Our speaking talk is no good on the latest episode of Front Row with Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland. Straight from their Bucks 101 Radio show, the pair fumble a review of Atomic Blonde, mumble through the week in sport, and give a heads up about some news (as the dice dictates).
A pre-“Neymar record breaking transfer” sports round-up, a Dunkirk review which descends into a conversation about Harry Styles, and another of Paul Rutland’s pub quizzes, are all crammed into another new episode of Front Row with Owen and Paul.
Fresh from a rain-soaked three days at the big-little Truck music festival, Owen Hughes joins Paul Rutland in the Bucks 101 Radio studio for another episode of Front Row.
Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland are back together on the airwaves at Bucks 101 Radio with their weekly show, Front Row, every Monday at 10am, chatting films, sports and a random topic decided by a roll of the dice!
No, your podcast player of choice has not gone insane. You are receiving two entirely different episodes of Front Row with Owen and Paul within the space of three days. To make up for the very late publishing of the previous episode, we’re putting this one out early.
It’s also the final episode of Front Row for the foreseeable future. Series three has been a blast to record and produce. Both co-hosts Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland are hugely appreciative of all the input we’ve received from listeners during the live Bucks101 Radio broadcasts over the past seven weeks. It’s meant a lot to us, but like most good things, it has to come to an end.
At least temporarily. Owen and Paul explain the reason for the hiatus on this week’s podcast edition of Monday’s live show during the final roll-the-dice section. Elsewhere, Owen reviews adult-animated comedy Sausage Party, whilst Paul has a fully prepared sports round-up leading to a conversation about Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge of the England football team.
Thanks again for all your support over the past three series. Who knows, we may see the show reincarnated in some form or other. In the meantime, why not listen to the Failed Critics Podcast for more of Owen’s film reviews, or read Paul’s blog to keep up to date with his antics.
All previous episodes of Front Row can of course be accessed right here!
Quite possibly the longest we’ve ever left it between the live Bucks101 Radio broadcast of Front Row with Owen and Paul, and the eventual podcast edit of the show. In fact, in the meantime, we’ve even broadcast an entire other show. Sorry about that.
But this was a good one, we promise. Mainly, I suppose, because most of the content was decided by you, the listener, and not us! To tie into the fact that one or the other of Owen and Paul have been missing at least once this series, we thought the best thing to do would be to let you choose the music – and we had some crackers! Idgy Dean, I Start Counting, erm… AC/DC…
It wasn’t just music last week. We also talked a little about The Purge: Election Year, the (then) latest football results amongst the sports round-up and even managed to fit in enough time to roll the dice and rant about E4’s new barrel-scraping bottom-feeder of a show, Celebs Go Dating. Urgh.
Welcome to this week’s episode of Front Row with Owen and Paul– wait, let me start that sentence again.
Welcome to this week’s episode of Front Row with Owen.
That’s better. Unfortunately, Front Row co-host Paul Rutland couldn’t make this week’s broadcast of their Bucks101 Radio show (Monday, 2pm) and Owen Hughes left it too late to find a replacement so ended up running an entire episode on his own. Oops. Nevertheless, short though the runtime for this week’s podcast may be, we still squeeze in a recap of Ricky Gervais’ career thus far as well as a round-up of the previous week in sport – including the Olympics closing ceremony that nobody watched and one mind-boggling football statistic.
Rather unusually, the entire broadcast of this week’s episode of Front Row including the music is available to listen back to via Owen’s YouTube page until it is deemed to contravene some copyright law or other. You can watch on the embedded video below, or download the show as an mp3 from the link as per usual.
It was a podcast that began just like any other podcast. Two guys, Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland, sat around a microphone, speaking into it. They opened the show with an intro. It recapped what was in the upcoming penultimate episode. Everything was there, as normal; a sports round-up, roll the dice, the latest film reviews. You name it. If you wanted it, they had it.
It was then that I began to get suspicious. Where was the music? What happened to last week’s roll-the-dice section? Why was I talking as if in the opening segment of a noir movie?
And then it hit me.
This was the week that Owen finally got to review the eagerly awaited Shane Black crime-noir comedy, The Nice Guys. And boy, did he love it!
Paul, on the other hand, had no idea who Shane Black was or why Owen was so excited about it, so instead led the sports round-up, including: A short tribute to the late, great Muhammad Ali; Andy Murray’s French Open failure; as well as a brief introduction to Friday’s European Championship kick-off in France.
In other news, with Bucks101 Radio over for the term and still experiencing technical issues, this week’s podcast (and next week’s final episode in the series) was not originally broadcast on the radio. Therefore, there’s no playlist for this episode. Sorry.
