The Benji and Nick Show is a weekly entertainment podcast that celebrates and chats about vintage television. Topics range from the famous to the obscure, from shows such as Star Trek, Doctor Who, Space: 1999 and The Avengers to Dangerous Knowledge, Lizzie Dripping, Follow Me and Eldorado. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg – the show has been running for over two years already!
Every Sunday, Benji Clifford (composer, singer, sound designer, 1970s style guru and international tangent) and Nicholas Briggs (actor, director, writer, Dalek voice and amateur beard grower) pick a TV show (or even a movie) to discuss. Sometimes they provide a commentary that listeners can sync themselves up to. And sometimes they simply have a catch-up chat about what they’ve been watching recently.
They also read out your emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and recently have been joined from across the pond by special US guest star reviewer Shelley Dean (artist, face/shoe-painter and the best convention minder known to human kind). Jamie (son-of-Gerry) Anderson often pops in too for some banter or to provide expert background material on his father’s TV career. He is never less than fascinating-slash-sarcastic…
Vintage magazine-style cover artwork is provided by the ever-talented The Mysterious C (aka Colin Smith, undercover man of mystery).
Every show begins with the baffling-but-compelling, annoying-yet-disarming Loch Ness Game — which is neither a game nor is it about Loch Ness. It all starts innocently enough with ‘Good Morning’ and then things just get weird…
You can support The Benji and Nick Show via Patreon. Just go to patreon.com and search for ‘The Benji and Nick Show’. There are FIVE tiers of membership starting at just £1 per month. Each tier offers a great selection of rewards, for example:
Early access to the podcast (a week or so in advance).
Extra audio content which includes:
The After Party (higher tiers can suggest topics)
TV Dinners! (amazing weekly recipes from Benji, Nick and Shelley – with a sprinkle of heckling!)
Inside the Telly (a specially produced, exclusive genre-busting comedy drama!)
Video content which includes:
Weekly podcast video
The After Party
There are great discounts on all merchandise available from the shop at nicholasbriggs.com including special The Benji and Nick Show merchandise. You can also join The Benji and Nick Show Discord, where your hosts will drop in from time to time. And for the highest tier there are additional rewards including an exclusive monthly video chat with Benji and Nick, plus a chance to join in the ‘Loch Ness Live’ contest.
There are also polls, birthday shout-outs, digital picture frames and exclusive, patron-only The Benji and Nick Show merchandise.
Merchandise is available from this website nicholasbriggs.com which is a UK website.
The Benji and Nick Show merchandise is produced and shipped via a UK company – and the same merchandise is also produced by a US company. US-based customers (only) should order from The Benji and Nick Show US as this offers local shipping rates (included in the total price).