Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Matthew Settle AKA Cap. Ronald Speirs: November 9th 2011

On Wednesday November 9th 2011, we put your questions to Matthew Settle who played Captain Ronald Speirs.

Follow Matthew Settle on TWITTER @matt_settle

Matt Settle intro (mp3)



MATTHEW SETTLE 1:
In this segment, Matt talks about his audition process and how he researched the part of Ronald Speirs.



MATTHEW SETTLE 2:
In this segment, Matt talks about boot camp, Captain Dale Dye and tells us which Band Of Brothers props he kept.



MATTHEW SETTLE 3:

In this segment, Matt tells us which cast members he bonded with and what it was like meeting Ronald Speirs face to face.



MATTHEW SETTLE 4:
In this segment, Matthew Settle tells us how being in Band Of Brothers changed his perception of war and sums up the real men of Easy company. Matt also talks about his involvment with 'Project Sunshine'.



MATTHEW SETTLE 5:
In this segment, Matt talks about sharing an apartment with Ross McCall and about the 'cigarette' incident between Speirs and the German soldiers.


THIS CONCLUDES OUR INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW SETTLE.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Doug Allen AKA Sgt. Alton More - September 14th 2011



O
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IVE guest on Wednesday September 14th 2011 was Doug Allen who played Alton More.



DOUG ALLEN 1:
In this segment, Doug Allen talks about Jumping For heroes and tells us how he got the part of Alton More.



DOUG ALLEN 2:
In this segment, Doug Allen talks about his Amerian accent, the cadre, Captain Dale Dye and Boot camp.




MORE FROM THIS INTERVIEW WILL BE POSTED HERE SOON.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Eion Bailey AKA PVT. David Webster - August 3rd 2011



Our LIVE guest on Wednesday August 3rd 2011 was Eion Bailey who played David Webster.



Eion Bailey welcome message (mp3)



EION BAILEY 1:
In this segment, Eion talks about his audition process and about David Webster.




EION BAILEY 2:
In this segment, Eion talks about actors boot camp and Captain Dale Dye.




EION BAILEY 3:
In this segment, Eion explains how being in Band Of Brothers affected his life and tells us how he managed to turn up with a tan during filming.




EION BAILEY 4:
In this segment, Eion tells us which cast members he bonded with, talks about trashing Tom Hardys hotel room and reveals his favourite scenes from Band Of Brothers.




EION BAILEY 5:
In this segment, one of Eion's fellow Band Of Brothers cast members calls in.




EION BAILEY 6:
In this segment, Eion sums up the real men of Easy company and pays tributes to the fans of the series.




THIS CONCLUDES OUR INTERVIEW WITH EION BAILEY.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Donnie Wahlberg AKA 2nd LT Carwood Lipton - July 27th 2011



Donnie Wahlberg who played Carwood Lipton
was our LIVE guest on Wednesday July 27th 2011.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Rick Gomez AKA Sgt. George Luz: June 29th 2011

On Wednesday June 29th, we put your questions to Rick Gomez who played George Luz.




RICK GOMEZ 1:
In this segment, Rick talks about his audition process and Lana Luz Miller, daughter of George Luz calls in to surprise Rick.



RICK GOMEZ 2:
In this segment, Rick pays tribute to James Madio and talks about Michael Cudlitz's Captain Dye impression.



RICK GOMEZ 3:In this segment, James Madio who played Frank Perconte prank calls Rick LIVE on air and George Luz Jr calls in to say hello.




RICK GOMEZ 4:
In this segment, Rick talks about his jump boots and Michael Cudlitz who played Bull Randleman. Then Michael calls in to surprise Rick.




RICK GOMEZ 5:
In this segment, Rick talks about Frank John Hughes, Colin Hanks and Donnie Wahlberg. He also sums up the real men of Easy company.






Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Mark Lawrence AKA Cpl. William Dukeman: June 15th 2011



On June 15th 2011 we put your questions to Mark Lawrence who played Cpl William Dukeman.



mark lawrence welcome message (mp3)


MARK LAWRENCE 1:
In this segment, Mark talks about his audition process and how he got the role of Bill Dukeman.




MARK LAWRENCE 2:
In this segment, Mark talks about his jump boots, practical jokes behind the scenes and the Jimmy Madio bar fight in Soho.




MARK LAWRENCE 3:
In this segment, Mark tells us how he researched the part of Bill Dukeman and pays tribute to Major Dick Winters.




MARK LAWRENCE 4:
In this segment, Mark talks about his favourite scenes to shoot and his favourite episode from Band Of Brothers.




MARK LAWRENCE 5:
In this segment, Mark talks about the bond between cast members, how Tom Hanks stole his cigarettes and sums up the real men of Easy Company.




THIS CONCLUDES OUR INTERVIEW WITH MARK LAWRENCE


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Peter McCabe AKA Donald Hoobler - Recorded May 11th 2011

On Wednesday 11th May 2011, we put your questions to
Peter McCabe who played Donald Hoobler



Peter McCabe Welcome Message (mp3)


PETER McCABE 1:
In this segment, Peter talks about his audition process and about Hooblers fatal accident with the luger.




PETER McCABE 2:
In this segment, Peter talks about his American accent, Captain Dale Dye and Boot Camp.



MORE FROM THIS INTERVIEW WILL BE POSTED HERE SHORTLY.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Interview with acclaimed author Marcus Brotherton

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On Wednesday April 27th 2011, LIVE on Black Sky Radio, we spoke to journalist and professional writer Marcus Brotherton known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 books, including biographies and directive non-fiction.

Notable works include We Who Are Alive and Remain (Penguin 2009), which reached No. 28 on the New York Times best sellers list, and A Company of Heroes (Penguin 2010), which ranked No. 1 in the country among World War II/ Western Front books. A forthcoming book, Shifty's War, about legendary sharpshooter Sgt. Darrell "Shifty" Powers, will be out in May 2011.

Marcus’ books have been praised by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Entertainment Weekly, The Associated Press, Booklist, Publishers Weekly and more. Critics have called Marcus’s books “… fascinating…” “…brilliantly arranged ...” “…magical…” and “… refreshingly frank….”

Collaborative works include projects with Lt. Buck Compton (one of the original Band of Brothers), apologist Dr. Ravi Zacharias, psychologist Dr. Nancy Heche, Bronze Star winner Colonel Susan Luz, Alabama restaurateur Martha Hawkins, humanitarian Susan Scott Krabacher, speaker Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, youth ministry expert Doug Fields, radio show host Steven Arterburn, First Place weight loss program CEO Carole Lewis, musician Tommy Walker, youth speaker Ryan Dobson, university chancellor Rev. Wayne Corderio, Casting Crowns lead singer Mark Hall, and more.

Born in Canada in 1968, Marcus earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical education and journalism from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon, and a master’s degree in theology and writing from Talbot Seminary at Biola University in Los Angeles, where he graduated with high honors.











LISTEN TO THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW ON THE PLAYER BELOW

Marcus Brotherton Interview

Monday, 25 April 2011

Ezra Godden AKA Pvt. Robert Van Klinken: April 13th 2011

Our guest on Wednesday 13th April 2011 was Ezra Godden who played Pvt. Robert Van Klinken.


LISTEN TO THE COMPLETE INTERVIEW BELOW

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Freddie Joe Farnsworth (Technical Advisor): March 30th 2011



Our guest on Wednesday March 30th 2011 was technical advisor and boot camp cadre Freddie Joe Farnsworth.



*Apologies for the static background noise during this interview.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Marc Warren AKA Pvt. Albert Blithe: March 16th 2011

Our guest on Wednesday March 16th 2011 was Marc Warren who played Pvt. Albert Blithe.




In this interview, Marc Warren talks about his audition process and how he got the role. Marc also pays tribute to Albert Blithe, talks to Gordon Blithe (son of Albert Blithe) LIVE on air and answers your questions. Recorded 16th March 2011.




THIS COMPLETES OUR INTERVIEW WITH MARC WARREN

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Damian Lewis AKA Major Dick Winters - Recorded March 2nd 2011



On Wednesday March 2nd 2011 we put your questions to Damian Lewis who played Major Dick Winters.

follow Damian on twitter > @lewis_damian


DAMIAN LEWIS 1:
In this segment, Damian talks about his audition process and tells us how he got the part of Major Dick Winters.




DAMIAN LEWIS 2:
In this segment, Damian talks about playing Major Dick Winters, the bond between cast members and actors boot camp.




DAMIAN LEWIS 3:
In this segment, Kathleen Ranney Bindon, daughter of Richard Winter's friend Mike Ranney, calls in to the show to talk to Damian.



DAMIAN LEWIS 4:
In this segment, Damian shares a funny anecdote from his boot camp experience and pays tribute to David Schwimmer.



DAMIAN LEWIS 5:
In this segment, Damian talks about his favourite scenes/episodes and reflects on the impact of the concentration camp scene in episode 9 'WHY WE FIGHT'.



