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Monday, April 04, 2011

London Underground Feature on Radio 2

If you follow my
tweets, you may have heard I was on Radio 2 last Friday as part of Friday Night is Music Night. No, I haven't got any musical skills whatsoever, but was in the interval break feature on the Tube, following the BBC Concert orchestra's London Transport Suite. These are three movements "a percussiontastic explotion" describe modes of transport no longer with us, the hansom cab, the omnibus and steam trains - the 5.52 from Victorloo!

You'll hear me quoting some random facts about the Tube and also in a section at the end. The main thrust of the piece is the Tube in music, films & literature, so you'll also hear an interview with John Hudson who wrote Orpheus in the Underground (better known as the Can Can scene in Peter's Friends) and with mystery author Christopher Fowler, who I was also lucky enough to interview last year about his fascination with the London Underground.

If you're in the UK you can listen to the Tube feature on iPlayer until this Friday 8th April. Many thanks to Neil Rosser for the interview - never thought I'd ever hear myself in a classical music piece.

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