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Private Passions


Guests from all walks of life discuss their musical loves and hates, and talk about the influence music has had on their lives


34:18 | May 10th

In a moving and personal interview the novelist and journalist Andrew O’Hagan talks to Michael Berkeley about his family and the music that inspires his writing. Andrew O’Hagan grew up on a tough ho...Show More

31:56 | Apr 26th

John Dyson spent 23 years as a judge, moving up through the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and finally becoming Master of the Rolls. He retired as Master of the Rolls three years a...Show More
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35:54 | Apr 12th

Wildlife sound recordist and sound artist Chris Watson talks to Michael Berkeley about how his favourite music is inspired by the natural world. Chris is most famous for his sound recordings for David...Show More

42:42 | Apr 5th

Jools Holland, the king of boogie-woogie piano, reveals his life-long passion for classical music in conversation with Michael Berkeley. The piano is at the heart of everything Jools Holland does. S...Show More

36:45 | Mar 22nd

Stephen Schwartz is a master of musicals. He wrote Godspell, Pippin, and The Baker’s Wife; he’s written the lyrics for films such as Pocohontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted - and many other...Show More
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