April 24, 2013 @
Waffle On about Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
Hello and welcome to this months episode in which Meds and Kell talk over Skype (sorry but it was either that or no show this month) about the classic detective series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Made in 1969 and coming in at 26 episodes this series tells the tale of Marty Hopkirk coming back from the dead as a ghost and helping his old partner Jeff Randall solve crimes.
As usual we play the classic theme tune, and a surprise theme at the end of the show. Again apologies for the sound quality but Skype can be a bit hit and miss. Thanks for listening and we'll see you next month for our May episode.
We have a Facebook group page if you would like to join (remember to turn off notifications if you don't want to be bombarded by posts etc) you can find that here https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, crime, detective, horror, classic tv
March 19, 2013 @
Waffle On about Reservoir Dogs
Hello and welcome to this edition of Waffle On Podcast in which Meds and Kell yarn away about one of their favorite films from back in the day, Reservoir Dogs, the directorial debut of Quentin Tarantino.
The usual trivia and plot synopsis is here along with the reveal of the winner of January's competition. Remember we have a Facebook page just type in Waffle On Podcast in the search bar. You can listen to us on Podbean, or download us from iTunes, Stitcher Radio or on your own podcast catcher on your mobile device.
Thanks for listening.
Filed under Uncategorized, broadcast, Interrorgation, crime, detective, homage, Gangster, Classic Films, spy, american, Tarantino
February 20, 2013 @
Waffle On about Nigel Kneal the creator of Quatermass.
Ahoy and welcome to the good ship Waffle On. This month we chat away about the wonderful and much missed writer Nigel Kneale who is most well known for creating Quatermass. He was a pioneer of British science fiction and often over shadowed by the likes of Doctor Who and Twilight Zone. Kneale was a visionary and brought us some of the most dark and forward thinking science fiction ever created.
We also talk about Ripper Street, Derek, The Hobbit and why Die Hard 5 Die Boring is a real let down.
So please so subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or download direct from Podbean. remember we have a Facebook page which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ so please do come along and join us...
See you next month for Waffle On about Reservoir Dogs
Filed under Uncategorized, British, BBC, ITV, broadcast, Interrorgation, Ghosts, sci fi, homage, children, Space, Aliens, horror, Classic Films, american
December 21, 2012 @
A Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to our festive podcast of fun. Meds and Kell discuss their favorite adaptation of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Contributions from Steve Merry and Stefan Sawynok give a nice different scope and of course we play a couple of songs and a little clip half way through.
Remember we have a Facebook group if you would like to join just type in Waffle On Podcast in the search bar and we'll happily add you. We have some great discussions and of course you get to know whats coming soon on the podcast. Any comments or suggestions please send them to email@example.com
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL
MEDS AND KELL.
Filed under Uncategorized, British, broadcast, Satire, Christmas, Ghosts, homage, horror, Classic Films
November 27, 2012 @
Waffle On about The Sopranos
Hello and welcome to this edition of Waffle On Podcast in which Meds and Kell chat about the big Podcasters meet up In Birmingham, the latest memorabilia show at the NEC and of course their main subject, The Sopranos.
This is one of Kells favorite shows and so Meds lets him go on a roll and throw in lots of trivia about the real world of the Mafia and its comparison to this brilliant American tv show.
Come and join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ download us on itunes, podbean or stream us on Stitcher Radio. Reviews would be appreciated on itunes please.
Meds and Kell
Filed under Uncategorized, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, Interrorgation, crime, detective, homage, american
October 28, 2012 @
Waffle On about The Evil Dead Trilogy
Happy Halloween 2012 to you all and what better way to celebrate than to listen to us two deadites talking about three classic horror films. The Evil Dead Trilogy gave us the directing talents of Sam Raimi and the huge chin of a actor Mr Bruce Campbell. Sit back and let us entertain you with trailers, facts, the odd sound clip and some serious waffle covered in fake blood and chopped off hands.
We have a growing Facebook group page so please do feel free to join it at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ and jump into all the chat. We have been nominated for a European podcast award so if you fancy voting for us the link to that is on the Facebook group page. We also have a donate button on the main podbean page so if you fancy donating a pound/dollar/yen or euro (no gold press latinum please) head to the site and press the button.
Have a great Halloween and thanks for listening.
Filed under Uncategorized, British, BBC, Channel 4, broadcast, Ghosts, homage, Aliens, horror, Classic Films, american
September 15, 2012 @
Waffle On about Bad News and Spinal Tap
Two rock bands, both from the UK (kind of) and both with very metal attitudes. Yes its Bad News from TV's the comic strip and Americas cult classic film This is Spinal Tap coming together in one big old podcast. Both Meds and Kell are big fans of the Comic Strip and also the writing talents of the creators of Spinal Tap and they decided to not just waffle on about one of the films but both of them. The show is packed with musical numbers from both bands and of course your usual waffle on banter.
