126 episodes

A very British podcast about very British movies...with the occasional hint of professionalism

Reel Britannia Scott, Steven and Tony

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

A very British podcast about very British movies...with the occasional hint of professionalism

    Episode 126 - Hammer Britannia 006 - Dracula (1958)

    Episode 126 - Hammer Britannia 006 - Dracula (1958)

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.
    The latest episode in our Hammer horror retrospective - and a possibly the movie that truly defined the classic Hammer horror genre...
    Dracula (1958)

    Jonathan Harker takes employment with Count Dracula, ostensibly to catalog his vast library. In fact, he is on a mission to kill the Count, a vampire. Before he can do so however, the Count gains the upper hand and Harker soon finds himself as one of the walking dead. Dracula has taken an interest in Harker's fiancée, Lucy Holmwood and it is left to Harker's colleague, Dr. Van Helsing to protect her. He has difficulty convincing Lucy's brother, Arthur Holmwood, of the dangers or even the existence of vampires. Soon, however, Arthur's wife Mina is targeted by Count Dracula and he and Van Helsing race to find his lair before she is lost to them forever.
    "Please try and understand this is not Lucy the sister you loved. It's only a shell possessed and corrupted by the evil of Dracula. To liberate her soul and give her peace we must destroy that shell for all time. Believe me there is no other way."
     
    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts
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    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com
     
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    Scott, Steven and Mark

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 125 - The Offence (1973)

    Episode 125 - The Offence (1973)

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.
    The darkest of dramas this week as Scott is joined by his Stinking Pause Podcast co hosts, Paul and Charlie to chat about Sidney Lumet, Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Ian Bannen....and Bracknell.
    The Offence (1973)

    A veteran British police inspector, Sgt. Johnson (Sean Connery), has grown increasingly disturbed by the rapes and murders he has investigated over the years. When he finds a young girl in the woods who has been raped, police begin searching for a suspect. When Kenneth Baxter (Ian Bannen) is brought in for questioning, Johnson snaps, beating him during an unauthorized interrogation. Lt. Cartwright (Trevor Howard) is then brought in to interview him about the incident.
     
    "Nothing I have done can be one half as bad as the thoughts in your head."
     
    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts
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    Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you
     
    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com
     
    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #theoffenc #seanconnery
     
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    Scott, Paul and Charlie

    • 59 min
    Episode 124 - Life Is Sweet (1990)

    Episode 124 - Life Is Sweet (1990)

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.
    This week, join Scott and Steven as they review Mike Leigh's tale of twins, pineapples, burger vans and and chocolate coated sex.
    Life Is Sweet (1990)

    The working-class malaise of suburban London is captured in this comedic drama, which focuses on twin sisters Natalie (Claire Skinner) and Nicola (Jane Horrocks) and their parents: easygoing Andy (Jim Broadbent) and his optimistic wife, Wendy (Alison Steadman). While Natalie has a plumbing job, and tends to take after her mom with her bright outlook, Nicola is on the dole and perpetually dwells on the negative. Will the cloud over Nicola's head ever lift?
    "Take my word for it - that is an evil spoon."
    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts
    Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod
    Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you
     
    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com
     
    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #lifeissweet #mikeleigh 
     
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    Scott and Steven

    • 58 min
    Episode 123 - Peeping Tom (1960)

    Episode 123 - Peeping Tom (1960)

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.
    Murder and voyeurism are the order of the day this week as Scott is joined by his Stinking Pause Podcast co hosts, Paul and Charlie to chat about Michael Powell's classic movie:
    Peeping Tom (1960)

    Loner Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm) works at a film studio during the day and, at night, takes racy photographs of women. Also he's making a documentary on fear, which involves recording the reactions of victims as he murders them. He befriends Helen (Anna Massey), the daughter of the family living in the apartment below his, and he tells her vaguely about the movie he is making. She sneaks into Mark's apartment to watch it and is horrified by what she sees -- especially when Mark catches her.
    "Do you know what the most frightening thing in the world is? It's fear."
    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts
    Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod
    Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you
     
    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com
     
    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #peepingtom
     
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    Scott, Paul and Charlie

    • 56 min
    Episode 122 - If (1968)

    Episode 122 - If (1968)

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.
    Surreal schoolboy shenanigans this week as Scott, Steven and Anthony uncover the very dark side of public school in the sixties.
    If (1968)

    Lindsay Anderson’s If.... is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior in the vicious games of one-upmanship played by both students and masters. Mixing color and black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy and reality, If…. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells.
    "Education in Britain is a nubile Cinderella: sparsely clad and much interfered with."
     
    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts
    Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod
    Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you
     
    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com
     
    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #if #ifmovie 
     
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    Scott, Steven and Anthony

    • 59 min
    Episode 121 - Hammer Britannia 005 - The Abominable Snowman (1957)

    Episode 121 - Hammer Britannia 005 - The Abominable Snowman (1957)

    Reel Britannia - a very British podcast about very British movies...with just a hint of professionalism.
    The latest episode in our Hammer horror retrospective - and a  brief diversion from the gothic goings on...
    The Abominable Snowman (1957)
    British scientist John Rollason (Peter Cushing) is studying plants in the Himalayas with his wife (Maureen Connell) while he waits for his American associate, Tom Friend (Forrest Tucker). When Friend arrives, Rollason accompanies him on a trip to find the mysterious creature Yeti, along with Friend's partner (Robert Brown) and a guide (Michael Brill) who claims he can find the beast. The group proceeds despite warnings. However, the trip quickly becomes more dangerous than they had anticipated.
    "This creature may have an affinity for man, something in common with ourselves. Let's remember that before we start shooting."
     
    You can find this and all our previous episodes everywhere you download your podcasts
    Follow us on Twitter @rbritanniapod
    Join us over at our Facebook Group ….we’d love to chat with you
     
    email: reelbritannia@gmail.com
     
    #podcast #britmovie #reelbritannia #hammerhorror
     
    Thanks for listening



    Scott, Steven and Mark

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Big Sticky Micky ,

Fantastic show

Would love to hear an episode on Blowup (1966) or If.... (1968), god bless fellas

BritishGav ,

Brilliant Listen

Just discovered this, fun, genial hosts discussing iconic and not so iconic British movies, refreshingly straight-forward and non twatty really good fun, love it

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