Show Notes 1-6

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RELEASE THE CLOWNS EPISODE 6 Christmas Special.


INTRO – Kasper Michaels, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore (or Henry Livingstone Jnr.)


SKETCH 1 – Slapdash Christmas 

Written by: Phil Whelans

Performed by: Phil Whelans

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1


SKETCH 2 – Xmas Quick 1

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Karen Morden, Marco Chiu, Ensemble cast of free-jazz carolers

SFX from: SoundDogs.com


SKETCH 3 – Shorts Xmas Anthology 1

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Holly Meechan (Intro), Karen Morden, Marco Chiu

SFX from: Music: Terry Riley Down By The Liver (by Meat Xylophone)


SKETCH 4 – Pressies

Written by: Nick Hildred 

Performed by: Kasper Michaels (Father Christmas), Alex Marion (Chief Elf)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com


SKETCH 5 – Shorts Xmas Anthology 2

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Holly Meechan (Intro), Karen Morden, Marco Chiu

SFX from: Music: Terry Riley Down By The Liver (by Meat Xylophone)


SKETCH 6 – Christmas Name

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Leni Pikrodafnis (Mum). Alex Marion (Dad-ish), Amy Holmes (Dr Dunhealin)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com


SKETCH 7 – Shorts Xmas Anthology 3

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Holly Meechan (Intro), Karen Morden, Marco Chiu

SFX from: Music: Terry Riley Down By The Liver (by Meat Xylophone)


SKETCH 8 – Xmas Quick 3 (not a typo, it was written as 3, but we changed the order)

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Leni Pikrodafnis (Alice the Christmas person), Karen Morden (Bobbi, a householder), Marco Chiu (Andy, householder), Nick Hildred (Drax, the angry householder).

SFX from: SoundDogs.com


SKETCH 9 – The Mission (AKA Mission nearly impossible)

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Alex Marion (Voice over, Harper), Jonathan Thake (Major Stevens), Phil Whelans (Baker), Marco Chiu (Tompinks), Nick Hildred (Drummy)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Freesound.org (Daveincamas and inchadney for the bagpipes – thanks a million!) There are 40 – yes, 40! – individual sound effects in this sketch. Can you count them all?


END CREDITS - 

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred

SFX from: Music as start


POST CREDITS Xmas Quick 2 (we told you it would get here eventually)

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Kasper Michaels

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Freesound.org (Fatlane)



RELEASE THE CLOWNS EPISODE 5.


INTRO – Improvised by Simon Edwards. Music – ‘My Adventures’, purchased from SoundDogs.


SKETCH 1 – Garden of Eden

Written by: Jonathan Thake

Performed by: Phil Whelans (Adam), Jonathan Thake (God)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Music: Mozart Piano Concerto #21, from http://freesfx.co.uk


SKETCH 2 – Operation Name

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Phil Whelans (Boss Copper), Marco Chiu (Scofield), Karen Morden (DC1), Jonathan Thake (DC2), Nick Hildred (DC3)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Nightwatcher 98 at Freesound.org


SKETCH 3 – Taking Over The World 

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Phil Nice (Number 5), Nick Hildred (Number 1), Verity Softly (Number 4), Simon Edwards (Number 3)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com


SKETCH 4 Operation Name 2

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Phil Whelans (Boss Copper), Marco Chiu (Scofield), Karen Morden (DC1), Jonathan Thake (DC2), Nick Hildred (DC3)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Nightwatcher 98 at Freesound.org



SKETCH 5 – Golden Years

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred

SFX from: Music: Bach Orchestral Suite #3 from http://freesfx.co.uk


SKETCH 6 – Of Mice and Men

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Kasper Michaels (Man), Alex Marion (Mouse)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com


SKETCH 7 – Role Play

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Holly Meechan (Anne), Phil Whelans (Malcolm)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1.


END CREDITS - 

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred

SFX from: Music as at start


RELEASE THE CLOWNS EPISODE 4.


