2011 marked the 40th anniversary of one of Monty Python’s least known television adventures, two specials they made exclusively for German television.
Roll up, it’s Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus! This is the extraordinary tale of when the Pythons went Bavarian.
At the risk of sounding ungracious, meeting Michael Palin and Terry Jones was great but my personal highlight was sitting round the coffee table with Alfred Biolek.
October 3rd 2015 did mark twenty five years of reunification between East and West Germany. By the time this happened, two opposing political systems had been in existence for nearly forty-five years.
The physical wall no longer exists but a generation later do Germans still speak of the “Mauer im Kopf”, or “Wall in the Head”; a catchphrase that refers to the invisible cultural and mental divide between Easterners and Westerners? This is a superb programme!
An investigation into ‘Ostrock’ – the rock and pop music in the old East Germany.
Being ignorant and from the old West Germany the whole scene was entirely unknown to me.
In this documentary I talk to Ostrock musicians and fans and uncover a story that involves the Stasi, disappearing musicians, lyrics with hidden meanings and music that was ‘Western’ in all but name.
In this six part BBC Radio 2 series I take a look at various aspects of British life.
Please enjoy the interviews I did with the studio guests.
And Otto Kuhnle‘s very catchy theme tune.
BBC Radio 4’s The Unbelievable Truth is hosted by David Mitchell.
And just like all other 83 TV/radio formats he’s hosting, it’s great.
If you enjoy my lectures extend your appreciation to Liam Mullone, who I roped into co-writing them.
When I said at the top of this page that my showreel was a right waste of money, that’s not entirely true. It earned me the opportunity to promote the German Christmas Market in Brighton. Please listen.