Archived Podcasts

Pick a Flick!

(2015-2016) (40 episodes / 20 appearances)

Originally a spin-off project from Black Hole Cinema, the aim here was to develop a show based more specifically on audience feedback. They would choose a film over social media and myself & guests would view and discuss it. The format took in several diverse movies each week and the beauty of this was the ability to talk older pictures, where BHC was designed around new material. Pick a Flick! to some degree feels like me still figuring out what I want to do with film podcasting, and again I experimented with guest hosts and different ideas.

One reason I’ll always love PAF–aside from the concept of listeners picking films to discuss–is that it truly helped expand my horizons with guests, bringing on people I hadn’t worked with before & building lots of new contacts along the way.

NOTE: These episodes are no longer available online but can be made available on request.


1 – A Quest For Peas

with Emma Platt & Dan Taylor

Trainspotting, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

2 – Doth Mother Know You Weareth Her Drapes?

with Louise Macarthur-Clare

Henry V, Romeo & Juliet (1996), 10 Things I Hate About You, Macbeth (2015).

3 – You’re Tearing Me Apart, FIFA!

with Matt Dawson & Matt Latham

United Passions, The Room.

5 – Do You Expect Them to Talk?

with Dave Bond, Chris Byrne & Becca Andrews

The James Bond series, up to Spectre.

6 – Spice Up Your (Sex) Life

with Matt Latham & Matt Dawson

Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Spiceworld.

7 – Under Your Skin

with Laura Rogers

Under the Skin, Unbreakable.

8 – Eyes Wide on the Tide

with Chris Haigh & Dave Bond

Crimson Tide, Eyes Wide Shut.

9 – Jurassic Park: Audio Commentary

Audio commentary by me for the first Jurassic Park. I took a day off work for this!

10 – Come Dine with Babette

with Leslie Byron Pitt & Chris Wallace

Babette’s Feast, Bulworth.

12 – Pick a (TV Show)!

with Matt Latham

Arrested Development, Police Squad.

13 – Sean Connery vs He-Man

with Owen Hughes & Dave Bond

Zardoz, Masters of the Universe

14 – ‘Tis a Silly Podcast

with Matt Latham & Becca Andrews

Monty Python & the Holy Grail & This Is Spinal Tap

15 – Pick a (Christmas) Flick!

with Jack Stewart, Chris Wallace & Phil Sharman

Love Actually, Paper Moon

16 – The Podcast Awakens

with Sean Wilson & Laura Rogers

The Star Wars Franchise up to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens


18 – Now That’s What I Call Philadelphia!

with Mathew Howell & Andrew Brooker

The Rocky Franchise up to Creed.

24 – Bigger, Longer, Probably Cut

with Matt Latham

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Can’t Hardly Wait.

26 – Day vs Knight (Pt 1)

with Andrew Brooker

The Dark Knight Rises & Man of Steel

27 – Day vs Knight (Pt 2)

with Andrew Brooker

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

32 – Fix a Flick: Avengers: Age of Ultron

with Andrew Brooker

Avengers: Age of Ultron

38 – Pick a (TV Show) #2: Friends

with Matt Latham


Black Hole Cinema

(2014-2017) (63 episodes / 49 appearances)

My very first podcast endeavour, back at the start of 2014. It began with me and not even a mic, rather just a computer, babbling about new movies (at the time). Soon, friends started dripping on in segments, before joining me for full episodes, and eventually co-hosting or even hosting episodes themselves. Some of these won’t have great audio or editing quality, very rough around the edges DIY podcasting, but they’ll always have a special place in my heart as my first ventures into the audio world.

Will the show ever return? Probably not, though I have said that before. Mind you, it’s taken nearly four years to realise the title is probably rampantly egotistical!

NOTE: These episodes are no longer available online but can be made available on request.


1 – Do the Hustle

American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, 2014 Academy Award predictions.

2 – LEGOCop

The LEGO Movie, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Robocop.

3 – Small Screen Special

with Matt Latham

The US & UK Office, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

4 – Non-Stop Neeson

with Luke Asquith

Non-Stop, The Book Thief, Mean Girls.

5 – Oscars 2014 Special

with Chris Wilson

The 2014 Academy Awards.

6 – Rise of a Nympho

with Chris Wilson & Emma Platt

Nymphomaniac, 300: Rise of an Empire, Ghostbusters.

7 – Grand Budapest on Speed

with Dan Taylor

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Need for Speed, Les Miserables.

8 – Women from Mars

Under the Skin, Veronica Mars

9 – Muppets Most Marvel

with Adam Scott

Muppets Most Wanted, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Usual Suspects.

10 – Double Divergence

Divergent, The Double, A Long Way Down.

11 – Be Quiet, Noah

with Andrew Corvero

Noah, The Quiet Ones, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

12 – The Amazing Spider-Raid

with Matt Latham

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Raid 2, Can’t Hardly Wait.

13 – Transcendental

with Ioan Holland

Transcendence, Locke, Nausicaa & the Valley of the Wind.

