Latest Broadcasts/podcasts

Interviewing Sir Paul McCartney Royal Festival Hall Nov 5 2021 (Photo copyright MPL Communications)

Links to watch/listen again

Art of Persia (BBC4 June 2020, July 2021) How I Found My Voice podcast – host 

On Spotify and Apple Podcasts

King Rocker film Latest Newswatch BBC1 – via iplayer (every Friday)

Personal Vimeo channel: This is where I post on-location films about the latest programmes I’m making.

Jun 14th BBC Radio 4 Front RowDean Atta, Theaster Gates, Lightyear, Will Page on streaming

Jun 13th BBC Radio 4 Front RowGeorge Ezra, Sherwood, Norway’s National Museum

Jun 8th BBC Radio 4 Front RowPaul Rego remembered, Cressida Cowell, Stones In His Pockets, Elif Shafak

Jun 7th BBC Radio 4 Front RowAyanna Witter Johnson, Clement Ishmael on Playboy of the West Indies, digital theatre

Jun 2nd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – 1952 Platinum Jubilee special: Joan Bakewell, Barbara Pym, The Goon Show, Aaan, post-Festival of Britain design and architecture

May 31st BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Rory Kinnear, UK City of Culture, Lord Parkinson, Blood Sisters

May 24th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Abba Arena show, Terence Davies on Benediction

May 18th BBC Radio 4 Generation Change 3/3 – Poverty then and poverty now

May 16th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Louise Erdrich, Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Wright of Derby, Kingsway Tramway Tunnel

May 12th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Oklahoma! Florence Nightingale Museum, Conversations With Friends, Bob Dylan Archive

May 11th BBC Radio 4 Generation Change 8pm (2/3) – From Reclaim the Streets to the Sarah Everard vigil

May 7th BBC Radio 4 Generation Change 1015pm (1/3) – From Black Power to Black Lives Matter

May 4th BBC Radio 4 Generation Change – Episode 1/3 From Black Power to Black Lives Matter

Apr 28th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Walter Sickert, The Corn Is Green, Cherylee Houston

Apr 26th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Tim Foley on Electric Rosary, viola player Lawrence Power, Heartstopper

Apr 19th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Robert Eggers on The Northman, remembering Sir Harrison Birtwistle, David Benedict on reforming The Olivier Awards

Apr 18th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Big Jubilee Read special from Library of Birmingham, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Kit de Waal, Casey Bailey

Apr 11th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Sooty, Sweep and Richard Cadell, ENO artistic director Annelise Miskimmon, Liz Carr, gender free country dance calling

Apr 5th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Ocean Vuong, Secrets of Dumbledore

Mar 28th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Sonia Boyce, Oscars, cellist Laura Van Der Heijden

Mar 17th BBC Radio 4 Front RowMark Rylance, Julian Knight MP on DCMS culture festival spending, David Hockney’s Eye, The Drop Out/We Crahed

Mar 14th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Rufus Norris, smoking on screen,Alison Brackenbury

Mar 9th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Margate special, Larry Achiampong, Thomas Sanderling, Lizzie Harris, Ernest Shackleton’s banjo

Mar 7th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Sean Baker on Red Rocket, The Shires, Kaveh Akbar

Mar 5th BBC Radio 4 Archive on Four – Disgussted: The Mary Whitehouse diaries 8pm

Mar 1st BBC Radio 4 Front RowTears For Fears, English Heritage, Unboxed festival

Feb 21st BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Kit Harington on Henry V, Remembering Jan Pieńkowski, Jamal Edwards, Surrealism Without Borders

Feb 16th BBC Radio 4 Front RowRichard Bean on Hull Truck Theatre, Sheila Heti, autism on screen

Feb 9th BBC Radio 4 Front RowRyusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car, Shakespeare’s problematic plays

Feb 7th BBC Radio 4 Front RowYard Act, Esi Edugyan, Jason Katims on As We See It

Feb 3rd BBC Radio 4 Front RowMichael Cumming on Brass Eye, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, They

Feb 1st BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Bastille, Costa Bk of the Year winner Hannah Lowe

Jan 26th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Isabel Allende, Bloody Sunday, Facade

Jan 25th BBC Radio 4 Front RowMartin Freeman on The Responder, Cultural Levelling Up

Jan 18th BBC Radio 4 Front RowTilda Swinton, NDAs in casting, Stoke museums

Jan 17th BBC Radio 4 Front RowAdrian Lester, Heal and Harrow, Northern writing

Jan 11th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Joelle Taylor TS Eliot Prize, Folk, Unboxed Festival

Jan 5th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Andrea Arnold on Cow, Costa Novel winner Clare Fuller, Afghanistan National Institute of Music

2022 Jan 4th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Julia Ducournau on Titane, Disability Arts Ambassador

Dec 24th Perfect Night in Podcast – audio

Dec 21st BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Anything Goes, Live music venues under Omicron, Princess Bride radio adaptation

Dec 20th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kehinde Wiley, Michael Rosen, Kit De Waal

Dec 13th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Sarah Phelps on A Very British Scandal, Cabaret, animal puppetry on stage

Dec 9th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Cat Power, And Just Like That, C’mon C’mon

Dec 7th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Steven Spielberg on West Side Story, Working Class heritage, Landscapers

Dec 1st BBC Radio 4 Front Row / BBC Newschannel – Turner Prize Award ceremony live from Coventry Cathedral

Nov 29th BBC Radio 4 Front RowKelly Lee Owens, Rowan Williams, Black Obsidian Sound System, Remembering Stephen Sondheim

Nov 23rd BBC Radio 4 Front RowAndrew Lloyd Webber, Costa Book Awards shortlists

Nov 18th BBC Radio 4 Front RowMoira Buffini, King Richard, The Wife of Willesden, The Wheel of Time

Nov 15th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Lin Manuel Miranda on Tick Tick Boom! climate change sf, In My Skin creator Kayleigh Llewellyn

Nov 9th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Dean Stockwell, Venice, Dostoevsky

Nov 5th Royal Festival Hall – live interview Paul McCartney and Paul Muldoon The Lyrics – recording available to watch via link till Nov 12th

Nov 3rd BBC Radio 4 Front Row (radio) Booker Prize winner ceremony (on TV)

Nov 1st BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Armando Iannucci, Daniel Clark, Maggie Shipstead, Paul McCartney on Penny Lane

Oct 27th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Hall for Cornwall, Nadifa Mohamed, Paul McCartney on Eleanor Rigby

Oct 26th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Science Museum director on fossil fuel sponsorhip, Culture Unstained, Patricia Lockwood, Paul McCartney on Yesterday

Oct 18th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Arinze Kene Bob Marley musical, John Dowland, Working Class Writers’ Festival

Oct 13th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Ridley Scott, The Border Game, Ulster American Folk Park

Oct 12th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Suzan-Lori Parks’ White Noise, The Trick, day of the scientist

Oct 5th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Wole Soyinka, Michael Winterbottom, post pandemic theatre

Oct 4th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Hilary Mantel, Lianne La Havas, Candice Carty Williams, Kieran Hurley’s The Enemy at National Theatre of Scotland

Sep 27th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Arthur C Clarke Award winner, BTS, The Man Who Sold His Skin

Sep 22nd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Spiers and Boden, music streaming economics, Calvin Kasulke, Danny Rhodes

Sep 16th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Peaceophobia, Kurt Elling, Help, Georgina Harding

Sep 6th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Mick Fleetwood, Cathy Brady, Jean Paul Belmondo

Sep 1st BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Ian Rankin, Covid pilot events, Janine Jansen 12 Stradivarius, Neal Cooper on stepping into Tristan at the Proms

Aug 23rd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Jack Thorne, Kalena Bovell, Bob Stanley on Don Everly, Afghan Writers’ Union

Aug 20th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Moses Sumney, Pig director, The White Lotus

Aug 9th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Phil Wang, Abi Palmer, Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Aug 3rd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Elif Shafak, conductor Jonathon Heyward, Stillwater

Aug 2nd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Sutton Foster on Anything Goes, Tim Renkow, Scarlett Johansson sues Disney

Jul 27th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Little Amal, Booker longlist, Livingstone Birthplace Museum

Jul 22nd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Ian McKellen’s Hamlet, Alex von Tunzelmann on Fallen Idols

Jul 15th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Anna Meredith on bumps per minute

Jul 13th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Nowhere Special film, George Monbiot on Rivercide