INTRO – Improvised by Alex Marion. Music – ‘My Adventures’, purchased from SoundDogs.



SKETCH 1 – Holiday Dad

Written by: Phil Whelans

Performed by: Leni Pikrodafnis (Consuela), Alex Marion (Mr Ralph), Phil Whelans (General Ramirez), Ensemble cast (Hubbub) – yes, we especially recorded hubbub for this, that’s how committed we are to our art!

SFX from: SoundDogs.com,  Freesound.org (‘Walking Badass Man’ by Tristan Lohengrin)


SKETCH 2 – Short’s Anthology 1

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Simon Edwards, Kasper Michaels

SFX from: Music: Terry Riley Down By The River (by Meat Xylophone)


SKETCH 3 – Murder on the Orient Express (Rest of title withheld – spoiler alert!)

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Nick Hildred (Gravelly film guy), Phil Whelans (Hercules Poirot), Alex Marion (Urban Youth 1) , Marco Chiu (Urban Youth 2), Karen Morden (Dame Judy Dench)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com


SKETCH 4 – Short’s Anthology 2

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Simon Edwards, Kasper Michaels

SFX from: Music: Terry Riley Down By The River (by Meat Xylophone)


SKETCH 5 – Allergies  

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Naomi Bonafoux (Waitress), Karen Morden (Stephanie), Joe Clegg (Vince)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1


SKETCH 6 – Short’s Anthology 3

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Simon Edwards, Kasper Michaels

SFX from: Music: Terry Riley Down By The Liver (by Meat Xylophone)


SKETCH 7 – Number Plate Quickie

Written by: Phil Nice and Martin Hyder

Performed by: Phil Nice (Porsche Cayenne owner) and Martin Hyder (Salesman)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com



SKETCH 8 – The Correspondents

Written by: Phil Whelans

Performed by: Amy Holmes (Emily), Phil Whelans (Jasper), Alex Marion (Thompson)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1



END CREDITS 

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred

SFX from: Music same as intro


RELEASE THE CLOWNS EPISODE 3. 

INTRO – Improvised by Nick Hildred. Music – ‘My Adventures’, purchased from SoundDogs.


SKETCH 1 - Marketing Lovers

Written by: Karen Morden

Performed by: Karen Morden (Lucy), Jonathan Thake (Simon)

SFX from: Foley Zoom H1.

  

SKETCH 2 – Big Match 1

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Jonathan Thake (Brian), Alex Marion (Dean), Crowd (ensemble cast of pretty much everyone who’s been in the series so far)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

  

SKETCH 3 – Braveheart Health and Safety

Written by: Phil Whelans

Performed by: Nick Hildred (William Wallace), Phil Whelans (Angus)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

 

SKETCH 4 – Big Match 2

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Jonathan Thake (Brian), Alex Marion (Dean), Crowd (ensemble cast of pretty much everyone who’s been in the series so far)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

  

SKETCH 5 – Be Happy

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Marco Chiu (Credit card guy), Karen Morden (Bedraggled mum), Jonathan Spake and Naomi Bonafoux (struggling couple), Joe Clegg (ad voice)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

 

SKETCH 6 – Big Match 3

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Jonathan Thake (Brian), Alex Marion (Dean), Crowd (ensemble cast of pretty much everyone who’s been in the series so far)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

 

SKETCH 7 – Loco Parentis

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Kasper Michaels (Dim Towelling)

SFX from: Music – Chinese Te from SoundDogs.com

  

SKETCH 8 – Big Match 4

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Jonathan Thake (Brian), Alex Marion (Dean), Crowd (ensemble cast of pretty much everyone who’s been in the series so far)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

 

SKETCH 9 – Godfather Part 3

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred (Godfather), Kasper Michaels (Consiglieri), Helen Duff (Apollonia)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1

 

END CREDITS -

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred

SFX from: Music same as intro


RELEASE THE CLOWNS EPISODE 2.

