Julian Bream
Play • 33 min
Julian Bream first played the guitar on radio in Children's Hour when he was only 13. This led to guest appearances in a series on the Light Programme, and so his career took off. Before long he also took up the lute and played his part in the revival of interest in early music. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his long career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
The Earth Locker
The Earth Locker
Tom Hopper, Byron Knight, Robert Sheehan
Banter With The Boys
Thanks to the limits of the internet, this week’s episode is full of glitches and gabs. Join us as we chat about all sorts things and cover topics including stem cell research and injections, Toms’ spine fetus, poetry readings by Rob, urban foraging, prairie oysters, cast iron pans and why they’re good for you, knives and swords, Bee Gees appreciation, musicals, movies, and stories of childhood fears and vandalism. For Further Exploration: * Summer Heights High - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Heights_High * Umbrella Academy - https://www.netflix.com/title/80186863 * Marsupilami - https://the-disney-afternoon.fandom.com/wiki/Marsupilami * Dylan Moran - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Moran * Tom’s FINEX Cast Iron Pans - https://finexusa.com/ * Rob’s Vircorinox Knives - https://www.victorinox.com/us/en/Victorinox-Cutlery/cms/cutlery-main * Love and Mercy (film) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_%26_Mercy_(film) * Ian Beattie Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ianbeattie_ian/?hl=en * Ari Gold Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/arigold/?hl=en * Rocky Horror Picture Show (film) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rocky_Horror_Picture_Show * Kinky Boots (musical) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinky_Boots_(musical) * The Crying Game (film) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crying_Game * The Crystal Maze (game show) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Maze * Alex Honnold - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Honnold ___ Produced by Byron Knight Camera by Christoph Ashok Edited by Pat Bell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6271907/ & the multi talented Storm Stewart https://www.instagram.com/stormyjazzy/?hl=en Podcast Assistance provided by Amanda Taylor
1 hr 17 min
Chart Music: the TOTP Podcast
Chart Music: the TOTP Podcast
Chart Music
#56: 25.12.1983 – Oh Dear!! A Bat Bit You
The latest episode of the podcast which asks: why do we always leave the end-of-year episodes to the actual end of the year? Warning: if you listen to this episode, your ears will be breaking the Rule Of Six, and you ought to be ashamed of yourself, because Al has decided to throw a New Years party with all manner of special guests who will be dropping in, sitting by the fire, contemplating the meaning of the season, and – most importantly –picking at a Christmas Day episode of Top Of The Pops like a child picks at the scab on its knee. And what an episode it is! We’re at the tail-end of 1983, a year Chart Music has deemed the beginning of the decline of New Pop, but on further examination turns out to be much better than we’d realised. The accounts department of Radio One – Gripper Peebles, Twankey Smith, Pigwanker General and ‘All Night’ Long – are in full effect, the Zoo Wankers are kept on a leash, and we are assailed by wave after wave after wave after wave of the top rank of ’83. Musicwise, thwap! It’s bangers and monsters all the way. Freeeze drop the summer hit of the year. Michael Jackson reveals a hitherto-undiscovered love of Billy Britain and SWANT. We discover that just when you think you’ve got the measure of Shakin’ Stevens, he reveals new and unchartered depths as he jumps upon and seizes the white heat of Technology. Men At Work batter us with Australiana. Bonnie Tyler runs into a mirror. Miss Lennox glares at the classroom. Some American woman runs about a lot. Adam Ant begins to fade away. The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boys of Quality Street look upward. Bucks Fizz give Larry The Lamb a go at lead vocals. The Lionel King puts on his best Jafakan accent. Carol Kenyon makes your dad drop his Satsuma. Bowie launches a nuclear attack on Sydney. Billy Joel looks at your big end and shakes his head. Death joins in on a Yazoo cover. And Jahwaddywaddy pinch out a loaf of Breggae. The entire Chart Music team – Sarah Bee, Neil Kulkarni, Al Needham, Taylor Parkes, Simon Price and David Stubbs  - link up for our longest episode ever, veering off to discuss ghosts appearing on sex tapes, a righteous loathing of the Big Light, satanic kangaroos, the contents of UB40’s fridge, Simon Bates partying down with The Green Goddess and Stu Francis, and – finally - the comprehensive review of Comrade Shaky’s Sinclair Spectrum game that the podcast world has been crying out for. Happy New Swearing!    Video Playlist | Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | The Chart Music Wiki | Patreon   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
