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58:08 – Doc Sleaze recalls his youth via the medium of TV commercials, providing a commentary on a series of UK television ad breaks from 1967 to 1982.  We chart the development of the TV ad, the changing product mixes advertised on TV and even encounter the odd celebrity endorsement.  Dudley Moore assures us that size isn’t everything while Arthur Fowler from ‘East Enders’ tries to convince us that that Britain’s most reviled car is actually cutting edge.  Talking chimps, Martian robots and many more bizarre spokespeople try to sell us stuff they just wouldn’t advertise on TV any more.

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Released January 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

44:40 – After being visited by three ghosts, Doc Sleaze learns to embrace the true spirit of Christmas.  Hearing that a Christmas pudding containing £80 in silver sixpenny pieces has been stolen from a local orphanage, the Doc sets off in pursuit of the thieves, braving the perils of mince pie throwing carol singers, a suicide bomber Santa and nearly drowns in custard.  This synopsis probably bears no relationship to the actual content of this broadcast – except that it is about Christmas and carols are sung.  Merry Christmas (with custard).

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Released December 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

45:24 – As the nights draw in and Winter approaches, we gather around a crackling fire to recount (and sometimes debunk) tales of ghost ships, while the master of the ghost story, Algernon Blackwood himself, joins us to tell his chilling tale ‘Lock Your Door’.  Why do ghost stories continue to fascinate us?  Does everyone have a ghostly experience to share?  Where are the modern ghost stories of the haunted world wide web?

(Apologies for the quality of the Algernon Blackwood segments – they are audio from a 1949 short film, now in the public domain).

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Released November 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

49:20:  British wrestling remembered.  The Doc recalls the halcyon days of ‘The Wrestling’ in the 1970s.  Kent Walton, Dickie Davies and ‘World of Sport’.  Every Saturday at Four O’clock – The Wrestling.  Mick McManus, Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks and Jackie ‘Mr TV’ Pallo remembered.  Les Kellett – hardest man in British wrestling.  Brian Glover and Pat ‘Bomber’ Roach: from wrestling ring to film and TV.  Was it all fixed?  Audience participation.  WoS – British TV wrestling reborn?  The immortal Kent Walton signs us off.

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Released October 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

 

28:57:  Travel back in time with the Schlock Express to examine a trio of swinging sixties psychedelic heist movies.  Watch silver fox Stewart Grainger battle killer nuns as he tries to get to the bottom of ‘The Trygon Factor’!  Thrill to the psychedelic antics of Italian anti-hero Diabolik as he robs the establishment and keeps it all in his far out hideout!  Finally, gasp as middle aged drop out ‘Duffy’ conspires to commit a sea going groovy bullion heist!  Along the way, we’ll ruminate over how the swinging sixties mythologised itself and the morality of movie heroes!

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Released September 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

 

33:28 – The Schlock Express goes on a continental summer excursion to take in the sights of classic Italian exploitation movies.  Watch as beautiful women are urged to Strip Nude for Your Killer in possibly the sleaziest Giallo ever made, while the Doc muses on the sexual politics of seventies slasher movies.  Rogue cops, meanwhile, Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man as the ‘polizioteschi’ genre goes psycho.  Finally, The Wild Beasts, the bastard mutant offspring of the Mondo movie and, well, God knows what, sees drugged up zoo animals invade the streets of Frankfurt in some of the most irresponsible film making in the history of exploitation!

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Released August 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

32:59: The world of war movies examined, anachronistic equipment fighting on both sides and shooting conventions.  New movies from old!  The use of ‘cut and paste’ techniques explored – watch Tobruk become Raid on Rommel and 633 Squadron transform into Mosquito Squadron.  Republic serials and TV shows using second hand footage.  Italian war movies and recycled props and footage.  Strategic support provided by Tobruk (1967), Raid on Rommel (1971), Mosquito Squadron (1969) and Eagles Over London (1969).

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Released July 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

33:15 – Desperate to put out a new episode, Doc Sleaze raids his blog for some recent musings on pop culture.  Pausing only for an altercation with a living statue, our fearless host ponders the problems of the rogue paperwork generated by maverick cops before dissecting so called ‘must see TV’ and posing the question of whether Netflix is the true descendent of Universal Pictures B Movie unit?  Finally, having declared that modern pop culture is rubbish, we explore some unpopular opinions on supposed pop culture classics.  Guest appearances from Clint Eastwood, Boris Karloff, John Carradine and Lon Chaney Jr.

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Released June 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

Tea and Terror

37:45 – Ripped from the headlines!  Doc Sleaze risks life and limb to uncover the truth about the recent nerve agent attack on his hometown!  Was it all a ‘false flag’ attack by the local Chamber of Commerce to drum up tourism business? (‘Tea and Terror’ tours, anyone?)  Local TV and police responses – caught on the hop?  Are the Russians out-sourcing assassinations?  The role of SPECTRE.  Is the UK being held to ransom?  The investigation is conducted with assistance from The Satan Bug (1965), 7 Golden Women Against Two 07 (1966), Assignment K (1968), Special Mission Lady Chaplain (1966), Agent For H.A.R.M (1966) and Secret Agent Super Dragon (1966).

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Released April 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

42:18 – The Doctor’s Wife (1953) extols the virtues of Ex Lax as part of our meditation on illness and medicine.  Dire diagnoses!  Sickening side effects!  Weird dreams and witchcraft by e-mail!  Hairy feet as the key to health!  All part of a general rumination on the limbo long term sickness can leave us in!

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Released March 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (onsug.com), an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio