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Christmas special: Mark Gatiss, Bubble & Squeak, Yuki Gomi and Robert Zemeckis

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23 December 2018

Episode 494

01 hour 05 minutes


Photo: Markus Trienke

For our Christmas edition, we talk ghost stories with actor and writer Mark Gatiss, Christmas tunes with musical duo Bubble & Squeak, get creative in the kitchen with Japanese chef Yuki Gomi and hear from the creator of some of the season’s most well-loved films, Robert Zemeckis.

23 December 2018

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Bubble & Squeak

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Poppy Hankin, of London band Girl Ray, and Jof Owen – one half of musical duo The Boy Least Likely To – have formed seasonal pop outfit Bubble & Squeak. They join us to discuss their recent single ‘The Christmas Stick’ and essential ingredients of a good Christmas tune.

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Mark Gatiss

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The co-creator of darkly comic television such as ‘The League of Gentlemen’ and hit detective series ‘Sherlock’ joins us to discuss his new production ‘The Dead Room’ and talk about the fun of telling spooky tales at Christmas.

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Yuki Gomi

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With the Christmas carbs scaling ungodly heights, we talk to Japanese chef Yuki Gomi about why sushi can be a healthy dish over the holiday season and the perfect excuse to get friends around to make some temaki rolls together.

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Robert Zemeckis

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The director of film favourites such as ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Back to the Future’, and ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ discusses his new film starring Steve Carell, ‘Welcome to Marwen’, and some of his past box-office classics.

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