DAMIAN LEWIS 6:
In this segment, Damian talks about the friendship between Winters and Nixon and tells us how playing Major Winters impacted his life and career.



THIS CONCLUDES OUR INTERVIEW WITH DAMIAN LEWIS

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Philip Barantini AKA Sgt. Wayne 'Skinny' Sisk: February 23rd 2011



On Wednesday February 23rd 2011 we put your questions to Philip Barantini who played Sgt. Wayne 'Skinny' Sisk.  Listen to the interview in full below.


* apologies for the occasional bursts of audio congestion during this interview

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Matt Hickey AKA Pvt. Patrick O' Keefe: February 16th 2011



Our guest on Wednesday February 16th 2011 was Matthew Hickey who played Pvt. Patrick O' Keefe.



Listen to the full interview on the player below.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

David Schwimmer AKA Herbert Sobel - Recorded February 9th 2011



On 9th February 2011 LIVE on Black Sky Radio,we put your questions to
David Schwimmer who played Herbert Sobel.



Listen!

David Schwimmer 1:
In this segment, David tells us how he got the part of Herbert Sobel and talks to us about his audition.



David Schwimmer 2:
In this segment, David talks about his boot camp experience and pays tribute to Herbert Sobel.



David Schwimmer 3:
In this segment, David pays tribute to Dick Winters, tells us which props he kept and tells us which cast members he bonded with.


THIS CONCLUDES OUR INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SCHWIMMER

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

George Calil AKA James 'Moe' Alley - Recorded January 19th 2011




On 19th January 2010 LIVE on Black Sky Radio, we put your questions to George Calil who played James 'Moe' Alley






Listen to the full interview on the player below

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Ross Owen's Tribute to Major Dick Winters. Recorded LIVE on Black Sky Radio




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Easy Company commander Major 'Dick' Winters passed away on January 2nd 2011. He was 92 years old.

OUR 'TRIBUTE TO MAJOR DICK WINTERS' SHOW WAS AIRED LIVE ON JANUARY 12th 2011 AND IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO ENJOY IN SEGMENTS BELOW.

‎Over 45,000 people from over 100 different countries around the world tuned in LIVE.

Our guests included...

Easy company veterans Bill Guarnere, Babe Heffron, Buck Compton and Brad Freeman.

Band Of Brothers cast members Captain Dale Dye, Ross McCall and Richard Speight Jr.

Two-time Emmy Award winning producer and writer Tim Gray.

Larry Alexander author of 'Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters, the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers'.





To listen to the interview, just press the play button on the clips below. Alternatively you can enjoy the interview on youtube


TRIBUTE TO DICK WINTERS PART 1:
Messages from the Band Of Brothers Cast.
In this segment, Ross Owen reads tributes to Major Winters from Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and the cast of Band Of Brothers.





TRIBUTE TO DICK WINTERS PART 2:
Wild Bill Guarnere LIVE on air.
In this segment, our first guest, Easy company veteran 'WILD' Bill Guarnere pays tribute to Major Winters. Bill was portrayed in Band Of Brothers by Frank John Hughes.





TRIBUTE TO MAJOR DICK WINTERS PART 3:
Babe Heffron LIVE on air.
In this segment, our second guest, Easy Company veteran Edward 'Babe' Heffron, pays tribute to Major Winters. Babe was portrayed in Band Of Brothers by Scots actor Robin Laing.




TRIBUTE TO MAJOR DICK WINTERS PART 4:
Buck Compton LIVE on air.

In this segment, our third guest, Easy Company veteran Lynn 'BUCK' Compton, pays tribute to Major Winters. Buck was portrayed in Band Of Brothers by Neal McDonough.




TRIBUTE TO DICK WINTERS PART 5:
Captain Dale Dye LIVE on air.
In this segment, recorded 12th January 2011, our fourth guest, actor, presenter, businessman and retired U.S. Marine Captain Dale Dye, pays tribute to Major Winters. Captain Dye played Col. Robert Sink in Band Of Brothers.




TRIBUTE TO DICK WINTERS PART 6:
Ross McCall LIVE on air.

In this segment, recorded 12th January 2011, our fifth guest, Band Of Brothers star Ross McCall pays tribute to Major Winters. Ross McCall played Joe Liebgott in Band Of Brothers.




TRIBUTE TO DICK WINTERS PART 7:

Richard Speight Jr LIVE on air.

