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Sep 1, 2023

What happens when you send Indiana Jones into the First World War?

In this episode, we are joined by Thomas Riddle.

Thomas runs the website (which aims to provide teachers with resources to integrate everyone’s favourite archaeologist into the classroom) to discuss the 1990s TV series ‘The...

Aug 1, 2023

How do you create a biopic of one of the most famous First World War poets?
This month we're joined by Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes) to discuss the 2021 film Benediction about the life of Siegfried Sassoon.
Along the way we explore the long shadow of Regeneration, soldiers in drag, and the brilliance of Edith...

Jul 1, 2023

What do you get when you cross Journey's End with Brideshead Revisited?

This month Angus, Chris and Jessica review Alice Winn's best-selling new novel, In Memoriam. The book follows  Henry Gaunt and Sidney Ellwood from public school and through the war. Half-German, Gaunt's mother asks him to enlist in the British army...

Jun 1, 2023

What First World War cultural representations would you like to see adapted for the screen? 

This month Angus, Chris and Jessica discuss their dream adaptations of novels, short stories and computer games for the big or small screen. Along the way, we explore what makes for a good film versus a good television series,...

Apr 1, 2023

By popular demand!

This month Chris, Angus and Jessica discuss productions of R.C. Sherriff'sJourney's End, including the original play and the 1930 and 2017 film versions. Along the way, we consider the importance of James Whale, whether the French changed their clocks during the war and the definition of an anti-war...