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Michael will be presenting his film Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes at the Glastonbury Festival this year. The event will take place in the Pilton Palais Cinema Tent, on 23rd June at 9.30pm. More shows in August have now been announced and further dates for September will be added soon. Details, articles and tickets can be found on the dedicated page in the menu. Watch the trailer.

Michael’s latest film - King Rocker, made with comedian Stewart Lee - explores the life and work of Robert Lloyd.  Michael & Stewart will be presenting the film and doing Q&As at a handful of events this summer: July 23rd - Blue Dot Festival, Cheshire. July 28th - MAC, Birmingham. July 31st - Deer Shed Festival, North Yorkshire. August 24th & 26th - Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh.


The deluxe bookback DVD edition - with over 90 minutes of extras, alongside the soundtrack CD and liner notes from Michael and Stewart - is now available. The soundtrack LP is also available in limited edition red vinyl. These and 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. Watch The Trail. The DVD is available from the Cleaners From Venus merch store, here

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In a plot twist more unusual than an episode of Toast Of London, Steven Gonville Toast returned, after a seven year hiatus, to BBC 2. Michael, who helmed the previous 3 series, also directed the latest Hollywood adventures. Toast Of Tinseltown, along with all previous series of Toast of London, are now available on iPlayer.  Michael recently joined cast members Matt Berry, Doon Mackichan, Harry Peacock and co-writer Arthur Mathews at the BFI & Radio Times TV Festival for ‘A Toast To Toast’. Watch a recording of the live event here. Tinseltown still courtesy of Ben Meadows. 

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

art/music

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.

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