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Michael’s 2021 film King Rocker, made with comedian Stewart Lee, explores the life and work of Robert Lloyd of the The Prefects & The Nightingales.

Everything King Rocker is now collected on the dedicated page in the menu. 

After 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. Michael appears in the documentary about Martin Newell by James Sharp - The Jangling Man. 


Toast Of Tinseltown, directed by Michael and winner of the Rose d’Or for best comedy, is now streaming on ROKU.  Watch a recording of the recent BFI event:  ‘A Toast To Toast’ here. Michael joined cast members Matt Berry, Doon Mackichan & Harry Peacock and writer Arthur Mathews for a Q&A with Samira Ahmed.

Tinseltown still courtesy of Ben Meadows. 

Sandylands, the seaside-set comedy drama, directed by Michael - and starring David Walliams, Hugh Bonneville, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sophie Thompson, Simon Bird, Natalie Dew, Craig Parkinson & Harriet Webb - is now available on the BBC iPlayer. More about Sandylands here


The next twist in Robert Lloyd’s unlikely tale, post King Rocker, is an album of country music duets with Janet Beveridge Bean of Chicago’s Eleventh Dream Day & Freakwater.  Michael has made a promo video for the album’s title track -  Black Cat/Dark Horse.  Watch it here. 

Michael has contributed to Eggs TV - the amazing, 6 part televisual mutant love child of The Lovely Eggs' collaboration with artist Casey Raymond.

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.


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


Michael chats about things in general on GingerBeardMark’s YouTube show, the Last Line podcast, the Park Date Podcast & Glastonbury’s YouTube site.

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As fascinating now, as it was then. The 2023 ‘Red’ de-mix / re-mix of the first album I ever owned.