Episode of the Week
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Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, has been involved at the highest level in trying to stop some of the world's most brutal and challenging conflicts - from Rwanda and Bosnia to Iraq and Syria. In an extended edition of Outlook he reflects on his 50 years in international diplomacy - giving insights into his time as a rebellious schoolboy and a single father, and revealing the inside track on his face-to-face negotiations with some of the world's most notorious leaders. He also explains why he gave up on his peace mission to Syria.
Lammo welcomes We Are Augustines Billy McCarthy, Rough Trades' Sean Forbes and our very own Cerys Matthews onto the panel to review new releases from Smoke & Jackal, Azealia Banks, The Raveonettes, Art Garfunkel, Patrick Wolf, Fossil Collective and the new album from Bob Mould.
Reviews today of Paranorman, Sweeney, Hope Springs, To Rome With Love, About Elly, and of course some great Bond music from the BBC Philharmonic, Ren Harvieu, Lance Ellington and Claire Moore. Please note the songs are truncated on the podcast due to rights issues.
Introduced by Peter Donaldson, Recorded by Joe and Alan Harfield, Unity Recording Studio, Auldearn, Edited and Mixed at dBs Music. I have written a blasphemous book', said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, 'and I feel as spotless as the lamb'. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible - and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child - or perhaps its immaculate conception - the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville's magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud, by a mixture of the celebrated and the unknown, to be broadcast online, one new chapter each day, in a sequence of 135 downloads, publicly and freely accessible.
"We go behind-the-scenes at the making of Red Dwarf X, launching Thursday 4th October at 9pm on Dave, to get the low-down on the new series from the cast themselves. In the first of our four specials, presenter Ben talks to Robert Llewellyn about playing Kryten once more, the back-to-basics nature of the new show, just where the heckins Series 9 went, how Twitter and Facebook have revolutionised fan feedback and the logistics of lunching as a rubber-masked mechanoid. Plus, Ben catches up with controversial US talk show hosts Ronna & Beverly and reveals details of Dave’s upcoming Comedy in the Dark tour. Next Friday, the cat gets the cream when we talk to Danny John-Jules."
It's the last show from the Edinburgh Fringe - Rhod & Lloyd are joined by special guests Tom Craine, Dan Mitchell and Rob Deering. On the menu: Edinburgh park life, "tricky" audiences, and another legendary feature from Lloyd: "Where am I?"
Adam Buxton is somewhat of a cult hero. Thanks to his work on the Adam and Joe show on Channel 4, then on XFM, then on BBC 6Music, he's amassed such a dedicated fanbase that we knew that releasing just ten minutes of our chat with him would be a great waste. Here then is a half-hour long special with the bearded podcast king, boasting the question-asking talents of Chris Hewitt, Nick de Semlyen and Ali Plumb.
Vivienne Westwood has won British Designer of the year three times and her subversive and quirky style has been influencing young designers round the world since early 70s. James Naughtie considers her life and career.
Football, cricket, rugby, boxing, fencing, running, polo, swimming, horse-riding - these were just some of the sports played by those who served their country during the First World War.
When Portishead played Vieilles Charrues—France’s biggest music festival—this year, band leader Geoff Barrow visited Radio France’s huge vinyl library. See him check out favourites from the likes of Public Enemy, Can, Massive Attack—and discuss the moment he discovered Serge Gainsbourg’s Melody Nelson.
Gary Kemp presents this programme which marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential albums ever recorded - David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, which was released on 6 June 1972.