Here’s a link to an article that appeared today on the UK’s biggest comedy website, Chortle, about 12 hidden comedy gems from the Resonance FM archive. I’m pleased to write my most recent work for Resonance, The Café Chronicles, is listed in the 12. You can of course find the complete 10-part first series of the show on this website as well as the hour-long Christmas Eve special.
Airing on Christmas Eve, 8pm on Resonance 104.4fm.
(Repeated Boxing Day, 12pm)
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.
I’m appearing live on Bibi Lynch’s wonderfully irreverant Bibi Does Soho show on Soho Radio Culture on Tuesday 20th November between midday and 1pm, to discuss my radio comedy series from back in the summer ‘The Café Chronicles’ and the upcoming hour-long Café Chronicles Christmas special which airs on Resonance FM at 8pm on Christmas Eve.
You’ll be able to listen on their online app here: