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"Crumbly old comedy junkie" (Kunt and The Gang)
"Enigmatic biographer"
(Bruce Dessau's Beyond The Joke)
"The Boswell of the alternative comedy scene"
(Chortle)
“Fleming knows a bit about comedy’s extremities”(Fest magazine)
"One of the most influential figures in British comedy"
(The Skinny)
"He’s someone who can recognise a comedy diamond in the rough" (The Scotsman)
"The most interesting, informed and stimulating writing on the Fringe" (critic Kate Copstick)
"Ever-wise... Ever-great... Agree with him or not, there’s research and opinion and everything." (Such Small Portions)

PUBLICATIONS


BOOKS - PUBLISHED


ANATOMY OF THE MOVIES:
INSIDE THE FILM INDUSTRY
(Pub: Macmillan in USA...Windward in UK & Ireland)
Contributed chapters on special effects, stunting and sci-fi in the movies. Other contributors included Martin Scorsese, Donald Sutherland, Robert Towne.


HANDSTANDS IN THE DARK
(Pub: Ebury Press/Random House in UK & Ireland)
Editor/consultant, autobiography of Glasgow comedienne, actress and playtwright Janey Godley.
No 3 hardback bestseller; top ten paperback bestseller



I STOLE FREDDIE MERCURY'S BIRTHDAY CAKE
(Pub: Fourth Estate in UK & Ireland...

Trafalgar Square in USA)

Co-author, autobiography of comic, agent, club-owner, 'godfather of alternative comedy' Malcolm Hardee.


SIT-DOWN COMEDY
(Pub: Ebury Press/Random House in UK & Ireland)

Editor, anthology of specially-commissioned writing by 19 British stand-up comedians.


THE STANDARD
FAMILY REFERENCE ENCYCOPEDIA

(Pub: Dutton-Elsevier in USA)
Multiple entries (and sub-editing) for a North American desk encyclopaedia on a wide variety of subjects from Cholera to Christianity, Abbeys to Zoroastrianism.


BOOKS - FORTHCOMING

TRAVELLER
(in preparation)

Author, biography of world-class archaeologist, sexual adventurer and Soviet Cold War 'asset'.


NEWSPAPERS

THE INDEPENDENT
UK national daily

The obituary of Malcolm Hardee


MONTHLY MAGAZINES

HALLS OF HORROR
teenage film magazine

Features and interviews on recent and cult horror movies by various production companies.


HOUSE OF HAMMER
teenage film magazine

Features and interviews on recent and cult horror movies by various production companies.


HOUSE OF HORROR
teenage film magazine

Features and interviews on recent and cult horror movies by various production companies.


it: THE INTERNATIONAL TIMES
hippie newspaper

Film Section editor: news, reviews and interviews on the latest movie releases and current film industry gossip.


MENSA MAGAZINE
general magazine

Interviews

STARBURST
film magazine

Interviews and features on current and cult SF/fantasy films and television programmes.


WEEKLY MAGAZINES

THE MOVIE
partwork

Reviews and features (as Martyn Sadler) on classic movies and film techniques.

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
film trade paper

Interviews (as Martyn Sadler and John Fleming) with high-profile film industry figures.

TOPS
children's comic

Contributions to Sally James column on bizarre facts and eccentric people.