In this segment, recorded 12th January 2011, our sixth guest, Band Of Brothers star Richard Speight Jr, pays tribute to Major Winters. Richard Speight Jr played Warren 'SKIP' Muck in Band Of Brothers.






TRIBUTE TO DICK WINTERS PART 8:
Tim Gray LIVE on air.

In this segment, recorded 12th January 2011, our seventh guest, two-time Emmy award winner Tim Gray pays tribute to Major Winters and talks about his campaign to have a statue of Winters erected in Normandy.






TRIBUTE TO DICK WINTERS PART 9:
Brad Freeman LIVE on air.
In this segment, our eighth guest, Easy company veteran Brad Freeman pays tribute to Major Winters. Brad was immortalised by the Stephen Ambrose book 'Band Of Brothers'.




TRIBUTE TO MAJOR DICK WINTERS PART 10:
Larry Alexander LIVE on air, PLUS show Finale.

In this segment, our final guest, Historian Larry Alexander, pays tribute to Major Winters. Larry is the author of 'Biggest Brother: The Life Of Major Dick Winters, The Man Who Led The Band Of Brothers'. PLUS... a touching finale to end the show.



THIS CONCLUDES OUR TRIBUTE TO MAJOR DICK WINTERS. R.I.P SIR. CURRAHEE!






SHOWN BELOW ARE TRIBUTES FROM THE BAND OF BROTHERS CAST



When our days run their course and a man like Dick Winters leaves us, time and providence remind us that human beings can do giant things, Dick Winters volunteered to go to war, leading paratroopers into unknown, yet certain, dangers. He led by both command and example; his wartime philosophy was simple -- 'Follow me.'
TOM HANKS

I was honoured to have played, no, represent Major Winters on the screen. He was unstinting in his support of the project and of me. He welcomed me to his house in Hershey, introduced me to his loving wife, Ethel, and constantly exhorted me to "Hang Tough!" He has died quietly, in private, without fanfare, with the same modesty that he lived his life as one of the most celebrated soldiers of his generation. I will miss him and I thank him. Currahee!
DAMIAN LEWIS

Dick Winters was at the vanguard of representing 'The Greatest Generation' in bringing honor to all his Band of Brothers. Winters would not have wanted this credit. He would have simply asked all of us to never forget how his generation served this nation and the world in WWII.
STEVEN SPIELBERG

His heroism shall be forever remembered.
RICHARD SPEIGHT JR.

Major Winters... Thank you for it all, Sir... R.I.P
ROSS McCALL

The world lost a hero... Those of us lucky enough to have met him lost an inspiration!
DONNIE WAHLBERG


Major Dick Winters... A hero and an inspiration
SIMON PEGG



The major was bigger than all of us and had the heart of 29 lions in a den faced with the choice to save himself or the guys he loved, he chose both. RIP major
NICK AARON

One of the Majors most known quotes was that he was NOT a hero but had "served in the the company of hero's". That quote, to me, is the very essence of the humble man who LED that company of hero's. It is the very definition of stoic. I only met Major Dick Winters once but he left an impression on me that I will always remember. He will be missed.
COLIN HANKS

One of our nation's great military leaders has made his last jump. Major Dick Winters did a lot of truly inspirational things in his long, fruitful life and our world is better off for that. He's the reason a bunch of us did at least one great thing in our own lives by bringing Band Of Brothers to a worldwide audience. I'll always treasure what he told me when I was training the second generation of Easy Company, 506th PIR to tell the story of the originals: "I believe Colonel Sink would like what you're doing..." Stand easy, Major Winters. Your war is finally won. Currahee!
CAPTAIN DALE DYE

I was privileged enough to have had a brief encounter with Major Winters. The feeling that I was in the presence of greatness was truly overwhelming. I remember...just staring. I couldn't say much but a... "Thank You" He was a huge figure in the engineering my life (not only as an actor) but mostly as a Man. Through him, I have been blessed to be alongside many influential Men & Woman over the years. I thank Major Winters from the bottom of my heart for that. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
JAMES MADIO

Major Winters was a great leader of great men! I am a better man because of him and we are who we are because of him and his men! It was an honor to shake his hand.
SCOTT GRIMES

As a legendary paratrooper returns to the skies,we are left to salute the legacy of a truly inspirational man - Major Dick Winters.
SHANE TAYLOR

An actual legend and a true hero who inspired many and will be remembered by all who knew him. An honour to have met him.
BEN CAPLAN

When a man has lived as long and as fully as Dick Winters, his passing inspires far more than it saddens. The real thing. R.I.P.
RICK WARDEN