Features and Interviews

Features and interviews exclusive to the Haunted Generation website…

Nigel Plaskitt, Monty & Co, Pipkins and Hartley Hare
Actor and puppeteer Nigel Plaskitt reveals how he reunited with his former Pipkins colleagues to create new CBeebies show Monty & Co… as well as sharing memories of Pipkins and Doctor Who. With interjections from Hartley Hare!

Field Lines Cartographer, Mark Burford and The Spectral Isle
Musician Mark Burford – aka Field Lines Cartographer – discusses his new album The Spectral Isle, inspired by stories of the mythical “vanished” island of Hy-Brasil…

Robin Of Sherwood, Andrew Orton and Hooded Man
Andrew Orton discusses the legacy of this folklore-infused 1980s fantasy show, as his two Hooded Man guidebooks are reissued…

Adam Scovell, Drew Mulholland, Ness and A Haunting Strip Of Marshland
Film-maker Adam Scovell and musician Drew Mullholland discuss Ness, their short film adaptation of Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood’s book of the same title…

Belbury Poly, Jim Jupp and Ghost Box Records
Ghost Box Records co-founder Jim Jupp discusses his new Belbury Poly album The Gone Away, and the influence of fairy folklore…

Patrick Russell, the BFI, Public Information Films and the COI
The British Film Institute’s Patrick Russell discusses a new Blu-ray box set of Public Information Films, all produced by the Central Office of Information between the 1940s and 1980s.

Matthew Holness, Possum, The Snipist and Garth Marenghi
Actor, writer and director Matthew Holness discusses his work – including latest film Possum – in this exclusive in-depth interview…

The Children’s Film Foundation, Vic Pratt and the BFI
The British Film Institute’s Vic Pratt discusses the latest DVD box set of Children’s Film Foundation films…

Polypores, Azure and Stephen James Buckley
Lancashire musician Stephen James Buckley – aka Polypores – discusses his new album Azure, and the influence of fantastical tropicalia…

Glen Johnson, Second Language and Textile Ranch
Second Language label co-founder Glen Johnson discusses his new Textile Ranch album, Ombilical

Tom Harding, Capac and After Lights Out
Poet Tom Harding discusses After Lights Out, a collaboration with Capac inspired by the feelings associated with insomnia…

Jim Jupp, Intermission and Ghost Box Records
Ghost Box co-founder Jim Jupp discusses this new collection of previously unreleased material by the label’s roster…

Plone, Puzzlewood and Ghost Box Records
Plone co-founders Mike Johnston and Billy Bainbridge discuss Puzzlewood, their first album of new material in over 20 years…

Cindy Kent, The Settlers, Follyfoot and The Lightning Tree
Cindy Kent, lead singer of The Settlers, discusses the band’s history, including ‘The Lightning Tree’ – the classic theme from Follyfoot

Alice Lowe, Sightseers, Timestalker and Delia Derbyshire
Actor, writer and director Alice Lowe discusses her previous work and future projects in this exclusive, in-depth interview…

Jon Brooks, Shapwick and How To Get To Spring
Jon Brooks discusses the inspiration behind new album How To Get To Spring, and the reissues of his classic 2012 album, Shapwick

The Heartwood Institute, Panamint Manse and Parapsychedelia
Jonathan Sharp (aka The Heartwood Institute) and Wayne P. Ulmer (aka Panamint Manse) discuss their new album Parapsychedelia, inspired by media coverage of 1970s ESP experiments…

Alex Cargill, Treedom and The Central Office Of Information
Alex Cargill (aka The Central Office Of Information) discusses his new album Treedom, and the influence of the “Wood Wide Web”…

Keith Seatman, Doctor Who and Time To Dream But Never Seen
Musician Keith Seatman discusses the hallucinatory strangeness of the British seaside resort and its influence on his new album, Time To Dream But Never Seen

Gilroy Mere, Oliver Cherer and Over The Tracks
Musician Oliver Cherer – aka Gilroy Mere – discusses his new EP Over The Tracks and fothcoming album Adlestrop, both inspired by the vanished railway stations of the Beeching Report…

The Black Meadow, Chris Lambert and The Soulless Party
Writer Chris Lambert discusses the latest multi-media missives from the Black Meadow, a dark and folklore-ridden section of the North York Moors…

Paul Weller, Ghost Box Records and Jim Jupp
Ghost Box co-founder Jim Jupp discusses the label’s latest release – an EP of experimental sound collage by Paul Weller…

Rupert Lally, The Prospect and Dune action figures
Musician Rupert Lally discusses his new album The Prospect, a musical adaptation of his own short story, the haunting tale of a 19th century frontier town…

