My London

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20120401

Lawrence Pollard in conversation with Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Sir and Peter Bazalgette.

This month in My London, Lawrence Pollard delves underground to see the capital from a different perspective.

He travels the tube with Tottenham and Cameroon defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who proves himself an unusual Premiership footballer.

He goes down the city's sewers with the help of Sir Peter Bazalgette, the great, great grandson of Sir Joseph Bazalgette, the Victorian engineer who built them.

And he's given a guided tour from Viv Askeland, who's lived rough under bridges and in stairwells in a bid to hide herself and stay safe in the big city.

(Image: Tottenham Hotspur's French defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

20120429

A series of interviews offering an intimate view of a city people have made their home.

A series of interviews offering an intimate view of a city people have made their home. Presented by Lawrence Pollard.

20120624

In our final My London, Lawrence Pollard speaks to people who have found success in the.

In our final My London, Lawrence Pollard speaks to people who have found success in the city.

22/01/201220120123

A series of interviews offering an intimate view of a city people have made their home.

We ask a number of people with connections to London to take us somewhere that's special to them and to talk about the city and their relationship with it.

We hand over the microphone to our guests to talk about their London, the bits they love and hate, their memories, and how it's affected their personal story.

We will hear from a variety of people - some of whom were born here, some who have adopted the city, some famous and some not.

Our guests are invited to choose for themselves what they wish to speak about and they include:

Author Tracy Chevalier speaks to us from Highgate Cemetery - the setting of her book Falling Angels

Andrew Lloyd Webber talks to us from inside one of London's historic churches

Jerry Springer talks to us from his childhood home in Hampstead where he grew up as a refugee from Nazi Germany

Benoit Assou-Ekotto - Spurs footballer talks about travelling the London Underground

Stephen Fry walking through St James's tells us why it is really a little village

Presented by Lawrence Pollard

26/05/201220120527

Lawrence Pollard in conversation with musician Anoushka Shankar and chef Cyrus Todiwala

This month in My London, Lawrence Pollard hears tales of East London.

He flies with London's Air Ambulance, hearing how doctors respond to emergencies in the capital - and are preparing for the Olympic Games.

He goes shopping with international Sitar player and composer, Anoushka Shankar, in the colourful setting of Columbia Street flower market, cooks up a feast with celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala and visits the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the oldest manufacturing company still operating in the UK.

And after seeing the capital from the air, he also sees it from the water - travelling the Thames with a third generation waterman.