Olivia Chaney


The Little Stranger review: One of the most original British horror films of recent times

The Little Stranger is one of the most original British horror films of recent times – although whether it can really be classified as horror is a moot point. Based on the novel by Sarah Waters, this is a story about class, envy and self-loathing.

It is set in the austerity-era Britain of 1948, when the country was in debt and drained of colour and when the old aristocracy was on its knees. Beautifully directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the film evokes this period in a way that is both nostalgic and frequently chilling

Domhnall Gleeson plays the youngish Dr. Faraday, an aloof and diffident figure who has opportunities in Clement Attlee’s Britain that would have been denied him before the war. He is from a very humble background, the son of a housemaid, but has risen up the social scale and is now a fully qualified country doctor. [ . . . ]

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Trailer: Stan & Ollie

The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the legendary movie icons, Stan & Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair’s triumphant farewell tour.

With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) – a formidable double act in their own right – the pair’s love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

Folk Radio: Listen to the New Playlist

Folk Show: Episode 38 Playlist

00:00 Kitty Macfarlane – Seventeen
03:51 Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith – Hawks Call
07:15 Norma Waterson – Black Muddy River
11:26 Kevin McSherry – All By The Quay
15:59 Karan Casey – Sixteen Come Next Sunday
19:59 Shooglenifty & Dhun Dhora – A’Bhriogais Uallach
25:44 Assynt – Conal McDonagh’s
29:05 The Breath – All That You Have Been
33:29 Rusty Shackle – Sam Hall
37:08 Solasta – The 5/8 Set
43:39 Niall Hanna – Erin’s Lovely Home
46:26 Northern Flyway – The Eagle
50:05 Katherine Priddy – Wolf
54:12 Karine Polwart – I Burn But I Am Not Consumed
59:35 The Jaywalkers – What Do I Know?
01:03:56 Richard Thompson – My Rock, My Rope
01:07:10 Dave Van Ronk – The Old Man (Live)
01:09:11 Michael Hurley – Move It On Over
01:12:31 Niall and Cillian Vallely – The Singing Stream