The Scarfolk Annual, Richard Littler… and Merry Christmas!
Festive greetings from the Haunted Generation, as artist and writer Richard Littler discusses this year’s traditional Scarfolk Annual

Hattie Cooke, The Sleepers and Spun Out Of Control
Musician Hattie Cooke discusses her new album The Sleepers, and her love of dystopian 1970s cinema…

Scarred For Life, Kev Oyston and Memories Of 1970s TV
Musician Kev Oyston discusses the new Scarred For Life compilation album, inspired by memories of the most unsettling childhood TV shows…

David Cain, The Seasons and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
A tribute to the late David Cain of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, including a 2012 radio interview in which he discusses his classic 1968 album, The Seasons

Alison Cotton, Muriel Spark and The Girl I Left Behind Me
Musician Alison Cotton discusses her new album The Girl I Left Behind Me, inspired by the classic ghost stories of Muriel Spark…

Usborne’s Ghosts, Christopher Maynard and Bosworth Hall Hotel
A field report from the October 2019 launch party for the reissued edition of Usborne Publishing’s classic 1977 Ghosts book…

Pulselovers, Mat Handley and Cotswold Stone
Musician Mat Handley – aka Pulselovers – discusses his new album Cotswold Stone, inspired by memories of his childhood visits to Oxfordshire…

Dick and Stewart, Richard Littler and Scarfolk
Artist and writer Richard Littler discusses Dick and Stewart, his dystopian homage to 1970s children’s animations…

Vic Mars, Inner Roads and Outer Paths, and Alfred Watkins’ Old Straight Track
Musician Vic Mars discusses his new album Inner Roads and Outer Paths, inspired by his childhood adventures around the edgelands of Herefordshire…

A Year In The Country, Stephen Prince and Echoes & Reverberations
Stephen Prince discusses his multi-media project A Year In The Country, and the gentle disquiet of the British countryside…

The Wicker Man, The Wicker Tapes, Drew Mulholland and John Dee’s Angels
Musician Drew Mulholland discusses his new album The Wicker Tapes, constructed from manipulated recordings made at the prime locations for The Wicker Man

Ritual & Resistance, The Delaware Road, Concretism and Imber Village
Field report from the August 2019 Delaware Road Ritual & Resistance event on Salisbury Plain, including a discussion with musician Chris Sharp, aka Concretism…

The Dark Is Rising, Hanspan and Rob Colling’s kantale
Musician Rob Colling, aka Handspan, discusses his new album The Dark Is Rising, inspired by Susan Cooper’s classic novel of the same title…

The Delaware Road, Alan Gubby and Ritual & Resistance
A retrospective field report from the 2017 Delaware Road event at Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker, as organiser Alan Gubby looks ahead to the 2019 Ritual & Resistance event…

Polypores, Flora and Sam Spade’s Gigantic Garden
Musician Stephen James Buckley – aka Polypores – discusses his new album Flora, inspired by thoughts of overgrown, alien plant life…

The Art of Clay Pipe Music
Field report from the July 2019 launch of an exhibition of artwork from the Clay Pipe label, and artist Frances Castle discusses her work and inspirations…

Undercliff, Mark Brend and the Olive Grove Cult
Writer and musician Mark Brend discusses his new novel Undercliff, set in the sinister world of an early 1970s religious cult…

Chanctonbury Rings, Justin Hopper & Sharron Kraus and a Midsummer Night’s Happening
Field report from the June 2019 ‘Happening’ at the State 51 Conspiracy warehouse in Shoreditch, organised by Ghost Box and Trunk Records. And Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus discuss their new Ghost Box album, Chanctonbury Rings

Jonny Trunk, Wrappers Delight and John Townsend
Writer and archivist Jonny Trunk – of Trunk Records – discusses his new book Wrappers Delight, showcasing the extraordinary hoard of 20th century ephemera amassed by Stockport collector John Townsend…

Divided Time, Jonathan Sharp and faded Polaroids
Musician Jonathan Sharp, of The Heartwood Institute, discusses his new solo album Divided Time, inspired by his discovery of a cache of 1970s childhood photos…

Picture Box, Sean Reynard and Quentin Smirhes
Writer, actor and director Sean Reynard discusses his extraordinary character Quentin Smirhes, a sinister remnant from the darker corners of 1970s TV…

Delia Derbyshire, Drew Mulholland and Three Antennas In A Quarry
Musician Drew Mulholland discusses his new album Three Antennas In A Quarry, based on plans given to him by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s Delia Derybshire…

Stagdale, Echoes of war and the Fortean Times
Artist Frances Castle discusses her new graphic novel Stagdale, set in a idyllic English village in the summer of 1975…