Join Jewish Comedians Rachel Creeger and Philip Simon for Episode 9 of their comedy podcast, a chat show about all things Jewish produced by Russell Balkind. This week’s guests are TV and film writer, Anthony Horowitz, and broadcaster, podcaster and comedian Alice Fraser.
Anthony Horowitz: @anthonyhorowitz
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006.
He is also an acclaimed writer for adults and was commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate and Orion Books to write two new Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and its sequel, Moriarty. Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis.
Anthony is responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most beloved and successful television series, producing the first seven episodes (and the title) of Midsomer Murders. He is the writer and creator of award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, which was the Winner of the Lew Grade Audience award for BAFTA. Anthony has also written other original complex dramas for ITV, particularly thrillers including Collision, a major five part “state of the nation” piece and legal thriller Injustice. Foyle’s War returned in March 2013 as a Cold War thriller and was greeted with such critical acclaim and demands for more that he wrote one final series, bringing the show to an end in January 2015.
Anthony’s latest show New Blood will premiere on BBC iPlayer later this year.
Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014. His newest novel, Moonflower Murders, has just been published and is available in all good book retailers. https://www.waterstones.com/book/moonflower-murders/anthony-horowitz/2928377021047
Alice Fraser: @aliterative
Alice is an award winning writer, broadcaster, performer and comedian. She’s also an ex academic, ex-corporate Lawyer and (sort of) banjo player.
Studying Arts/Law at Sydney University, Alice began her life in comedy through the Improvised Comedy scene and the Arts and Law Faculty Revues across two universities and 5 years of writing, directing, producing and performing. During her Masters in English Literature (Rhetoric) at Cambridge, she carried her love of sketch comedy writing and performing into the Cambridge Footlights.
She has performed sold out solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Canberra Comedy Festival, Perth, Adelaide, New Zealand and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and performed all over the world, from Cambridge to New York, and from London to Damascus to universal critical acclaim and packed houses. Alice won the inaugural Homebake Comedy Competition, and was nominated for best newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival 2013. She was named as one of Chortle’s Gigs of the year in 2015. She was an SCF FRESH act, and consistently gets quite nice five star reviews for her solo shows.
Alice was awarded the 2016 AMP Tomorrow Fund grant for her podcast ‘Tea With Alice’ and has toured the world with her solo shows The Resistance, and Savage and Ethos which can now be viewed on Amazon Prime Video. The Trilogy podcast series commissioned by ABC Radio was voted Apple Editorials Team’s #1 Best Australian Podcast for 2018. Alice writes jokes for The Project on Channel 10, as well as the satirical news radio show “A Rational Fear”. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4, and Radio National as well as having co-hosted the cult radio show “Tracksuits” weekly on FBi radio in Sydney for many years. She also appeared on “Whovians” (episode 4) on ABC. She is a frequenter on “The Bugle” hosted by Andy Zaltzman and part of the ‘Troll Play’ ABC Radio podcast alongside Sami Shah and Cal Wilson.
She writes a regular column for SBS Comedy and The Chaser Quarterly. Alice’s solo show The Resistance is available on iview, on ABC 2’s Comedy Next Gen, and as part of Virgin flights on-board entertainment.
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*This episode was recorded under lockdown conditions.