Just a note a few of the numbers do contain a bit of language and the odd innuendo (and why not we say)
Remember we have a Facebook page which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ and of course apart from listening at the podbean site you can find us at Stitcher radio http://www.stitcher.com/ or subscribe at iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/waffle-on-podcast/id298729068
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, homage, musical, Classic Films, american
August 19, 2012 @
Waffle On about The Invaders
On this episode of Waffle On we chat about one of Kells favorite shows The Invaders. Starring Roy Thinnes and produced by Quinn Martin this show tells the tale of architect David Vincent a man desperate to convince the world that aliens have invaded the planet Earth.
So listen on podbean, Stitcher Radio or download from iTunes.
Remember we have a Facebook group just head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon and join in on the chat.
Cheers Meds and Kell
Filed under Uncategorized, broadcast, Interrorgation, Ghosts, sci fi, homage, Space, Aliens, horror, american, classic tv
July 21, 2012 @
Waffle On About Bad Taste
On this episode Meds & Kell talk in a excited manner about Peter Jacksons first commercial film Bad Taste. Made over four years mainly during the weekends this is a fantastic example of Peter Jacksons love for film and getting the job done. Yes its quirky, cheap and seriosuly over the top but the Waffle On Lads love it.
At the end of the show there is a Batman Rises review which does contain some spoilers so stop the podcast after the Bad Taste credits theme after the promos.
Filed under comedy, broadcast, Satire, sci fi, homage, Aliens, Australian, horror, chef, New Zealand, Peter Jackson
June 18, 2012 @
Waffle On about Men Behaving Badly
On this episode Meds and Kell talk about the 90's British comedy Men Behaving Badly. Written by Simon Nye and starring Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey the series lasted for six series and a total of 42 episodes and was one of the first in a long line of 90's lad culture to hit the media over here in the UK.
Listen here on podbean, over at Stitcher Radio (remember that doesn't take up any memory on your device) or download from iTunes with all just type in Waffle On Podcast. Feedback, comments etc to firstname.lastname@example.org and please leave us feedback at iTunes.
We have a Facebook page, come on over and join in the debates, just type in our name and we'll welcome you aboard.
Meds and Kell
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, ITV, broadcast, Satire, homage, classic tv
May 16, 2012 @
Waffle On about The Odd Couple.
On this edition we talk about one of Kells favorite film The Odd Couple. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau , It is the story of two divorced men – Felix Ungar, the neurotic neatfreak, and Oscar Madison, the fun-loving slob – who decide to live together, even though their personalities clash. We had a great time chatting about this awesome film and we hope you enjoy listening to it.
We have a Facebook group page so if you fancy joining that head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ and join in on the fun. As usual we are on iTunes and also Stitcher Radio, just type in Waffle On Podcast into the search bar and away you go.
Feedback or general ranting to email@example.com.
Cheers Meds and Kell.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, broadcast, homage, Classic Films, american
April 15, 2012 @
Waffle On about Dad's Army
A classic TV series from the late 60's made in the UK. Dad's Army tells the wonderful tale of the Home Guard during World War 2, full of warmth, humour and good old British stiff upper lip nonsense. Meds and Kell waffle on about how much they enjoy this classic tv series which ran for nine series and featured the talents of Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, Arthur Ridley, John Laurie, James Beck, Bill Pertwee, Frank Williams and Ian Lavender.
Remember we have a Facebook page you can find that here https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ feel free to join the group page. If you fancy donating to the show (£1 or $1) you can find a donate button on the podbean page.
Filed under Uncategorized, British, BBC, broadcast, homage, classic tv, war
March 31, 2012 @
Mini Waffle On about Lack of Sports on Terrestrial TV.
Another mini waffle for you and in this edition we talk about the lack of sports on terrestrial TV. The BBC has recently lost F1 to Sky Sports, another in a long list of sports standard TV stations have lost to the bigger cable channels. If you can afford Sky then great but a lot of people can;t afford to splash and so are missing out on watching great sports for free. Cricket is lost, the majority of football games are lost and as mentioned F1 is lost but and thank goodness for a but, F1 has been partly saved by a new venture called F1 in Pubs in which Meds attended the Australian race in Birmingham. So join Meds and Kell as they have a chat about what they miss and what could be done for sports on TV.
For more information of F1 in pubs click the link above it follow them on twitter @F1inPubs or on Facebook just search for F1 in Pubs
Filed under Uncategorized, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, State of British Television, sports, football, cricket, F1
March 18, 2012 @
Waffle On About James Bond.
A year or so ago Meds and regular guest host Peter Coleman did a show for the wonderful Treks in Sci Fi Podcast. Well we decided to re-edit it and put it up in our own feed for you to have a listen.
Meds and Peter talk in depth about every Bond film, offering facts and the odd sample along the way.
Please do leave us reviews on iTunes and if you have a Facebook account come along and join our group page, just type in waffle on podcast in the search bar and you will find us.
Filed under Uncategorized, politics, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, Interrorgation, crime, detective, homage, Gangster, Australian, Sean Connery, james bond, spy, roger moore
March 2, 2012 @
Mini Waffle On about Food TV Programmes.
