The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 199

Woah! What a busy show this week! I was delighted to be joined by not one, but two awesome guests, Clare Joy Longford and James Hendicott.

Interview with Clare Joy Langford, actor and producer of For King and Country

For King and Country

Clare Joy Longford is an actor and producer and is currently producing a play with the Dilated Theatre Company entitled ‘For King and Country.

It’s a court room drama which follows a Private Hemps’s desertion of World War I after three years on the frontline. Those found guilty of desertion were handed a death sentence. This follows the soldier’s PTSD, or what was then called ‘shell shock’ and the tribulations his defending officer had trying to ensure Private Hemp was acquitted.

The play was originally perfomed as ‘Hamp’ at the Edinburgh Festival in 1964. The cast included Leonard Rossiter, John Hurt and Richard Briers. It was then adapted into the BAFTA-nominated film King and Country.

For King and Country runs at the Southwark Playhouse from June 28 – July 21st. You can get tickets here.

You can find out more about Dilated Theatre on their website.

You can find out more about Clare Joy Langford on Twitter.

Interview with James Hendicott, author of ‘Football for the Forgotten’

James Hendicott

James Hendicott is a Dublin based writer and journalist and was in London at the CONIFA World Football Cup and is writing a book about it.

From their website CONIFA describe themselves as “CONIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is the football federation for all associations outside FIFA. It’s a global acting non-profit organization that supports representatives of international football teams from nations, de-facto nations, regions, minority peoples and sports isolated territories”.

James has been interested in what has been happening with CONIFA and was in London researching and chatting to the team for his new book ‘Football for the Forgotten’.

You can find out more about James and ‘Football for the Forgotten’ at his website. You can also pre-order ‘Football for the Forgotten’ here.

The London Ear on RTE 2XM // Show 199 – June 16 2018 // Playlist

Here’s this week’s playlist for The London Ear

1. Smashing Pumpkins: Solara
2. Silverbacks: Dunkirk
3. JC Stewart: Medicine
4. Chat with Clare Joy Longford about For King and Country
5. Lykke Li: Deep End
6. Whenyoung: Heaven on Earth
7. Geoff Love and his orchestra: Match of the Day
8. Chat with James Hendicott about CONIFA and Football for the Forgotten
9. Dario G: Carnival de Paris

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