Mar 6, 2018
Wrap up warm and join Dan Smith and I in the high Himalayas as we prove that the word 'abominable' is bloody hard to say (for me at least).
We talk colonialism. We talk monkey suits. We talk the annihilation of the self.
Plus, y'know, hydrogen bombs. And the extinction of humankind, Yeti mind control, Germanic Tibetan...
Feb 16, 2018
After delays caused by illnesses (really), technological breakdowns (really) plus drought 'n' pestilence 'n' flood (not really), we're back, baby!
And we're back to where it all started (really started) for Hammer Horror.
It's lurid colour! It's Gothic sensation! It's Cushing! It's Lee! It's Terrence Fisher!...
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...
Dec 3, 2017
J G Byrne & Maura McHugh get (totally) hammered on Nigel Kneale as they witness the birth of Hammer horror (proper).
They also ask questions.
a) Is Brian Donlevy the least-convincing rocket boffin in cinema history?
b) What does sedated Judith Carroon plan to do with her husband?
c) What became of little Jane Asher's...
Nov 14, 2017
Hammered will be 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...