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The format is tedious and the host is excruciating, but the BBC’s last remaining live-music showcase ploughs on regardless. It will probably outlive us all
Later… With Jools Holland (11 April, 10pm, and 14 April, 11pm, BBC2) is back with its 50th series. Really? Only 50? I could have sworn there were more than that. Like the Antiques Roadshow and MasterChef, it is a cockroach in the schedules: inelegant, insistent, indestructible. The BBC proudly calls Later… its “flagship live music show”, apparently forgetting that it’s actually its only live music show, if you don’t count talent contests or the customary musical play-out on The Andrew Marr Show. Because where else can you find live music on the box?
To today’s youngsters, reared on apps and algorithms, televised pop music must seem like a quaint concept. But for those of us too lazy or knackered to unearth new music by ourselves, »
- Fiona Sturges
The children’s TV presenter turned documentary film-maker joined us to answer questions from talking to people with repellent views to a new project on London, via his five top tunes right now
Reggie Yates has finished
Thank you so much for all your questions, an absolute pleasure to hear what you the Guardian readers think and feel about the work I've done. There's lots more to come this year so thank you for your support, and for your questions - there's nothing worse than an echo chamber, and it's always great to be challenged on what you're doing. See you again soon, I'm sure.
What topics are you planning to cover in the future?
We are in development at the moment on a series I've wanted to make for years, about identity. I love the city I was born in is as integrated as it is. »
- Guardian Staff
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