We Need to Talk…

Julia Sutherland Comedy, Radio

‘m so excited that today you will finally get the chance to hear the first episode of Funny Kind of Love, broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 13.32! It really has been a labour of love making this show – a follow up to Feeling Kind of Funny broadcast earlier …


It’s a Funny Kind of Life

Richard Melvin Comedy, Events, Radio

ollowing on from the success of Feeling Kind Of Funny from earlier in the year, we’re very pleased to announce two new mini series for BBC Radio Scotland, Funny Kind Of Family and Funny Kind Of Love.  Julia Sutherland will introduce and interview a raft of fabulous comedians who are …


Everybody Loves Sitcoms

Julia Sutherland Blog, Comedy, Just Julia, Radio

Sitcoms – the defining shared televisual experiences of our youth and the fabric of our very lives!! Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Father Ted, I’m Alan Partridge, The Vicar of Dibley, Red Dwarf, Absolutely Fabulous, Friends, Frasier, Seinfeld… Just some of my favourite TV shows EVER and all of them sitcoms.  I’m …


Radio goNORTH: Popping up again.

Richard Melvin Blog, Radio, Training

It seems that everywhere you turn these days, there’s chat about digital pop up radio stations. Maybe it’s the BBC’s upcoming Commonwealth Voices project, maybe it’s Radio 2’s Eurovision station or maybe it’s our favourite project, Radio goNORTH. Well, Radio goNORTH is nearly upon us once again and all of us …

Lach and Richard Melvin

The Lach Chronicles on BBC Radio 4

Richard Melvin Radio, Richard's Ramblings

In 2007 I walked in to the Sidewalk Café on the lower East Side of Manhattan to try and find a man called Lach.  I was making a radio show with Dean Friedman for Radio Scotland and one of the episodes was about the Antifolk scene that Lach had invented. …


Abandoning All Modesty

Richard Melvin Features, News, Podcasting, Radio

t’s the post New Year retrospective on the pre New Year sweatbox that was December. 2012 has been filed under“ Work/Templates/MASTERCOPY” for Dabster. We’ve seen pet projects graduate into commissions, we’ve strengthened existing relationships into new markets, delivered programming to be proud of and set up 2013 in a strong position with …


A Journey of Firsts

Al Lorraine Al's Adventures, Podcasting, Radio

’m en-route to London for work with the Pleasance and the BBC, before doing the classic run-around-not-really-seeing-anyone-for-any-length-of-time friends visit. Luckily, I was given a free upgrade to 1st class on the train to our southern ruler’s utopia. It’s the first time I’ve ‘turned left’ on a train, in fact I’m struggling to …