G7 summit and Edwardian black Britain (E389)
From the sunny shores of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, world leaders gathered last week for the three-day G7 summit. Pledges were made and deals were struck on everything from the pandemic to the environment. Boris Johnson had his first face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to sign the Atlantic Charter 2.0 and ‘Sausage Wars’ broke out as Brexit dominated the media. Damian Wilson, a former Fleet Street editor, political adviser, and journalist, joined Sputnik to discuss just what was discussed at the summit.
Imagine arriving in Edwardian Britain from Jamaica and becoming the country’s first black bus driver. Joe Clough is the inspiration for the Townsend Theatre’s new production which tells the story of his extraordinary journey; from driving horse and carriages in Jamaica to a London omnibus in 1910 England, ambulances on the Western Front and finally retiring in the ‘60s after owning his own taxi. Playwright Neil Gore and actor Phillip Olagoke tell this man's story in ‘Farewell Leicester Square’, and they joined Sputnik to tell us more about his life.