Audio Documentaries and Features

St Pancras Pianos

In this lyrical and beautiful improvisation, we hear the music and stories of those playing the street pianos in St Pancras Station, London.

Over the years, top performers from Sir Elton John to Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum to John Legend, have all played here – with Sir Elton signing and donating a piano.

But this programme tells the story of the ordinary people and the tunes they play. It provides intimate access into strangers’ lives and to this London station at both its busiest and its quietest moments.




Transmission Date 13th October 2017
Produced by Sophie Sparham
Listen to the programme on BBC Radio 4.




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