Jo, Lewis and Mark celebrate St Patrick's Day by chatting two films in which drinking feature heavily. First up is State Of Grace with Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Robing Wright and Ed Harris, then the excellent Smashed with Mary Elisabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. We then review Stephen Merchant's latest film Fighting With My Family about WWE wrestler Paige.
Jo and Mark are joined in the studio by Lewis Rungay. They discuss Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Vice, Lego Movie 2 and the Oscar nominations.,
Jo and Mark discuss the BAFTA nominations, the biopic Stan and Ollie and we get reviews of Ralph Breaks the Internet by guest Stellan and the abomination that is Holmes and Watson.
Jo and Mark are joined by local musician Davey Hal to sing songs from his forthcoming album 'focal to Joy'.
Babble Ep 5 with Ali James and John Oakes from Southend 24 Hour Impropvathon and photographer and dee jay Dan Newman
Join Jo Farrugia and Mark Lancaster with guests Ali James and John Oakes from South 24 Hour improvathon which is a long form improvised play taking place over 24 hours on 2nd and 3rd November and photgrapher and dee jay Dan Newman taliokng about his Chalkwell Park Camera Club which has recently been set up to gather together local photographers to show their work.
Writer, artist and musician Zoe Howe joins Jo and Mark for a serendipitous chat about the many aspects of her career.
Jo and Mark are joined in the studio by Lee Terreall and Luke Mason of local comedy improvisation troupe The Laughter Academy, chat about the Greta Gerwig Oscar nominated film Lady Bird and highlight the upcoming short film Bicycle Thief that is soon to be shot in the Southend area.
The new arts programme hosted by Jo Farrugia and Mark Lancaster. Southend artist Elsa James joins us in the studio to talk about her new work Forgotten Black Essex, we look at the Oscar nominated Three Billboards Outise Ebbing Missouri and have a quick look at the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards.