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 listen
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.
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,