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The Portal by Martin Green

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Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit. Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met. They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time dance-halls to the legendary M25 raves. But these recordings never saw the light of day until they were discovered in 2016. Why did they keep these tapes secret? Because for 40 years these parted lovers had been leaving messages for each other in these recordings. What remains is a dark, dark story left for us to piece together. Martin Green: Writer and Composer (Ivor Novello Award Winner 2019, Lau) with contributions from: James Holden (WARP/Border Community) Radie Peat (RTE Folk Singer of the Year) Brìghde Chaimbeul (BBC Folk Award winner) Wils Wilson: Director David Greig: Dramaturgy Polly Thomas: Executive Producer & Script Editor Louis Blatherwick: Sound Recordist With thanks to Eloise Whitmore and Naked Productions Martin Atkinson: Lepus Senior Producer The Portal is delighted to be working with some of the best arts organisations in the UK, co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Bristol Music Trust, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-portal-by-martin-green. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit. Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met. They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time dance-halls to the legendary M25 raves. But these recordings never saw the light of day until they were discovered in 2016. Why did they keep these tapes secret? Because for 40 years these parted lovers had been leaving messages for each other in these recordings. What remains is a dark, dark story left for us to piece together. Martin Green: Writer and Composer (Ivor Novello Award Winner 2019, Lau) with contributions from: James Holden (WARP/Border Community) Radie Peat (RTE Folk Singer of the Year) Brìghde Chaimbeul (BBC Folk Award winner) Wils Wilson: Director David Greig: Dramaturgy Polly Thomas: Executive Producer & Script Editor Louis Blatherwick: Sound Recordist With thanks to Eloise Whitmore and Naked Productions Martin Atkinson: Lepus Senior Producer The Portal is delighted to be working with some of the best arts organisations in the UK, co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Bristol Music Trust, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-portal-by-martin-green. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit. Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met. They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time dance-halls to the legendary M25 raves. But these recordings never saw the light of day until they were discovered in 2016. Why did they keep these tapes secret? Because for 40 years these parted lovers had been leaving messages for each other in these recordings. What remains is a dark, dark story left for us to piece together. Martin Green: Writer and Composer (Ivor Novello Award Winner 2019, Lau) with contributions from: James Holden (WARP/Border Community) Radie Peat (RTE Folk Singer of the Year) Brìghde Chaimbeul (BBC Folk Award winner) Wils Wilson: Director David Greig: Dramaturgy Polly Thomas: Executive Producer & Script Editor Louis Blatherwick: Sound Recordist With thanks to Eloise Whitmore and Naked Productions Martin Atkinson: Lepus Senior Producer The Portal is delighted to be working with some of the best arts organisations in the UK, co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Bristol Music Trust, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland. Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-portal-by-martin-green. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English


Episodes

The Portal Omnibus - Part Two

12/29/2020
The Portal Omnibus: Part Two Half of all the 12 episodes squashed into one session. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:01:34:40

The Portal Omnibus - Part One

12/28/2020
The Portal Omnibus: Part One Half of all the 12 episodes squashed into one session. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:01:17:39

Episode 12: How It Started

10/30/2020
How It Started The last piece of the puzzle arrives with MG. The very last recording Angela ever made. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:19:07

Episode 11: The Wave Stops

10/30/2020
The Wave Stops Hidden in the tapes we hear a conversation that took 24 years to happen. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:19:01

Episode 10: The Fall Out

10/23/2020
The Fall Out Secrets are fine until people find them out. Things come to light for Angela and Etteridge which may cause them to part forever. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:17:29

Episode 9: Angela Goes Out on Her Own

10/23/2020
Angela Goes Out on Her Own Angela gets better and better at her job and exciting opportunities come her way. Etteridge is struggling to keep up. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:15:02

Episode 8: The Hoving

10/16/2020
The Hoving Angela persuades Etteridge to try out the ancient ritual of The Hoving. The result is more than either of them bargained for. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:16:06

Episode 7: Angela Comes to Oxford

10/16/2020
Angela Comes to Oxford In an effort to escape her violent family, Angela comes to Oxford. Etteridge, delighted, but rather surprised gives her a job as his assistant. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:16:36

Episode 6: Etteridge finds Angela in a Pub

10/9/2020
Episode 6: Etteridge find Angela in a Pub If you spent four years looking for someone, would you know what to say when you found them? Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:14:53

Episode 5: Etteridge Searches for Angela

10/9/2020
Etteridge Searches for Angela Etteridge finds it hard to change the patterns in his behaviour. His search takes him into genuine danger. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:13:08

Episode 4: Etteridge Listens

10/2/2020
Angela runs away from a difficult life in Scotland, only to encounter an equally hard one in London. Etteridge discovers Angela’s song and it has a profound effect on him. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol as well as references to sexual exploitation. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:16:34

Episode 3: Angela Records for Etteridge

10/2/2020
It’s 1942, Etteridge is discharged from the army, and travels to Scotland to continue his academic research. Angela makes a records a song for Etteridge that will play a huge part in his future. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:13:46

Episode 2: Meeting Angela

9/22/2020
MG tracks down Angela, now 90 years old, he tells her of his concerns, and she confirms his fears. Something unexpected arrives at MG’s house, and puts a journey in motion for him, that will affect him forever. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:11:26

Episode 1: How it Started

9/22/2020
MG introduces us to the protagonists of our story - Angela Dixon and George Etteridge MacAskill why he needed them and how he found them. Etteridge is a folk song collector, and Angela is a half-forgotten figure of the 70s. Content Warning: The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol. If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends or buy the album here. You can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at...

Duration:00:17:38

The Portal by Martin Green - Teaser

9/22/2020
Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit. Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met. They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time...

Duration:00:01:10

The Portal by Martin Green - Coming Soon

9/8/2020
Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit. Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met. They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time...

Duration:00:00:24