Homebrew: Episode 6

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with Eurovision superfan Dudepoints about the 2020 contest that never was, and how the ESC fandom has responded to the lockdown with online events to keep the spirit alive such as Eurovision Again and streamed live performances from artists.  Surie’s incredible piano rendition of Hard Rock Hallelujah is unexpected and beautiful.

You can check out the Dudepoints blog for more tales of national finals, Eurovision memes and their own personal chart rundown of the 41 songs from this year.

The Dude’s YouTube playlist of 2020 songs is here so grab a glass of whatever you choose and enjoy the ride!


Direct download: Homebrew 6

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The Tally Ho talks The Prisoner and Twin Peaks

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

In 2017 as Twin Peaks season 3 reached its conclusion and fans were looking for something else to experience, we wrote an article giving 10 Reasons why Twin Peaks fans should watch The Prisoner.

Fast forwarding two and a half years – and after more than 50 hours of Prisoner ramblings as part of our Tally Ho podcast – we felt it was time to discuss the links between these two seminal TV series in-depth. In this episode we talk about the influence that The Prisoner had on Twin Peaks and its co-creator Mark Frost, and examine the many thematic, structural and aesthetic connections that exist between our two favourite shows.

 

Direct download: The Tally Ho talks The Prisoner and Twin Peaks

Many thanks to Quoit Media who allowed us to share a brief clip of Patrick McGoohan himself talking about Twin Peaks and David Lynch! The whole fascinating interview (conducted by Howard Foy and printed in a 1990 issue of The Box) is available to buy from their website and is a fantastic listen. Check it out!

Links to other resources
Our Chris Rodley interview episodes part 1 and part 2.

We also reference several articles about the influence of The Prisoner on the likes of Alan Moore, Better Call Saul‘s Peter Gould, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Joss Whedon, and a 2017 episode of the Talkhouse podcast in which Sam Esmail talks to Mark Frost about the impact of the show on Frost’s career.

Interviews with Patrick McGoohan

You can find all of our 2018/2019 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast. Our 2017 Tally Ho episodes on the 50th Anniversary of the UK airing can be found here!

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a rating and review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

Be seeing you… in the trees.

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

Homebrew: Episode 5

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with podcaster Carl Sweeney about his adventures on The X-Cast and The Movie Palace podcasts, and the #XCastQuarantine watchalong which is running through the classic 90s TV series The X-Files during the lockdown.


Direct download: Homebrew 5

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Homebrew: Episode 3

Welcome to Time for Cakes and Ale’s ‘Homebrew’, our new podcast covering life under lockdown.

In this episode we chat with Tony Black from the We Made This pop culture podcast network about podcasting, social media watch-along events, and how the lockdown is changing the way fandoms interact.


Direct download: Homebrew 3

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe to the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast, leave us a review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee – The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself

Welcome to Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee, a podcast all about Twin Peaks.

We have returned to the water and the well of Lynch/Frost’s surreal vision to discuss some of the themes and ideas that have resonated with us in the months since The Return hit our screens. Each episode will use the given title of each ‘part’ of season 3 as a jumping-off point, and this time, we’re talking The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself.

We’ll be discussing the nature of temporal, spatial and astral perspectives that influence the views of not only the characters in Twin Peaks, but our understanding as the viewer. Are we really sure of what we are seeing around us? We look up and see the stars turn, but is it in fact the world we are in that is spinning?


Direct download: Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee: The Stars Turn and a Time Presents Itself

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 including iTunes, Pippa, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed . Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a rating and review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

Be seeing you… in the trees.

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed.

The Tally Ho talks The Prisoner ‘Shattered Visage’ with Dean Motter

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

Following on from our recent episode about the re-release of The Prisoner: Shattered Visage, we had the great pleasure of interviewing the writer and artist behind the book, legendary comics creator Dean Motter.

Dean Motter has worked as an illustrator, designer, editor, art director and writer for over 40 years. His hugely influential original comics series Mister X began in 1983 and combined hard-boiled noir storytelling with the aesthetics of early 20th century futurism, by way of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and the Bauhaus movement.

Dean continued to develop this retro-future-noir style in the highly acclaimed Terminal City and Electropolis, before returning to Mister X with a brand new series from Dark Horse.

Shattered Visage was originally published by DC as a 4 issue miniseries in 1988-1989 (twenty years after the original TV show airing, and set contemporaneously), the series was written by Dean Motter and Mark Askwith, and drawn by Dean Motter, with colour art by David Hornung and Richmond Lewis.

Dean talked to us about how he put together the project and the influences on Shattered Visage as well as his other major works. A huge thanks to Dean for joining us to discuss Shattered Visage, The Prisoner and his career.


Direct download: The Tally Ho: The Prisoner – Shattered Visage w/ Dean Motter

Shattered Visage is available from all good comic book shops and through numerous online comics retailers, including Titan Comics.

Titan Comics have also recently released an all-new miniseries based on The Prisoner, and released a deluxe collection of Jack Kirby’s and Gil Kane’s earlier adaptation of the concept in  The Prisoner: Original Art Edition. Check out our podcast coverage of these at the links below:

The Tally Ho talks Titan’s ‘The Prisoner’ comic with David Leach and Peter Milligan, plus Q&A with Colin Lorimer

The Tally Ho talks Titan’s ‘The Prisoner: Original Art Edition’ with David Leach

The Prisoner ‘Shattered Visage’ with David Leach

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 including iTunes, Pippa, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed . Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

You can find all of our 2018/2019 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast. Our 2017 Tally Ho episodes on the 50th Anniversary of the UK airing can be found here!

