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Podcast musing on all things genre with Becks & Eeson featuring comics, TV, films, books, games.

Podcast musing on all things genre with Becks & Eeson featuring comics, TV, films, books, games.

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United Kingdom

Description:

Podcast musing on all things genre with Becks & Eeson featuring comics, TV, films, books, games.

Twitter:

@tfcaa

Language:

English


Episodes

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

6/6/2019
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...

Duration:01:03:46

Episode 31 - Book Club: Origamy by Rachel Armstrong

5/12/2019
Welcome to the Cakes & Ale Book Club! Every month we will be bringing you a mix of discussions and interviews about recent genre fiction we've been reading. This month, we cover Origamy by Rachel Armstrong. Origamy is the story of Mobius, an extra-dimensional being who is part of a 'circus troupe' of weavers able to explore and manipulate the fabric of space-time. This original and surreal science fiction tale follows Mobius' attempt to learn the mysterious art of origamy and face down the...

Duration:01:14:39

Episode 30 - Avengers: Endgame

5/4/2019
SPOILER WARNING! We're in the endgame now as we discuss the grand finale of the Infinity Saga. The story has reached a tremendous conclusion and we chat about the time-twisting plot, the triumphant and tragic character arcs, and where the series might go from here. Time for Cakes and Ale, a podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson, and also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee", a Twin Peaks podcast, and "The Tally Ho", a Prisoner podcast. Follow us on Twitter @TFCAA Like...

Duration:03:11:30

Episode 29 - Interviews from Eastercon 2019

4/29/2019
We've just returned from Ytterbium, a.k.a Eastercon 70, the annual UK science fiction convention. During the convention we had the great pleasure of chatting to a wonderful range of con-goers to create a snapshot of the kind of conversations you'd hear down at the bar, from writers to publishers, fans, reviewers, academics and con-runners. We wanted to catch the atmosphere of a con and we certainly captured the background sounds of one! We had tremendous fun putting this episode together and...

Duration:03:02:02

The Tally Ho talks to Dean Motter about Shattered Visage

4/8/2019
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 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 style - combining retro-futurism with hard-boiled noir - has brought us classics including...

Duration:00:55:17

Episode 28 - Book Club: Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift

4/2/2019
Welcome to the Cakes & Ale Book Club! Every month we will be bringing you a mix of discussions and interviews about recent genre fiction we've been reading. This month, we cover Paris Adrift by E. J. Swift. Paris Adrift is the story of Hallie, a student who runs away from her life in England to seek escape and adventure in Paris. Taking a job on the night shift at Millie's, a rowdy bar staffed by misfits and drifters, she begins to find a new family. But there is something strange in the...

Duration:01:08:19

The Tally Ho: The Prisoner - Shattered Visage w/ David Leach

3/18/2019
The Tally Ho continues our exploration of the world of The Prisoner and beyond. 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. We also discuss how the story relates to the original series while...

Duration:00:48:03

Episode 27 - Book Club: The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley

3/1/2019
Welcome to the first episode of the Cakes & Ale Book Club! Every month we will be bringing you a mix of discussions and interviews about recent genre fiction we've been reading, and we're kicking things off in style with The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley, published by Unsung Stories. We will be discussing this wonderful book, with comments from listeners who have been reading with us this month, followed by a interview with Aliya Whiteley about her work and career. The Loosening Skin is...

Duration:01:09:18

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

2/15/2019
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...

Duration:00:47:24

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

12/24/2018
The Tally Ho continues our exploration of 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. Be seeing you! Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy it, please subscribe! Follow us on Twitter @TFCAA Like us on Facebook Visit...

Duration:01:11:11

Episode 26 - The Shapeshifting Detective

12/14/2018
Join us as we talk all about The Shapeshifting Detective, the latest FMV game from D'Avekki Studios, with the brains behind the game, Tim and Lynda Cowles. The Shapeshifting Detective places you in the shoes of 'Sam', a being with the ability to morph into anyone they meet, on the trail of a murderer in the mysterious town of August. A trio of tarot readers seem to have predicted the murder before it happened. But why are they here? And who in this strange town can be trusted, when everyone...