Love them or hate them there is no ignoring them. Food programmes have been dominating the little screen for quite a few years and Kell has finally had enough and vents his annoyance right here on Waffle On while Meds stands up in the kitchen court and defends (at least) some of the programmes.
Remember we have a Facebook page just type in waffle on podcast in the search bar and come and join the page. Emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filed under Uncategorized, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, Australian, chef, masterchef, food and drink
February 18, 2012 @
Waffle On About The Man Who Would be King.
This episode has been desperate to break out of the Waffle On lads brains since the podcast started three years ago. Michael Caine and Sean Connery star along side Christopher Plummer and Saeed Jaffrey in the wonderful John Huston film The Man Who Would be King.
Released in 1975 this film is based on the short story by Rudyard Kipling and follows the exploits of Peachy Carnehan (Caine) and Daniel Dravot (Connery) as they attempt to become rich by forging a army out of the small villages in India and Afghanistan.
Remember we have a Facebook page, just head to Facebook and type in waffle on podcast in the search bar and join the group. Emails to email@example.com
Thanks for listening.
Meds & Kell
Filed under politics, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, homage, Classic Films, Michael Caine, Sean Connery
February 5, 2012 @
Mini Waffle On about Sherlock
The latest series of Sherlock has recently finished and we thought we would give our thoughts on this brilliant programme. We don't reveal the ending of series two but there are spoilers in this if you have not seen any of the programmes.
Any feedback please leave at firstname.lastname@example.org or here on the website. Remember we have a Facebook group page which you can join and please do leave us feedback on iTunes.
Cheers Meds and Kell.
Filed under politics, British, BBC, broadcast, Satire, crime, detective, sherlock holmes, homage, horror
January 23, 2012 @
Waffle On Presents. Childrens TV of the 1980's Part 1.
Welcome to 2012 and a brand new episode of Waffle On. As you can see it is now Waffle On Presents as it opens us to more media related subjects to talk about. Soon we will be covering modern TV and Film along side our classic episodes, comics, books and any news that we can have a good old rant about.
So on this episode we talk about children's TV of the 1980's. Its such a big subject we decided to do it in parts so welcome to part 1 in which we cover Knightmare, Trapdoor, Danger Mouse and many many more. As usual we play the theme tunes and chat about our memories and give out some facts. Emails please send to email@example.com and remember we have a facebook group so just search for us by typing in Waffle On Podcast. If you download our show via iTunes please do leave us a review (hopefully a nice one)
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, Gerry Anderson, crime, Ghosts, sci fi, homage, children, classic tv
December 18, 2011 @
Waffle On about Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hello and welcome to our Christmas episode all about Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life, the last film to be done by the brilliant Python gang. Meds and Kell waffle on as usual about this classic comedy and play musical clips from the film.
Thanks to Patrick Stratford from The Last of the Summer Wine Podcast for his mp3 comment and to Kasey and Sue from the Anomaly Supplemental Podcast for their impression of Meds and selling of Christmas socks.
Remember we have a facebook page which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/ and please do come along and join up.
So MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all and we look forward to bringing you more shows in 2012.
Meds and Kell
Filed under politics, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Satire, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Christmas, homage, musical
October 31, 2011 @
Waffle On about Shaun of the Dead A Bonus Show with The Anomaly Podcast
Hello and welcome to this very special bonus Halloween episode of Waffle On Podcast in which Meds joins forces with our 'Sister Show' The brilliant Anomaly Podcast.
Jen and Angela fight of the zombies and help Meds waffle on about this brilliant British film which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Also as a special treat there is a comedy sketch at the beginning to get the ball rolling. One word of warning for those who listen with kids this is a podcast about zombies and eating brains, and in this version there are clips that do contain a lot of swearing so please BE WARNED. (The Waffle On version is slightly different to The Anomaly one so please download both podcasts and if you dont want one with cuss words in please listen to The Anomaly episode)
Huge thanks to Jen who did all the hard work in recording this podcast and putting all the levels together and for producing the sketch at the start. YOU ROCK.
Angela and Jen of Anomaly Podcast
Remember both Waffle On and Anomaly have Facebook pages so please head over there and join the groups.
Filed under politics, comedy, British, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, Ghosts, sci fi, simon pegg, homage, Aliens, horror
October 17, 2011 @
Waffle On about Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmonson
Welcome to this edition of Waffle On Podcast with Meds and Kell. This time recorded over Skype (so apologies for any usual Skype sound issues) the lads waffle on about this classic British comedy duo. Rik and Ade have been on British TV screens since the early 1980's so its seems only right they have their own podcast devoted to them. The podcast has theme music from their various shows plus two songs from Rik and Adrians band Bad News, one is played during the podcast the other right at the end after the promos.
If you have any comments or future episode suggestions then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a Facebook group so if you fancy joining that head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/waffleon/
You can also follow us on twitter @waffleonpodcast or follow Meds @Hawkeyemeds
Cheers and thanks for listening.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Satire, classic tv
September 3, 2011 @
Waffle On about The Blues Brothers
Hello and welcome to this months edition of Waffle On in which Meds is joined by regular guest host Peter Coleman as Kell takes a break whilst sorting out his wedding arrangements. Here we talk about the classic 1980 film The Blues Brothers. Written by Dan Aykroyd and John landis it stared Aykroyd and fellow Saturday night live comedian and friend John Belushi. This edition has musical clips from the film and a little treat at the end after the promos.
We have also been nominated in the European podcast awards. Please do vote for us at http://www.european-podcast-award.eu/uk/start/vote-and-win/personality/type/player/nc/1/uid/2488/podid/2488.html and you can vote once a day so please pass on to your friends.
Remember we have a Facebook group if you want to join that just head over to Fb and search for us there. Also please do leave us reviews on itines as it would really help us out. Any comments please send to email@example.com
Meds & Kell
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, broadcast, crime, homage, musical, Classic Films, american
June 18, 2011 @
Waffle On About Monty Pythons Life of Brian.
Welcome to this months edition of Waffle On Podcast in which Meds and Kell discuss the brilliant Monty Python film Life of Brian. Often touted as the best comedy film ever made (we agree) it also has caused (unfairly) some controversy. Written and starring John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle this film tells the story of Brian a Jewish (or is he a Roman) man caught up being mistaken for the Messiah and no matter how many time he tries to convince people he is just a average bloke no one believes hm including Pilate the Roman leader.
We play clips from the film and of course the main title theme and the brilliant end credits ong Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Aliens, Classic Films, Religion
May 23, 2011 @
Waffle On About Only Fools and Horses
On this episode Meds and Kell are joined by regular guest Peter Coleman as they discuss the hugely popular British sit com Only Fools and Horses. First broadcast in 1981 the show lasted an impressive 22 years. Starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Buster Merryfield and Lennard Pearce and written by John Sullivan the programme started off slow in the audience ratings but soon grew into a huge hit offering wonderful Christmas specials and two spin offs.
Special thanks go to Cheryl Hough, Peter Stratford and Scott Boswell who sent us emails regarding the show and also to the Only Fools and Horses online fan club who has a wealth of information and videos so please do check their site out at http://www.ofah.net/blog/
Our next episode will be about Monty Pythons Life of Brian so please do send us comments eithere here on the site or to our email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, classic tv
April 18, 2011 @
Waffle On About Magnum P.I.
Welcome to this edition of Waffle On Podcast and this time we waffle on about the classic 1980's American show Magnum P.I. It starred moustached legend Tom Selleck and ran from 1980 to 1988. Set on the island of Hawaii Magnum lived at the beautiful beach side residence of writer Robin Masters. Tasked with detective work from the owner, Magnum would often be seen driving the house car a Ferrari 308 GTS around the island and annoying house master Higgins.
Hope you enjoy the episode, remember you can email us at email@example.com with comments or suggestions and join our Facebook group simply type in waffle on podcast in the search bar if you fancy it.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, ITV, broadcast, Interrorgation, crime, detective, Gangster, american, classic tv
March 26, 2011 @
Waffle On About The Professionals.
On this edition Meds and Kell Waffle On about the classic British action drama series The Professionals. Broadcast between 1977 to 1983 It starred Lewis Collins, Martin Shaw and Gordon Jackson and continued a fine tradition of no nonsence, in your face style police drama.
As usual we give you behind the scenes info, series details and of course play the theme tune along with a special treat, we play Kells favourite theme tune ever at the end of the episode.
Remember we have a Facebook page and you can find that here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100464802919 and you can follow is on Twitter @Hawkeyemeds . Feedback, comments please send to firstname.lastname@example.org and please, please do leave us feedback on itunes or whatever podcast catcher you use.
Meds and Kell
Filed under Uncategorized, British, BBC, ITV, broadcast, Interrorgation, crime, detective, homage, Gangster, classic tv
March 17, 2011 @
Waffle On About The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hello and welcome to this little special edition of Waffle On Podcast. Not so long ago Meds stood in for Rico Dostie on Treks in Sci Fi and covered the brilliant 1977 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Now we couldnt let this little gem go so here it is for you excellent listeners.
Based on the stage play written by Richard O'brien this film created a huge cult following around the world. It is still played at cinemas today but with the added bonus of audience participation. The podcast is packed with clips and some of the musical numbers featured in the film.
Take a step to the left and enjoy.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, sci fi, Aliens, musical
February 13, 2011 @
Waffle On About Chopper
On this episode Meds and Kell talk about the 2000 film Chopper which shot Eric Bana to international fame. Directed by Andrew Dominik who has recently directed the Brad Pitt film The Assastination of Jesse James this film charts the history of notorious Australian criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read.Its violent, its 'kind of' true and its got some great Aussie slang words. What more can you ask for.
We have a excellent comment from writer Stefan Sawynok
Filed under comedy, Channel 4, broadcast, Interrorgation, crime, detective, Gangster, Australian
January 15, 2011 @
Waffle On About laurel and Hardy.
Hello and Happy New Year to you all may 2011 be a fantastic Waffley One for you all.
