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Reel Britannia

A very British podcast about very British films with an occasional hint of professionalism.

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Episode 126 - Hammer Britannia 006 - Dracula (1958)
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism. The latest episode in our Hammer horror retrospective - and a possibly the movie that truly defined the classic Hammer horror genre... Dracula (1958) Jonathan Harker takes employment with Count Dracula, ostensibly to catalog his vast library. In fact, he is on a mission to kill the Count, a vampire. Before he can do so however, the Count gains the upper hand and Harker soon finds himself as one of the walking dead. Dracula has taken an interest in Harker's fiancée, Lucy Holmwood and it is left to Harker's colleague, Dr. Van Helsing to protect her. He has difficulty convincing Lucy's brother, Arthur Holmwood, of the dangers or even the existence of vampires. Soon, however, Arthur's wife Mina is targeted by Count Dracula and he and Van Helsing race to find his lair before she is lost to them forever. "Please try and understand this is not Lucy the sister you loved. It's only a shell possessed and corrupted by the evil of Dracula. To liberate her soul and give her peace we must destroy that shell for all time. Believe me there is no other way."   You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you   email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #hammerhorror #dracula    Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Mark
65:56 09/24/2022
Episode 125 - The Offence (1973)
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism. The darkest of dramas this week as Scott is joined by his Stinking Pause Podcast co hosts, Paul and Charlie to chat about Sidney Lumet, Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Ian Bannen....and Bracknell. The Offence (1973) A veteran British police inspector, Sgt. Johnson (Sean Connery), has grown increasingly disturbed by the rapes and murders he has investigated over the years. When he finds a young girl in the woods who has been raped, police begin searching for a suspect. When Kenneth Baxter (Ian Bannen) is brought in for questioning, Johnson snaps, beating him during an unauthorized interrogation. Lt. Cartwright (Trevor Howard) is then brought in to interview him about the incident.   "Nothing I have done can be one half as bad as the thoughts in your head."   You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you   email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #theoffenc #seanconnery   Thanks for listening Scott, Paul and Charlie
59:33 09/04/2022
Episode 124 - Life Is Sweet (1990)
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism. This week, join Scott and Steven as they review Mike Leigh's tale of twins, pineapples, burger vans and and chocolate coated sex. Life Is Sweet (1990) The working-class malaise of suburban London is captured in this comedic drama, which focuses on twin sisters Natalie (Claire Skinner) and Nicola (Jane Horrocks) and their parents: easygoing Andy (Jim Broadbent) and his optimistic wife, Wendy (Alison Steadman). While Natalie has a plumbing job, and tends to take after her mom with her bright outlook, Nicola is on the dole and perpetually dwells on the negative. Will the cloud over Nicola's head ever lift? "Take my word for it - that is an evil spoon." You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you   email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #lifeissweet #mikeleigh    Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
58:45 08/01/2022
Episode 123 - Peeping Tom (1960)
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism. Murder and voyeurism are the order of the day this week as Scott is joined by his Stinking Pause Podcast co hosts, Paul and Charlie to chat about Michael Powell's classic movie: Peeping Tom (1960) Loner Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen (Anna Massey), the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making. She sneaks into Mark's apartment to watch it and is horrified by what she sees -- especially when Mark catches her. "Do you know what the most frightening thing in the world is? It's fear." You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you   email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #peepingtom   Thanks for listening Scott, Paul and Charlie
56:55 07/24/2022
Episode 122 - If (1968)
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism. Surreal schoolboy shenanigans this week as Scott, Steven and Anthony uncover the very dark side of public school in the sixties. If (1968) Lindsay Anderson’s If.... is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior in the vicious games of one-upmanship played by both students and masters. Mixing color and black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy and reality, If…. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells. "Education in Britain is a nubile Cinderella: sparsely clad and much interfered with."   You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you   email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #if #ifmovie    Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Anthony
59:07 07/04/2022
Episode 121 - Hammer Britannia 005 - The Abominable Snowman (1957)