Duration:00:48:58

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

11/19/2018
The Tally Ho continues our exploration of 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. Stay tuned for our next episode when we will be hearing thoughts...

Duration:01:06:29

The Tally Ho - The Prisoner episode 17: Fall Out

11/9/2018
The Tally Ho welcomes you to The Village as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at Fall Out, the seventeenth, and final, episode of The Prisoner. Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) is taken into the literal and figurative depths of The Village to meet Number 1. Join us as we discuss the surreal and shocking series finale of The Prisoner. Be seeing you! Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy it, please subscribe! Follow us on...

Duration:05:27:44

The Tally Ho talks to Chris Rodley about Once Upon A Time

10/17/2018
The Tally Ho welcomes you to The Village as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner. In this follow-up to our discussion about Once Upon A Time, we talk to documentary filmmaker and writer Chris Rodley about this classic episode, the gladiatorial battle of wits between Patrick McGoohan and Leo McKern, and why this is his favourite piece of television. We also discuss how it leads in to the finale Fall Out and the impact that these two episodes had on the television...

Duration:01:37:28

The Tally Ho - The Prisoner episode 16: Once Upon A Time

10/10/2018
The Tally Ho welcomes you to The Village as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at Once Upon A Time, the sixteenth episode of The Prisoner. Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) and Number 2 (Leo McKern) enter the 'Embryo Room' to undergo Degree Absolute, a seven-day experimental process in which Number 6 is regressed to a childlike state and Number 2 takes on the roles of authority figures throughout his life. As the days and nights pass, the...

Duration:02:09:51

The Tally Ho - The Prisoner episode 15: The Girl who was Death

9/27/2018
The Tally Ho welcomes you to The Village as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at The Girl who was Death, the fifteenth episode of The Prisoner. In this comic caper, Number 6 spins a tall tale about a suave spy on the search for Schnipps (Kenneth Griffiths), a mad scientist with a Napoleon fixation who is intent on destroying London. The mysterious Mr X soon draws the attention of Sonia (Justine Lord), Schnipps' daughter, a glamorous...

Duration:02:07:12

The Tally Ho talks to Ian Rakoff

9/12/2018
Welcome to The Tally Ho, a podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this special episode, we talk to writer, editor and comic book collector Ian Rakoff. Ian worked as an assistant editor on the series, and wrote the classic episode Living in Harmony. We chatted to Ian about his life and career, from growing up in apartheid South Africa to his career in TV and film working alongside some legendary film makers such as Lindsay Anderson, John Boorman, and Nic Roeg. Ian discussed his...

Duration:02:31:18

The Tally Ho - The Prisoner episode 14: Living in Harmony

8/30/2018
The Tally Ho welcomes you to Harmony as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at Living in Harmony, the fourteenth episode of The Prisoner. In an unusual Western spin on The Prisoner, The Stranger (Patrick McGoohan) resigns from his role of Sheriff in the Old West, but is captured and brought to the mysterious town of Harmony, whose citizens are governed by the ruthless Judge (David Bauer). However, refusal to conform and take up the role of...

Duration:02:30:42

The Tally Ho - The Prisoner episode 13: Do Not Forsake Me...

8/15/2018
The Tally Ho welcomes you to The Village as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, the thirteenth episode of The Prisoner. Number 6 is subjected to a bizarre experiment in which is mind is transferred into the body of a another man (Nigel Stock). Placed back in his London home with his memories of The Village erased, his only hope may be to track down Professor Seltzman, the missing scientist who invented...

Duration:02:43:51

The Tally Ho - The Prisoner episode 12: A Change of Mind

8/1/2018
The Tally Ho welcomes you to The Village as we continue our journey through classic TV series The Prisoner. In this episode we look at A Change of Mind, the twelfth episode of The Prisoner. Number 6 (Patrick McGoohan) is hauled before the Village committee on charges of being "unmutual", an anti-social member of the community. Unable and unwilling to engage with the process that is expected to rehabilitate him, he faces the prospect of undergoing "instant social conversion" at the hands of...

Duration:02:08:37