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Episode 37 – Philadelphia

Derek and Kieran discuss the 1993 groundbreaking Philadelphia. The first Hollywood movie to address the issue of AIDS. Attorney Andy Beckett (Tom Hanks) is a young man quickly rising up the ranks at his prestigious law firm. However he is is hiding two very big secrets: He’s gay and he has AIDS. When Andy gets fired…

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Episode 36 – Julie Dawn Cole

Derek and Kieran are delighted to get the golden ticket opportunity to talk to the original Veruca Salt actress Julie Dawn Cole. Julie started her career in entertainment as a child. At the age of 12, she was cast in the iconic role of Veruca Salt, a nasty young girl, in the 1971 family classic…

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Episode 35 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy family film directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The film tells the story of a poor child named Charlie Bucket who, after receiving a Golden Ticket in a chocolate bar, visits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory along with…

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Episode 34 – George Murphy

Derek and Kieran are joined on today’s episode by the brilliant George Murphy. George is an Irish singer songwriter who hails from Dublin. He exploded onto the Irish music scene after his memorable appearances on the Irish television show “You’re a Star”. Just out of secondary school at the age of 17 he very quickly…

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Episode 33 – Jackie Bertone

Kieran and Derek are joined by Jackie Bertone . Jackie is a renowned musician who has worked with bands such as the Beach Boys and The Eagles and too many more to mention. Jackie regaled us with stories of his award winning productions and appearances. Jackie is also a host of the hit radio show…

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Episode 32 – Hue and Cry

Derek and Kieran are joined by brothers Pat and Greg Kane from the wonderful Hue and Cry. They formed Hue and Cry in 1983 and the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’ as well as massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love.’ Albums…

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Episode 31 – Bobby Figueroa

Kieran and Derek are delighted to talk to the legendary Bobby Figueroa. Bobby’s musical days began in Glendora California in the high school band which he chose over a promising baseball career. Bobby got his break with the Beach Boys in 1974, Bobby soon not only played back up but performed on percussion, drums and…

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Episode 30 – Peter Hooton

Derek and Kieran are joined by Peter Hooton. Born and raised in Liverpool, Peter Hooton co-founded, edited and wrote for the legendary Merseyside fanzine The End which featured football, music and fashion. John Peel listed it as one of his all-time favourite magazines of the 1980s. Peter then became a songwriter with his group The…

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Episode 29 – The Karate Kid

Derek and Kieran put on their Gi and discuss the pop culture phenomenon that is the Karate Kid The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts drama film written by Robert Mark Kamen and directed by John G. Avildsen. It is the first installment in the Karate Kid franchise, and stars Ralph Macchio, Pat…

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Episode 28 – Dave Browne

Kieran and Derek are joined by Dave Browne from Dublin Band, PictureHouse. Originally signed to London Records in 1994, a rather tumultuous time resulted in the band returning to their native Dublin. They self-financed the release of their debut album “Shine Box”. The album produced a number of popular singles such as “Somebody Somewhere”, “The…

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