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism. The latest episode in our Hammer horror retrospective - and a  brief diversion from the gothic goings on... The Abominable Snowman (1957) British scientist John Rollason (Peter Cushing) is studying plants in the Himalayas with his wife (Maureen Connell) while he waits for his American associate, Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker). When Friend arrives, Rollason accompanies him on a trip to find the mysterious creature Yeti, along with Friend's partner (Robert Brown) and a guide (Michael Brill) who claims he can find the beast. The group proceeds despite warnings. However, the trip quickly becomes more dangerous than they had anticipated. "This creature may have an affinity for man, something in common with ourselves. Let's remember that before we start shooting."   You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you   email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #hammerhorror   Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Mark
54:04 06/23/2022
Episode 120 - Robbery (1967)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism.   Robbery (1967)     This week, Scott and Steven are joined by Tyler from the wonderful Goon Pod - a podcast celebrating the legendary Goon Show and the Goons themselves - Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan (and Michael Bentine). Each episode host Tyler welcomes a guest to examine an actual Goon Show, a solo Goon project (films, TV, radio, books, albums etc) or practically anything within the Goon universe. Scott was a guest recently on Goon Pod and asked Tyler to join us to chat about one of his favourite movies, Robbery starring Stanley Baker Based on the infamous "Great Train Robbery," this film follows Paul Clifton (Stanley Baker) as he forms a team to carry out an ambitious heist of cash from a government mail train traveling from Scotland to London. Clifton feels it necessary to add incarcerated money expert Robinson (Frank Finlay) to the group, so he organizes a jailbreak to free him as well. Although the theft succeeds, the criminals are still hounded by Scotland Yard detective Langdon (James Booth).   “We're talking about millions of pounds now. We're talking about road blocks, car searches, house raids, shakedowns. They'll know who pulled the job. Without the money, they can't prove anything.”   You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #stanleybaker   All episodes of the Goon Pod can be found at https://anchor.fm/tyler-adams0 Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
59:36 06/12/2022
Episode 119 - A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. A Fish Called Wanda (1988) To lend a hand in a bold diamond heist, British criminal mastermind Georges Thomason and his animal-loving right-hand man Ken Pile enlist the help of two siblings: the statuesque Wanda Gershwitz and her loose-cannon Friedrich Nietzsche-quoting brother Otto West. However, after they pull off the robbery in broad daylight, greed takes over, and an anonymous call to the police sends behind bars Georges, the only man who knows the location of the hidden loot. Now Wanda must put her stunning looks to good use and seduce Thomason's unsuspecting barrister Archie Leach in high hopes of finding the jewels. But the seemingly-foolproof plan is already falling to pieces. Is there no honour among thieves anymore?   “I love robbing the English, they're so polite.”   You can find this and all our previous episodes at: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/reelbritannia And everywhere that you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com     #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #movie #johncleese   Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Tony
72:50 05/29/2022
Episode 118 - Went The Day Well? (1942)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. Went The Day Well? (1942) May 1942. The small English village of Bramley End is visited by a detachment of about 60 Royal Engineers. They are ostensibly there on an exercise but are in actual fact a detachment of German paratroopers, the advance guard of Hitler's invasion of England. Some of the villagers figure out their true identities but before they can do anything all the villagers are held prisoner by the Germans. Will the villagers be able to get word out of the threat? The fate of England depends on them. “Oh, you great beast! You great bullying brute you, knocking a child about! You're a disgrace to your uniform! Why, you're no better than a German, - that's what you are!”   You can find this and all our previous episodes at: https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/reelbritannia And everywhere that you download your podcasts Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #warmovie   Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Tony
47:39 05/22/2022
Episode 117 - The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. The Guns of Navarone (1961) A team of Allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held Greek island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers. In 1943, the British Navy is not able to rescue 2,000 soldiers trapped in the Island of Kheros since two powerful German cannons on the top of the Navarone Island are sinking the Allied vessels. After a failed aerial attack, the Allied command decide to send a six-man team disguised as fishermen to Navarone to blow-up the guns. The squad is commanded by Maj. Roy Franklin and composed by Capt. Keith Mallory, who is an experienced mountain climber, and his former partner Col. Andrea Stavros; the explosive expert Cpl. John Anthony Miller; the engineer CPO 'Butcher' Brown; and the Greek assassin Spyros Pappadimos, who was born in Navarone. They sail during the night and after an encounter with a German patrol boat and a storm in the sea, they arrive to Navarone and Capt. Mallory needs to climb a cliff face during a heavy rainy night to proceed their mission. Will they succeed?   “Sir, I've inspected this boat, and I think you ought to know that I can't swim.”   You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #warmovie   Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Tony
