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.
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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.
It's a new week on Morning Brew and to get things going at 9.40 we catch up with New York Correspondent Tracy Quan. Last week she went to the Brooklyn Academy of Music to see cult filmmaker Lizzie Borden presenting her 1983 classic "Born In flames", a gritty female-driven scifi set in a socialist America during the ten-year anniversary of the "war of liberation." Many of today's established players (such as Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow) appeared in it during their early years. At 10.40 (just this once) its all about rugby with the CEO of HK Rugby, Robbie McRobbie. He'll give us all the latest in the local and Asian game, and possibly give us another exciting piece of Sevens news. At 12.10 we welcome author Nigel Collett with his new book "A Death in Hong Kong". It deals in a very sensitive and in depth manner with one of the most high profile and (still) puzzling Hong Kong "scandals" in many years; the 1980 death of policeman John MacLennan. After 12.40 we'll 'find out about the upcoming Hong Kong debut of US "shoegaze" band The Beach Fossils, with guitarist Tommy Davidson. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )