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I’m ready for my close-up: Francis Matthews August 12, 2009

Posted by alexfitch in Radio broadcasts.
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I’m ready for my close-up: Francis Matthews

Francis Matthew is Paul Temple while Captain Scarlet looks on

Francis Matthew is Paul Temple while Captain Scarlet looks on

To coincide with the release of the little known BBC TV adaptation of the Paul Temple mysteries on DVD, Alex Fitch and Robin Warren talk to actor Francis Matthews about his career from playing the aforementioned suave mystery writer turned detective to voicing the indestructible puppet Captain Scarlet and fighting Christopher Lee’s Rasputin in the underrated Hammer film about The Mad Monk

10.30pm Thursday 13/08/09, repeated 5pm Friday 14/08/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online at http://www.sci-fi-london.com 20/08/09…

Wikipedia pages on Francis Matthews, Paul Temple and Captain Scarlet
Buy the Paul Temple box set from Acorn Media


Today’s screening: Carnival of Souls August 5, 2009

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Electric Sheep Film Club: Carnival of Souls

For the fourth meeting of the all new Electric Sheep Film Club at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square, we’re proud to be showing:

Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls (1962)

Still from Carnival of Souls by Herk Harvey

Still from Carnival of Souls by Herk Harvey

This seminal atmospheric horror film influenced such masters of fright and strangeness as George A Romero and David Lynch. After surviving a car crash that left her friends dead, Mary Henry is beset by nightmarish visions involving a menacing ghost and becomes increasingly isolated from her community. As daily life is gradually contaminated by the otherworldly, the film takes on the texture of a horrific dream, fluid and eerie, rich, dark, deep and infinitely memorable.

The film will be followed by an informal discussion with Electric Sheep writers in the bar.
Price: £5/£3.50 Prince Charles members
Certificate 15
Dir: Herk Harvey, USA 1962

Wednesday 5th August, 8pm, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2
More info at www.princecharlescinema.com and www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events

IMDb page for Carnival of Souls
Wikipedia entry on Herk Harvey

For info on the latest issue of Electric Sheep magazine, please click here