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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...

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...