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On Tour with Brian Ray

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“On Tour” takes you backstage and behind the scenes with musicians and production teams who have spent most of their lives traveling the world on some of the biggest tours in history. Host Brian Ray, lifelong musician and guitarist for Paul McCartney, sits down with his friends as they share the stories most of them thought they’d never tell from their years on the road performing for millions."On Tour" is a production of Black Barrel Media and iHeartRadio. For more information about “On Tou ...
 
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Dublin director Colm Baread celebrates the first-ever wide release for an Irish-language feature film; The Quiet Girl. A haunting and beautiful adaptation of author Clare Keegan’s story, Foster. I review Call My Agent remake Ten Percent and look at Gaspar Noé’s minor masterpiece Vortex. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and o…
 
I talk to director Roland Joffe about working with Ennio Morricone on The Mission, as featured in the new documentary Ennio - Roland also recalls Saturday morning cinema, winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and falling in love with Julie Christie. And I meet director Nabil Ayouch, creator of lovely film Casablanca Beats about a bunch of Moroccan kids…
 
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I talk to Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen about his Cannes-winning Russian train romcom Compartment No 6; and I meet director John Madden at The Chiswick Cinema to discuss Operation Mincemeat, war films and working with Colin Firth for the first time in over 20 years. Plus I review Viking epic The Northman and lesbian nun movie Benedetta. Music by …
 
Acclaimed writer and actress Alexis Zegerman joins me to discuss her new play at Hampstead Theatre, The Fever Syndrome and takes me through her work with Mike Leigh, her favourite film memories and some Dirty Dancing. Joe Cole talks accents in indie film One if These Days and not doing Michael Caine in The Ipcress File. I review Mexican drama Praye…
 
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Scandi superstar Noomi Rapace is on sparkling form discussing her Icelandic roots, her new film Lamb and her movie loves; actress Joanna Vanderham reads out the London Critics' nominations, Wendy Mitchell joins me to react and I review Don't Look Up, The Lost Daughter and swoon over The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao. Music by Lee Rosevere. See …
 
Fresh from the first awards bash of the season, I catch up with winners from the British Independent Film Awards - Celeste Bell who carried of two prizes including Best Documentary for Poly Styrene: I Am Not a Cliche about her Mum, Poly Styrene, the late lead singer of former punk band X-Ray Spex; and Breakthrough Performance winner Nell Barlow, fr…
 
Here's the trailer to Season 3 of Seen Any Good Films Lately? on which I'll be focusing on the awards season, from the BIFAs to the Oscars. I'll bring you the latest news and interviews with nominees and winners and the newest reviews so you know exactly which films to catch up with to be in the know during all the clamour and glamour of the red ca…
 
In this season finale, the stars of Netflix film Passing discuss race, colour and movies. Ruth Negga worries about playing Lady Macbeth; Moonlight star Andre Holland remembers The Wizz, Diahann Carroll and living in Harlem. I also talk to Oscar-winning director of Free Solo, Chai Vasarhelyi, about her breath-taking doc reconstruction of the cave di…
 
As BBC drama Ridley Road reaches its finale, writer Sarah Solemani joins me to talk about making it, Anglo-Jewish trauma, and her favourite film moments, from Life Is Beautiful to Oliver! and a sexy night with Volver. In film-related activities, I review new play The Shark Is Broken and tour round The French Dispatch exhibition. Music by Lee Roseve…
 
On this episode I'm joined by podcaster and LFF first-timer Ygraine to review some of our highlights from the 65th edition of the festival: amid the voices and sounds of the festival listen out for news of Belfast, The Phantom of the Open, Last Night in Soho, Spencer, The Wolf Suit, Hit The Road, Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon and many more... Music …
 
LFF preview with Tricia Tuttle. As the 65th BFI London Film Festival begins, I talk to its Artistic Director Tricia Tuttle about her life as a curator and about the films she’s loved and been inspired by. Plus I introduce a new star, Agnes O’Casey, from BBC One drama Ridley Road. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
This week, it's Seen Any Bond Films Lately? On a brilliant Bond takeover, I'm joined by Bond guardians/producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G Wilson and five-time Bond composer Don Black to talk about their favourite Bond songs, cars, locations, posters. It's about family, film and the Daniel Craig-era finale. Plus I deliver the first review of No T…
 
This episode is dedicated to director Roger Michell. This Is England actress Jo Hartley discusses her role as a Mum in lovely new British coming-of-age movie Sweetheart, shares her love of Grease and tells all about a first date with a future member of Take That. I review French gem Gagarine and give some recommendations for the upcoming BFI London…
 
