A couple of months ago I spent an hour in a BBC studio with ceramic artist Roger Law (whom many UK readers will remember as one half of the Spitting Image team). The subject – Korea. Roger Law had already done a well-received quirky radio series on China and this was to be his Korean follow-up.
Thanks to Grey Skipwith of Skipwiths gallery for putting Roger in touch with me. I passed on the favour, by putting Roger in touch with Darren Southcott of the Jeju Weekly, who I’m guessing appears in episode 4.
The show is being broadcast this week, 5 x 15 minute episodes, at 1:45pm. The episodes feature the following topics:
- Roger Law discovers how Korean potters became so skilled at ceramics.
- Seoul is the place to go for anyone who wants plastic surgery, and Roger Law wants to know why.
- Roger Law visits the “Hollywood of Seoul” to find out how their movies get made.
- Roger visits the island of Jeju, home to a remarkable selection of unusual museums.
- In the last in the series, Roger tries some Korean food for Christmas Day.
I don’t remember talking to Roger about movies, but I think we touched on all the other topics, so I really don’t really want to listen to these programmes as there’s a fair chance I’ll hear my voice on at least one of them.