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
Welcome to Morning Brew for a Monday. For the next few weeks we’ll starting after the news at 9, while Backchat takes its regular summer break. We’ve got 25 extra minutes to have a little more musical fun with your requests and dedications. Just email Phil or post on our Facebook page. After 10 we’ll talk tennis, cricket, and all the latest sport with RTHK’s Atom Cheung. Robbie McRobbie is travelling today and will return next week. This Saturday morning at 8.30 we’ll be broadcasting the first of a six part adaptation (especially created for Radio 3 by the author) of music manager Simon Napier-Bell’s best selling memoir; I’m Coming To Take You To Lunch. It tells the story of how he sold 1980s pop sensation WHAM! to China, culminating in one of the most famous pop concerts of the twentieth century. Simon joins us on the line from Thailand at 11.10 for some background. After 12, another story for you. We heard the other day that Disney’s The Little Mermaid’s live action lead, Ariel, will be played by someone who isn’t...gasp...white. Of course we all know that mermaids are white! so basically some people really do need to “get in the sea”. What’s called “cultural appropriation” is a big deal today, but it wasn't always. We’ll hear another fascinating short story by Paul French (once again recorded especially for Morning Brew, and first broadcast a couple of years ago) about American actor Warner Oland, who played the Chinese detective Charlie Chan in the 1930s movies, and who the Chinese...loved. (9:00am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )