt Hermes: Confessions of a (former) Naturo…

Britt Hermes: Confessions of a (former) Naturopathic Doctor:

A good interview with Britt Marie Hermes on the backlash she got for speaking out against naturopathic medicine, we couldn’t get into how she’s been targeted by the naturopathic community for her work and her blog – https://www.naturopathicdiaries.com/.

Digital Human: Series 16, Episode 2, Snake Oil

spiderliliez:KILLING EVE, THREE WORDSInterview…

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KILLING EVE, THREE WORDS
Interview with Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer
By CANNESERIES

LOL, three is indeed not enough.
There’s just too many words to describe how great this series is!

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The first time Jodie Comer met Phoebe Waller-B…

The first time Jodie Comer met Phoebe Waller-Bridge wasn’t when she auditioned for a role on her BBC America show Killing Eve, but rather months before, at a party for the BAFTAs. It was hours into the night—the glamour was coming undone, the booze was flowing, and Comer and Waller-Bridge were both drunk and making frothy party chatter.

“I didn’t know nottin’ about Killing Eve,” Comer recalls in her thick Liverpudlian accent. “Then my audition came along and I was like”—her voice drops into a dramatic whisper—“Oh my God, I was so drunk that night. This is really awkward.”

She got the part about a week after her second audition and immediately set about building the character with Waller-Bridge, who cheerfully remembered her from that drunken BAFTAs night. The two sat down at a restaurant and worked on Villanelle’s timeline: where was she born? Who is her family? Why does she live by herself in Paris? Why does she kill?

Forty-five years ago today: Joan Bakewell vs H…

Forty-five years ago today: Joan Bakewell vs Harold Pinter. Late Night Line-Up, BBC 2, 11 September 1969.

Forty-five years ago today: Joan Bakewell vs H…

Forty-five years ago today: Joan Bakewell vs Harold Pinter. Late Night Line-Up, BBC 2, 11 September 1969.