Listen to the first ever Surrey Show podcast

PUBLISHED: 16:48 02 July 2020

Leith Hill (c) Bob Jenkin, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Leith Hill (c) Bob Jenkin, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Building on the legacy of Surrey Day, Surrey Life magazine has once again joined forces with BBC Radio Surrey and Visit Surrey – the county’s official tourist board – to launch a new monthly podcast

Hosted by Mark Carter, The Surrey Show will air on BBC Radio Surrey on the last Sunday of each month at 5.30pm and is then available to download via BBC Sounds.

Celebrating all that’s great about life in the county, the podcast is a follow-up to the hugely popular Surrey Day, held on the first Saturday of May each year.

Presenter Mark said: “I’ve lived in Surrey pretty much all of my life and it’s such a joy to have a mix of stunning countryside and bustling town’s right on our doorstep. In setting up both Surrey Day and now the Surrey Show, I wanted to bring the county closer together. With the recent lockdown, that sense of community is stronger than ever.”

Each instalment will feature a mix of local history and places of interest, local celebrities and the virtual Surrey stage, showcasing local music and arts. There will also be news from Visit Surrey about what’s going on in the county and a few words from our editor, Rebecca Younger, who will give a sneak peek into what’s coming up in the latest edition of the magazine.

The first episode aired on June 28 and features an interview with Homes UnderThe Hammer presenter Lucy Alexander, who lives in Thames Ditton, a visit to Watts Gallery in Compton and behind the scenes at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, the birthplace of British motorsport.

BBC Radio Surrey editor Sara David adds: “Surrey might not be the obvious tourist destination, but this place we call home has so much to offer. The Surrey show will appeal equally to locals and those who live further afield. You’re guaranteed to learn something you didn’t know!’

Download the first episode of The Surrey Show here and tune into BBC Radio Surrey every day on 104 and 104.6FM, DAB digital radio, Freeview 722, smart-speaker and online at www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsurrey

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