So we crack on with our new style (kind of) with Laurel and Hardy two fantastic comedians and probably on eof the most well known and influential double acts ever to cross our screens on cinema and television. The duo bring together everything that is great about British and American comedy. We discuss the duo, the odd film and of course we play a couple of clips, the theme tune and right at the end after the promos a treat. The full version of Trail from the lonesome pine.
Thanks to those who sent us comments and please do continue to listen this year.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast, homage, silent film
December 19, 2010 @
Waffle On About Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Hello and welcome to the Christmas edition of Waffle On and what better way than to reminisce about a classic feel good Christmas film from John Hughes. Planes, Trains & Automobiles came out in 1987 and is actually a Thanksgiving set film but hey, come on it feels and looks like a Christmas film and as we in England don't celebrate thanksgiving we class it as a Christmas film. Starring Steve Martin and John Candy in the lead roles this films which is basically a road movie comedy, it is packed with laughs, slapstick and of course feel good moments.
We pack this episode of Waffle On with clips from the film and a couple of songs featured on the soundtrack. Many thanks go to Jen Rhodes from The Anomaly Podcast and Stephen Curtis from Tiny Bronco Productions who sent us mp3 comments about this film
As is our norm these days we play a classic song from the film after the promo's so please do listen through and enjoy the brilliant tune.
Finally may we take this moment to say thank you for staying with us in 2010, we cant wait to bring you more Waffle On's in the New Year, so please do have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Meds and Kell.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, broadcast, Christmas, homage, Classic Films, american
November 16, 2010 @
Waffle On About Blackadder 2
Hello and welcome to this months edition of Waffle On. On this show we talk about the brilliant 1986 comedy Blackadder 2 set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton it starred Rowan Atkinson in the title role and was splendidly supported by Stephen Fry, Miranda Richardson, Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson and Patsy Byrne. The show had guest stars such as Rik Mayall and the wonderful Hugh laurie.
On this episode we are pleased to have back Peter Coleman who last guested on the Political Satire Show, its always a pleasure to Waffle On with Pete and we look forward to having him on the show again very soon.
We as usual play some promos after the initial show but please do listen to them because we have a couple of surprises at the end. Oh and while i think about it I add a small recording from me about itunes. It looks like we only had 20 shows available to download, we have done 32, this has now been sorted and you can download every episode on itunes so please go back and have a look at what you could have missed.
Next month, which is the Christmas show we will be talking about the film brilliant film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles so if you fancy being on the show ( via mp3's and email format) please do get in touch at email@example.com or leave us comments on the Face-Book page.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Satire
October 17, 2010 @
Waffle On About Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
Written and Starring Mathew Holness and Richard Ayoade this brilliant comedy series first hit the screens back in 2004. A homage to early (and cheap) 1980's style action programmes Darkplace is set in a hospital over the very gates of hell in Romford. Holness plays the main character Garth Marenghi the horror writer who in turn plays Dr Rick Dagless in, Ayoade plays Dean Learner as Garths agent who in turn plays Thornton Reed, Matt Berry plays Todd Rivers who then plays Dr Lucien sanchez and Alice Lowe plays Madeline Wool who then plays Dr Liz Asher. Darkplace is a brilliant, quirky programme that benefits from visual gags, mad syncing, out of scene music cues and seriously bad Foley work all done deliberatlye. Its ounds weird and indeed it is but we hope listening to this podcast while make you go and seek it out and enjoy the dark world of Garth Marenghi and his Darkplace.
As is our norm now we have put a special surprise at the end of the episode. So please do listen to the promo's and then enjoy the song taken from Darkplace called 'One Track Lover' performed by Matt Berry as his character in the show 'Todd Rivers'
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, Channel 4, broadcast, homage
October 6, 2010 @
Waffle On Tribute to Norman Wisdom.
Welcome to this special tribute podcast to a fantastic comedian and all round entertainer Sir Norman Wisdom who sadly passed away on the 4th of October 2010. A well loved man who's career blossomed in the late 50's and early 60's. His films were not popular with the critics but loved by the general public. Later in life he took to stage work and stand up comedy drawing great success along with some serious straight roles.
He lived on the Isle of Man for many years and it was here that he passed away at the grand age of 95. We felt it fitting and only right that we do a tribute podcast to Norman and i hope that you will enjoy this and for anyone who is not familiar with is work please do seek out the film On the Beat from 1962 which is a personal favourite.
We'll be back in a few weeks with the official October show.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast
September 12, 2010 @
Waffle On About Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Welcome to this months episode of Waffle On. This month we talk about the brilliant 1998 gangster comedy Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. this film launched the directorial career of Guy Ritchie and launched the acting career of Jason Statham. The film has a plethora of British talent including Jason Flemyng, Nick Moran, Dexter Fletcher and Vinnie Jones. It has a brilliant script and we add in some samples from the film for your 9and of course our) enjoyment.
WARNING THIS EDITION HAS SWEAR WORDS IN IT. Yes alas we have to put this warning out because the samples from the film do contain swear words so expect the odd f-bomb and other colourful words. I don't agree with censoring films or anything really so i wont be bleeping anything out. You have been warned.
