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Robert Elms

Robert Elms
Robert Elms

The Robert Elms show is a celebration of every aspect of this tumultuous city that we share.

Three hours a day we revel in the stories and characters, memories and aspirations which make this such a great place to live and work.

London Eats The World
Throughout June and July Robert wants to hear about your memorable global meals in London
Where was the food from? Why did you love it? What was so memorable?
Listen every Friday and call Robert to help him find a meal in London from EVERY country in the world. Click here for the London Eats The World Map and see what we've covered so far

Art, architecture, history, movies, shopping, drinking and dining all carried out to a soundtrack of music for grown ups.

The Robert Elms Show is tailor-made for you, dear Londoner.

Each day there are special features which have become part of the fabric of the show.

The Listed Londoner who kicks off every week, a person chosen for their contribution to our town and their ability to answer the famous 15 questions.

The architecture slot with Max Hutchinson, which does so much more than look at buildings, but takes us to the very heart of what it means to live in a town like this.

Linguistics with Laura Wright and her examination of the wonderful use of language in London, cinema with Jason Solomons and a constant array of guests who take us to the core of the movie business.

Blue plaques, London literature, quirky shops and of course the weekly examination of the bands and artists who have kicked up a collective fuss in the company of Alan Robinson our adopted Geordie boy.

But as well as the regular contributors and celebrity guests the real soul of the show comes from the listeners themselves.

Contact Robert
Call 020 7224 2000
Text 81333 and start your message London
Email robert.elms@bbc.co.uk

Much of the best of the Robert Elms show is generated by the audience, who bombard us with calls and queries, anecdotes and observations.

Notes and queries is our way of exploring the endless stream of oddities and curios, quirks and characters who lie just beneath the surface of the city.

While our weekly bus journey allows us to explore the often overlooked London, the far flung corners which make up this vast metropolis, and to capture the many memories of journeys past.

But it isn't just the formal slots, which allow listeners to take part, the show is a constant dialogue between the studio and the city itself.

We never hide the fact that London can be a difficult, expensive, noisy, dirty, sprawling mess. But we never forget that we love it. And then every Friday we get funky and dance to remind ourselves that the weekend awaits.


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