Television, Radio and Press
Big Issue North. Mermaids. Issue 1280 (2019). ‘Drawn to Scales’, a feature on mermaids.
BBC History Magazine. ‘My Favourite Place: Rome, Italy’ (2019).
BBC Radio 5 Live. Interview on the Wars of the Roses for ‘Divided Britain’ with Tony Livesey (2019).
‘The Kid Who Would be King‘. Interview for a feature on The Kid Who Would be King by Elaine Lipworth. Appeared in magazines and online media worldwide (2019).
The Cut, ‘Did Mary, Queen of Scots Really Wear All of Those Earrings?‘ Interview for a feature by Gabriella Paiella (2018).
The Spinoff, ‘Why is Fish Sex so Hot Right Now? (Because Apparently It is)‘. Interview for a feature by Megan Dunn (2018).
TalkRadio, The Steph and Dom Show. Interview about the history and appeal of mermaids (2018).
BBC History Magazine, Anniversaries: 14 April 1471 Warwick the Kingmaker is Slain in Battle (2018).
The Boston Globe, The Return of the Mermen. Interview for a feature by Con Chapman (2018).
BBC Radio 3, Freethinking, Trade, Davos, Ocean Travel and Mermaids (2018).
BBC Radio Merseyside, Roger Phillips Show (Will Batchelor stand in). Interview about Medieval Christmas Traditions (2017).
Channel 4, Britain’s Ancient Tracks (series 2, ep. 2 Offa’s Dyke). Talking head with Sir Tony Robinson (2017).
BBC 3, When I’m in my tail everything else just floats away: the real life mermaids of Britain. Interview for feature by Catriona White (2017).
The Thinker’s Garden, The Mermaid Isles Project. Feature and Interview about the Mermaids of the British Isles Project (2017).
BBC Radio Georgey Spanswick Tonight (Johnny I’Anson sit in) (2017). Live interview about King Arthur and the discovery of a sword Dozmary Pool.
Radio New Zealand, Nights with Bryan Crump (2017). Interview on Mermaids.
The Conversation. Why we Can’t Resist the Lure of Mermaids (2017).
BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, Malcolm Boyden Show (Kate Justice sit in). Live interview about storytelling and folklore (2017).
BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, Andrew Easton Show. Live interview about Vortigern, local mythology and Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Dallas Observer. Submerged in Subculture: Inside Plano’s Mermaid School. Interview about mermaids in history and popular culture for an article by Paige Skinner (2017).
The Conversation. St Valentine’s – A Minor Day in a Medieval Calendar packed with Festivals (2017).
Times Higher Education. Academics’ New Year’s Resolutions: From Actual Self to Ideal Self (2017).
BBC Radio 3, Freethinking. Five Fantastic Medieval Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).
Being Human Festival, Mermaids and the Maritime Imaginary. Interview about Mermaids and the Humanities (2016).
Vice, ‘What’s the Deal with That #MermaidLife thing?‘. Interview about Mermaids in popular culture for an article by Lara Williams (2016).
BBC Radio 3, Freethinking. Feature on John Hardyng and Shakespeare’s History Plays (2016).
BBC One, Breakfast. Live Studio Interview about Agincourt 600 (2015).
BBC News. Live Studio Interview about Agincourt 600 (2015).
BBC Radio 5 Live, Sunday Breakfast. Interview about Agincourt 600 (2015).
The Conversation. London’s Bloody Tower Plays Host to Game of Thrones Season Five (2015).
Do Not Disturb, ‘Where the Wild Things May Lurk‘. Interview about Mythical Creatures of the British Isles for an article by Benjamin Parker (2015).
BBC Radio 3, Freethinking. Feature on ‘Medieval Christmas‘ (2014).
BBC Radio Merseyside, Tony Snell in the Morning. Feature on ‘Historical Halloween’ (2014).
BBC Radio Kent, The James Whale Show. Feature on ‘Agincourt 599th Anniversary’ (2014).
The History Vault, ‘Eureka! Historians share their experiences‘ (2014).
Mocha TV, Liverpool: An Insider’s Guide (2014).
The History Vault. ‘Five Minutes With…’ Interview (2013).
Times Higher Education. Interview by Matthew Reisz ‘Very Ripe Fruit Leaves Twitter Followers Nun-plussed‘ and ‘Medievalist Shares Ripe fruit of Penis Tree‘ (2013).
BBC Radio 3, Free Thinking, The Real Game of Thrones: Power in 15th-Century England (first broadcast 2013; second broadcast 2014).
BBC One, Breakfast. Live studio interview on St George and Englishness (2013).
BBC Radio 3, Words and Music: Mermaids (1st broadcast 2013; 2nd broadcast 2014).
BBC Radio Lancashire, Ted Robbins Show. Interview about Medieval Lancashire (2013).
BBC 4 Consultant for Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage and Death (presented by Helen Castor). (2012-13).
The Champion, Interview about BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers (2013).
Bay TV, BBC Radio Merseyside and Liverpool Echo. Interview and features on The Chester Noah Play (2013).
Viewpoint on King Arthur Legend in Liverpool University News (2013)
BBC Radio Merseyside, The Sean Styles Show. Interview about The Second Shepherds’ Play (2012).
Preston FM, Preston Arts Scene. Interview about Medieval Drama and Passion Plays (2012).
Musical Soundtracks (Harp)
The Little Mermaid by Alex Cottrell (2016). Also available on iTunes and Spotify.
‘Sumer is Icumen In’ and ‘Aweccan’ on Untold Soundtrack by Alex Cottrell (2014).
‘Feast with Us’, ‘Transitions’, and ‘Lullaby’, on Goblin Market Soundtrack. Composed and performed by Sarah Peverley and Alex Cottrell at The Kazimier, Liverpool (30 July 2013), and Edinburgh Fringe 2013 (12-17 August 2013). Soundtrack, Trailer, Website, Press, Charity Work.
‘Transitions‘. Featured in BBC Radio 3 Words and Music: Mermaids (first broadcast 2013; second broadcast 2014).