BONUS We like to treat you wonderful listeners so keep on listening through the promos and you get a full song from the soundtrack of Lock Stock. We play you Truly Madly Deeply by Skanga a song that was not featured on the USA version of the soundtrack.
Next month is of course Halloween so we will be doing a special Halloween show in the shape of Waffle On about Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. Comments welcome as usual to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also if you fancy a bit more of Meds's work head over to http://themartiansarehere.com and check out the brilliant on going story by Stefan Sawynok.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, broadcast, crime, detective, Gangster
July 16, 2010 @
Waffle On About Star Trek The Next Generation.
Star Trek The Next Generation is as weall know an American television programme so why are we waffling on about it. Well Its simple. Once a year Waffle On is going to do a show about a prominent American programme that had a big effect on both Meds and Kell. This year its time for TNG.
Star Trek TNG hit our screens in the mid 1980's and impressionable young lads that we were (and geeks at heart) we both jumped into the magical world of this brilliant programme. Plus we both quite fancied Tasha Yar and Deanna Troi. The first few series of TNG were a bit crap, and we say that in our own friendly banter way but the other four series were brilliant. This episode is a little bit longer than normal but it is packed with listener mp3's from Rico, Al, Rick, Kenny, Harry, Jen, Angela, Sue, Sarah and a brilliant email from Katrin so we hope you enjoy it.
As always thanks for listening and make it so.
Filed under Uncategorized, BBC, broadcast, sci fi, simon pegg, Star Trek, Space, Aliens
June 15, 2010 @
Waffle On about Steptoe and Son
Hello and welcome to this months edition of Waffle On. This month we talk about the brilliant 1960's comedy tv series Steptoe and Son. Brilliantly written by Galton and Simpson the series made stars of the two actors Harry H Corbett and Wilfred Brambell but also cursed them with the dreaded typecast noose.
We as usual ask you love listeners to leave us reviews and comments on itunes and please do listen to the promos at the end of the show which include The Martians Are Here Podcast, Anomaly Podcast, Tin Dog Podcast, Knights of the Guild Podcast, Dirty Boxes Podcast and Take Him With You Podcast.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, broadcast
May 23, 2010 @
Waffle On about Children's TV shows Part One
Welcome to this months edition of Waffle On. Here we talk about some children's television shows that we watched back in the 1970's. As you will notice that we have put Part One up in the title and that is because we will be doing another one on shows shown in the 1970's and of course the 1980's. There are so many kids shows we could have talked about but we whittled this down to some of our favourites. We also have comments from Antony from the scuttercast, Boz from Here Goes Nothing and emails from Dan Vieira and Cherly Hough.
If you loved Mr Ben, Bagpuss, The Flumps and more this show is for you and as always if you don't know these programmes then stay tuned and hopefully you will find something you like and go search for it.
Promo's played are from www.themartiansarehere.com
Once a Jolly Swagman
Little Bit of Trouble
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, ITV, broadcast, children
April 25, 2010 @
Waffle On about Spaced
On this episode of Waffle On al about the brilliant channel 4 comedy Spaced. Written by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson the show first aired in 1999 and lasted for only two series. Directed brilliantly by Edgar Wright the series also featured actors such as Nick Frost, Mark Heap, Julia Deakin, Peter Serafinowicz, John Simm and Katy Carmichael. Full of pop culture, film, television and game homages this series is for all true geeks and people with a taste for great comedy.
We also have a small treat for you great listeners, in the form of a easter egg after the promos so stay tuned.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, sci fi, simon pegg, homage
March 18, 2010 @
A Waffle On Special with the Ladies from Anomaly Podcast
This months podcast is a extra special show. Meds and Kell are joined with Jen and Angela from the brilliant Anomlay podcast and they discuss Monty Pythons second film, the 'Epic' Monty Pythons Search for the Holy Grail. The podcast is packed with clips from the film and listener comments. Its a long show this one my friends but it is well worth it. Full of facts and trivia, quotes and of course some classic off tangent chat in true Waffley style.
You have to listen to this awesome podcast presented by Angela (on the left) and Jen (on the right). Its dedicated to all things geeky, they chat about Sci Fi, films and TV shows, books and gaming. You can find them at www.anomalypodcast.com or of course head to itunes and find them there.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Monty Pythons Flying Circus
February 5, 2010 @
Waffle On about Sherlock Holmes 'The Brett Years'
Welcome back to waffle On. In this show Meds and Kell talk about Jeremy Brett's performance as the master sleuth Sherlock Holmes. We talk about the series and Brett himself, along with a brief chat about the other actors in the series. We also talk about other Holmes television series and the odd film but it is Jeremy Brett that we concentrate on.
Brett's Holmes ran from 1984 to 1994 and for me was the ultimate Holmes sadly the series only ended because of Jeremy's death. We hope you enjoy this episode, we recorded it on skype but i think it sounds pretty cool.