55:28 05/10/2022
Episode 116 - Hammer Britannia 004 - The Curse Of Frankenstein (1957)
Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism. The latest episode in our Hammer horror retrospective - and it's time for some genuine gothic shocks with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) In prison and awaiting execution, Dr. Victor Frankenstein recounts to a priest what led him to his current circumstance. He inherited his family's wealth after the death of his mother when he was still only a young man. He hired Paul Krempe as his tutor and he immediately developed an interest in medical science. After several years, he and Krempe became equals and he developed an interest in the origins and nature of life. After successfully re-animating a dead dog, Victor sets about constructing a man using body parts he acquires for the purpose including the hands of a pianist and the brain of a renowned scholar. As Frankenstein's excesses continue to grow, Krempe is not only repulsed by what his friend has done but is concerned for the safety of the beautiful Elizabeth, Victor's cousin and fiancée who has come to live with them. His experiments lead to tragedy and his eventual demise. "I've harmed nobody, just robbed a few graves!" You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast  #britmovie #reelbritannia #movie #hammerhorror #frankenstein #petercushing #christopherlee    Thanks for listening Scott Steven and Mark
83:57 05/03/2022
Episode 115 - Last Holiday (1950)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism.   Last Holiday (1950) When ordinary middle-class salesman George Bird (Alec Guinness) is diagnosed with a rare and fatal illness, he decides to spend his few remaining days in luxury. Cashing in his savings, he buys a fancy new wardrobe and poses as a wealthy businessman at a posh seaside resort. Unexpectedly, the dying man's luck begins to change during his holiday, from winning at gambling to establishing friendships with his fellow guests, most notably Sheila Rockingham (Beatrice Campbell).   "I want some more information from you Mr Bird - tomorrow perhaps. Don't run away or drop dead, will you?" You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast  #britmovie #reelbritannia #movie #lastholiday #alecguinness   Thanks for listening Scott Steven and Tony  
52:23 04/22/2022
Episode 114 - The Cruel Sea (1953)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. The Cruel Sea (1953) Despite his guilt over a recent harrowing sea battle in which many of his men were lost, Lt. Cmdr. George Ericson (Jack Hawkins) is assigned to helm the new H.M.S. Compass Rose with the help of steadfast seaman Lt. Lockhart (Donald Sinden). When the small vessel is sent to escort convoys of ships fighting German U-boats in the North Atlantic, the mettle of the novice crew is tested by the weather, the turbulent sea and enemy attacks -- one of which nearly destroys the Compass Rose.   This is a story of the Battle of the Atlantic, the story of the ocean, two ships, and a handful of men. The men are the heroes; the heroines the ships. The only villain is the sea, the cruel sea that man has made more cruel. You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   #podcast  #warmovie #britmovie #reelbritannia #cruel sea #jackhawkins #stanley baker    Thanks for listening Scott Steven and Tony  
55:11 04/13/2022
Episode 113 - Carry On Regardless
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. Carry On Regardless (1961)   Bert Handy, proprietor of the Helping Hands agency - promising to provide assistance for any task, big or small - is in a quandry. Accompanied only by his elderly secretary Miss Cooling, he's in desperate need of employees to provide said assistance, but to date even an advert in The Times hasn't proven successful! Meanwhile at the labour exchange, there's a dire shortage of jobs (never mind interesting ones), so when a motley crew get wind of Helping Hands' need for staff, they can't get there quick enough - and Bert hires all seven of them on the spot. Work quickly builds up at the agency: from pet walking to translation services; modelling to cleaning; hosting and queue-place-saving, even Handy himself has to get to work. However, with the increasing workload come an increasingly odd set of assignments; and when Miss Cooling's careful organisational system is thrown awry by a careless cleaner, disaster could be on the cards!   Sir Theodore, Testy Old Man: Do you provide substitutes? Miss Cooling: [shocked] No! This is a respectable firm! You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com     #podcast  #comedy #britmovie #reelbritannia   Thanks for listening Scott Steven and Tony  
57:36 04/03/2022
Episode 112 _ Sightseers (2012)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. Sightseers (2012) A tale of gruesome murders, growling dogs…and giant pencils Ben Wheatley’s dark and violent comedy-drama stars Alice Lowe and Steve Oram whose initially innocent tour of the British countryside turns into a disturbing odyssey.   “He's not a person, he's a Daily Mail reader!”   You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com     #sightseers #benwheatley #podcast #horror #comedy #britmovie #reelbritannia   Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
41:00 03/06/2022
