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How do you get into the biggest classical music festival in the world? Follow composer and comedian Vikki Stone as she unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.

How do you get into the biggest classical music festival in the world? Follow composer and comedian Vikki Stone as she unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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How do you get into the biggest classical music festival in the world? Follow composer and comedian Vikki Stone as she unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Well-Tempered Glass of Wine - feat. Sir Tom Jones, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Beverley Knight

9/3/2017
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Vikki is backstage with the Stax stars and takes Sophie Ellis-Bextor to her first prom.

Duration:00:35:57

Don't trust 'em - feat. Imogen Heap, Christian Scott, Leo Pellegrino, Shabaka Hutchings, Leila Josefowicz, Jules Buckley

8/27/2017
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Vikki Stone takes singer and composer Imogen Heap on a prom date, reviews the proms Reformation Day and is backstage at the Metropole Orkest prom of the work of Charles Mingus.

Duration:00:28:31

The Corridor Monstrosity - feat. Philippa Perry, Guarav Mazundar, Sir Simon Rattle, Alexa Mason, Karen Komansec, Robin Ticciate

8/20/2017
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Vikki encounters a massive drum, some unexpected Daft Punk, chains and scaffold poles.

Duration:00:26:46

Oh, What a Wonderful Podcast - feat. Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, John Wilson

8/13/2017
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Pub landlord Al Murray is Vikki Stone's Proms Date, Marcus Brigstocke describes his Proms debut in Oklahoma! and choirs – does size really matter?

Duration:00:25:29

The Arrangement - feat. Richard Hawley, John Grant, Jules Buckley, Paul Garred, Kerry Andrew

7/30/2017
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Vikki is backstage at the Scott Walker Prom and explores the many New Pieces of the Week.

Duration:00:29:45

Episode II - A New Episode - feat. Keith Lockhart, Jonathan Sothcott, Jess Gillam

7/23/2017
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Vikki on tricky scores, film scores, the John Williams phenomenon, and Shostakovich.

Duration:00:23:38

The First Date - feat. Nick Helm, Igor Levit and Tom Coult

7/16/2017
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Vikki Stone starts her summer of "Prom Dates" and makes a music quiz obligatory.

Duration:00:27:30

Proms 2016: The Last Podcast of the Proms.

9/10/2016
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Vikki duets with Sir James Galway, rolls with Rick Astley, and queues the last night.

Duration:00:18:58

Proms 2016: Programme Notes

9/7/2016
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Vikki is on eternity with Daniel Barenboim and the best spot to nap at the Albert Hall.

Duration:00:16:54

Proms 2016: Only Fools and Orchestras

9/2/2016
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Vikki watches football in a park, a Prom in a car park, and Simon Rattle explains Boulez.

Duration:00:16:28

Proms 2016: Talking Stick

8/30/2016
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Vikki speaks to the ones with their backs to us, in a conductors' special.

Duration:00:17:44

Proms 2016: Name That Spoon

8/26/2016
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Vikki explores Mozart conspiracy theories and plays Bizet spoons with Radio 3 controller.

Duration:00:17:00

Proms 2016: Quincy Jones Celestial Twin

8/23/2016
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Vikki talks parties with the awesome Quincy Jones and his friend Sir Michael Caine.

Duration:00:13:03

Proms 2016: The Errors of Comedy

8/19/2016
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Vikki takes a special look at the theme of Shakespeare and other potential Prom themes.

Duration:00:17:09

Proms 2016: It's Pronounced Purcell

8/16/2016
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Vikki swings with the vocalists in a singers' special.

Duration:00:16:01

Proms 2016: Of course Jamie Cullum's friends don't clap on 1 and 3

8/12/2016
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Vikki is at the Jamie Cullum Prom and tries a binaural v. stereo listening challenge.

Duration:00:17:32

Proms 2016: Name That Tune

8/9/2016
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Vikki on younger orchestras, science fiction, busking, and the first Proms Name That Tune

Duration:00:16:00

Proms 2016: The Baton Relay

8/5/2016
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Vikki runs the inaugural Proms Unplucked (conductor's) Baton Relay athletics event.

Duration:00:16:45

Proms 2016: The Saw and The Stone

8/2/2016
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Vikki Stone gets playing and meets the flash prommers, a glass rubber and a saw bower.

Duration:00:13:16

Proms 2016: It's Pronounced Bowie

7/29/2016
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Vikki tries the tabla, talks electric violin and showbiz, and goes backstage at Bowie.

Duration:00:17:12

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