Martin Freeman on Desert Island Discs

It’s been announced (or more like found) that Martin is expected to appear next Sunday (March 31st) on the podcast/radio show from BBC Radio 4 “Desert Island Discs”.

The roughtly 40 minutes’ show’s premise is: “Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? A castaway guest shares the soundtrack of their lives.” So expect to get some more of Martin’s favourite tracks some are probably going to be included in the upcoming “Soul on the Corner” compilation that’s going to come out on May.

How can you listen to it? Several ways:


Soul on the Corner cover and pre-order

We finally have news about Martin and Eddie Piller’s new compilation album: “Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller present Soul on the Corner”.

Let’s get to what most of us were waiting for and that is the album cover! This beautiful blue wall contrasts perfectly with Martin and Eddie’s matching outfits. A simple design and color palette that reminds us of the Blue Notes Records cover designs.

Soul on the Corner Cover Art. Photograph by Dean Chalkley.

You can preorder the album from the following:

Take into account that as indicated in Acid Jazz page, the track list for the CD version is different from the LP one. We’ve created a playlist with the LP tracklist – not all songs are available though mind: Spotify

BBC’s Comic Relief 2019: Team Freeman!

BBC’s Comic Relief 2019: Team Freeman!

Martin is again participating in this year’s BBC’s Comic Relief. He will be part of the “University Challenge” which will broadcast on BBC TWO on March 15 at 10pm UK Time.

The programme’s website – where you will be able to watch it once it’s over from UK IP addresses – is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003890.

The host of this show will be David Baddiel and will be joined by Martin Freeman as one of the team leaders and Jason Manford as the other one. Also on the teams: Emily Atack, Kerry Godliman, Robert Rinder, Vick Hope, Luisa Omielan and Darren Harriott which will all compete to win in an ultimate quiz.

Ode to Joy Premieres in Festival

Ode to Joy is set to premiere in Sedona Film Festival next February 26 on the main stage and again on March 3.

Unfortunately, we still don’t have a poster but some seconds of the film thanks to the steadycam operator publication on their vimeo account. Check out the link for some more.

More of the plot that we’ve already covered can be read on the festival film page, transcribed below. No actor nor cast members were announced to be present during the premiere nor interviews:

Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) has fallen in love and can’t get up. A man’s fervent attempts at subverting happiness once it begins to cause him bouts of narcolepsy are put to the ultimate test when he falls in love.

How does a man who is — literally — paralyzed by happiness find love? Thanks to a condition called cataplexy — a rare disorder that causes him to lose control of his muscles whenever he is overcome by strong emotion, particularly joy — Brooklyn librarian Charlie (Martin Freeman) has learned to carefully edit all delight-triggering people, places, and events out of his life. Family weddings, cute babies, adorable puppies, and, yes, romance are all fraught with peril in Charlie’s carefully managed world. But when the beautiful, spontaneous Francesca (Morena Baccarin) falls for him, the risk-averse Charlie finds himself at a crossroads: suppress his feelings of attraction, or take a chance and let love in?

Based on a true story originally featured on This American Life, “Ode to Joy” is a hilarious and touching look at what happens when we stop being afraid and let ourselves truly live.


Sedona Film Festival film’s page