Phil Whelan: A chat and music show hosted by Phil Whelan,
Weekday programme Morning Brew is a chat and music show. Hosted by Phil Whelan, guests include regular contributors and drop-ins, who span topics from earnest current affairs to cookery to the arts.
Catch it live:
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 1pm
It's Wednesday on Morning Brew, and that must mean it's time for you to be a...spy for a day...of course. At 10.40 we meet Bill Sims, a man with one of those security service pasts that would mean instant death for all of us if revealed here. These days, however, he runs the most imaginative role playing operation in town. At 11.10 we welcome conductor Jerome Hoberman to talk about The Hong Kong Bach Choir's upcoming performance of Mozart's last complete mass (the famous Requiem wasn't finished, and has a mysterious story all of its own for another day), the Great Mass in C minor. As usual he's programmed a couple of other quite unexpected works too in "Music Of Love and Freedom". RTL France's man in Hong Kong, Philippe Dova will be with us at 11.40 with this week's goings-on and the best chansons this side of Madagascar....which is where he actually is this morning. Pilates Athlete Jason Clark has twisted something today, so he'll be back next week.
Welcome to Friday on Morning Brew. At 10.10, instead of our usual Friday food bit, we're going to find out about the hit West End play The Curious Indecent of the Dog in the Night-Time. It's being performed here by The National Theatre of Great Britain as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. We meet one of its stars, Sam Newton. After 11, British Rhythm and Blues legend Georgie Fame will be with us for some music, chat, and a look forward to his weekend gigs at Grappa's Cellar. At 11.40, the music goes on, this time with eclectic Mexican duo Deer Mx, and a brand new Hong Kong inspired EP, Portraits. We'll park the ride for this week after 12 with movie critic James Marsh. Join us on Facebook Live throughout. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )