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Windrush cultural contribution, Dale Winton remembered, Poet Imtiaz Dharker, BBC Proms season

The artistic contribution of the Windrush generation. And Dale Winton remembered by David Walliams.

When the Empire Windrush docked, the first contribution of the arrivals from the Caribbean was cultural - Lord Kitchener singing his calypso "London is the Place for Me". Stig Abell talks to publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove and calypsonian Alexander D Great about the artistic contribution of the Windrush Generation, and their offspring. Alexander sings 'After the Windrush', a new calypso written especially for Front Row.

Comedian David Walliams pays tribute to his friend the television presenter Dale Winton who has died. Known for his warmth and unpretentious style he presented many programmes including Supermarket Sweep, Pet Win Prizes and In It To Win It.

As the BBC Proms 2018 season is announced, music critic Alexandra Coghlan assesses this year's offerings.

Imtiaz Dharker is an interesting mixture, she grew up as a Muslim Calvinist in a Lahori household - in Glasgow. So she has plenty to draw on as a poet. She talks about and reads from her new collection 'Luck is the Hook'. Her poems range widely and intriguingly, and include one about an elephant walking on the Thames.

Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Edwina Pitman.

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30 minutes


  • Windrush cultural contribution

    Duration: 10:07

  • Dale Winton remembered

    Duration: 06:04

  • BBC Proms season

    Duration: 03:53

  • Poet Imtiaz Dharker

    Duration: 06:45

Windrush cultural contribution

Windrush cultural contribution


Main image above: the Empire Windrush docking at Tilbury on 21 June 1948 with around 500 men from the Caribbean aboard

Image to the left: Calypsonian Alexander D Great


Dale Winton remembered

Dale Winton remembered
Image: Dale Winton

Poet Imtiaz Dharker

Poet Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker's  collection of poetry Luck is the Hook is out now.

Image: Imtiaz Dharker

Image credit: Ayesha Dharker

The BBC Proms season

The BBC Proms season

The BBC Proms 2018 season runs from 13 July to 08 September 2018.

Image: the BBC Proms launch image - musicians in the Royal Albert Hall

Image credit: BBC/Sanjeet Riat


Role Contributor
Presenter Stig Abell
Producer Edwina Pitman


  • Thu 19 Apr 2018 19:15



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