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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

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

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@TFCAA

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English


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Episode 24 - Cakes & Ale Anniversary Show

12/15/2017
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Happy Birthday to us! Time for Cakes and Ale has been rambling on about stuff we love for a whole year now, so we put together this special anniversary episode all about the past 12 months. We talk a little about what it was like to start a podcast from nothing, what we learned along the way, and what our plans are for the future of Time for Cakes and Ale, Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee and The Tally Ho. We also hand out some honorary end-of-year prizes to our favourite things from 2017. Let...

Duration: 01:22:24


Episode 23 - An Interview with Cherry Potts

11/28/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:50:17


Episode 22 - An Interview with Michael Cobley

11/21/2017
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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. Time for Cakes and Ale, a podcast featuring geeky ramblings with Becks & Eeson, and also home to "Time for Cherry Pie and...

Duration: 00:29:37


Episode 21 - An Interview with Donna Scott

11/13/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:39:39


Episode 20 - An Interview with Chris Beckett

11/1/2017
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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. 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...

Duration: 01:04:08


Episode 19 - NaNoWriMo 2017

10/28/2017
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Before NaNoWriMo 2017 kicks off, we are joined by Cambridge Municipal Liaison Ian Rennie to talk all about the annual 50k novel writing challenge. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, sees hundreds of thousands of people all over the world attempt to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. Participation is free and open to anyone who wants to spend the month writing. Local groups organise everything from online morale-boosting chats to in-person write-ins...

Duration: 00:48:33


The Tally Ho talks to Michael Pickwoad

10/4/2017
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In this episode, we talk to production designer Michael Pickwoad who worked on the 2009 reimagining of The Prisoner. 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. Michael has worked on many fantastic projects in film and TV from the classic Withnail and I to,...

Duration: 00:25:26


The Tally Ho talks to Alex Cox

10/3/2017
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In this episode, recorded the day before the 50th anniversary of the show, we talk to legendary film director, screenwriter and author Alex Cox about The Prisoner. Alex has written a new book about the show called 'I Am (Not) A Number - Decoding The Prisoner', which is out now as an ebook, and released in print in December. 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. Be...

Duration: 00:35:03


The Tally Ho talks to Rick Davy

10/2/2017
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In this episode, we talked to Rick Davy: fan, writer and all round expert on The Prisoner. 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 and recently contributed the text commentary of the forthcoming DVD/Blu-Ray set of The Prisoner celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show. Be seeing you! Find us on Twitter @TFCAA Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy...

Duration: 00:30:57


The Tally Ho talks to Rob Fairclough

10/1/2017
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In this episode, recorded just before the 50th anniversary of the show, we talk to Robert Fairclough. Rob 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 and The Prisoner: The Complete Scripts Volumes 1 & 2. Be seeing you! Find us on Twitter @TFCAA Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy it, please subscribe! Like us:...

Duration: 00:41:26


The Tally Ho talks to Nick and Iain from Big Finish

9/30/2017
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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. Be seeing you! Find us on Twitter @TFCAA Part of the Time...

Duration: 01:27:55


The Tally Ho talks to Fiona Moore

9/29/2017
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In this episode, recorded earlier this year at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, we talk to Fiona Moore all about The Prisoner. Fiona Moore is an author of guidebooks to SF television series, plays, audio dramas, and stories. She is also a Professor of Business Anthropology at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the co-author, with Alan Stevens of Fall Out: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to The Prisoner. Be seeing you! Find us on Twitter @TFCAA Part of...

Duration: 00:42:54


The Tally Ho - Welcome to The Tally Ho podcast

9/28/2017
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Welcome to The Tally Ho! A new podcast about the classic TV series The Prisoner. In this opening episode we talk about our love for the show as it reaches its 50th anniversary, and share our plans for what you can expect from The Tally Ho in the coming weeks and months. Be seeing you! Find us on Twitter @TFCAA Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy it, please subscribe! Like us: facebook.com/timeforcakesandale Visit our website: timeforcakesandale.com

Duration: 00:24:21


Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee - PART 17 & 18

9/8/2017
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And now an ending... of Twin Peaks The Return. Parts 17 and 18 comprise the most remarkable 2 hours of the show thus far. Join us as we try to "make... sense... of... it". Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-18 and the Twin Peaks canon. Find us on Twitter @TFCAA Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy it, please subscribe! Like us: facebook.com/timeforcakesandale Visit our website: timeforcakesandale.com

Duration: 05:05:16


Cherry Pie and Coffee: Another Slice of Pie with Seth Mnookin

9/1/2017
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Join us for a special episode of Time for Cherry Pie & Coffee! Journalist, writer, MIT professor and Twin Peaks fan Seth Mnookin returns as we discuss Twin Peaks The Return Parts 1-16 and preview the two hour finale. It started as another slice of pie at the RR but we ended up ordering the whole pie and staying until closing time. We cover everything about The Return, from theories, highs and lows, to its impact and influence. Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-16 and the Twin Peaks canon....

Duration: 02:28:54


Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee - PART 16

8/28/2017
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Part 16 of Twin Peaks The Return is a triumphant hour of the show, made all the more poignant by the 15 hours that have come before, and the 25 year wait before that. Plot strands in Buckhorn, Las Vegas and Twin Peaks are on a trajectory to intersect in the sure to be epic 2 hour finale. Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-16 and the Twin Peaks canon. Find us on Twitter @TFCAA and don't forget to vote in our newest #PollFromCole Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy it,...

Duration: 02:19:33


Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee - PART 15

8/23/2017
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Part 15 of Twin Peaks The Return firmly puts the town in the centre of events as the major mysteries move towards the final 3 hours and tensions reach fever pitch. Mr C reaches the Dutchman's only to confront both a former colleague and Richard Horne, Dougie has the electrifying urge to put the old team back together, and after 25 years Ed and Norma might finally get their chance at happiness. This episode was also filled with references to Fire Walk With Me and resurrected two of its most...

Duration: 02:25:13


Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee - PART 14

8/17/2017
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Cor blimey Piehards, it's only Part 14 of Twin Peaks The Return! In an episode jam packed with developments, we finally venture to Jack Rabbit's Palace, learn the history of the first Blue Rose case, and hear a tall tale about a green gardening glove, not to mention Sarah's dramatic night out. But perhaps the strangest and most affecting moments come when watching Cole's memory of a memory wrapped in a dream. Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-14 and the Twin Peaks canon. Find us on Twitter...

Duration: 02:05:46


Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee: A Slice of Pie at Worldcon 75

8/14/2017
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Join us for a second special episode of Time for Cherry Pie & Coffee as we share "A Slice of Pie" with authors Chris Butler and Neil Williamson at Worldcon 75. We discuss how they feel about Twin Peaks coming back after so long, how new and old characters are being handled, and the unusual pacing and plot structure of the show. Thanks for joining us, Chris and Neil! Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-13 and the Twin Peaks canon. Follow Chris on Twitter @cbutler12 and Neil at...

Duration: 00:51:27


Time for Cherry Pie and Coffee: A Slice of Pie with Seth Mnookin

8/12/2017
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Join us for a special episode of Time for Cherry Pie & Coffee as we share "A Slice of Pie" with journalist, writer, MIT professor and Twin Peaks fan Seth Mnookin. We discuss his feelings about The Return, favourite moments and delve into a few theories about what is going on. Contains big spoilers for Parts 1-13 and the Twin Peaks canon. Find us on Twitter @TFCAA and don't forget to vote in our newest #PollFromCole Part of the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast. If you enjoy it, please...

Duration: 01:16:56

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