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actor "Nathan Head" radio workAs well as being an actor Nathan Head has also worked on a number of radio shows. For just under three years he was a co-presenter on a weekly entertainment-themed show on 103.6FM Tameside Radio, as well as reading the entertainment news following the updates from the Sky News Centre on Sundays for the same station. Nathan Head first appeared on Tameside Radio in 2009 to talk about an upcoming film-screening and shortly afterwards joined The Matinée Show as a regular contributor every Sunday until his departure in 2011. The show played showtunes, reviewed musicals and discussed anything theatrical as well as interviewing various guests and celebrities such as Sue Devaney, Jeff Wayne, Nicki French, Sue Jenkins, Scott Bruton, Rowetta Satchell and Margarita Pracatan. The local Council once ran a Citizen Survey which showed that Tameside Radio was the third most listened to in the area, with only Key 103 and BBC Radio 2 having more listeners at the time. The survey only covered listeners in the Tameside, Oldham & Glossop region, but the station also had a good listenership in the Greater Manchester area spreading as far as Stockport and East Manchester, as well as a dedicated following of international listeners who tuned in online. Because of his work on The Matinée Show Nathan Head was asked to present his own segment called The Showbiz Slot on an internet radio station which was broadcast weekly on Online World Radio in 2010 and later re-released as a podcast via iTunes in 2011, followed by a second series in 2012.
 

Audio Reels

 

Brief history of The Matinée Show

2006
Gaydio Radio launch night - "Nathan Head"
Gaydio was originally set up by Ian Wallace and Toby Whitehouse as an online radio station in August 2006, Nathan Head was invited to  their prestigious launch night in Manchester starring three-time Grammy nominee Bonnie Tyler. One of the stations new features was an entertainment broadcast known as The Matinée Show hosted by presenter James Dean and Manchester drag performer Madame Aries.
The Mattinée Show on Gaydio Radio - "James Dean" and "Madame Aries"
2006/2007
The Mattinée Show moves to Tameside Radio - "James Dean" and "Madame Aries" with "Andy Hoyle"
In 2007 new Fm station Tameside Radio was launched under programme director Andy Hoyle and based in a studio located in Cavendish Mill, in Ashton-under-Lyne. James Dean and Madame Aries migrated The Matinée Show from Gaydio to Tameside Radio, where they continued their previous format of reviewing local shows and playing showtunes for two hours every Sunday afternoon.
The Mattinée Show on Tameside Radio - "James Dean" and "Madame Aries"
2008
The Mattinée Show on Tameside Radio - "James Dean" and "Madame Aries" with "Seb Lassandro" and "Suko Sullivan"
The original Matinée crew at Tameside Radio consisted of presenters James Dean and drag performer Madame Aries, from 2008 Gracie Fields expert Sebastian 'Seb in the corner' Lassandro gave the latest on the local amateur operatics scene and Broadway correspondent Suko Sullivan provided regular updates on the musical theatre circuit happening across the pond. X-Factor singer Scott Bruton and Eurovision star Nicki French would also occasionally join the team for special reports and interviews.
 
2009
actor "Nathan Head" radio work
Actor Nathan Head first appeared on 103.6FM Tameside Radio as a special guest on 2nd August 2009 to talk about his recent horror film success, shortly afterwards he was asked to return as a regular contributor to the show for two hours every Sunday afternooon.
actor "Nathan Head" radio work
       
