GFM and The Basis. Every month Philip Welch writes “Radio Talk” featuring different GFM presenters. Here’s Andrew Cockerill of Thursday’s Movie Mash Up


It all started with Jaws.

“That was the first film I watched and it stopped me swimming in the sea for 30 years,” said Andy Cockerill, presenter of GFM radio’s Movie Mash-up Show.

“My mum took me when I was about ten. Jaws was scary but that’s what really got me into film.”

Now he watches four movies a week, reads Empire film magazine and listens to film podcasts to help him compile his GFM show which broadcasts from 6-7pm on Thursdays and is repeated on Fridays 2-3pm.

Andy is a software engineer who works from home in Glastonbury and first featured on GFM when his Americana folk group The Outsiders was invited to play on Ian Liversedge’s Thursday Live show.

After the band dissolved Andy decided to pursue his long-held ambition to host a cinema programme on radio.

“GFM gave me the free training and we did some test broadcasts before launching Movie Mash-Up in 2014,” said Andy.

“I am grateful to GFM for their support and giving me the chance.”

Andy features some blockbusters on his show but aims it more at people who enjoy film but don’t get to a cinema as often as they would like.

“My favourite film is Shawshank Redemption but I would love to hear what is yours and which films you recommend,” he said.

“Contact me through Glastonbury FM’s Facebook page or website”

Movie Mash Up Thursdays at 6pm repeated on Fridays at 2pm



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