2018 News

The Benji and Nick Show – Alien England 28th December, 2018- Benji and Nick are taking a festive break, so instead of a podcast this week we’re featuring the pilot audiobook episode of a sci-fi political thriller set the day after tomorrow. Alien England is written and narrated by Nick. As the results of a general election come in and a new prime minister begins to
The Benji and Nick Show – The Box of Delights 20th December, 2018- This week for The Benji and Nick Show, the boys have been watching the BBC TV adaptation of The Box of Delights. Based on the classic children’s novel by John Masefield (first published in 1935), the story follows the exploits of a young boy, Kay Harker, who finds himself drawn into a world of magic…
The Benji and Nick Show – Escape Into Night 13th December, 2018- In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys discuss Escape Into Night, a six-part British TV serial broadcast on ITV in April/May 1972. Originally made in colour, only black and white telerecordings still exist. The serial, an adaptation of Catherine Storr’s novel Marianne Dreams, focuses on a young girl, Marianne, whose drawings become
The Benji and Nick Show – London’s Burning 6th December, 2018- In The Benji and Nick Show this week, the boys will be discussing London’s Burning – a British television drama series focused on the lives of the London Fire Brigade. London’s Burning began with a movie broadcast in 1986, followed by 14 series which ran from 1988–2002 on ITV.    
The Benji and Nick Show – Columbo 28th November, 2018- In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick are discussing the first episode of Columbo – an American television series first broadcast in 1971. Columbo pioneered the inverted mystery technique by showing the crime first and then having Lieutenant Columbo – a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department – solve
Chicago TARDIS 22nd November, 2018- Chicago TARDIS, the Midwest’s largest Doctor Who event is about to begin! Three days of Doctor Who discussions, workshops, cosplay, gaming, kid-friendly activities and more from 23–25 November. Guests include Nicholas Briggs and Benji Clifford… All the details can be found here http://chicagotardis.com/trion/
The Benji and Nick Show – ITC Celebration 20th November, 2018- In the forthcoming The Benji and Nick Show, the boys chat about all things ITC. The Incorporated Television Company is best known for its many successful British cult TV series broadcast during the 1960s and 70s, such as The Saint, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Danger Man, The Baron, Gideon’s Way, The Champions, The Prisoner, Thunderbirds,
The Benji and Nick Show – Into the Labyrinth 14th November, 2018- Coming out soon in The Benji and Nick Show, the boys will be discussing Into the Labyrinth, a children’s television show broadcast on ITV in 1981. The series was based around a struggle between two timeless, feuding sorcerers…
The Benji and Nick Show – Survivors: The Fourth Horseman 8th November, 2018- In The Benji and Nick Show this week, Benji and Nick discuss The Fourth Horseman – the first episode of Survivors. Created by Terry Nation, Survivors is a fictional drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC1 from 1975–77. It concerns the plight of a group of people who have survived an apocalyptic plague
The Munsters Halloween reading… 31st October, 2018- The Munsters get spooky for Halloween!
The Benji and Nick Show – Ghostwatch 31st October, 2018- In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick present a live discussion of the controversial Ghostwatch – a British reality–horror/mockumentary television film first broadcast by BBC1 on the evening of Halloween (31st October) 1992. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
Big Finish Day 2018 29th October, 2018- Big Finish Day 2018 Saturday 3rd November, 10am–5pm In partnership with The Whoovers (created in 1999 by Doctor Who fans), Big Finish Day 2018 is your chance to meet the creators and stars of the many worlds of Big Finish and to catch up on any releases you may have missed. There will be special
The Benji and Nick Show – Sky 25th October, 2018- In the next The Benji and Nick Show,  the boys will be discussing Sky, a mystically oriented children’s science fantasy television serial made by HTV and broadcast on ITV in seven parts from 7 April–14 May 1975.
