Robert Elms

Robert Elms

Robert Elms brings you the latest queries, notes and best bits from his BBC London show over the past seven days. The man with a passion for the capital shares his thoughts, feelings and views on what makes the city tick. Every Friday download your weekly view from Robert's side of London life.

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Recent episodes (5)

  • Gregory Porter, LL Danny John Jules & Dana Thomas 27/2/15

    Thu, 26 Feb 15

    54 mins

    28 days remaining

    Musician Gregory Porter joins Robert to talk about his latest single plus performs live. Fashion writer and journalist Dana Thomas speaks to Robert about her book "Gods and Kings" - the story of Galliano and McQueen, the two working class British boys who shook fashion to its core and actor Danny John Jules becomes Robert's latest Listed Londoner and speaks about his career from the seven green bottles safety campaign to death in paradise via Red Dwarf.

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  • LL Ralph Tee, The London Style Guide & Charles Rennie Mackintosh 20/2/15

    Fri, 20 Feb 15

    43 mins

    22 days remaining

    On this week's podcast: Saska Graville and Russell Norman highlight the best places to eat, drink, sleep & shop in London with their "London Style Guide". Susan Pugh the Curator at the RIBA Drawings and Archives joins Robert to tell us about the new Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition at the Architecture gallery at the RIBA. Plus we have Robert's weekly listed Londoner, who this week was co-founder of Expansion records and all round "Soul Man" Ralph Tee

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  • LL Barrie K. Sharpe, Ruby Wax & The return of vinyl 13/2/15

    Fri, 13 Feb 15

    51 mins

    15 days remaining

    On this week's podcast: We hear about the return of vinyl with Paul Madden and the LMS Mobile Recording Studio. Ruby Wax drops by to talk about her one-woman comedy show which is based on her No.1 bestselling book "Sane New World: Taming the Mind" and we have this week's listed Londoner, jack of all trades and master of many, Barrie K. Sharpe, the man behind London's acid jazz scene, several fashion label and author of his memoir "This was not part of the master plan".

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  • LL David Hepher, Amit Chaudhuri & Graham Fletcher-Cook 6/2/15

    Fri, 6 Feb 15

    52 mins

    8 days remaining

    On this week's podcast: Actor turned director Graham Fletcher-Cook tells Robert about his film "Blood and Carpet" a 60's influenced b-movie, shot in Hackney for a budget of £2500. Author Amit Chaudhuri talks about his new book "Odysseus abroad" which follows a day in the life of a young Indian man studying in London back in the 1980s and artist David Hepher talks about his new exhibition of paintings at Flowers Gallery and becomes Roberts latest listed Londoner.

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  • Phil Ryan, The British Weather & A million years in a day 30/1/15

    Fri, 30 Jan 15

    58 mins

    1 day remaining

    On this week's podcast: Phil Ryan, one of the founders of "The Big Issue" former lead singer of The Animals and man behind the 12 Bar Club, came in to talk about his upcoming gigs and to take the famous fifteen “Listed Londoner” questions. Historian, author and weather enthusiast, Patrick Nobbs takes a look at British and in particular London's weather with Robert as he discusses his new book "The Story of the British and their Weather: From Frost Fairs to Indian Summers" and another historian and author Greg Jenner joins Robert to talk about his book "A Million Years In A Day" which looks back at the everyday routine of people through the ages.

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