2009/2010
actor "Nathan Head" radio work (with "Madame Aries" and "James Dean" and "Scott Bruton" and "Heather Dinnarr")
For almost two years The Matinée Show team consisted of actor Nathan Head, drag performer Madame Aries, presenter James Dean and singer Scott Bruton. 'Seb in the corner' sadly left the show in October 2010 but Broadway correspondent Suko Sullivan continued to provide updates from America via Skype. The Matinée Show played showtunes, reviewed musicals and discussed anything theatrical as well as interviewing various guests and celebrities such as Sue Devaney, Jeff Wayne, Nicki French, Sue Jenkins, Rowetta Satchell and Margarita Pracatan. Also pictured is guest singer Heather Dinnarr who performed at a live charity event that the team had organised in aid of a local Hospice.
2010
By the end of 2010 regular listener and  local singer John Mercer had gradually become a regular contributor to the show and quickly joined the team alongside presenters Madame Aries, James Dean and Nathan Head. Due to declining health, Madame Aries's appearances on the show became more infrequent, meaning that most installments of The Matinée Show would be hosted by James Dean, John Mercer and Nathan Head, Nathan also started to read the entertainment news highlights in 2010, following the updates from the Sky News Centre on Sundays.
actor "Nathan Head" radio work
2011
Nathan Head - James Dean - John Mercer - The Matinée Show on Tameside Radio
The Matinée Show team at 103.6FM Tameside Radio in 2011 consisted of presenter James Dean, actor Nathan Head and local singer John Mercer.
The Mattinée Show - "Nathan Head" and "James Dean" and "John Mercer"
Nathan Head left The Matinée Show on 17th July 2011 and by September the station was acquired by social landlord New Charter Housing Trust, merging its team with the staff at Quest Media Ltd, who also ran the local newspaper, the Tameside Reporter. Drivetime presenter Gareth Cottrel took over as programme controller of the station and The Matinée Show's format was developed into a Thursday segment of a daily magazine show called Tameside Tonight.
2012/2013/2014
The Mattinée Show - "James Dean" and "John Mercer"
With New Charter Housing Trust now owning Tameside Radio, Quest Media Ltd. ran the station, with news and features provided regularly by the team of journalists from The Tameside Reporter, a local newspaper also owned by Quest Media Ltd.  James Dean stayed on as presenter of Tameside Tonight with Madame Aries returning on Thursdays to co-host The Matinée Show with him, John Mercer was given his own breakfast show and Scott Bruton returned to the station for his own weekly music show. Nathan Head was reunited with The Matinée Show briefly on 14th March 2013 when he returned as a special guest on Tameside Tonight to talk about his latest film projects. In 2014 James Dean was promoted to executive station manager and The Matinée Show was reinstated on its original Sunday slot, hosted by John Mercer. Madame Aries sadly passed away on 28th February 2018 and a special tribute show was aired in her memory on 4th March 2018, which Nathan Head was asked to return for.
 
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Radio Plays & Audio Dramas

The Pilgrim's Progress
Episode four of the radio drama series The Pilgrim's Progress as adapted by John Ryder and based on the 1678 story by John Bunyan, Nathan Head voices the Iron Caged Man in this episode as well as a few other characters throughout the series. The Pilgrim's Progress was recorded in 2012 and later broadcast on 1521AM Flame Radio from September 2013 for five weeks.
Love Kills
Love Kills is an audio play by Sam Archer and Jordan Murray about a young guy who is being questioned for murder, Nathan Head plays the defence lawyer in this production which was broadcast on Walsall College Radio in 2011.
Not Quite Snow White
Nathan Head narrates the audio pantomime Not Quite Snow White, by James Dean, which was broadcast on 103.6FM Tameside Radio over Christmas 2009.
The Holy War
Audio drama series based on The Holy War by John Bunyan, Nathan voices Apollyon throughout the series which was directed by John Ryder, Nathan recorded his lines in 2014 and the series is scheduled to be broadcast on 1521AM Flame Radio in 2018.
 

Presenting & Interviewing 

A Fist Full Of Love
A Fistfull Of Love
Nathan Head interviewing the musical director, writer and lead actress from a musical play about domestic abuse in same-sex relationships, A Fist Full Of Love was performed in Manchester as part of the Not Part Of fringe festival in 2011 and this interview was broadcast on 103.6FM Tameside Radio in June 2011 to pronote the perormance.
Beauty And The Beast
Beauty And The Beast
Nathan Head interviewing the choreographer, musical director and lead actress from the Mossley Amateur Operatics production of Disney's classic Beauty And The Beast, this special was broadcast on 103.6FM Tameside Radio in April 2010.
Presenting 2011
Montage of various clips of Nathan Head co-presenting The Matinée Show with James Dean and John Mercer on 103.6FM throughout 2011, reviewing the TV remake of Annie, the stage musical Wicked and the movie Grease 2 as well as interviewing Nicki French and annoucning Nathan's departure from the show.
War Of The Worlds
War Of The Worlds
Nathan Head and the rest of The Matinée team interview Jeff Wayne, the creator, composer and conductor of The War Of The Worlds stage musical, live on Hallowe'en afternoon on 103.6FM Tameside Radio in 2010 to commemorate 72 years since the Orson Welles broadcast, which was based on the same source material.
Vampires Rock
Nathan Head & James Dean talk to Zelda Saint-Wilde, from Manchester burlesque troupe the Glitter Kittens, on 103.6FM Tameside Radio about her 2009 tour with Steve Steinman's musical Vampires Rock starring Toyah Willcox.
Presenting 2010
Montage of various clips of Nathan Head co-presenting and doing links on The Matinée Show on 103.6FM throughout 2010, alongside James Dean, Madame Aries and Seb Lassandro. Reviewing Little Shop Of Horrors, Mama Mia, Shock Treatment, The Nutcracker, Blood Brothers, Death Becomes Her and The Rocky Horror Show as well as mentioning the 2011 UK tour of Annie starring Su Pollard and Nicki French.
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
Nathan Head interviewing the director and lead actress from the Rochdale Musical Theatre Company's production of the musical Sweeney Todd. Broadcast on 103.6FM Tameside Radio in February 2011 to promote the performance at the Gracie Fields Theatre in Rochdale.
Cinderella
Nathan Head & James Dean join Eurovision star Nicki French at the Bridnley Arts Theatre in Runcorn to interview Emmerdale's Leah Bracknell & Grease Is The Word's Hayley Clarke, talking about the 2009 Cinderella pantomime for 103.6FM Tameside Radio.
Presenting 2009
Montage of various clips of Nathan Head co-presenting and doing links on The Matinée Show on 103.6FM throughout 2009 with James Dean, Madame Aries and Seb Lassandro. Discussing the musical adaption of Nosferatu, the first episode of Coronation Street, Doctor Who companions through the years, the various musicals inspired by the songs of The Beatles, the worst songs from the Buffy The Vampire Slayer musical and reviewing a recent stage production of Beauty And The Beast.
The Showbiz Slot
Nathan Head hosted a special series of broadcasts called The Showbiz Slot, originally produced for Online World Radio in 2010 and then re-launched via iTunes in 2011 and 2012 as a PodCast.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Special Guest Appearances

11th March 2013
Nathan Head appearing on 95.8FM BBC Merseyside on 11th March 2013 to talk about horror movies as well as his latest roles in The Psychiatrist, Sleep, Dead Walkers and Exorcist Chronicles.
14th March 2013
Nathan Head appearing on Tameside Tonight on 103.6FM on 14th March 2013 to talk about horror movies as well as his latest roles in The Psychiatrist, Sleep, Dead Walkers and Exorcist Chronicles.
2nd August 2009
Nathan Head's initial 103.6FM Tameside Radio appearance on 2nd August 2009 discussing the success of The Archangel Murders, talking about early art-house screenings to cinema release, multiple awards and later being shown in New York and at Cannes.
15th June 2010
Nathan Head and fellow actor Paul Newbery appear as special guests on 94.4FM Salford City Radio on 15th June 2010 to discuss current media news as well as talk about the success of their horror film and the support from the online community.
11th December 2011
Nathan Head returns to 103.6FM Tameside Radio on the 11th December 2011 to give an update on his work on The Zombie King with Hollywood star Ed Furlong.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Miscellany

New York Promo
Promotional clip for one of Nathan Head's horror films, The Archangel Murders, being shown in New York in 2009.
Ident
Selection of idents Nathan Head recorded for Sobel Nation Radio in New Jersey.
Comedy Item
Spoof news sketch starring Nathan Head and James Dean, based on the 2010 Sarah Ferguson scandal,  broadcast on 103.6FM Tameside Radio during the same time as the original news reports.
Tribute
Madame Aries
A special dedication was broadcast on 103.6FM on Sunday March 4th 2018 in memory of former Canal Street Drag performer and Tameside Radio presenter Madame Aries, aka Colin Timmins, who was one of the founding members of The Matinée team.
Tribute
Lis Sladen
A special news report from Nathan Head on actress Elisabeth Sladen's unexpected death, this tribute was aired on 103.6FM Tameside Radio after the updates from the Sky News Centre at 4pm on April 24th 2011.
Bloopers & Outtakes
Selection of funny moments from Nathan Head's time at 103.6FM Tameside Radio.
Ident
Selection of idents Nathan Head recorded for the DJ Eddie Kay show that were broadcast on 88.7FM WRSU in New Jersey.
 
 
 
 
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