Kino Quickies - Preview episode

Published on: 29th January, 2022

Welcome to this preview episode of the Kino quickies podcast.

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Here's a very good article explaining what Quota Quickies are from the Cinema History Blog

Well that was fascinating but now I want to find out more

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Your hosts are Dom Delargy and Dr Lawrence Napper

Information about the special guests can be found in the listings below.


Sunday March 13th at 1:30pm

The Ghost Camera (1933)

A surprisingly funny murder / comedy /mystery drama, it stars Henry Kendall, Ida Lupino and a very young John Mills. Our special guest for the post screening Q&A is film critic & historian, Pam Hutchinson.

Running time: 66 mins

Watch a clip HERE

Sunday March 27th at 1:30pm

Death at Broadcasting House (1934).

A murder mystery set and partly shot at the BBC's (then) brand new headquarters. An actor is murdered whilst performing live on air before the shocked ears of millions of listeners. Josephine Botting, curator of the BFI National Archive is our guest for the Q&A.

Running time: 71 mins

Watch a clip HERE

Sunday April 10th at 1:30pm

The Phantom Light (1935).

Directed by a young Michael Powell and starring Gordon Harker and Binnie Hale, the action centres on an isolated lighthouse where the previous lighthouse keeper has been mysteriously murdered. Composer and silent film accompanist. Neil Brand, joins us for the Q&A.

Running time: 76 mins

Watch a clip HERE

Sunday April 24th at 1:30pm

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)

Anybody fancy a pie? Tod Slaughter stars in this ripe melodrama based on his highly successful stage play of the same name. Our special guest for the Q&A is Jade Evans, who is a currently writing a PhD on UK film stardom from 1920-1970.

Running time: 76 mins

Watch a clip HERE

Sunday May 8th at 1:30pm

Say it With Flowers (1934)

Kind-hearted market traders stage a fundraising concert featuring some of the most famous music hall artists of day. A fascinating glimpse of these long gone performers, some of whom began their careers in the 1870s. We're joined by Oscar nominated film & theatre composer Gary Yershon for the Q&A.

Running time: 71 mins

Watch a clip HERE

Sunday May 22nd at 1:30pm

Brief Ecstasy (1937)

Hugh Williams & Linden Travers star in this romantic drama from Ealing Studios as a couple who meet, fall in love and are separated due to a simple misunderstanding. Author Charles Barr joins us for the final Q&A of the season.

Running time: 60 mins

We couldn't find a clip of the film, but it features in Martin Scorsese's list of British Films You Need To See Before You Die

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Kino Quickies
Screenings of 1930s "quota quickie" films plus Q&As with expert guests at the Kino Cinema in Bermondsey, South London. Come along, watch a film, have a drink and join in the discussion. Two days later it appears as a podcast.
The Kino was unexpectedly shut down in January so season three of Kino Quickies has been postponed. We will be hosting a one-off SOLD OUT screening of "The Gaunt Stranger" at The Garden Cinema, WC2 on October 8th.
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