Mercury Prize folk artist Sam Lee discusses his new project A Time and Place which commemorates World War I
11:08am Wednesday 17th September 2014
Mercury Prize folk artist Sam Lee discusses his new project A Time and Place, an evening of music inspired by the folk song, stories and poetry of the First World War, which he will present with fellow musicians Rachel and Becky Unthank at The Barbican to park the centenary of World War I.
9:54am Friday 22nd August 2014
1:39pm Wednesday 20th August 2014
For the past 37 years, the Antiques Roadshow has captivated viewers. Its appeal has little to do with antiques, rather, it’s about the people featured, and how one man’s rubbish can become another man’s riches.
11:23am Friday 15th August 2014
AT 37, Daphna Baram was diagnosed with diabetes, and at 39 she had a heart attack after working out at a north London fitness club. For her 40th, some friends bought her a stand-up comedy course at the Comedy School in Camden.
9:54am Thursday 14th August 2014
1:18pm Monday 11th August 2014
Three years ago, shortly before the first big screen version of their successful TV comedy The Inbetweeners was released, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and James Buckley insisted that the movie marked a final goodbye to the socially inept teenagers we'd all come to love since their debut in 2008.
9:48am Thursday 7th August 2014
As one of the world’s most successful female groups in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Sister Sledge’s hits include We are Family, Lost in Music and Thinking of You. This Saturday, the disco pioneers will headline the Chingford Big Weekender. Ahead of their show, Amie Mulderrig talks to Debbie Sledge about religion, working with family, the craziness of Studio 54 and just who is the greatest dancer.
9:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014
9:00am Friday 1st August 2014
9:35am Thursday 31st July 2014
Su Pollard, best known for her roles in Hi-de-Hi! and You Rang, M’Lord?, and comedy duo Cannon and Ball talk to Freetime before they take to the stage in Ha Ha Hood! A hilarious, laugh out loud new romp of a show. Su, Bobby and Tommy tell us why they love this production.
8:50am Friday 18th July 2014
9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014
4:07pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
For centuries artists, writers and musicians have been persecuted and imprisoned for using their art to expose political corruption and vocalise injustice – from artist Paul Klee, who was exiled to Switzerland under the Nazi regime, to girl band Pussy Riot, who clashed with Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church.
5:22pm Tuesday 1st July 2014
2:40pm Wednesday 25th June 2014
5:04pm Wednesday 18th June 2014
1:10pm Sunday 15th June 2014
11:20am Friday 13th June 2014
1:50pm Thursday 12th June 2014
Tipped as ones to watch, Flyte are set to support Neil Young as part of British Summertime Hyde Park festival. Amie Mulderrig speaks to lead singer Will Taylor about Evelyn Waugh, English despair and impersonating journalists.
2:43pm Wednesday 11th June 2014
He’s as infamous for his outlandish sense of style as he is incredible art. So perhaps it’s no surprise that Essex native Grayson Perry has turned his talents to bag design, as part of celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the Foundling Museum.
3:15pm Wednesday 4th June 2014
4:00pm Sunday 1st June 2014
5:15pm Wednesday 28th May 2014
12:52pm Friday 16th May 2014
Actress Michelle Collins on EastEnders, Coronation Street, press intrusion and overcoming an eating disorder
5:00pm Monday 12th May 2014
As a seasoned soap star, Michelle Collins is no stranger to emotional roller coasters - and the same goes for her life off-screen. She tells Freetime about overcoming an eating disorder, dealing with the press and why she's finally stopped apologising for who she is.
2:50pm Friday 9th May 2014
2:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014
1:05pm Tuesday 6th May 2014
Best known as the legendary frontman of feelgood band Madness, Suggs was lying in the bath on his birthday, nursing an epic hangover from the celebrations the night before, when there was the most almighty crash.
9:00am Saturday 3rd May 2014
In the memorable phrase coined by Joan Littlewood, its original director, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be is "Like Guys & Dolls, but with its flies undone", referring to Frank Loesser’s masterpiece of a musical based on Damon Runyon’s stories of old Broadway.
4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014
3:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014
3:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014
10:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014
4:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014
10:45am Thursday 10th April 2014
3:29pm Wednesday 9th April 2014
SO one night a wife comes home and finds her husband in bed with a dummy. Sounds like the start of a classic Eric Morecambe gag doesn’t it? But it’s actually the pun-filled position actor Bob Golding found himself in when he was preparing to play the beloved comedian in Morecambe, a whistle-stop tour of the funnyman’s life.
10:42am Wednesday 2nd April 2014
2:30pm Monday 31st March 2014
Best known for her Tracy Beaker series, writer Dame Jacqueline Wilson has acted as the voice of girls growing up, tackling challenging themes such as adoption, divorce and mental illness. Ahead of a new exhibition at the Museum of Childhood, Daydreams and Diaries: The Story of Jacqueline Wilson, Amie Mulderrig explains all you need to know about the popular author.
10:23am Monday 31st March 2014
10:17am Monday 31st March 2014
Former Bond villain Toby Stephens is the youngest son of Dame Maggie Smith and actor Sir Robert Stephens. The East London resident is starring in a new British sci-fi movie, The Machine, about the development of a conscious fighting machine. He talks about making the movie, being a pirate with a difference in new US show Black Sails and growing up in an acting dynasty.
12:46pm Thursday 27th March 2014
12:33pm Wednesday 12th March 2014
2:10pm Thursday 20th March 2014
9:00am Friday 14th March 2014
After more than 25 years doing the same job, a person would be forgiven for admitting it was becoming a little bit routine. But if it’s a dance routine you’re talking about and you’re Pasha Kovalev from BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, then you still get that buzz every time you put on that slashed-to-the-waist sequinned shirt and tight, tight trousers and go out on stage.
3:10pm Thursday 13th March 2014
12:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014
12:50pm Thursday 6th March 2014
In a converted depot overlooking the Thames, amidst the whirr of sewing machines, two women are having an intense conversation. Twenty-six-year-old Chinelo Bally is carefully cutting through folds of velvet, explaining why she has chosen to use the fabric for a wrap dress.
6:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014
5:10pm Thursday 27th February 2014