Radio: Francis Matthews

Francis Matthew is Paul Temple while Captain Scarlet looks on
Francis Matthews is Paul Temple while Captain Scarlet looks on

To coincide with the release of the little known BBC TV adaptation of the Paul Temple mysteries on DVD, Alex Fitch and Robin Warren talk to actor Francis Matthews about his career from playing the aforementioned suave mystery writer turned detective to voicing the indestructible puppet Captain Scarlet and fighting Christopher Lee’s Rasputin in the underrated Hammer film about The Mad Monk.

10.30pm Thursday 13/08/09, repeated 5pm Friday 14/08/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast online at 20/08/09.

Wikipedia pages on Francis Matthews, Paul Temple and Captain Scarlet.

Electric Sheep Film Club: Carnival of Souls

Still from Carnival of Souls by Herk Harvey
Carnival of Souls

Date: Wednesday 5 August

Time: 8pm

Venue: Prince Charles Cinema, London

Price: £5.00/£3.50 Prince Charles members

Certificate: 15

Dir: Herk Harvey, USA 1962

Prince Charles Cinema website

ticketWEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST, Prince Charles Cinema, 8pm : CARNIVAL OF SOULS

This seminal atmospheric horror film influenced such masters of fright and strangeness as George A Romero and David Lynch. After surviving a car crash that left her friends dead, Mary Henry is beset by nightmarish visions involving a menacing ghost and becomes increasingly isolated from her community. As daily life is gradually contaminated by the otherworldly, the film takes on the texture of a horrific dream, fluid and eerie, rich, dark, deep and infinitely memorable.

Next screening: WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER – Special preview of White Lightnin’ + director Q&A!