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)

  • Mike Leigh, Sheila Hancock & Huw Edwards & The Windmill Theatre 31/10/14

    Tue, 28 Oct 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Available:
    27 days remaining

    On this week's podcast: British film and theatre director, Mike Leigh Joins Robert to talk about his latest film "Mr Turner" about the life of British painter J.M.W. Turner. Actress turned author Sheila Hancock tells Robert about writing her debut novel, "Miss Carter’s War" which she completed at the age of 81. We remember revudeville at Soho’s now gone Windmill Theatre with Jill Shapiro and broadcaster and BAFTA award-winning journalist, Huw Edwards speaks about his new book "City Missions - The story of London’s Welsh chapels" which chronicles the religious traditions of the Welsh in London.

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  • Dexys, Griff Rhys Jones & Paolo Hewitt 24/10/14

    Wed, 22 Oct 14

    Duration:
    52 mins

    Available:
    21 days remaining

    On this week’s podcast: Griff Rhys Jones gets all poetic about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas who to coincide with the centenary of his birth has a weeklong of celebrations in London. Author Paolo Hewitt came into talk about his book "But We All Shine on: The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home" a memoir about the boys he grew up with in care and what happened after they left the foster systemn and Melanie Abrahams alongside Jean "Binta" Breeze MBE, tell us about the "London is the Place For Me" festival which celebrates the Caribbean and its love affair with London. And Kevin Rowland and Big Jim from Dexys came in to talk about the dvd release of "Nowhere is Home" a film about their recent live shows which also features their latest album.

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  • Ray Winstone, David Bailey & Agyness Deyn 17/10/14

    Wed, 15 Oct 14

    Duration:
    49 mins

    Available:
    14 days remaining

    On this week's podcast: Actor Ray Winstone becomes the latest listed Londoner and talks about his memoir of his early life "Young Winstone". Iconic photographer David Bailey drops by to talk about his work and the release of his latest book "Bailey's East End" and finally model turned actress Agyness Deyn tells Robert about her role in "Electricity" which premiered at the London Film Festival.

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  • Jamie Cullum, Alan Davies & The Gothic Imagination 10/10/14

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

    Duration:
    46 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    On this week’s podcast: Comedian turned actor, Alan Davies joins Robert as he re-treads the boards of the comedy circuit on his latest tour "Little Victories". Tim Pye the Curator of ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’ exhibition at the British Library explains why we’ve always had a fascination with all things Gothic and friend and fan of the show, Jamie Cullum drops by to play live and talk about his latest album "Interlude".

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  • Bunny Lee, Renee Musai, Sir Andrew Motion and Rachel Floss 03 Oct 14

    Wed, 8 Oct 14

    Duration:
    54 mins

    Available:
    7 days remaining

    Jamaican music producer Bunny Lee talks about the latest documentary about his life, Bola Agbaje and Destiny Ekaragha chat about their film about a Peckham teenager meeting his estranged Nigerian brother for the first time, curator of ‘Black Chronicles II’, Renee Musai talks about the exhibition at Rivington Place and Sir Andrew Motion and Rachel Floss discuss their new poetry project.

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