The Café Chronicles Bumper Christmas Annual 2018 - 8pm Christmas Eve on Resonance

Airing on Christmas Eve, 8pm on Resonance 104.4fm.

(Repeated Boxing Day, 12pm)

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Daniel Ruiz Tizon returns with a Christmas Eve special of The Café Chronicles from the South Lambeth Portuguese café he has holed himself up in since the summer of 2001. As the gentrification sweeping through Nine Elms and Vauxhall accelerates, The Café Chronicles documents the characters and community threatened by these changes. This packed festive edition features chin fissures, cartoon flattened pastries, leviathan eclairs, hairy chested waiters in open necked shirts shedding chest hair in customers coffees, and Old Twitter, the octogenarian couple with their newspapers breaking yesterday’s news today. And Daniel looks back at an old Christmas exchange with a café regular that kick-started the erosion of his long-prized anonymity in the café.

The Café Chronicles Bumper Christmas Annual on ResonanceFM

As mentioned on this week’s guest appearance on Bibi Does Soho, I will be presenting a special hour-long festive edition of The Café Chronicles next month. The Café Chronicles Bumper Christmas Annual will air on Resonance 104.4FM on Christmas Eve at 8pm.

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The show is likely to feature many of the characters that featured on the opening 10-part series that aired on Resonance back in the summer. All the episodes are available to download both from this site and also Apple Podcasts.

The Café Chronicles - starts Monday 6 August on Resonance 104.4 FM at 10am

The Café Chronicles, my new 10-part radio comedy series starts on Monday 6 August at 10am on Resonance 104.4FM (repeated at 6:30pm) and runs every weekday until Friday 17 August. 

Daniel Ruiz Tizon returns with a brand new series, presenting 10 x 5 daily missives from the South Lambeth Portuguese café he has holed himself up in since the summer of 2001. As the gentrification sweeping through Nine Elms and Vauxhall accelerates, The Café Chronicles documents the characters and community threatened by these changes.

It’s a world of tobacco, discarded chicken bones, faded denim, easily slighted personalities, exaggerated Mediterranean gesticulations and coffee, the glue that holds the old community together.

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EPISODE LISTING

Monday 6 August 2018     

Episode 1 – The Handshake

Priding himself on a firm traditional handshake, a turned ankle on his way to the café leads to what is easily Daniel’s worst handshake of the year.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Tuesday 7 August 2018

Episode 2 – Poor Butter Coverage

Daniel locks horns with a new waiter over the poor butter coverage on his Portuguese Toast.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Wednesday 8 August 2018

Episode 3 – The Non-Handwashing

The weekly appearance of the non-handwashing Singing Spaniard has Daniel bemoaning the reluctance among the café’s regulars to embrace handwashing after using the loos.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Thursday 9 August 2018

Episode 4 – The Hash Brown Ring Walk

The addition of the Hash Brown to the now all-day English breakfast, and the curious manner of its standalone delivery, over-complicates the café breakfast.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Friday 10 August 2018

Episode 5 – The Towel

The salmon-coloured socks of a laughs-too-easily customer leads to a troubling, long-suppressed recollection for Daniel.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Monday 13 August 2018

Episode 6 – Mistaken Bald Identity

The death of a bald regular revives uncomfortable memories for Daniel of the time he mistook another bald regular for the now deceased.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Episode 7 – The Reward Card

Daniel looks at the difficulties the introduction of a coffee reward card in the café has caused him.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Episode 8 – The Head Man of SW8

The unusually hot October evening back in 2011 when the Drunken Somalian abused the café regulars is recalled.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Thursday 16 August 2018

Episode 9 – The Lamp Post Pole Dancer

The sun brings out the Lamp Post Pole Dancer and the ensuing chaos leads to Daniel having trouble getting his latte.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

 

Friday 17 August 2018

Episode 10 – The Nod

A ‘nod’ introduced into his prayers by an old teacher continues to cause Daniel problems, but its presence may have inadvertently led to a thawing out of the frosty relations between our host and the new waiter.

Last in the series.

Written and presented by Daniel Ruiz Tizon.

Listen: Tune into Resonance 104.4 FM or via goo.gl/E6rhgs

Sunday 19 August 2018

Omnibus - All 10 episodes aired at 10am