George Ezra performs, TV drama Sherwood reviewed, Norway's National Museum opens
Fresh from performing at the Queen's platinum jubilee concert, singer-songwriter George Ezra plays in the Front Row studio from his new album, Gold Rush Kid.James Graham's new BBC drama, Sherwood, is set in a Nottinghamshire mining village still scarred by the 1984 strike. Former BBC correspondent and journalist Triona Holden, who reported on the disputes at the time, joins Samira Ahmed live to review the new series.The new £500 million National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design has just opened in Oslo, Norway. The director Karin Hindsbo explains why the new cultural centre, which has attracted both criticism and acclaim, has been twenty years in the making.Presenter: Samira AhmedProducer: Kirsty McQuire
George Ezra, Luke Kempner and Kids Review Their Parents’ Record Collection
Scott Mills and Chris Stark
Scott and Chris set up your weekend with big laughs and great guests. This week they catch up with George Ezra and impressionist Luke Kempner, rugby referee Nigel Owens returns on Real Life TMO and 7-year-old Alannah reviews her mum’s Nirvana CD.
George Ezra is a singer, songwriter, and perhaps the loveliest and most thoughtful man in pop music. He is about to release his third album — The Gold Rush Kid — a record he says is his most personal and honest yet. But it is also a huge amount of fun, of course — that sort of sun-baked perfection that George does so uniquely well. In a highly enjoyable conversation, we spoke about the origins of his remarkable voice; the weirdness of social media; and how he almost lost a foot (sort of) while walking the length of the British Isles.
That Week In SNL (A Vintage Saturday Night Live Podcast)
We're finally getting around to reviewing one of the episodes hosted by everyone's favorite big ol' lummox, Dwayne Johnson and it turns out that this episode means a little something to us and the history of the show! Sound interesting, right? Well, it probably isn't but hey, at least we had fun talking about it.
Ease into the weekend with our brand new podcast, showcasing some of the best Guardian and Observer writing, read by talented narrators. In our first episode, Marina Hyde reflects on another less than stellar week for Boris Johnson (1m34s), Edward Helmore charts the rise of Joe Rogan (9m45s), Laura Snapes goes deep with singer George Ezra (18m26s), and Alex Moshakis asks: ‘Are you a jerk at work?’ (34m38s)