However, Owen and Paul now have a new email address that you can contact them on at OwenAndPaulProductions@gmail.com – and in more exciting news, you can check out the latest trailer for their documentary on the YouTube clip below. You can look forward to seeing the full documentary when it’s released on Friday.
After you’ve listened to Front Row, of course…
The latest episode of Front Row with Owen and Paul is likely to cause offence – not due to swearing, at least, which we’ve found a new filter for. But like the two pretentious University students trying to sound intelligent by talking about Shakespeare that they are, only to sully themselves with cock jokes throughout, many people are sure to be rubbed up the wrong way (if you know what I mean).
With the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death/birth celebrated this past weekend, Owen revisits last October’s adaptation of Macbeth, starring Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender. In the sports round-up, Paul covers the infamous “deflate-gate”, the poorly defined fines in sport, and the shock of the University of Buckingham FC’s cup final victory.
The tunes on this week’s live Bucks101 Radio show (Tuesday’s, 5pm!) were chosen to fit a theme: “build a body out of songs”, as suggested on Twitter by Brian Plank. Limited to four tracks each, Owen and Paul had to find a song title or band name that made reference to a head, a body, legs and arms. Needless to say, playing Frankenstein is not as easy as it sounds with some very tenuous links being made by the pair.
Finally in the show, the dice roll lands on TV for the first time this series. Just in time for Owen and Paul to discuss why they aren’t watching Game of Thrones, what illegal downloading means to them, all before veering way off course to chat about Kid Rock’s ticketing policy. Hmm.
- Sex Pistols – Bodies (live) (Owen)
- Alex Clare – Hands Are Clever (Paul)
- The Smiths – Hand In Glove (Owen)
- Jack Johnson – Do You Remember (Paul)
- Half Man Half Biscuit – Restless Legs (Owen)
- Toseland – Good Eye Blind (live) (Paul)
- Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head (Owen)
- Kasabian – Club Foot (Paul)
The second episode of the second series of Front Row kicks off with Owen and Paul talking about the music that inspired, influenced or otherwise impacted them when they were younger. From 70’s punk to 90’s pop, they try and share the tunes that remind them most of their youth.
(Of course, as per usual, there’s no full songs available on the podcast. For that, you need to tune into Bucks101 Radio via Facebook or download the TuneIn app for Android / iOS and listen live on Tuesday’s at 5pm!)
There was still room in the show for our regular segments with Owen quelling his S-Club-fuelled-anger long enough to review Disney’s latest flick, The Jungle Book. Whereas Paul stopped dancing and singing along to S Club 7 long enough in the studio to mention the latest round of football results, the controversy around Alastair Cook’s helmet debacle and snooker legend Steve Davis’ retirement, all in the sports round-up.
- Outkast – Hey Ya! (Paul)
- The Offspring – Gotta Get Away (Owen)
- Elbow – One Day Like This (Paul)
- UK Subs – I Live In A Car (Owen)
- S Club 7 – Bring It All Back (Paul)
- Blur – Beetlebum (Owen)
- Hoosiers – Goodbye Mr A (Paul)
- Nirvana – All Apologies (Owen)
Series two of Front Row with Owen and Paul is off to a flyer as the Bucks101 Radio show returns in a new timeslot (Tuesday’s at 5pm), but with just as much sport, movies and general shenanigans as ever.
Our featured movie review, after a short hiatus, sees Owen Hughes taking on the violent, extreme and nauseating action film, Hardcore Henry. Meanwhile, Paul Rutland rounds-up both the good and the unfortunate from the past week in sport – clearly, neither Owen nor Paul are qualified doctors.
Only one minor adjustment has been made to Front Row’s format since last series, with the choice of music in the live radio show being centred around a unique theme. In this episode, the pair were tasked with choosing tracks that remind them of films. We’re looking for suggestions from you, our loyal listeners, for different themes to adopt in future episodes. “Drop us a line” at firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweet to @ohughes86 or @p_rutland96 with your topics.
You still won’t find music in the podcast, but as always you can listen to the tunes from every episode of Front Row on our YouTube page.
- Roachford – Cuddly Toy (Owen)
- Vangelis – Chariots of Fire (Paul)
- Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Owen)
- Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son (Paul)
- Oscar Isaac & Marcus Mumford – Fare Thee Well (Owen)
- The Selector – James Bond (Paul)
- Rancid – I Wanna Riot (Owen)
- Vangelis – Jerusalem (Paul)
Five episodes in and it’s still plain sailing for Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland’s show, Front Row, over at Bucks101 Radio.
