Big thanks to our podcast listeners in this episode, who made suggestions for the best film soundtrack albums ever, and helped us with the question “Is the second-last track on an album the weakest?” No spoilers here: for the answer, and to see if you got a mention, you’ll have to listen in! You’ll also discover ElTele’s “campest film theme of all time”.
Popular culture lost so many stars this month: we say goodbye to Olivia Newton John, Bernard Cribbins, Raymond Briggs, David Warner, Nichelle Nichols, Darryl Hunt of the Pogues and ace Motown tunesmith Lamont Dozier (see a playlist of his tunes below).
The Captain finishes off Riccardino, the final Inspector Montalbano novel, tells the odd tale of its publication, and also gives a positive mention to British crime drama Sherwood, chock full of acting talent. ElTele has discovered Along for the Ride, with comedian David O’Doherty.
Andrea Camilleri and his final Inspector Montalbano book (The Guardian)
RIP Lamont Dozier – 37 Holland-Dozier-Holland pop classics (YouTube)
The second-last tracks on some classic albums (YouTube)
Along for the Ride with David O’Doherty excerpt (YouTube)