7 hr
Desert Island Discs: Full Archive
Desert Island Discs: Full Archive
Samantha Power
Samantha Power was the USA's youngest ever ambassador to the UN, during President Barack Obama’s second term, and is a writer and academic. She has just been invited to join president-elect Joe Biden's administration. Samantha was born in London but grew up in Ireland. At the age of nine, she moved to the US with her mother and younger brother following the breakdown of her parents’ marriage. Her first ambition was to be a sports broadcaster, but watching live footage of events in Tiananmen Square in 1989 led her to change course and she became a war correspondent instead, reporting on the conflict in Bosnia in the early 1990s. After returning to the US, she wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book in which she examined what she saw as America’s repeated reluctance to confront genocide in the 20th century. In 2013 she was appointed ambassador to the UN. She stepped down in 2017 and became professor of global leadership, public policy and human rights at Harvard. Shortly after this edition of Desert Island Discs was recorded, she accepted the role of Administrator of the US Agency for International Development. DISC ONE: Dancing Queen by ABBA DISC TWO: Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens DISC THREE: Thousands Are Sailing by The Pogues DISC FOUR: Crazy by Seal DISC FIVE: Boots of Spanish Leather by Mandolin Orange DISC SIX: Why? (The King of Love is Dead) by Nina Simone DISC SEVEN: Tonight Will Be Fine by Teddy Thompson DISC EIGHT: A Million Years by Alexander BOOK CHOICE: A guitar LUXURY ITEM: The Irish Times Book of Favourite Irish Poems by Colm Tóibín CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE: Tonight Will Be Fine by Teddy Thompson Presenter Lauren Laverne Producer Paula McGinley
35 min
Talk Art
Talk Art
Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE
Russell and Robert meet Dame Julia Peyton-Jones DBE, legendary British curator and gallery director, currently Senior Global Director at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in London, Paris and Salzburg. She formerly worked as Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London for 25 years – the number of visitors to the gallery increased six-fold to over a million people a year in her tenure. We meet in her private Green Park office to discuss curating, painting, her passion for making her own artworks and wonderful advice for emerging artists! We explore more than 2 decades at the helm of @SerpentineUK, her close lasting friendship with Hans Ulrich Obrist, navigating fundraising challenges through the decades, her highlights of the legendary Serpentine Summer Parties (including Grace Jones), plus her more recent collaboration working with #ThaddaeusRopac’s artist roster and hear her fond memories of global icon, and #TalkArt’s forever HERO, Princess Diana! During her directorship at the Serpentine, Dame Julia worked with the world’s leading artists, architects and designers on ground-breaking exhibitions, education and public projects. In 2000, she initiated the Serpentine’s innovative architecture programme by commissioning a renowned architect to design a pavilion, constructed next to the Gallery each summer. In addition to focusing on fundraising, masterminding the influential and prestigious Summer Party. Currently, as Senior Global Director of Special Projects at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Dame Julia specializes in International Contemporary Art focusing on the creative development of the Gallery. Awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to art, she is currently Visiting Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at the Royal College of Art in London, teaching across all departments as well as consultant and creative advisor to the Triennale Di Milano. Dame Julia serves on several boards, including The Courtauld Institute of Art, UK and many more. Follow @Julia.PeytonJones on Instagram. Visit Thaddaeus Ropac's official website and follow their Instagram @ThaddaeusRopac. SAVE THE DATE!!! Robert & Russell will be joining Dame Julia for 'Tea with Julia' on Saturday 30th January 2021 at 11am on Instagram Live. For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. Talk Art theme music by Jack Northover @JackNorthoverMusic courtesy of HowlTown.com We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. For all requests, please email talkart@independenttalent.com   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 hr 11 min
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