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Monday, October 06, 2003

German Radio Interview today

Travelled from the West to the East of the Central Line commenting on stations and life on the tube for a German Radio programme due to be broadcast on 15th November for the national German station
Deutschlandfunk in their Saturday morning show - 'Gesichter Europas' - roughly translated as "Faces of Europe". This programme will be called "The Tube, die Londoner U Bahn. Geschichten aus dem Untergrund (or Stories from Underground)".

We covered a hell of a lot of ground, pigeons, etiquette, ghosts, lost stations, poetry on the underground, art, mosaics, large gaps, the Queen, cockneys, city commuters, overcrowding, air conditioning and drivers' announcements.

My section will end up being heavily edited as it's only an hour long show and the interviewer also spent an evening with a Leicester Square busker, a tube driver and will also be with a station controller.

It was all good fun and it was far less stressful than the last radio interview I did on an actual train itself (with BBC Radio London), probably cos it was a Sunday and probably because the interviewer was far less obtrusive and basically allowing me to do most of the talking.

Watch this space for a streaming of the show in November.

And before you ask.....no I can't speak German, my voice will be dubbed over, so you'll hear me in the background with a German voice over the top.

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