Category Archives: France

The Teen Within…

This week’s Something Understood gives voice to people who I reckon are rarely heard on radio. Teenagers. The readings are all done by young actors and much of the music and poetry you’ll hear was written by them, or about … Continue reading

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I can’t believe he did that: David Guetta on Serge Gainsbourg

Super producer and DJ David Guetta came onto Front Row for last night’s show. Having grown up in the 70 and 80s in France he listened to American soul, funk and British synth and electronica, quoting Ultravox lyrics through our … Continue reading

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An Adventure in History and Time

I sometimes write and present Something Understood, BBC Radio 4’s wonderful space for reflection and ideas around spirituality and belief. When I suggested writing one on Keeping The Past Alive I was thinking about Brandyn Shaw, who’s been fascinated by … Continue reading

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Bradley Wiggins: What I want to say, but my words just fail

Judging by the pained expressions of all 3 men on the podium, no one had known Lesley Garrett was going to be belting out God Save The Queen in a Union Jack evening gown. Perhaps it confused Bradley Wiggins’ plans. … Continue reading

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