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Twenty seven episodes, right here in twenty-seventeen! It starts in respectable territory, as Nick read lost-classic adult-comic Miracleman by Alan Moore (credited as “The Original Writer”, because that’s how the guy rolls), Gary Leach, Alan Davis and co, while Alastair followed the Oscar nominations with interest. Such interest, in fact, that we stop for a longer chat about them (5:16).

a-series-of-unfortunate-events-neil-patrick-harris-social (1)It’s a smooth transition from there to a full review of hot Oscar favourite La La Land (12:06), and then on to the new Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events (26:12), a show with a thoroughly excellent theme tune. (Don’t worry, we’ve included a clip.)

richard iii2Thirdly, and a small jump away from the rest, we’ve heard 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (38:54), the new album from the Dropkick Murphys. Is it too screamy for Nick, or can he withstand it?

Finally, we cover Richard III (45:35) – specifically the 1995 Richard Loncraine movie starring Ian McKellen. It’s certainly got points to make about fascism rising in the Western world, which may or may not be interesting given recent news events.

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