Filed under British, ITV, broadcast, Interrorgation, crime, detective, sherlock holmes, homage, classic tv
November 15, 2009 @
Rentaghost was a classic British children's television comedy show produced and broadcast by the BBC between 6 January 1976 and 11 June 1984. The shows plot centred on the antics of a number of ghosts who worked for a firm called Rentaghost, which rented out the ghosts for various tasks.
Join Meds and kell as they waffle on about this classic TV show, its almost been forgotten except from those kids born in the late sixties to the early seventies. Its a great concept for a show and when you look back at it the word fun comes to mind. Although we do not say it at the beginning we do have comments about Rentaghost and many thanks to Daniel Vieira, Tim Morris and Mike Featherstone.
There is also a competition on this episode, yes good people. If you would like to win a CD called Stargazer (ambient music to chill out and watch the stars go by) by the wonderful Rick Moyer then please answer the question that we ask and send your answer to email@example.com and you could win a great free cd.
Usual promos are played at the end plus a secret (doh! told you) Easter Egg promo for Anomaly.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Ghosts, children, classic tv
October 14, 2009 @
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
On this months episode Meds and Kell talk about the classic comedy drama Auf Wiederdehen, Pet. Created by Franc Roddam and written by the brilliant Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais it ran from 1983 to 1986 and then from 2004 to 2008. Introducing such actors as Tim Healy, Timothy Spall, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail, Pat Roach, Christopher Hairbank, Gary Holton and later Noel Clarke to the screens all of these actors have gone to higher things, except Gary, sadly he died during filming of the second series.
The basics of Pet are a group of our of work builders head to Germany to seek work, here we see them get into all kind of situations some good, and many involving the character of Oz brilliantly played by the awesome Jimmy Nail. There was only four series of Auf Wiederdehen, Pet and because of the sad loss of Pat Roach i very much doubt we will see these characters on our television screens again.
We'd just like to thank Arthur Vasey Robbo1510, Eamon, Dangelus and Crystal who both sent us nice comments over the past months. And a big shout out to Rick Moyer, and Peter Foltz who all contributed to Waffle On, we shall shout you on our next recording.
Apologies for the clicking sounds you may hear during this episode. We recorded this two months ago before i became a dad and we think it was the old battery lead causing the odd click in recording. We have a new lead so all is well. Thanks
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, ITV, broadcast, classic tv
September 11, 2009 @
Join Meds and Kell as they talk about this fabulous British Comedy Fawlty Towers. Written and performed by John Cleese and Connie Booth, Fawlty Towers is now over 34 years old and still going strong. Only two series were made and its a formula that comedians such as Ricky Gervais have taken upon themselves to keep their own comedy fresh. Also starring Andrew Sachs and Prunella Scales the team created a wonderful programme that has never been beaten.
The premise of the show is centred around Basil Fawlty played by Cleese a hotel owner who is dominated by his wife Sybil and has an amazing disregard for anyone who is below what he classes as 'the best class'. A fantastic comedy that is worth not only hearing about here but must be viewed to get the ultimate pleasure of Cleese and Booths writing.
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Monty Pythons Flying Circus
August 13, 2009 @
Welcome to the Gerry Anderson special. On this episode Meds and Kell go through Andersons back catalogue giving a synopsis and the occasional theme tune to each programme that Anderson produced. Many thanks go to Rob Scalise who provided us with a remix of our Waffle On theme theme and provided us with a comment (oh and Derek Meddings and I just share a surname, we think ). You can find more about Robs musical work at http://startrack.goldenmediastudios.com he's done some soundtrack work there. Also big thanks go our to Rick Moyer from Take Him With You podcast who kindly threw some coins into the waffle on treasure chest and to Ian Wilson from For Your Ears Only podcast who sent us in a great comment regarding the state of British TV.
One small note we recorded this episode ouside the Waffle On studios and so we have a couple small jumps (you may not even notice but we're honest here) in the recording thanks goes to the typical British weather and the thunderstorm that happened while recording. Hope you enjoy it and please remember to send your comments in to either this site or our email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Filed under British, BBC, ITV, broadcast, Gerry Anderson, Christmas, sci fi, homage, classic tv
July 25, 2009 @
Star Wars In the Shadows. On this special mini waffle on i talk about a fantastic new audio drama coming out soon called Star wars in The Shadows, it is written, directed and produced by Dany Pépin (37y/o) a French-Canadian born in Quebec, now living in Ottawa, Ontario. SWITS is Dany’s first original story of any type in his second language (English) and only second audio drama project following the surprising adaptation of Karen Traviss’ short story Omega Squad: Targets. Dany was mostly known in Star Wars fandom by his implication in the French community and his Star Wars radio show Star Wars en Direct, both in French (since 2001) and English (2003-2006). SWITS is a classic Star Wars space opera not unlike “A New Hope”. I would describe it as a light fugitive/adventure type of story with some mature theme inserted within. SWITS has obviously been inspired by the Star Wars movies but also its Expanded Universe (EU) like the media giant Shadows of the Empire and The Force Unleashed. There are many small EU references that will appeal to the fans of the genre, but most importantly the participation of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, Xizor, Guri and Mon Mothma in the actual story plot. head to www.creativeaudioscape.com for more info.