14 – Pompeii in Ruin

with Eleonore Vraine

Pompeii, Blue Ruin, Bad Neighbours, The Other Woman, Her.

15 – Arnie Sabotages His Career

with Adam Massingham

Sabotage, 24: Live Another Day, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

16 – All About Godzilla

with Lee Chrimes

Godzilla (1954), Godzilla (2014)

17 – Films of Future Past

with Tom East & Ian Austin

The X-Men Franchise up to X-Men: Days of Future Past

18 – A Million Ways to Die Tomorrow

with Pete D. Gaskell

A Million Ways to Die in the West, Edge of Tomorrow, Blended, Run For Your Wife (yes, really), The Maltese Falcon


19 – The Unexpected Theory of Ignorance

with Matt Latham & Dan Taylor

The Theory of Everything, Birdman, Taken 3, Unbroken, BAFTA 2015 nominations.

20 – American Foxcatcher

with Matt Latham & Dan Taylor

American Sniper, Foxcatcher, Into the Woods.

21 – A Most Violent Machina

with Dan Taylor & Leslie Byron Pitt

Ex Machina, A Most Violent Year, Whiplash, Mortdecai.

22 – Vice Ascending

with Matt Latham & Owen Hughes

Inherent Vice, Jupiter Ascending, Selma, Big Hero 6, Kingsman: The Secret Service.

23 – Oscars 2015 Special

with Pete D. Gaskell & Chris Wilson

The 2015 Academy Awards, Cake, The Wedding Ringer, Project Almanac, Predestination.

24 – It Focuses

with Adam Massingham & Leslie Byron Pitt

Recorded ‘live’ in High Wycombe, It Follows, Focus, The Boy Next Door, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, RIP Leonard Nimoy.

25 – LOST INTERVIEW: The Empire Strikes Back

with Mathew Howell

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

26 – LOST INTERVIEW: Inception

with Dino Leone


27 – Still Chappie

with Dan Taylor, Emma Platt & Owen Hughes

Chappie, Still Alice, Unfinished Business, Kill the Messenger.

28 – LOST INTERVIEW: A Nightmare on Elm St

with Adam Massingham

A Nightmare on Elm St (original)

29 – The Wild Gunman

with Dan Taylor & Matt Latham

The Gunman, Insurgent, Wild Card, The Voices, Suite Francaise.

30 – LOST INTERVIEW: Rear Window

with Chris Haigh

Rear Window

31 – Get Cinderella

with Leslie Byron Pitt

Cinderella, Get Hard, Seventh Son, Robot Overlords.

32 – LOST INTERVIEW: Dawn of the Dead

with Ian Austin

Dawn of the Dead

33 – Very Fast, Very Furious

with Tom East & Emma Platt

The Fast & Furious Franchise up to Furious 7.

34 – Age of Marvel

with Dan Taylor, Emma Platt, Matt Latham, Lee Chrimes, Pete D. Gaskell, Tom East

The Marvel Cinematic Universe up to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

35 – LOST INTERVIEW: Street Fighter

with Lee Chrimes

Street Fighter

37 – LOST INTERVIEW: House of Flying Daggers

with Tom East

House of Flying Daggers

39 – CLASSIC: Night of the Hunter

with Leslie Byron Pitt

Night of the Hunter

42 – CROSSOVER SPECIAL: Episode II: The Failed Black Hole Word of Friction Wikishuffle Critics Quizcast

with Owen Hughes, Steve Norman, Jack Stewart, Phil Sharman, Chris Wallace, Pete D. Gaskell, Chris Haigh, Emma Platt & Chris Byrne.

Quiz special podcast battle between Black Hole Cinema, Failed Critics, Wikishuffle, The Word of Nerd & Fan Friction.

44 – CLASSIC: 2001: A Space Odyssey

with Owen Hughes

2001: A Space Odyssey

45 – Spy Insidiously

with Emma Platt, Chris Haigh & Ian Austin

Spy, Insidious: Chapter 3, launch of Dead Meat.

46 – Jurassic Franchise

with Pete D. Gaskell & Luke Asquith

The Jurassic Park Franchise up to Jurassic World.

47 – The Film is Afoot

with Matt Latham & Dan Taylor

Mr. Holmes, Entourage, Oscar Hall of Fame.

49 – CLASSIC: Blade Runner

with Matt Latham

Blade Runner.

50 – You Are Terminated

with Lee Chrimes

The Terminator franchise up to Terminator: Genisys.

53 – Summer 2015: What We Missed

with Dan Taylor & Emma Platt

Inside Out, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, Fantastic Four, Hitman: Agent 47, Absolutely Anything, Trainwreck, Paper Towns.

54 – The Maze Legend

with Leslie Byron Pitt & Kane Richards

Legend, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

56 – CLASSIC: A Taste of Honey

with Emma Platt

A Taste of Honey


58 – Oscars 2016 Special

with Dan Taylor & Chris Wilson

The Academy Awards 2016.

62 – Batman vs Superman vs Everyone

with Dan Taylor & Chris Haigh

High Rise, The Witch, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice