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Litopia After Dark

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Litopia After Dark

Every month, LAD introduces you to fascinating people with extraordinary stories to tell.

Bringing a world-class literary and current affairs salon right into your home.

Packing stellar guests and riotous wit.  Contrary.  Unusual.  Spiky.  Gripping.

People call us a lot of things… but never, ever boring.

Litopia After Dark.
Making people go “Huh!” since 2009.
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For The Love of Film

Three Authors, Three Film Buffs, Two Directors And A Memory Of Jam...


How To Make A Movie: Have a great idea. Write a screenplay. Offer it to Hollywood (this step may take sixteen years waiting tables) Sell your soul (i.e. tarnish your great idea with two nudes, an astronaut, graphic sex, two vampires and three fart jokes) Watch the whole thing get mothballed and die in pre-production. (Despite […]

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A Message to Donald


So far Litopia After Dark has not signed the petition banning Donald Trump from entering the UK. Why? We want him in our studio! Since his PR department has yet to get back to us, we appeal to the man direct: Donald, we personally assure you there will be no open flames, gotcha questions or accusations of orangutan lineage. Our question to you is this: Since the USA was founded by witch-burning religious nutbags with buckles on their heads, built by Christian nutbags who massacred the natives and owned slaves, and inhabited by Bible Bashers, Mormons, snake-handlers, Scientologists and other people in funny hats, how is banning people from entering the country based on religious grounds not, in fact, UnAmerican? We’ve saved you a chair…

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Enough With The Bombing. Let’s Talk About Peace In The Middle East

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What Does Grief Tell Us? Simply, That We Should Be Nicer To Each Other
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Every Englishman Secretly Dreams Of Living In France. That's When The Nightmare Begins.
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Evelyn Waugh’s grand-daughter talks Hollywood, hookers and her new novel, Honeyville

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