26 episodes

Composer and comedian Vikki Stone unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.

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    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

Composer and comedian Vikki Stone unbuttons the BBC Proms and asks the questions everyone else is afraid to ask.

    The Listening Service: Beginnings - Proms 2018 Special

    The Listening Service: Beginnings - Proms 2018 Special

    An episode from The Listening Service discussing how music - and the 2018 Proms - begin.



    During the 2018 Proms season we'll be publishing episodes of The Listening Service that relate to specific Proms. To hear them all, subscribe to The Listening Service podcast.

    • 29 min
    Proms 2017: The Well-Tempered Glass of Wine - feat. Sir Tom Jones, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Proms 2017: The Well-Tempered Glass of Wine - feat. Sir Tom Jones, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    Vikki is backstage with the Stax stars and takes Sophie Ellis-Bextor to her first prom.

    • 35 min
    Proms 2017: Don't trust 'em - Imogen Heap, Christian Scott, Leo Pellegrino, Shabaka Hutchings, Leila Josefowicz, Jules Buckley

    Proms 2017: Don't trust 'em - Imogen Heap, Christian Scott, Leo Pellegrino, Shabaka Hutchings, Leila Josefowicz, Jules Buckley

    Vikki Stone takes singer and composer Imogen Heap on a prom date, reviews the proms Reformation Day and is backstage at the Metropole Orkest prom of the work of Charles Mingus.

    • 28 min
    Proms 2017: The Corridor Monstrosity - feat. Philippa Perry, Guarav Mazundar, Sir Simon Rattle, Alexa Mason, Karen Komansec

    Proms 2017: The Corridor Monstrosity - feat. Philippa Perry, Guarav Mazundar, Sir Simon Rattle, Alexa Mason, Karen Komansec

    On the floor at the Proms with a famous psychotherapist; that Daft Punk encore; in depth on the Ravi Shankar / Philip Glass collaboration; and DIY Gurrelieder with Sir Simon Rattle.

    • 26 min
    Proms 2017: Oh, What a Wonderful Podcast - feat. Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, John Wilson

    Proms 2017: Oh, What a Wonderful Podcast - feat. Al Murray, Marcus Brigstocke, John Wilson

    Pub landlord Al Murray is Vikki Stone's Proms Date, Marcus Brigstocke describes his Proms debut in Oklahoma! and choirs – does size really matter?

    • 25 min
    Proms 2017: The Interpreter - feat. James Morrison, Dianne Reeves, Richard Osman, John Mauceri

    Proms 2017: The Interpreter - feat. James Morrison, Dianne Reeves, Richard Osman, John Mauceri

    Vikki Stone on the art of interpretation, the cadenza, jazz standards, and Pointless.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Zippy_Zippy_Zippy ,

Fantastic alternative take on a national institution

I love this little podcast, a lighthearted review of the week's goings ons with some nice interviews and some interesting insight into what's going on backstage

krustyloafuk ,

Engaging and funny

This is the perfect accompaniment to the Prom season. Delightfully irreverent and informative. I've really enjoyed the series so far and they've made me listen to Proms I wouldn't otherwise have considered. I hope Radio 3 finds something else for the presenter to do, she's fantastic!

badger_beard ,

Dull, patronising and tedious

In Episode 1 of the 2017 Proms we learn that Vikki Stone has katsu curry in her hair, make-up on her programme where she's been sniffing it, her date is a dolt and she doesn't like pronouncing the letter 'T' which, I'm guessing, she thinks makes her sound more hip. This is utter drivel.

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