During the course of an interview on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Loose Ends’ programme this evening, comedian Andrew O’Neill spoke about his fondness for heavy metal music and the occult practices of Aleister Crowley, even going so far as to subtly correct the interviewer’s mispronunciation of ‘Crowley’. Well worth a listenContinue Reading

Very pleased to see that BBC Radio 4 Extra will be broadcasting the rather wonderful 1986 documentary on Aleister Crowley, ‘The Mischief Makers’, as part of its day of programmes relating to The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper…’ album. Frances Donnelly presents a documentary on poet, mountaineer and black magician Aleister Crowley.Continue Reading

Jack Parsons featured in tonight’s episode of Helen Keen’s It Is Rocket Science (Series 1, Episode 2) on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Helen Keen presents her off-beat but true account of the history of space flight, aided by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. This week how Wernher Von Braun wentContinue Reading

London’s Cafe Royal has long been famous as a meeting-place for writers, artists, and colourful personalities. This is a fascinating cultural history of conversation capturing the period flavour of a unique venue.   Featuring well-known figures in the literary and artistic world of the 1950s: Sir Max Beerbohm, John Betjeman,Continue Reading