Cartoonist John Ryan, creator of the Captain Pugwash TV series, has died in hospital in Rye, East Sussex, aged 88. The BBC commissioned the first series in 1957 after spotting potential in Ryan's books about the tales of Pugwash and his nemesis Cut Throat Jake. His agent, Jane Gregory, said there was "a huge amount of love" for the childish pirate and his shipmates, who included Tom the Cabin Boy and Willy. Captain Horatio Pugwash was created in 1950 while Ryan was an art teacher at Harrow School, shortly after he got married to fellow artist Priscilla. It was published, in the same year, in the first edition of the Eagle comic. A book deal followed, before it was adapted for TV by the BBC in 1957, with black-and-white episodes being made until 1967. Colour episodes were shown on the BBC in a mid-1970s revival. Ms Gregory told BBC News he was "always enthusiastic, always charming". "A lot of the character of Captain Pugwash was John, which is probably why we loved him as much. We devote this mini waffle on to the memory of John Ryan.
Filed under comedy, British, broadcast, sci fi
July 14, 2009 @
On this episode Meds and kell are joined by huge Dr Who fan Phil Hayes. here the trio waffle on about one of the most important British televisions programmes ever mad. Dr Who hit our screens in 1963 and stayed there until 1986. A brief return in 1996 failed to relight its gentle flame. Then in 2005 it hit the screens with a huge bang and has been consistent with its ratings and enthusiasm. On this episode of Waffle on the boys go back to their childhood and recall what Dr Who means to them. Its a long episode notching just under two hours in time but you cant put 46 years of television gold in a one hour podcast. Thanks to Mike Featherstone and Mark Daniels for their contributions and once again thanks to Phil Hayes for joining us on the show.
Filed under British, BBC, broadcast, sci fi, classic tv
June 10, 2009 @
Waffle On about Political Satire on TV.
Welcome to another edition of Waffle ON. On this episode Meds and Kell are joined by Pete Coleman and they discuss programmes with a political satire link. We discuss That Was The Week That Was, Frost, Report, Python, Yes Minister, The Day Today, Brass Eye, The thick of It and a few more.
Politics never had it so good.
Filed under politics, comedy, British, BBC, Channel 4, broadcast, Satire, Interrorgation, crime
April 27, 2009 @
Come and join Meds and Kell as they have a fairly heated discussion on the state of British TV.
British TV (in our opinion) has taken a bit of a dive recently and with cable channels beginning to make decent TV we ask what the hell is the BBC doing, so if you fancy listening to us Waffle On in no structured way then download and listen.
Joining them in their rant is MIke Featherstone, Tim Morris and Phil Hayes who sent in audio comments and Meds reads emails form Peter Coleman, John Sheldon, Aron Gamble, Peter Bodenham, Woody and Di.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, broadcast
March 30, 2009 @
Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais Porridge notched up 18 episodes, two Christmas specials and a film and never have a bad patch. Starting with the pilot 'Prisoner and Escort' in April 1973 Porridge boosted character actor Ronnie Barker out of the role of sketch comedian and into the world as a serious comedy actor. Joined by the talents of Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay and Brian Wilde Porridge entertained the British public for four years.
Set in the fictional Slade prison in Cumberland Norman Stanley Fletcher is sentenced to five years. He is joined by first time criminal Leonard Godber and the two are paired off together in a cell much to Fletchers annoyance. Slowly the two become good friends and Godber learns that little victories are what can keep a man sane in prison. Keeping an eye on the inmates is ex drill sergeant Mr Mackay who rules the block with a rod of iron. Second to Mackay is the ever pondering Mr Barrowclough who Fletcher easily wraps round his finger.
Join Meds and Kell for an hour long chat all about this classic 70's comedy, and listen at the end of the podcast for some promos of other podcasts that you may find interesting.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Patrick McGoohan, State of British Television, Satire
March 4, 2009 @
Monty Pythons Flying Circus.
Monty Pythons Flying Circus hit the television screens on the 5th of October 1969. It featured new players on the block John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam. Now all house hold names it was Python that gave them their fame. The show lasted four series and gave us such legendary sketches as The Dead Parrot sketch, The Argument Sketch and the Cheese shop sketch.
Join Meds and Kelly as they waffle on about this classic show and share trivia, facts and of course the sketches that will have you laughing until someone says "Stop that, it's too silly"
Filed under comedy, British, BBC, broadcast
February 13, 2009 @
Red Dwarf hit our screens on the 15th of February 1988. We celebrate its 21st birthday with this Waffle On podcast. Starring Chris barrie, Craig Charles, Robert Llwewllyn and Danny John-Jules Red Dwarf has gone on to acheive classic cult status. With a special new episode coming soon why not sit back, relax and listen to Meds and kell waffle On about this classic Sci Fi comedy series.
Smoke me a Kipper i'll be back for breakfast.
Filed under Uncategorized, comedy, British, BBC, broadcast, Porridge, Red Dwarf, Gerry Anderson, Monty Pythons Flying Circus