This week’s podcast digest features the usual mix of japes and hijinks. Our main movie review is Bone Tomahawk, a horror-western genre mash-up that will plague Owen’s nightmares for a good while. We also chat more generally about the Oscars and who we think will win in the “big four” categories. Meanwhile, Paul’s sports round-up features reports on the latest developments in the Champions League, the cricket and with the ever-controversial Ronnie O’Sullivan. We also have something a little different towards the end of the show as we land on another new topic in Roll the Dice.
Front Row will be back on the radio next Thursday at 6pm where you can catch the whole show – that’s movie reviews, sports reports and another dice roll, on top of our selection of music that you miss out on in the podcast (but you already know that by now). Take a look at the playlist below to see which tracks you missed out on this week.
- The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Paul)
- Pearl Jam – Unemployable (Owen)
- Zac Brown Band – Toes (Paul)
- The Shins – Pariah King (Owen)
- Russell Morris – Wings of an Eagle (Paul)
- Satellite High – The Bus Is Late (Owen)
- Jack Johnson – Better Together (Paul)
- Lake – Remote Control Cars (Owen)
Another week, another Bucks101 radio show complete and resultant podcast of said show…!
On this fourth episode of Front Row, hosts Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland bond over Bond, review the R-rated box office smash Deadpool, and mull over some rather curious superstitions in the sports round-up. The rules of the ‘roll the dice’ section are broken, just four weeks in, as the topic of conversation chosen by the random roll lands on ‘music’ yet again – three weeks out of four! Nope. Re-roll, please.
As always, Front Row will be back on Bucks101 Radio next Thursday at 6pm, where you can hear all of the lovely chat (…well, lovely-ish…) as well as that week’s music. A playlist of all the tracks you missed out on this week is below.
- Nirvana – I Hate Myself and Want To Die (Owen)
- The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love (Paul)
- Pixies – I’ve Been Tired (Owen)
- Muse – Feeling Good (Paul)
- Weezer – Tired of Sex (Owen)
- Queen – Hammer To Fall (Paul)
- Plumtree – Go! (Owen)
- New Radicals – You Get What You Give (Paul)
Having somehow survived three whole weeks of producing radio shows without being kicked out, Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland are back with the latest bitesize podcast edition of their Bucks101 Radio programme.
Unfortunately, the rules haven’t changed so we still can’t bring you the music from the show. This is a huge shame anyway, of course, but especially so this week as our guest in the studio, Chris Armar, not only talks about his passion for NBA, the NFL and particularly the Super Bowl, but also plays some of his own music for us.
Elsewhere on the show, Owen reviews Zoolander 2 briefly before descending into discussion about Spotlight with Paul, as promised last week. We’ve also got our regular sports round-up and general tom-foolery.
- Saint Motel – My Type (Paul)
- Sultans of Ping FC – Where’s Me Jumper (Owen)
- Gnarls Barkley – Run (Paul)
- Half Man Half Biscuit – If I Had Possession Over Pancake Day (Owen)
- The Heavy – What Makes A Good Man (Paul)
- The Pogues – Thousands Are Sailing (Owen)
- The Who – My Generation (Paul)
- Trebble™ – Communist Manifesto (Chris Armar)
- Guru Josh – Infinity (Ultra Music) (Owen)
Just one day after broadcast on Bucks101 radio, Owen Hughes and Paul Rutland are back with the latest bitesize podcast edition of their show.
This week, Paul is suffering from some serious, heavy studying over the weekend. After being up all night drinking Lemsip and popping paracetamol like Smarties, he was just about able to crawl into the studio to play through some tracks and round-up the week in sport.
Meanwhile, Owen reviews another documentary in the Movie Review section, albeit one that’s slightly lighter in tone than last week’s My Nazi Legacy. Following its screening through BBC’s Storyville series, Owen discusses The Great Gangster Film Fraud – still available to watch the iPlayer – leading to a conversation about the merits of Storyville in general.
The die is cast again at the end of the show, rolling on the number one, prompting a chat about the very broad topic of ‘television’. Top Gear’s new host and Jeremy Clarkson’s obnoxiousness, as well as the ensuing battle between streaming and traditional TV, are all squeezed into the final section of the show.
You can join Owen and Paul again for the live Bucks101 broadcast of Front Row on Thursdays at 6pm. Until then, enjoy the podcast!
- The Velvet Underground – What Goes On? (Owen)
- Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine (Paul)
- Pere Ubu – Heart of Darkness (Owen)
- Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock (Paul)
- The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner (Owen)
- Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Paul)
- Paul Simon – I Know What I Know (Owen)
- Bryan Adams – Can’t Stop This Thing We Started (Paul)