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Michael’s cinema film Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, will tour in March to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original seres. Details of upcoming shows can now be found on the dedicated page in the menu. If you are interested in hosting such an event, please go to the contact page and get in touch.  Apart from the many cinema shows, the film has now been screened at comedy clubs, music festivals, arts centres, a cafe, a library, a pub and a couple of large tents.



Michael’s latest film - King Rocker, made with comedian Stewart Lee - explores the life and work of Robert Lloyd.  The film will be released on DVD on March 18th and is available for pre-order now.  This deluxe bookback edition includes the full length feature film with over 90 minutes of extras, alongside the soundtrack CD. This collector’s edition is beautifully encased with 20 pages of unreleased behind the  scenes photos and liner notes from Michael and Stewart. The King Rocker soundtrack LP is also available in limited edition red vinyl and includes sleeve notes from Stewart, A3 theatrical poster and a lovingly replicated curry menu from Abduls in Birmingham. Other King Rocker merch is also available here


King Rocker was selected for the Sheffield Doc Fest and released in cinemas in November 2021.  To find out more, visit the website and watch the trailer. Stewart & Michael chat about King Rocker on the Kermode on Film podcast, the Radcliffe & Maconie show, their Soho Radio show and an Adventures In Music special. Read Michael & Stewart on cult docs for Dazed and a Quietus article about the film. Michael also discusses the film & things in general, on GingerbeardMark’s YouTube show and the Last Line podcast. Everything King Rocker is now collected here







After almost 20 years, Michael’s concert film of Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus) - The Golden Afternoon - has been lovingly restored for a limited edition DVD release by Lost Oxide.  The DVD is available from the Cleaners From Venus merch store, here

television

In a plot twist more unusual than Toast Of London, Steven Gonville Toast returns, after a seven year hiatus, to BBC 2. Michael, who helmed the previous 3 series,  directed the latest adventures.  Toast Of Tinseltown premiered on 04/01/22 on BBC2 and, along with all previous series, is now available on iPlayer.

commercials

Shots magazine has done a special feature on Michael’s work in comedy. Read the article here.

art

A collection of short films, in collaboration with the music of Mo, is available to view here and Michael’s latest solo short is available to view here.  More artworks are on display here.

currently revolving

The soundtrack to the breakout music documentary of 2021. Available here.