Reviews for The Lion Who Never Roared

“Beautifully written and strikingly illustrated” –When Saturday Comes 

“Too many stories … have disappeared from our collective consciousness. We should be grateful to Tiller for reclaiming this one.” –Times Literary Supplement

A beautifully written and fitting tribute for a unfairly overlooked legend.” –Josh Widdicombe

“An evocative and gripping portrait of a remarkable football pioneer.” –Debbie Hewitt, Chair of the FA

“Moving, sad and uplifting. Everyone should know the legend of Jack Leslie.” –Matt Barlow, Daily Mail

I’ve personally curated a hand crafted, artisan playlist of my best songs for your delectation on Spotify…

Michael Spicer: No Room – Coming Soon

The series I am producing for BBC Sounds launches on Weds 24th April…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001yrzs

It is a great series entirely written and performed by Michael and full of clever, insightful sketches and character-led, satirical comedy. All the stuff you would expect if you have seen his output on social media, and if you haven’t then you should.

The show is weaved together with original music by Augustin Bousfield and is a beautiful listen.

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Michael Spicer: No Room – Launches 24th April

Tillervision news! My production company is making a show for the BBC…

It’s a privilege to bring my long-time collaborator Michael Spicer and his excellent satirical comedy to BBC Sounds and Radio 4 in a new show. Michael Spicer: No Room.

The series launches on 24th April and is already sounding excellent. It’s Michael, so it will be funny and it also features fantastic original music and sound design by Augustin Bousfield. I’ve worked with him many times, but it’s been a while… the music is ace and it’s great to have him on board.

Here’s the BBC Press Release: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2024/michael-spicer-no-room-radio-4-bbc-sounds/

Here’s a promo video from the man himself:

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The Lion Who Never Roared

My biography of the footballing pioneer, Jack Leslie, is out on Monday and I can’t wait for people to read it. Signed copies are available HERE.

The Lion Who Never Roared has been a true labour of love. It all began with the campaign to fundraise for a statue that I founded with my friend and fellow Plymouth Argyle fan, Greg Foxsmith. Now I’ve had the honour and privilege of writing this book. Here’s a trailer…

Please do have a look at the work of The Jack Leslie Campaign and I hope you buy, read and enjoy the book!

Michael Spicer: Before Next Door Series Two – 15th Dec 11pm BBC Radio 4

The lovely series I produce with my good friend, Michael Spicer, starts tomorrow. It’s a real joy to make – funny, warm and original – so do listen. If you haven’t heard series one then it is still on BBC Sounds, so click this underlined bit to find it and listen.

Series Two starts 15th December at 11pm with episode one featuring a guest appearance by Sanjeev Bhaskar alongside regulars, Ellie Taylor, Joanna Neary, Jamie Borthwick, Alison Ward, Greig Johnson, Jason Forbes and Peter Curran.

Michael’s wife Roberta also makes a cameo, even though Ellie plays her in the show. It will all make sense. If you listen.

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It Happened To Me – Out Now

The podcast I’ve made with the incredible Michael Spicer is now available on all your podcasting platforms. And it seems to have been very well received, which is lovely. Do have a listen. It’s short…

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/michael-spicers-it-happened-to-me/id1564179393

And if you’re not an apple fan, then… http://hyperurl.co/nzlrj

Or you can listen here whilst admiring Andy Tuohy‘s wonderful artwork…

Michael Spicer Podcast

Michael Spicer is doing a new podcast and he wants you to subscribe to it. I’m doing it with him and I’d also like you to subscribe to it.

It Happened To Me is COMING SOON.

Subscribe to it here…. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/michael-spicers-it-happened-to-me/id1564179393

IT HAPPENED TO ME – A COMEDY INTERVIEW PODCAST

It Happened To Me tells the stories of life-changing events experienced by real people… except every guest is made up and played by Michael Spicer.

Produced by Cup and Nuzzle https://www.cupandnuzzle.com/​

Artwork by Andy Tuohy https://www.andytuohy.co.uk/

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Stadium Gig

I’m sure it was only empty because of the pandemic. Thanks to Sky Sports who filmed with the campaign last month and kindly gave me the full footage to share. Do keep buying and streaming the song on Spotify etc…









Listen and download on Bandcamp…

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The Ballad of Jack Leslie – OUT NOW

This song was written soon after I heard the story of Jack Leslie, who should have been England’s first black footballer in 1925. It lead to me setting up The Jack Leslie Campaign with my friend and fan Greg Foxsmith. We want to build a statue of Jack and tell his story which has, for many terrible reasons, become very timely.

We are crowdfunding and doing great but need your help to hit our £100K target so please do check it out and donate if you can.

All proceeds from the song will go to the campaign so please buy it, share it, request it on your favourite radio shows etc…. !

The Ballad of Jack Leslie is out now on all digital platforms but you can buy it and pay more if you like (all for the campaign!) here…

On Spotify…..

And it’s on iTunes

Thanks for listening.

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The Ballad of Jack Leslie

This song was written soon after I heard the story of Jack Leslie, who should have been England’s first black footballer in 1925. It lead to me setting up The Jack Leslie Campaign with my friend and fan Greg Foxsmith. We want to build a statue of Jack and tell his story which has, for many terrible reasons, become very timely.

As events have shone a light on us I have rushed out the song with the official release date in a few weeks time, but it is available on Bandcamp now with all proceeds going to the campaign…

It will be available on all other platforms soon…

PRE-ORDER: 17th July 2020

RELEASE DATE: 24th July 2020

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Splendid Isolation

As predictable as the bile filled response to a nuanced social media post, I have hastily recorded a tune for our times. Including croaky vocals (don’t worry, I’m either fine or asymptomatic) absolutely free.


Please enjoy, buy, share and all that stuff.

Thanks!

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