Episode 111 - HammerBritannia 003 - Quatermass 2 (1957)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. The third in our series of Hammer horror movies this week and the return of Brian Donlevy in Quatermass 2 (1957) Quatermass 2 “Professor Bernard Quatermass (Brian Donlevy), in his attempts to convince the British government to colonize the moon, learns that thousands of meteorites are landing in the same location on Earth. When his colleague Marsh (Bryan Forbes) joins him in a quest to uncover the truth, they discover a government complex built around the landing spot. When Marsh goes missing, Quatermass attempts to rescue him -- and discovers the truth behind an alien invasion conspiracy and cover-up.  “Marsh, your face! There was something on your face! Are you alright? Let me take a look. You know, for a moment, I could have sworn I saw something that looked like a big black bubble.”   You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com     #hammer #hammerhorror #quatermass #britmovie #reelbritannia   Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Mark
87:04 02/18/2022
Episode 110 - Cash On Demand (1961)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. It’s our ‘COVID delayed Christmas episode’….but is it a Christmas movie? Steven says yes, Tony says no, Scott doesn’t care either way as it is cracking movie from 1961 starring Peter Cushing and Andre Morell from the legendary Hammer studios: Cash On Demand (1961) “This tense and hugely entertaining heist thriller is a Hammer take on A Christmas Carol, which pits miserly and fastidious bank manager (Peter Cushing in sparkling form) against debonair robber André Morell, as a plot to rob a bank on Christmas Eve unfolds in almost real time. Reuniting Cushing and Morell, who had just played Holmes and Watson for Hammer in The Hound of the Baskervilles (and co-starred in the BBC's controversial 1954 adaptation of George Orwell's 1984), this ingenious suspenser is now regarded by many as one of Hammer’s best films.” “I detest brutality. I want bank robberies to be smoother and more sociable.” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #petercushing #cashondemand #britmovie #reelbritannia #hammer Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Tony
48:40 01/17/2022
Episode 109 - Sexy Beast (2000)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. A special episode this week where Scott is joined by his fellow co hosts of the Stinking Pause podcast, Paul and Charlie to chat about mobsters, Marbella, and monkeys with Beatles haircuts. Sexy Beast (2000) “Ex-villain Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars, and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. But the idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), who is intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking and explosive battle of wills with Logan, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.” “But quite frankly your attitude appalls me. It's not what you're saying. It's all this stuff you're not saying. Insinnuendos.” (Incidentally….try finding a decent quote from this film that hasn’t got swearing in it!) You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #raywinstone #sexybeast #britmovie #reelbritannia #nonononononononononononononononononono Thanks for listening Scott, Paul and Charlie
51:15 11/28/2021
Episode 108 - Restless Natives (1985)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. Eighties Caledonian comedy this week with a tale of modern day highland highwaymen Join Scott and Steven as they chat about Restless Natives (1985) “A humorous tale of 'underemployed' Scots Ronnie and Will, who live in the majestic city of Edinburgh. Tired of having no money and tempted by the untapped wealth of the international tourists who swarm through their city, Ronnie and Will hatch a plot to achieve fame and fortune.” “Guns are for LASSIES! Nobody seems to put the BOOT in any more!” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #britmovie #reelbritannia #podcast #movie #bigcountry #scotmovie Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
63:58 11/07/2021
Episode 107 - Dead Of Night (1945)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. The second feature in our British horror movie double bill this weekend – the classic ‘Dead Of Night’ (1945) Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests’ own bizarre tales. “Just room for one inside, sir.” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #halloween #britmovie #reelbritannia #deadofnight Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Anthony
101:14 10/31/2021
Episode 106 - Hammer Britannia 002 - X The Unknown (1956)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. The first of two classic British horror movies for you this Halloween weekend and the second in our Hammer Horror retrospective Join Scott, Steven and Mark as they chat about ‘X The Unknown’ from 1956. With a script by Jimmy Sangster, a score by James Bernard and a cast featuring Dean Jagger, Edward Chapman, Leo McKern and Anthony Newley, it is a genuine classic from the early days of Hammer horror. British commandos on manoeuvres become ill with mysterious symptoms and horrific burns. Dr. Adam Royston (Dean Jagger), an atomic scientist from a nearby research station, suspects lethal radiation ... but is mystified by the cause. At a nearby hospital, the phenomenon reappears and engulfs more innocent people, including a hospital orderly whose skin melts away from his body! Dr. Royston speculates that the unknown is on a quest to absorb radiation and expand in size and range as it claims more and more victims. As time runs short, he becomes desperate to trap the entity before its power overcomes mankind! “It's on its way for the biggest meal of its life!” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #hammer #hammerhorror #britmovie #reelbritannia Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Mark
67:21 10/30/2021
