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
Good morning and welcome to Monday. At 10.10 Morning Brew’s week begins, as usual, with Robbie McRobbie’s medium level rugby report. At 10.40 we’ll catch up with columnist, author, and New York correspondent, Tracy Quan. At 11.40 we welcome classical guitar virtuoso Xuefei Yang back to the The Brew. She’s in Hong Kong again for a recital, tomorrow night, of Spanish, Chinese, and Latin music. At 12.40 we’ll return to Tai Tam Country Park to catch up with adventurer Paul Niel and the team from Project Avenger. As their hunt for the remains of a downed Second World War American plane draws to a close, we’ll see what they have uncovered since we spoke last week.
James Ross here this morning, and starting with a tribute to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who's passed away overnight at the age of 80, after almost 60 years with the band - a big shock to the music community. After 10.30 we'll focus on classical music as we uncover the world of suspense and horror in movie soundtracks. Composer and conductor Colin Touchin will join us with his insights. Philippe Dova has a day off today, so instead after 12 local band The Funkaphones have a new EP out, and we'll play a couple of tracks and meet their frontman Kyle Wagner.