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Hammered is a podcast about Hammer (the studio) but not hammers (the tools).

Starting with The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) and ending (maybe) with To the Devil a Daughter (1976), your host J G Byrne - aided by an undead army of super-guests - will chronologically and (kind of) critically and (hopefully) amusingly work through the studio's horror releases. One film at a time.

Original music by the mighty David Blake.

Dec 15, 2017

"What's that unnerving hammering sound?" you (probably don't) ask.

Why, it's episode 2!

Where J G Byrne and Dan Byrne-Smith (the brother-in-law) discuss things pertaining to, y'know, the film in question. Which is, of course, the not-at-all Quatermass-like X The Unknown (1956). Or, as I like to call it – The Most Lamentable Tragedy of Spider and Haggis.


Chatter about the origins of Pop-Tarts!

Tear-stained tributes to Anthony Newley's melted face!

Cynicism regarding the bona fides of Scottish clergymen!

Oh and here's more info on Dan's exciting new collaboration with the Horniman:

And here's more info about Traces of Modernity - his steamy and pulsating book:

Theme tune (& musical mixing) is, as always, by the mighty David Blake.

And the noodly electronic bits you hear are from Linthia 2 - Dan's own composition.