 

INTRO – Improvised by Alex marion, Nick Hildred and Marco Chiu. Music – ‘My Adventures’, purchased from SoundDogs.com 

 

SKETCH 1 – Slapdash Chef

Written by: Phil Whelans

Performed by: Phil Whelans

SFX from: Foley Zoom H1.

 

SKETCH 2 – Ancient Mariners

Written by: Jonathan Thake

Performed by: Alex Marion (mariner 1), Phil Whelans (Mariner 2), Jonathan Thake (Mariner Steve).

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1, Accordion Improvisation 2 by Tristan Lohengrin from FreeSound.org

 

SKETCH 3 – Wee Man

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred (Ad Guy, Bloke 3), Alex Marion (Bloke 1), Joe Clegg (Bloke 2), Karen Morden (Lady friend)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1.

 

SKETCH 4 – Online Registration 1

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Karen Morden (Computer Voice), Naomi Bonafoux (User)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

 

SKETCH 5 – Mother Wolf

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Verity Softly (Mother Wolf), Simon Edwards (Cub 1), Alex Marion (Cub 2), Phil Nice (Cub 3), Martin Hyder (Daddy Wolf)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com, Foley Zoom H1.

 

SKETCH 6 – Online Registration 2

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Karen Morden (Computer Voice), Joe Clegg (User)

SFX from: SoundDogs.com

 

SKETCH 7 – The Godfather Part 2

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred (Godfather), Simon Edwards (Tony), Kasper Michaels (Consiglieri)

SFX from: Music – Napoli Authentic from SoundDogs.com. ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’ by Harry McClintock, played by Nick.

  

END CREDITS 

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick Hildred

SFX from: Music same as intro


RELEASE THE CLOWNS EPISODE 1.

INTRO -  Improvised by Nick Hildred. Music – ‘My Adventures’, purchased from SoundDogs.

SKETCH 1 - Rescue Pets

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Helen Duff (Sally), Emily Sargent (Anne), Tim Keeling (Somellier), Alex Marion (Maitre D)

SFX from: SoundDogs

SKETCH 2 – CatEnders

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Martin Hyder (miserable East End male cat), Verity Softly (Angry East End female cat). Singing cat ensemble: Martin, Verity, Nick Hildred, Alex Marion (also supplied woofs), Simon, all as main singers, Phil Nice (cat without portfolio – i.e. random cat noises)

SFX from: Nick, foley with Zoom H1

SKETCH 3 – Medieval Emojis

Written by: Alex Marion

Performed by: Alex (Buckingham), Nick (Messenger), Marco Chiu (Salisbury)

SFX from: SoundDogs, foley Zoom H1

SKETCH 4 – No, It’s Gone

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Alex (Cashier), Verity (Aileen)

SFX from: SoundDogs

SKETCH 5 – Straight Men

Written by: Phil Nice & Martin Hyder

Performed by: Phil (Charlie Chalk). Martin (Bobby Cheese)

SFX from: SoundDogs. Pub atmos - FreeSound.org

SKETCH 6 – No It’s Gone 2

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Alex (Chairman), Verity (Aileen)

SFX from: SoundDogs. Running people - FreeSound.org

SKETCH 7 – The Godfather Part 1

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Phil Whelans (Tony), Nick Hildred (Godfather), Kasper Michaels (Consiglieri)

SFX from: Music – Napoli Authentic from SoundDogs, Zoom H1.

END CREDITS 

Written by: Nick Hildred

Performed by: Nick

SFX from: Music same as intro

POST CREDITS – No, It’s Gone 3

Written by: Simon Littlefield

Performed by: Verity Softly (Aileen)

SFX from: SoundDogs. Atmos Big Ben, Pigeons, Rifle Bolt, FreeSound.org

RELEASE THE CLOWNS EPISODE 2.


INTRO – Improvised by Alex marion, Nick Hildred and Marco Chiu. Music – ‘My Adventures’, purchased from SoundDogs.com



SKETCH 1 – Slapdash Chef

Written by: Phil Whelans

Performed by: Phil Whelans

SFX from: Foley Zoom H1.