2023

The Full Lid – 15th December 2023

‘The Inner Fight’ is the penultimate episode of Lower Decks season 4. It’s appropriately titled. Trapped in a cave on an alien world by actual literal knife rain, Beckett Mariner (the amazing Tawny Newsome) opens up to her opponent cum confidant, Klingon Ma’ah (Jon Curry). As she does, she articulates the problem at the core of Starfleet, one […]

The Full Lid – 15th December 2023

The Full Lid – 8th December 2023

Three of the best podcasts I’ve listened to all year all use the ‘one voice and each finds new ways to tell stories using it. Let’s talk about them. Contents Travelling Light, listening to Observable Radio outside Ethics TownInterstitials: Individual Travelling Light episode art by co-creator MattPlayout: The British by Benjamin Zephanaiah Read More

The Full Lid – 8th December 2023

The Full Lid – 1st December 2023

Doctor Who is back! David Tennant and Catherine Tate returned to the timey wimey blue box, along with showrunner Russell T. Davies. Davies’ joyously furious script has enraged the exact people who love to be enraged. And in this trudge of a year, where the worst voices have often carried the furthest, it’d be easy to revel in

The Full Lid – 1st December 2023

The Full Lid – 24th November 2023

The brutal gravity of murder locks victim, suspect and detective into a dance as old as mortality. Dean Ormston and the late Si Spencer‘s graphic novel sidles onto the screen with the same plausible charm as Sir Julian Harker (Stephen Graham) cuckoos his way into his family’s life. Four different detectives, in four different time periods, work the same

The Full Lid – 24th November 2023

The Full Lid – 17th November 2023

November is a weird month. Too many weeks left to go wheels up for the holidays, but time to make decisions about how to structure the new year starting all too soon. Combined with today being the 6th anniversary of The Full Lid, it’s got us feeling reflective. We always aim for positivity and honesty

The Full Lid – 17th November 2023

The Full Lid – 10th November 2023

I used to cross the Fairy Bridge once a week. It’s a little bridge across Santon Burn on the Isle of Man, and whenever you cross it you say hello to the fairies. This is so baked into Manx culture that buses on the island make an automatic announcement to passengers when they cross it. Hundreds of

The Full Lid – 10th November 2023

The Full Lid – 20th October 2023

In a dingy apartment on the corner of Liminal Horror and Found Footage, Jay Marks records something he shouldn’t. Contents Mister Howl: A Found Footage Ghost StoryInterstitials: Video essays by LadyknightthebravePlayout: Imperial March by Galactic Empire  Read More

The Full Lid – 20th October 2023

The Full Lid – 13th October 2023

Camille Choisy (Amir El-Masry) is the manager of Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Paris in the late 19th Century, and would like not have any more fingers cut off, please. André de Lorde (Sam Crane) is a playwright who wants to fight every critic in Paris. Paula Maxa (Kelly Burke) is a make-up expert who wants

The Full Lid – 13th October 2023

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