C4, 1992 (this rpt 25/01/1998): “Exec-produced by Keith Griffiths, producer of Radio On, The Cardinal and the Corpse marks the beginning of Petit’s loose partnership with writer Iain Sinclair. There’s a nod towards narrative here involving a book-search launched by graphic novelist Alan Moore and a dealer (the dapper but barking Driffield), but it’s little more than an excuse to showcase a number of authors and other miscreants. Former aristo turned crime writer Robin Cook (aka Derek Raymond) sets the tone (‘All life is ultimately about death. It’s what I call the general contract’) while Michael Moorcock (‘Moorcock schmoorcock,’ mutters a Charing Cross Road dealer) casts doubt on Driffield’s claim that a pulp novel, The Cardinal and the Corpse by Stephen Blakesley, is actually the work of Flann O’Brien. Petit and Sinclair’s film is a deliberately jarring, oddly engaging rogues’ gallery that even makes room for Tony Lambrianou, a former associate of the Krays (‘I don’t like the word gangster: I feel embarrassed when people use that word’).”
See the video after the break.
You’re living a deprived life if you haven’t read Derek Raymond’s Factory series of crime fiction. Nothing else like it.
Previously here and at my other blogs:
Writer Derek Raymond’s Beret
New Picture Of Writer Derek Raymond
Unpublished Interview With Writer Derek Raymond
Writer Derek Raymond Offers Hope To All Of Us
Transcript: Writer Derek Raymond Rare TV Interview
Writer Derek Raymond: Rare Videos!
Writer Derek Raymond: New Images
Melville House Finally Does Derek Raymond
Melville House: A Publisher’s Epic Failure
Writer Derek Raymond 80th Birth Anniversary
Gorgeous Cover For Derek Raymond
I Must Read Writer Cathi Unsworth
Derek Raymond: Read ALL Of His Work
The Immortal Writer Derek Raymond
Derek Raymond Still Lives
Derek Raymond Is Your Year-End Reading
God Bless Writer Derek Raymond
Writer Derek Raymond Tribute
Writer Derek Raymond
Derek Raymond: He Makes All Others Look Like Shit