with Kevin Connolly 19th May 2013
Following the technical glitch which resulted in yodelling interrupting the last edition of BH, we go on the trail of the yodeller. The journey takes detours though the romantic life of Elvis, the assassination of JFK and Christian ventriloquism. Why is The Great Gatsby so great? The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik explains his life-long love of the novel. MPs, economists and former diplomats pick tunes that best sum up their view of the Europe in the BH EU-Vision Song Contest. A French...
Broadcasting House: 19/05/2013
Sunday morning magazine programme.
BH: With Paddy O'Connell 12th May 2013
In Pakistan's elections, former leader Nawaz Sharif looked like he was headed back for power. Owen Bennett-Jones told us all you needed to know about the man, included the size of his personal fortune. Birdsong punctuated his report - and indeed all reports from that corner of Asia. A bird expert used only his ears to identify the avian additions to our coverage. Is the immigration debate apt to stray into racism? Tory MP Priti Patel and former race commissioner Simon Woolley discussed it,...
With Paddy O'Connell 5th May 2013
Following UKIP's impressive performance at the local elections, we ask whether it's Nigel Farage's gift of the gab that explains his party's success. What could other leaders learn from him? We speak to a man dealing with early onset Alzheimer's about whether he'd use a GPS tracker. As a new memorial to the Bevin Boys is unveiled, a former mining conscript tells us about fighting the second world war underground. Hugh Sykes reports from the election in Pakistan with the help of a rapper and...
BH: with Paddy O'Connell 21 Apr 2013
As the United States struggles to comprehend events in Boston, friends and neighbours of the Tsarnaev brothers talk of their shock. The race director of the London Marathon talks about security for the event. News junkie Steve Richards goes cold turkey for 24 hours. Post-Justin Bieber, the step-sister of Anne Frank helps us examine the teenager's musical tastes. And we reflect on the 1980s with the decades top model... Morph. With the Sundays we welcome Jon Snow, Anne McElvoy and David...
Broadcasting House: Sunday 20th May 2012
On Broadcasting House, as another international summit draws to a close we ask if the prospects for the Eurozone have improved - and hear from the sharp end of the crisis, among the haves and have-nots in Greece. We know the economic waters are turbulent and there are more storm clouds ahead - but how about some better metaphors? There are tales of violence and anger management from Northern Ireland in the latest instalment of BH's Derry Diary, sage advice on parenting from Commando Dad, and...
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