It’s a century since Erdington-born actor Charlie Hall set his sights on a career in Hollywood, going on to make nearly 50 movies with his friends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, plus many others with such stars as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland and Edgar Kennedy. The February edition of monthly online magazine show […]
Steve’s interview with Laurel & Hardy expert John Ullah is among the features in February’s edition of Birmingham Now, now available on YouTube. Other guests include the author and musician Lee Benson, creator of Henry Egg, and the owner of the city’s Uprawr Studios.
The egg-centric pianist and children’s author Lee Benson dropped in whilst we were filming the February episode of Birmingham Now yesterday at the city’s famous Uprawr Studios. He and Des Tong discussed Lee’s music career, art gallery (sadly, now closed) and burgeoning reputation as a painter. He even brought along a few of his Henry […]
Our January episode launched tonight, featuring all the usual fun. plus interviews with singer-songwriter Thomas Atlas and award-winning film producer Patrick Carney. You can watch it here.
Steve’s guest in the January edition of Birmingham Now will be Sutton Coldfield actor and film producer Patrick Carney, whose crime drama Hello Darlin’ — directed by Gary Delaney — scooped the award for best overall film at the recent Birmingham Film Festival. Here they are at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on Wednesday.
We don’t believe you can have too much of a good thing, so we’ll be posting extended versions of the interviews used in Birmingham Now over on the show’s YouTube channel, beginning with Wolverhampton-born singer-songwriter Rebecca Downes,
We were back at Birmingham’s Uprawr Studios this afternoon, to film the second of Des Tong’s ‘Featured Artist’ slots for Birmingham Now. This time, his guest was Sutton Coldfield-born singer-songwriter Thomas Atlas, the funk artiste formerly known as Tom C Walker.
Midlands telly legends Des Tong and Gary James joined us at the Jam House in Birmingham’s St Paul’s Square this morning to shoot their contributions to the first episode of Birmingham Now. The full show will be released via YouTube on 25 November.
Steve and Chrissie met up with Stourbridge actor Alan Birch and Kinver author Al Smith yesterday to discuss the supernatural-themed theatrical productions they mount as Weeping Bank and their first Black Country Horror Shorts Film Festival. The interview will appear in the first episode of Birmingham Now.
Chrissie and Steve headed down to Birmingham’s Uprawr Studios this afternoon to film a Birmingham Now segment in which co-host Des Tong interviewed Wolverhampton-born singer-songwriter Rebecca Downes. Here’s a shot of Steve with Rebecca afterwards.