Episode 23 – An Interview with Cherry Potts

This week we are joined by Cherry Potts, author and founder of Arachne Press.

Cherry is the author of fantasy novel The Dowry Blade and the short story collection Mosaic of Air. Her work is often inspired by myth and fairy tales, while exploring the politics and humour found in everyday lesbian life. She is also a visiting lecturer at City University teaching creative writing.

Arachne Press was founded in 2012 and has published many YA and poetry titles as well as non-fiction and anthologies, including three collections of stories performed by Liars’ League. Arachne Press has also been at the forefront of live storytelling, running The Story Sessions events around London, and the annual midwinter Solstice Shorts festival which is branching out around the UK in December 2017.

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You can find our more about Cherry and her work on her website cherrypotts.co.uk and Arachne Press at arachnepress.com where details of upcoming events can also be found.

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Episode 22 – An Interview with Michael Cobley

This week we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy author Michael Cobley.

Mike is the author of the Humanity’s Fire space opera series and the Shadowkings epic fantasy trilogy. He is also the author of many short stories including the collection Iron Mosaic. We talked to Mike about his long career as a writer, current projects and his advice for new writers.

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You can find our more about Mike and his work on his website.

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Episode 21 – An Interview with Donna Scott

This week we are joined by author, editor, stand-up comedian and Chair of the British Science Fiction Association, Donna Scott.

Donna is a professional editor who has worked with many SF and Fantasy authors including the legendary Alan Moore. Her short fiction has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, and she has been given the official title of the first ‘Bard of Northampton’. In addition to her stand-up comedy she is also involved in Arts Lab Northampton and in campaigns to save local libraries from closure.


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You can find our more about Donna and her work on her website. Click here to learn more about the campaign for Northamptonshire libraries.

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Episode 20 – An Interview with Chris Beckett

Award-winning science fiction author Chris Beckett joined us to talk about his work.

Chris is the author of six novels and dozens of short stories in a career spanning more than 25 years. His novel Dark Eden was the winner of the 2013 Clarke award, while his short fiction collection The Turing Test won the prestigious Edge Hill prize.


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Chris spoke to us about his inspiration, his writing process, and the ideas behind his new novel America City which is out on 2 November.

You can find our more about Chris and his work on his website here.

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The Tally Ho talks to Michael Pickwoad

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, we talk to production designer Michael Pickwoad who worked on the 2009 reimagining of The Prisoner.


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MICHAEL PICKWOAD is a production designer who has worked on many classic British movies and TV series, including Withnail & IPoirot and, most recently seasons 6 to 11 of Doctor Who. Michael spoke to us about his design choices for the mini-series, their deviations from the original, and the location shoot in Namibia and South Africa. His team was nominated for their work on the series for an Excellence in Production Design Award from the Art Directors Guild.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho talks to Alex Cox

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, recorded the day before the 50th anniversary of the show, we talk to legendary film director Alex Cox.


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ALEX COX is the director of many feature films, including Sid & Nancy and Repo Man. A lifelong fan of The Prisoner, Alex has written a new book about the show, I Am (Not) A Number: Decoding The Prisoner. We spoke to Alex about the cultural importance of The Prisoner, its continued social relevance, and the way his new book seeks to unravel the secrets of the series.

I Am (Not) A Number: Decoding The Prisoner is out now as an ebook, with the paperback due to be published on 7 December from Kamera Books.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho talks to Rick Davy from The Unmutual

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, we talked to Rick Davy: fan, writer and all round expert on The Prisoner.


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RICK DAVY runs The Unmutual, one of the best online sources of news, interviews and features on The Prisoner. He is the author of The Prisoner: The Essential Guide (Quoit Media Limited, 2017) and recently contributed the text commentary of the forthcoming DVD/Blu-Ray set of The Prisoner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show. Find out more about The Unmutual on the website, Facebook and Twitter.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho: a podcast about The Prisoner

The Tally Ho is a podcast from Time for Cakes and Ale all about the classic TV show The Prisoner. We started these to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show and in early 2018, we will be doing a full episode-by-episode series of podcasts. To keep up to date follow us on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast in all the usual places (e.g. iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn…) listed here. The Tally Ho podcasts are below and the list is constantly updated.

Welcome to The Tally Ho

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The Tally Ho talks to Fiona Moore, co-author of Fall Out: the Unofficial Guide

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The Tally Ho talks to Nicholas Briggs and Iain Meadows from Big Finish Productions

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The Tally Ho talks to Rob Fairclough, author of The Official Companion and the Complete Script Books

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The Tally Ho talks to Rick Davy from The Unmutual

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The Tally Ho talks to Alex Cox, author of I Am (Not) A Number: Decoding The Prisoner

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The Tally Ho talks to Michael Pickwoad, production designer on the 2009 mini-series

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The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

The Tally Ho talks to Robert Fairclough

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, recorded just before the 50th anniversary of the show, we talk to Robert Fairclough.


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ROBERT FAIRCLOUGH is an expert on cult classic television shows with numerous writing, production and graphic design credits. He is the author of The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the TV Series (2002) and The Prisoner: The Complete Scripts Volumes 1 & 2 (2005). Find out more about Rob and his published works, including guidebooks to Callan, The Avengers and The Sweeney on his website and blog. He also contributes to We Are Cult.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

Be seeing you!

The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.

 

The Tally Ho talks to Nick Briggs and Iain Meadows from Big Finish Productions

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode, we talk to Nicholas Briggs and Iain Meadows from Big Finish Productions about their Prisoner audiodramas.

Nick is showrunner and writer on the series and Iain is the sound designer. Both are huge Prisoner fans and talked to us about their thoughts on the original series and the challenges of adapting it for audio. Now in their second series, these audiodramas are well worth checking out if you are a fan of the show.


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NICHOLAS BRIGGS is an actor, writer, director and co-founder of Big Finish Productions, which is known for its acclaimed audio productions in the universes of Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, The Avengers and more recently, The Prisoner. He has led the team that has reimagined The Prisoner as an audiodrama series, currently in its second series. This outstanding collection includes new adaptations and riffs on episodes of the TV series, alongside original stories perfectly in keeping with The Prisoner mythology. Their collection of Prisoner audiodramas can be found here and include a host of great bonus materials when purchased direct from Big Finish. Find out more about Nick on his website. He’s also the voice of the Daleks on Doctor Who!

IAIN MEADOWS is a writer, broadcaster and sound designer who has worked on many audiodramas for Big Finish as well as with his own production company Spiteful Puppet, which has recently produced an award-winning Robin of Sherwood audiodrama, available here.

To follow our podcast, there are several places to find The Tally Ho. Episodes will be available through our main stream – called Time for Cakes and Ale – from all the usual places. Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

Be seeing you!

The Tally Ho episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed. Find out more here.