Talking about films, TV, books and music from a warm, safe place.
Talking about the films, TV shows, books or music which people go to again and again to feel safe, happy and welcome."Brilliant... A lovely listen" - Sunday Times"Highly recommended" - The WeekPresented and produced by J
Jurassic Park - with Tom Neenan
Season 1, Ep. 12
Comedy writer and performer Tom Neenan (The Hauntening, The Mash Report) takes off his sunglasses slowly, and stares in awe at the Most Comforting Monster Movie Ever Made... Steven Spielberg's original 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park.
Die Hard - with Youssef Kerkour
Season 1, Ep. 11
Actor Youssef Kerkour (Home, Dracula, House of Gucci) talks about the comforts of the quintessential single-location action movie, Die Hard, and how deliberate limitations and putting the audience first can combine to make a popcorn-guzzling classic.
The Hairy Bikers - with Stephanie Merritt
Season 1, Ep. 10
Writer and literary critic Stephanie Merritt (The Observer, S.J. Parris historical novels) praises the home-cooked comforts of the travel-and-food shows of TV chefs the Hairy Bikers.
Star Trek: The Original Series - with Andrew Male
Season 1, Ep. 9
TV, film and music writer Andrew Male (Mojo, Sight & Sound, Sunday Times) talks about the comforts of the original 1960s TV series of Star Trek, with its hope that we could all just get on, provided we boldly went somewhere together.
Made In Chelsea - with Julia Raeside
Season 1, Ep. 8
Writer and broadcaster Julia Raeside (Guardian, the i, Sunday Times, BBC Radio) talks about the comforts of super-posh constructed reality hyper-soap Made In Chelsea and attempts to explain its appeal to Joel, who is her husband, and, to be honest, had been wondering.
Peanuts - with Pete Paphides
Season 1, Ep. 7
Writer and broadcaster Pete Paphides (Broken Greek) talks about the comforts of Charles Schulz's groundbreaking cartoon strip Peanuts.