Jul 5th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Paula Rego, Black Widow, Nicholas Serota on Culture REcovery Fund one year on

Jun 28th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Simon Russell Beale, Lisa Taddeo

June 23rd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Tanika Gupta, Cherie Jones, Indian Parliament

Jun 17th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Hilary Mantel, Juliet Stevenson, Lisa Dwan

Jun 14th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Lin Manuel Miranda on In The Heights

Jun 9th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Danny Elfman, Emily Davison statue

May 26th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Cruella, Pauline Black on Two Tone

May 24th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Brit Bennett

May 18th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Julie Hesmondhalgh, Christina McMaster, James Barnor

May 10th BBC Radio 4 Front RowDavid Hockney, Three Women, Ronan Hession on Panenka

May 6th-12th Channel 4 2.10pm Countdown

May 5th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Cowboys, Liverpool mass events, Sunjeev Sahota on China Room

Apr 29th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Raoul Peck, Camilla Greenwell, tufting

Apr 26th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Nicola Benedetti and Mark Simpson, Intergalactic, Being Mr Wickham

Apr 19th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – London Grammar, Frank of Ireland, Sony World Photographer of the Year

Apr 13th BBC Radio 4 Front Row –  Ammonite, Cruise play, Voices from the Peak

Apr 6th BBC Radio 4 Front Row Riz Ahmed, Paul Ritter remembered

Mar 31st BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Future of disabled theatre

Mar 25th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Promising Young Woman, Benin Bronzes

Mar 24th BBC Radio 4 Extra – Sisters In Satire part 3

Mar 23rd BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Orlando Bloom, Elizabeth Knox, Liverpool biennial

Mar 16th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Theatre special one year on

Mar 7th BBC Radio 4 Something Understood (When Certainties are Shaken)6am, 1130pm – presenter

Mar 4th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – MC Grammar, Bookshop.org, V&A proposed restructuring

Feb 24th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Martina Cole, Museums Assoc, Sam Lee

Feb 18th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Bloodlands, The Ring Cycle, Victor Ambrus

Feb 15th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Lolita Chakrabarti, The Silence Of The Lambs at 30

Feb 10th BBC Radio 4 Gossip and Goddesses with Granny Kumar – guest

Feb 9th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – News of the World, Remembering Mary Wilson and Jean-Claude Carriere, Roger Cook on Lionel Bart’s Golda Meir musical

A Word In Your Attic video podcast (Jan 20th) – guest

Jan 25th Looks Unfamiliar podcast – guest

Jan 25th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – TS Eliot Prize winner Bhanu Kapil, Dancing Nation

Jan 20th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – EU work permits, Winterreise, Olivia Sudjic, Jo Biden

How I Found My Voice – Graham Norton S3 Ep1 (Nov 18th 2020)

Dec 28th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – poetry special with Simon Armitage, Anthony Anaxagorou, Daphne Astor, Vanessa Kisuule, Em Power, Anna Selby

Bergcast – Nigel Kneale and Woodfall films (guest) (Dec 14th 2020)

I Am The Eggpod – Beatles Live at the BBC Vol 1 (Nov 16th 2020)

I Am The Eggpod – Yellow Submarine song track (May 17th 2020)

Smershpod Royale: The Living Daylights Part 1 , Part 2 (April 2020)

Dec 14th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – John Le Carre, The Comeback, Aliza Nisenbaum

Dec 12th BBC Radio 4 Extra Floating in Space  – presenter

Dec 9th BBC 6Music Steve Lamacq show 6pm – guest (Listen from 2 hours 0 min) 

Dec 8th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – I’m Your Woman, Owen Wingrave, Unearthed at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Nov 16th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Fela Kuti, writing trauma, The Queen’s Gambit

Nov 12th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Julian Lloyd Webber on Sir Malcolm Arnold, Brandon Taylor, Nick Park

Nov 10th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Eduardo Ponti on Sophia Loren, Billie Holliday,, Abel Selaocoe

Oct 29th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Dawn French special interview

Oct 28th BBC Radio 4 Front Row  – Booker shortlisted Tsitsi Dangarembga, His House director Remi Weekes

Oct 15th BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Anais Mitchell on Hadestown, Martin Parr on Chris Killip, South London Gallery

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