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a rating and review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

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.

The Tally Ho talks The Prisoner ‘Shattered Visage’ with David Leach

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

In this episode we look at the re-release of the collected edition of Dean Motter’s and Mark Askwith’s The Prisoner: Shattered Visage, a comic book sequel to the TV show, from Titan Comics. We chat to Titan’s senior editor David Leach about this new edition and it’s extras, with some interesting insights into how the project came together.

Originally published by DC as a 4 issue miniseries in 1988-1989 (twenty years after the original TV show airing, and set contemporaneously), the series was written by Dean Motter and Mark Askwith, and drawn by Dean Motter. This new collection features the original comic, an enlightening new foreward by Abigail McKern (daughter of the late Leo McKern, whose Number 2 returns in the comic), an afterward by Dean Motter (Terminal City, Mister X), a covers gallery, a selection of original artwork and character designs, and the original cover art of the 1990 graphic novel.

Shattered Visage has been beautifuly presented here (it is worth it to see Motter’s artwork so richly printed) and the comic is an intriguing entry into the world of The Prisoner. For all the remakes and reimaginings that have come since, Shattered Visage is the only one to directly pick up the continuity of the orginal show and ask what happened to Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) after the events of the Fall Out. A brave curiosity perhaps, but also one filled with easter eggs and a genuine admiration for the original material, capturing the surrealist paranoia of the original show.

And stay tuned for the news round-up from the world of The Prisoner from Rick Davy of The Unmutual.


Direct download: The Tally Ho: The Prisoner – Shattered Visage w/David Leach

Shattered Visage is available from all good comic book shops and through numerous online comics retailers, including Titan Comics. A huge thanks to David for joining us to discuss this new book!

Titan Comics have also recently released an all-new miniseries based on The Prisoner, and released a deluxe collection of Jack Kirby’s and Gil Kane’s earlier adaptation of the concept in  The Prisoner: Original Art Edition. Check out our 2018 podcast coverage of these HERE and 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 including iTunes, Pippa, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed . Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

You can find all of our 2018/2019 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast. Our 2017 Tally Ho episodes on the 50th Anniversary of the UK airing can be found here!

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a rating and review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

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.

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee – My Log has a Message for You

Welcome to Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee, a podcast all about Twin Peaks.

We have returned to the water and the well of Lynch/Frost’s surreal vision to discuss some of the themes and ideas that have resonated with us in the months since The Return hit our screens. Each episode will use the given title of each ‘part’ of season 3 as a jumping-off point, starting with My Log has a Message for You.

In this, our first of a new 18-episode podcast run, we’ll be discussing the symbolism of trees and forests within the show, and their link to doubles, doppelgangers and tulpas, by way of the recurring image of a telegraph pole.


Direct download: Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee: My Log has a Message for You

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 including iTunes, Pippa, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed . Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a rating and review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

Be seeing you… in the trees.

Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee episodes will run concurrently with our regular Time for Cakes and Ale ones and are available via our main podcast feed.

The Tally Ho: The fall out from Fall Out pt 2

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

Rounding off our coverage of the season finale Fall Out, following on from our discussion episode and returning guest special, we throw open the podcast to our listeners to give us their take on the dramatic conclusion of The Prisoner and what the show means to them.

We were sent a wide variety of takes on the show from listeners Chris Dodd, Joseph Dickerson, Kev from Flames of the Lizard Birds, Thomas (Beyond Reason), Jason (One Word Long), Michael Pomerantz, Jon Roy, Maire Neale and Pete Horgan. We’ll be reading through their theories and discussing the ideas raised about The Prisoner and Fall Out. You can find out more about Joseph’s interest in The Prisoner on his blog. You may also be interested in Jason and his wife’s website which discusses the classic era of The Simpsons and its impact on popular culture.


Direct download: The Tally Ho: The fall out from Fall Out pt 2

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 including iTunes, Pippa, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed . Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

You can find all of our 2018 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast. Our 2017 Tally Ho episodes on the 50th Anniversary of the UK airing can be found here!

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a rating and review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

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: The fall out from Fall Out pt 1

Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner.

Following on from our episode about the series finale Fall Out we are delighted to be joined by several previous guests on The Tally Ho to discuss the dramatic conclusion of The Prisoner and what it means to them. Giving us their take on Fall Out are returning guests Rick Davy, Fiona Moore, Robert Fairclough, Rupert Booth, Iain Meadows and Alan Stevens.


Direct download: The Tally Ho: The fall out from Fall Out pt 1

Stay tuned for our next episode when we will be hearing thoughts on Fall Out from listeners of The Tally Ho! Be seeing you…

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 including iTunes, Pippa, Stitcher, TuneIn, Android, or directly via our RSS feed . Updates will be posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages. Of course, our episodes will also be available for direct download on this website.

You can find all of our 2018 Tally Ho episodes, beginning with Arrival, right here! The page is updated with each new edition of the podcast.

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe, leave us a review, and let us know what you think by getting in touch on Twitter, Facebook and here on the website. We’d love to hear from you!

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.