Episode 105 - Goldfinger (1964)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. This week, Scott and Steven and Tony continue their tribute to the legendary Sean Connery with, of course, a Bond film. Join us we chat about painted ladies, pernicious headwear and Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964) James Bond (Sir Sean Connery) is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats, and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman). She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind? “My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #007movies #seanconnery #jamesbond #britmovie #podcast Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
70:46 10/13/2021
Episode 104 - Robin and Marian (1976)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. This week, Scott, and Steven pay tribute to one of this country’s finest actors . Join us for the first of two special episodes featuring Sean Connery – this week, we take a look at Robin and Marian (1976) also starring Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw and Richard Harris. It is twenty years after Robin Hood's heroics against Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since then, Robin (Sir Sean Connery) has spent all his time outside of England, fighting as Richard the Lionheart's right-hand man in the Crusades and in France. His only connection to his past life in Sherwood Forest is his faithful companion, Little John (Nicol Williamson). However, Richard the Lionheart is now dead and a war-weary, middle-aged Robin decides to return to England. His first priority: rekindle his relationship with Maid Marian (Audrey Hepburn). However, if he figured on a peaceful life, he didn't bargain on the machinations of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Robert Shaw) and King John (Sir Ian Holm). “No more scars, Robin. It's too much to lose you twice.” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #seanconnery #audreyhepburn#robertshaw #britmovie #reelbritannia Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
63:16 10/07/2021
Episode 103 - North West Frontier (1959)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. This week, Scott and Steven take a look at an all action fifties adventure starring Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall, Herbert Lom and Wilfred Hyde-White Join us we chat about North West Frontier (1959) directed by J Lee Thompson In British-controlled India just after the turn of the 20th century, an English captain (Kenneth More) is asked to escort a maharajah's son out of town after an uprising by Muslim factions threatens the boy's life. As the captain sneaks the boy away with his governess (Lauren Bacall), danger seems to be all around. After another attack by rebels, the trio and a group of others -- including a journalist and an arms dealer -- secretly board an old train to try to escape to safety. “The British never seem to do anything until they've had a cup of tea, By which time it's too late” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #kennethmore #britmovie #reelbritannia Thanks for listening Scott and Steven  
68:08 09/15/2021
Episode 102 - Dad's Army The Movie (1971)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. This week, Scott, Steven and Tony take a look at the big screen adventures of this country’s finest troop of wartime warriors Join us we chat about Dad’s Army, The Movie from 1971 starring Arthur Lowe, John le Mesurier and the cast one of the greatest ever UK TV sitcoms in their finest hour. When World War Two breaks out, the small seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea finds itself less than ably defended by the elderly and inept members of Captain Mainwaring's home guard unit. Put on manoeuvres by a visiting Major-General, Mainwaring's men manage to bungle one task after another. However, when a group of Germans from a scout plane take the Mayor hostage at the church hall, the clueless soldiers might still have a chance of saving the day! “We're the Local Defence Volunteers, and I'm their appointed commander, Captain Mainwaring, and I must ask you to keep your hands off my privates!” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Amazon Music Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #dadsarmy #britmovie #reelbritannia Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Tony
45:16 09/08/2021
Episode 101 - Hammer Britannia 001 - The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. At last, with our 100th episode celebrations out the way, Scott and Steven are joined once again by Mark from The Good The Bad and the Odd podcast, and author of ‘Quatermass In Television And Movies’, for the first movie in our long awaited Hammer horror retrospective. Join us we take a look at The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) starring Brian Donlevy, and featuring Lionel Jeffries, Jack Warner, Thora Hird and Sam Kydd. In the countryside of London, a rocket crashes on a farm and Professor Bernard Quatermass and Scotland Yard Inspector Lomax arrive in the spot. The rocket was launched by Prof. Quatermass with the astronauts Victor Carroon, Greene and Reichebheim; however only Carroon is found very sick in the cabin. He is transported to a private clinic to stay under observation despite the protests of his wife Mrs. Judith Carroon. She bribes a nurse to bring Carroon to her and she finds that he is transforming into a monster. Carroon escapes, killing people and animals during his metamorphosis while the Scotland Yard is hunting him down and Dr. Quatermass discovers that his process is an alien invasion. “There's no room for personal feelings in science, Judith!” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com And don’t forget you can join Mark over at The Good The Bad and the Odd at : http://www.thegoodthebadandtheodd.com/ #hammer #hammerhorror #quatermass #britmovie #reelbritannia   Thanks for listening Scott, Steven and Mark
74:56 08/11/2021
