The Geeky Brummie Podcast – Issue 147!

It’s time for the The Geeky Brummie Podcast – Issue 147!


On this week’s action packed show:

How Are You?

  • Leigh goes to Leeds and plugs a Bandcamp
  • Keith does nothing
  • Guy watched the worlds most complicated parlour game
  • Laura introduces herself
  • Ryan wants his chocolate tree back



Alice Nicholls: http://alicenichollsmusic.bandcamp.com/

HMV In Administration

As the last bastion of physical media threatens to leave the high street, the team discuss what can they to to survive.

CES Highlights

Ryan pulls out the top highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Winter TV Review

We look at the Dr. Who Special, Bandersnatch, Birbox and Bros.- When The Screaming Stops


#GeekyGoingsOn – Issue 147

We select some of the best of the week’s Geek offerings & what’s going on in the local area:

Comic of the Week:


The Wild Storm #19

Beginning the fourth story arc of THE WILD STORM. Jenny Mei Sparks has been around for over a century. She’s seen a lot of things. Enough bad stuff that she took 20 years off to get drunk. And now she’s back, and she has a plan. The problem is that other people have plans, too, and one of them is about reducing the population of Earth by around 90 percent.


Videogame of the Week:


YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is a surreal Japanese-style RPG set in the late ’90s. After witnessing a woman vanish from an elevator with no plausible explanation, college graduate Alex gathers friendly misfits from the internet to investigate her disappearance. Alex’s search for the truth leads him and his companions into a journey rife with mystery and danger… and who knows what lurks beyond the new millennium?

By by American developer Ackk Studios for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch.


Local Listings:


The Favourite £4.95 screening – Wed 25 Jan 3pm

In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots.

#BookAhead Withnail & I – Fri 22 Feb 8.40pm & Thurs 28 Feb 8.10pm

Two out-of-work actors — the anxious, luckless Marwoodand his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday “by mistake” at the country house of Withnail’s flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.



Ray & Liz + Director Q&A – Thurs 24 Jan 7pm Price: £8.10 – £9.00

Director: Richard Billingham – Cast: Ella Smith, Justin Sallinger

On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break cultural taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control.

Turner Prize-nominated and Deutsche Börse Prize-winning artist, Richard Billingham, returns to the striking photographs of his family during Thatcher-era Britain for a film based on his own memories, focussing on his parents Ray and Liz, their relationship, and its impact on Richard and his younger brother Jason. At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humour, three episodes unfold as a powerful evocation of experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.

The screening will be followed by a live onstage Q&A with director Richard Billingham and Professor of Film and Television at Edge Hill University, Roger Shannon FRSA.




Book Ahead – Cinematic Time Machine: Memento – Sat 23 Feb 5.45pm

Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough neo-noir which set his standard for fractured narratives, seeped in existential dread.

Guy Pearce stars as a man who, as a result of a past trauma, has anterograde amnesia (the inability to form new memories) and has short-term memory loss approximately every five minutes. He is searching for the persons who attacked him and killed his wife, using an intricate system of Polaroid photographs and tattoos to track information he cannot remember.



Sun 27 Jan – Dave Gorman – With Great PowerPoint Comes Great Responsibility Point

Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show,

As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect the ‘King of Powerpoint comedy’ (Guardian) to have more detailed analysis of those parts of life you’ve never stopped to think about before. Hey, not all heroes wear capes.




The Alex Free Film Festival

Sun 20 Jan 2pm Spice World The Movie Quote Sing along & Dress Up


Sun 20 Jan 7pm Reservoir Dogs (dog friendly screening)



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