The Constellation. Series One and Two: all episodes

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Series Two


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Episode 1: Artist and Dealer.

We are introduced to Dave and Carl in Brussels. The sounds of the city. Flashback to Sheffield in the 1980's with Carl's dad, Cabaret Voltaire, Hare Krishnas, Dave's deals and a secretive drag opera club.




Fragment of "Breathe Deep" by Cabaret Voltaire.


Episode 2. Art 'n Drugs 'n Rock 'n Roll.

We meet Mary in The Hague. A short guide to Dutch swearwords. Carl and Mary visit Art Rotterdam. Gustav Metzger. Glicée prints. Flashback to meet The Jimmies with medical experiments, Cachaça, Godard and the Stones.




Audio fragments from 1+1 by J.L.Godard.


Episode 3. The Studio and the farm.

A message and a song from Gus. Carl's studio, the Constellations. A less friendly message. Dave confesses: Vietnamese farmers in a flooded bunker.




Song: Welcome to Poundland by Gus.


Episode 4. Lockdown.

Gus's dream. Tree-felling-trauma. Toby and Des. Jim on the front line and Tim's graffiti adventure.





Episode 5. Mary, Naima and Justine.

A walk on the beach, a domestic in Madrid, Gus on stage with the Marquis de Sade and Amazons International.





Contains excerpts from Justine performed by Gus and Section 28.


Episode 6. Charge of the Light Brigade.

Carl's birthday party, Art School, Experimental Music, Paul Neagu and the Battle of Orgreave.





Listen/Watch Gus and Carl's INFECTED playlist here


Episode 7. Hip Priest.

Naima and Mahmoud, a snog at The Leadmill, Carl and Mary go to church.





Contains an audio fragment from NOS's Planetary Mass.


Episode 8. Revenge.

Naima's research, Zed's rehearsal, Mary's interviews and Dave's surprise.






Episode 9. BLIAR.

Bandages, The Group, Tony Blair and Dave's financial career.






Episode 10: The Trip.

Dave takes Mary, Carol, Gus and Carl on a trip. Zed tags along too. It's a day they'll never forget.





Episode 11: Fatima's Career in Cyber.

Algorithmic Fabulations and Freedom Now.

In Series two we catch up with Carl and his friends a few years later in a Post-Covid world. Well, almost Post-Covid.

It's going to take more than Fatima and her powerful computer to sort this out.





Episode 12: Dub Explosion.

Explosions, Dope and Dub, Speed and Politics.





uses Gus's track Explosions in Dub


Episode 13: Undercover.

Radoactive Pigeons, Carl's Recruitment and Missing Trees.





uses Gus's Song Revenge of the Trees


Episode 14: ICA.

A hospital visit, The Group bring molotov cocktails and a Smell Score to The Mall.





Fabricata Illuminata on Anthony Bennett's site.



Episode 15: Ecotopia.

Carl is off to Ecotopia, but first The Group need to talk...







Episode 16: K7 Wormhole.

Gus is going through some old cassettes. Memories, memories...







Episode 17: The Exorcist.

Gus does a little research - and digs up the past.

Will he discover the truth about the Bog Man?


Music by Gus and Section 28.






Episode 18: Aeolian.

Which way is the wind blowing?

Fatima and Gus are tweaking their algorithms,

Gus makes a sound installation and Carl escapes to the countryside.






Episode 19: The Reunion.

Brian is suffering from a Haiku virus. Hamid and Souflane are on a mission. Carl is preparing for a reunion.

Who's going to turn up, after all these years?