Episode 100 - The Third Man (1949)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. A very special episode this week as we celebrate our 4th birthday as well as our 100th episode. Joining us is our good friend Anthony from the Glass Onion: On John Lennon podcast to chat about one of the greatest British movies of all time Join us we take a look at The Third Man (1949) starring Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard and Orson Welles Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime—and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas's evocative zither score; Graham Greene’s razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker’s dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass. “Don't be so gloomy. After all, it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long, Holly.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VvXKm2deh0 You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com You can listen to Glass Onion: On John Lennon at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/glass-onion-on-john-lennon/id1473867166 Join Anthony for Film Gold at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/film-gold/id1544641271 #thethirdman #orsonwelles   Thanks for listening Scott and Steven  
97:51 06/23/2021
Episode 099 - Man of the Moment (1955)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. In the latest episode, Scott and Steven review the third in our season of movies starring one of nation’s favourite and best loved entertainers. Join us we take a look at Man of the Moment from 1955 starring Norman Wisdom A lowly filing clerk in a Whitehall ministry, Norman, finds himself propelled to head of the office when both of his superiors are away, one ill and one on leave. Meanwhile, developments around the Pacific have put Tawaki - a small, independent island nation - at the centre of world affairs: its unique geology makes one of its outlying islands the perfect location for a world power to establish a new strategic outpost. Many have been making representations to the island's Queen, but so far she has yet to make a decision. Hoping to impress the British case upon her, the ministry dispatches a delegation to an international conference in Geneva - and they are in need of a filing clerk to assist. Roping the initially reluctant Norman along for the trip, the party make quick progress to the Swiss city. Once ensconced in their luxury hotel, Norman finds that his room is little more than servants' quarters, bare and unpleasant in the building's attic space. Attempting to tip some dirty shaving water out of the ceiling-level window, he instead drops the whole bowl, which smashes on the head of one of the British delegates, who happens to be standing on a balcony below. With one of their number incapacitated, the other officials from the department are forced to call Norman in to take his place at the following day's meetings - but when his idol, a beautiful film star named Sonia, arrives in the VIP gallery Norman becomes rather distracted and unintentionally uses a veto power against British interests! The vote, however, pleases the delegation from Tawaki and Norman soon finds himself - personally - in great favour with their Queen. As the world's major players seek his influence for their own interest over the Pacific nation, Norman finds himself repeatedly on the run and even under threat of assassination... You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com #normanwisdom #manofthemoment   Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
57:54 06/10/2021
Episode 098 - Hunger (2008)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. In the latest episode, Scott and Steven review the debut feature from British director, Steve McQueen – a compelling and unforgettable portrayal of life within The Maze prison at the time of the 1981 hunger strike. Join us we take a look at Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands in Hunger (2008) “Focusing on the 1981 hunger strikes by Republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. Bobby Sands is one of a group of prisoners who first “took to the blanket” with a “dirty protest” in pursuit of their claims for recognition as political prisoners. Sands then became the first one of the group to embark on a hunger strike that was to end in his death.” “I'm clear of the reasons Dom. I'm clear of all the repercussions. I will act and I will not stand by and do nothing.” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
63:09 05/30/2021
Episode 097 - Performance (1970)
Welcome to Reel Britannia-a very British podcast about very British movies ...with just a hint of professionalism. In the latest episode, Scott and Steven are joined by Booze from the Sweet Feathery Jesus podcast to chat about bald heads, bathtubs, and beans. Join us we take a look at Mick Jagger and James Fox in Performance (1970) “After killing a rival in self-defence, hoodlum Chas (James Fox) must flee both from the law and from his boss, Harry Flowers. He eventually moves into a house owned by Turner (Mick Jagger), a former rock star who lives with female companions Pherber (Anita Pallenberg) and Lucy (Michele Breton). Chas and Turner initially clash, but Turner becomes fascinated with Chas' life as a criminal. Through drugs and a series of psychological battles with Turner, Chas emerges a different man.” “You're a comical little geezer. You'll look funny when you're fifty.” You can find this and all our previous episodes at: Apple Podcasts Libsyn Player FM Podtail Owltail ListenNotes Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you email: reelbritannia@gmail.com   And of course, please take a listen to the marvellous Sweet Feathery Jesus podcast at: http://www.sweetfeatheryjesus.com/ Thanks for listening Scott and Steven
44:08 05/24/2021