The Benji and Nick Show – The Flipside of Dominick Hide 18th October, 2018- Benji and Nick will be discussing The Flipside of Dominick Hide in the next The Benji and Nick Show. The Flipside of Dominick Hide is a British television play first transmitted on BBC1 in 1980. Dominick Hide, played by Peter Firth (Spooks, Equus), is a time traveller from Earth’s future who illegally visits London in
The Benji and Nick Show – The Owl Service 12th October, 2018- This week in The Benji and Nick Show, the boys are discussing The Owl Service, an eight-part children’s television series based on the fantasy novel of the same name by Alan Garner. The Owl Service was produced by Granada Television and broadcast in 1969–70. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – The Champions 4th October, 2018- In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, the boys will be chatting about The Champions. First broadcast on ITV in 1968–69, The Champions is a British espionage/science fiction/occult detective adventure series. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – The Jensen Code 28th September, 2018- This week in The Benji and Nick Show, the boys will be discussing The Jensen Code, a children’s adventure series that aired in 13 parts on ITV in 1973. It was written by the novelist and playwright Carey Harrison – son of actors Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer. Emails to enquiries@nicholasbriggs.com
Reviews for The Benji and Nick Show 21st September, 2018- Thank you all for these fantastic reviews! If you want to hear ramblings about cult TV and the occasional show review, this is for you! Plus Benji and Nick are just fun to listen to… Laura Vilensky Love the podcast, the amiable chatty feel is fun, and the cult TV shows discussed are a good
The Benji and Nick Show – Doctor Who: State of Decay 21st September, 2018- Coming soon – Issue 30 of The Benji and Nick Show is all about Doctor Who: State of Decay with the Fourth Doctor, Romana, Adric and K9. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – The Tomorrow People 12th September, 2018- The next topic for discussion in The Benji and Nick Show is The Tomorrow People, a children’s sci-fi series broadcast on ITV from 1973–79, with a remake in 1992–95. A series of audio plays using the original concept and characters (and many of the original TV actors) was also produced by Big Finish Productions between
The Benji and Nick Show – Colditz 6th September, 2018- In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick will be discussing Colditz, a British television series co-produced by the BBC and Universal Studios screened between 1972 and 1974. The series follows the Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at the supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle during World War II and their many attempts to
The Benji and Nick Show – Piece of Cake 30th August, 2018- On Sunday 2nd September, Benji and Nick will be discussing Piece of Cake in The Benji and Nick Show. Piece of Cake was a six-part television miniseries depicting the life of a Royal Air Force fighter squadron from the day of the British entry into the second world war through to one of the toughest
The Benji and Nick Show – The Stone Tape 21st August, 2018- In the next The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick will be chatting about The Stone Tape, a television play first broadcast on BBC Two in 1972. Written by Nigel Kneale, best known as the author of Quatermass, The Stone Tape combines aspects of sci-fi and horror when a team of scientists move into
The Benji and Nick Show – Robin of Sherwood 15th August, 2018- In the next The Benji and Nick Show podcast, Benji and Nick will be discussing all things Robin of Sherwood – a British television series based on the legend of Robin Hood which ran from 1984–86 on ITV.
Captain Kirk and Mr Spock 9th August, 2018- Even Kirk and Spock subscribe to The Benji and Nick Show!
The Benji and Nick Show – Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) 9th August, 2018- This week in The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick (yes he’s back!) discuss ITV’s private detective series, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, broadcast in 1969/70. There will inevitably be tangets and there may be competitions. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Star Fleet 4th August, 2018- Tomorrow in The Benji and Nick Show, Benji is joined by Jamie once again (with Nick still off sick) to chat about Star Fleet, an early ’80s Japanese sci-fi series notable for using miniatures and marionettes rather than cel animation, giving it a very unique look. Plus The Prisoner competition results are announced. Send your
The Benji and Nick Show – Star Trek: Balance of Terror 26th July, 2018- In the next The Benji and Nick Show podcast, the boys will be discussing the 1966 Star Trek episode: Balance of Terror. The Enterprise must decide on its response when a Romulan ship makes a destructively hostile armed probe of Federation territory. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com  
The Benji and Nick Show – The One Game 18th July, 2018- In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick will be discussing The One Game, a surreal drama set in Birmingham that was broadcast in four parts on ITV in 1988.