Ruth Wilson stars in Venice movie True Things, discussing the benefits of an intimacy advisor and the perils of love. Rounding up the big movies at Venice 78, I look at the awards contenders jostling for the spotlight and re-examine British classic The Servant. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Director Paul Weiland tells how he turned the nightmare of his own Bar Mitzvah clashing with England's 1966 World Cup Final into much-loved, belated hit comedy Sixty Six; and I'm on the Lido with the first reviews from the 78th Venice Film Festival. Music bt Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Scottish director Michael Caton-Jones talks about his latest film Our Ladies, his memories of Scandal and his Hollywood career with Bruce Willis, De Niro and Sharon Stone in a fascinating interview that also takes in Lee Marvin, The Seven Samurai and Monument Valley. I review The Nest, The Last Bus and The Toll and trumpet the doc I made at Green M…
 
A major exclusive as Johnny Depp joins me in his only UK broadcast interview to discuss what’s next for his career, his music and his latest performance as Life photographer Eugene Smith in Minimata. I also preview my first festival line-up for the Cinedrome at Green Man Festival. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
For my 50th episode, multi-million selling novelist Jojo Moyes joins me to talk about the film adaptation of The Last Letter From Your Lover and the films that have influenced her chart-topping romances, from Wong Kar Wai to The Black Stallion. I also review The Most Beautiful Boy in the World and Night of the Kings. Music by Lee Rosevere. See acas…
 
My second Cannes Film Festival Special is a bumper show which stars Black Widow baddie and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko; I meet new sensations in Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsvie and the amazing Agathe Rousselle who stars in the shock Palme D’Or winner Titane; there’s the lovely British actor Adeel Akhtar from Ali & Ava; I give you a run down…
 
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Prolific British director Ben Wheatley tells me about making the UK's first Covid-era production, his freak-out mushroom trip movie In The Earth. Ben also takes us through his movie moments, from Yentl to the Temple of Doom and Annie's Song; doc maker Marc Isaacs talks us through the wry observations of his home life - and British life - in The Fil…
 
Oscar winner Sir Christopher Hampton discusses making and writing The Father with Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman and he takes us through his life in movies as he faces the SAGFL questions. We talk writing in fountain pen, Fred Astaire, The Graduate, Bunuel's cocktails, and what to do during a 15-minute standing ovation at Cannes. Meanwhile, I re…
 
Sheffield DocFest begins with my film of the year Summer of Soul, so festival head Cintia Gil tells us what else to expect and takes us through her SAGFL cinema memories. And debut director Aleem Khan tells us the personal stories behind his new film After Love. Music by Lee Rosevere See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
New York film maker Ira Sachs talks about working with Isabelle Huppert on location in Portugal and takes us through his movie life, from Fantasia trauma to the pleasure of Jimmy Cagney and the music of Claire Denis. I review Cruella and Tilda, and tantalise you with one of the best concert docs ever made... Music by Lee Rosevere. See acast.com/pri…
 
Ella Fitzgerald is the subject and my guest is revered British documentary maker Leslie Woodhead with his film about the Queen of Jazz - it's called Just One of Those Things and plays at the re-opened BFI Southbank. Leslie recalls a life in film, including working with the elusive Terence Malick, the shock of DA Pennebaker's Primary and years spent…
 
Leading European director Agnieszka Holland joins me to talk about her new film Charlatan, the new success of female film makers and her memories of cinema growing up in Poland. And as the grand re-opening of cinemas is nearly upon us, I talk to Jason Wood, creative director of HOME in Manchester about what what films will tempt us back to the big …
 
We cover a lot of topics in this last Aftershow of Season One — we revisit the premise for the show, the role of the Sideman vs Frontman, the massive success that Spike and others have had as Sidemen — and why Brian chose the path he did. We talk about why its okay to “fake it till you make it” in the music business and what you do when a vital ins…
 
Today we meet up Spike Edney, keyboardist for the band Queen for 37 years. We touch his early days with the BoomTown Rats and Duran Duran and we hit everything you want to know about Queen: Spike’s crazy audition, “or lack thereof”… the heyday with Freddy Mercury and what the band really did at After Parties, which will definitely surprise you. We …
 
Camp and classy today, with husband and husband directors David Ebersole and Todd Hughes on their highly entertaining fashion doc House of Cardin, while Lisa Immordino Vreeland discusses her doc Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation about two of America's greatest 20th century writers. I react to the Noel Clarke stories and recommend Raoul P…
 
In previous Aftershows we dabbled in how sex, drugs and rock n roll all go hand and hand but in this episode we tackle it head on… From Matt’s coke running days, to the fairly hedonistic parties, to people going missing on tours, to the stories of those who survived addiction and to those who sadly did not, like Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pil…
 
World famous drummer, Matt Sorum, defines “Rock n Roll Excess” and he has the wild stories to prove it. Matt takes us behind the scenes into what it was like touring with Guns N’ Roses during their heyday. We get into the surreal back to back world tours during their massive success of double album "Use Your Illusion", along with the parties, the e…
 
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