Saturday At The Movies

Today we present a selec­tion of great movie and TV themes, inci­den­tal music and suites based on the orig­i­nal scores, going back to the very first piece of film music — a work by Saint-Saens; cov­er­ing the top British film com­posers of the 30s and 40s like Alwyn and Addin­sell, and on to more recent work by the likes of John Bar­ry, John Williams, Jer­ry Gold­smith and many more.

Pick up some pop­corn and some­thing wet and fizzy and set­tle back in the best seat in the house — your own.

ZBS Radio Hour

FATSThen at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic Time – and that’s now 18:00 and 02:00 GMT, remem­ber –  join us for the begin­ning of two new adven­tures in the ZBS Radio Hour. We begin with a spe­cial bin­au­r­al dra­ma, called Fat Cats. Get your head­phones on for this – it’s record­ed with a dum­my head sys­tem and on head­phones it’s real­ly amaz­ing­ly life­like!

Lucas Trust has it all, mon­ey, a man­sion, an island, a gor­geous girl­friend … but his shad­owy past returns and Willie, who has been paint­ing Luke’s house, sud­den­ly finds him­self try­ing to solve a mur­der mys­tery. Mean­while, Short Top Detroit, a fic­tion­al paper­back detec­tive, has tak­en up res­i­dence in Willie’s head. But Short Top isn’t a very good detec­tive, and Willie finds him­self in some bizarre and dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions.

ladywThen in the sec­ond half-hour, back by pop­u­lar demand, it’s the the first install­ment of our Steam­punk satire, Lady Win­der­mere’s Brass Fantab­u­lous.

Lady Win­der­mere is a spy. Pro­fes­sor Fark­ing Foots-Foots has installed a record­ing device in the brass cage of Lady Win­der­mere’s bus­tle. Hid­den with­in the bows of her bus­tle is a lens. When­ev­er the Lady turns her back, she can record what­ev­er is hap­pen­ing behind her.

In Part One of A Steam­punk State of Mind, Pro­fes­sor Foots-Foots is “set­ting the record straight” for the his­to­ri­an, Cark­ing Cow­put­ter. By play­ing back the record­ings Lady Win­der­mere cap­tured with her Brass Fantab­u­lous device, Foots-Foots has doc­u­ment­ed the events that led up to what is known as “The-Not-So-Great-War.”

This Steam­punk series is a satir­i­cal com­ment on how gov­ern­ments cre­ate mis­in­for­ma­tion to jus­ti­fy their nefar­i­ous com­mer­cial inter­ests, besides manip­u­lat­ing the minds of their own gullible peo­ple. 

Tune in! And don’t for­get, ZBS fans, if you enjoy what you hear on the ZBS Radio Hour, be sure to vis­it their web site at ZBS.org, where you can pick up these tales in full and many, many more.


Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at http://main.radioriel.org, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link: http://loudcity.com/stations/radio-riel/tune_in

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  1. […] Then at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic time, join us for the lat­est instal­ments of our two adven­ture series from ZBS Foun­da­tion: Fat Cats at the top of the hour, fol­lowed by Lady Windermere’s Brass Fantab­u­lous at the half hour. Note that this week, because the hour moves for­ward in Europe tonight, the first ZBS Radio Hour will go out at 6pm in the UK, but the sec­ond will go out at 3am. Details on both series can be found here. […]

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