The Arts

My 50 Greatest French Films

    France can, with some justification, claim to have invented the whole concept of cinema. Film historians call The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station, the 50-second film by the Lumière brothers first screened in 1895, the birth of the medium. French cinema is...

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Cannes film festival 2018 opening night

Cannes film festival 2018 opening night Cannes film festival 2018 opening night - have you heard about the Cannes film festival ? What are the images which come to mind? Glamour, the red carpet, champagne and movie stars? In this podcast, a cinema 500 miles away from...

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TV and movie junkie Quiz

TV and movie junkie Quiz Are you able to recognize a film or TV series just by looking at one of its filming locations ? Which images from TV and film stick in your mind ? How observant are you ? Do you notice everything in films or do you just take going to the...

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Andy Pudding Podcast comprehension quiz

Andy Pudding Podcast comprehension quiz Andy Pudding Podcast comprehension quiz is a way to get to understand real, spoken English in a three-way conversation. We suggest that you listen to the podcast here before looking attempting the quiz so as to understand the...

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A British comedian in Toulouse

A British comedian in Toulouse Andy Pudding (it's his stage name, not his real name) is a comedian, living in Toulouse, France who does a stand-up comedy show called "Mad in France" and another that he is refining. His comedy revolves around his first-hand...

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Cannes Film Festival 2017 quiz

Cannes Film Festival 2017 quiz The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival is currently taking place from 17 to 28 May 2017, in Cannes, France. Spanish film director and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar has been selected as the President of the Jury for the festival with Italian...

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How rock and roll are you?

How rock and roll are you? This fun quiz will show you how Rock 'n Roll you are and in which British rock group you could easily fit into. Maybe it's time for a career change, leave the office behind and embark on a 50 date stadium tour. ...

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David Bowie The Last Five Years

David Bowie The Last Five Years Today would have been the 70th birthday of David Bowie. Most people do not need a lengthy introduction to the artist, actor and musician, famous for 5 decades of inspirational music that has influenced so many people in so many ways....

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Book Signing in Toulouse

Book Signing in Toulouse Book signing is popular because an author's signature increases the value of books for collectors. The author may add a short message to the reader, called a dedication, to each book, which may be personalized with the recipient's name upon...

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Musicians Who Died Young The 27 Club

Musicians Who Died Young The 27 Club There's something spooky about the number 27. Over the years, a large number of musicians have died at the young age of 27. This is how the idea of the so-called 27 Club was born, a concept as glamorous as it is tragic. These...

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Star Wars – The Force Awakens

Star Wars - The Force Awakens In this podcast, Chris who has never (ever) seen a Star Wars film, interviews movie goers as they leave the cinema after watching Star Wars - The Force Awakens, just to see what all the fuss is about. It seems like he isn't the only one,...

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John Winston Ono Lennon MBE 8 December 1980

  John Winston Ono Lennon MBE 8 December 1980 John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially...

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James Bond – Spectre – The movie

James Bond - Spectre - The movie Susan manages to catch people as they leave the Gaumont Cinema in Toulouse, after James Bond - Spectre - The movie. A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful...

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Self publishing a book

Self publishing a book Simon Duke talks to Susan about his experiences of self publishing a book, his own book, "Out of Bounds." Self publishing a book is popular for many reasons. Securing a traditional publishing contract may not work for you — they're hard to get,...

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Chris Novel writer – The Last Drop

Chris Novel writer - The Last Drop The Last Drop is a hilarious story of how oil is accidentally discovered on a small and up-to-now, unexplored island in The Persian Gulf by two bumbling brothers. The brothers first inherit a bicycle repair shop from their father who...

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Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer

  Simon Duke Crime Fiction Writer SIMON DUKE was born in Stoke-on-Trent (UK) in 1979. He obtained a B.A. in French with Film Studies in 2001 and has been working in journalism ever since. He currently lives in Toulouse, France. 'Out of Bounds', his first novel, was...

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Chris’ Jokes – Episode 2

Chris' Jokes - Episode 2 Back by popular demand (at least that is what Chris told us to write) is Chris with a handful of fabulous jokes in front of an adoring crowd (he told us to write that too...)

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