24 episodes

BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

"A master of quietly fearless intimacy"
The Guardian

Produced by Jamie Safir

Original Music by Tristan Ryder

Not Even Music Ian Shaw

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

"A master of quietly fearless intimacy"
The Guardian

Produced by Jamie Safir

Original Music by Tristan Ryder

    Ep 12: Identity Crisis / Nowhere To Go But Everywhere

    Ep 12: Identity Crisis / Nowhere To Go But Everywhere

    BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

    "A master of quietly fearless intimacy"  The Guardian

    • 20 min
    Ep 11: Furniture Gate at Frowning Street / Catherine Deneuve Ate My Peanuts / Code

    Ep 11: Furniture Gate at Frowning Street / Catherine Deneuve Ate My Peanuts / Code

    BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

    "A master of quietly fearless intimacy"
    The Guardian

    Produced by Jamie Safir

    Original Music by Tristan Ryder

    • 18 min
    Ep 10: Hidden - Syria to Soho / Victoria Wood

    Ep 10: Hidden - Syria to Soho / Victoria Wood

    BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

    "A master of quietly fearless intimacy"  The Guardian



    'My Brother' - Ian Shaw, The Theory Of Joy, Jazz Village / Harmonia Mundi

    • 23 min
    Ep 9 - Prelude to a Fascinating Day / Conversion Therapy

    Ep 9 - Prelude to a Fascinating Day / Conversion Therapy

    BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

    "A master of quietly fearless intimacy"  The Guardian

    • 21 min
    Ep 8: Life After Lockdown / Molly Parkin & Me

    Ep 8: Life After Lockdown / Molly Parkin & Me

    BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

    "A master of quietly fearless intimacy"  The Guardian

    • 23 min
    Ep 7: Shit Singer / I Found Your Blue Frisbee Today

    Ep 7: Shit Singer / I Found Your Blue Frisbee Today

    BBC Award-winning vocalist, actor and broadcaster presents his funny and often moving highly-personal stories from an excessively colourful life. Each episode contains a current diary musing, a portrait of icons present and past, and an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Annie, friend of Mario ,

Ian shaw l love you!

Ian, every word you speak comes from such a beautiful, heartfelt place and paints a wonderful, colourful picture of joy. Thank you x

Fierro5512 ,

Lilting

I can listen and re-listen all day long. May it never stop. And it’s not even music!!!

bob photographer 62 ,

A compelling listen

In twenty or so minutes, Jazz Singer, Raconteur and Campaigner Ian Shaw transports us from his childhood home in North Wales to Jazz stages around the world, introduces us to the many writers, actors, musicians and ordinary folk just like us who he has met, and almost always leads us back to his beloved Soho…Gerry’s Bar and Ronnie Scotts Jazz club… A wonderful journey always told with love, care and his trademark affection…Compulsive listening…

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