BBC RADIO 1’S CLARA AMFO
ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW PODCAST

THIS CITY

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JADE THIRLWALL, MARK RONSON, LOUIS THEROUX AND MORE…

EPISODE 1 WITH MO THE COMEDIAN OUT 21 JANUARY
BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo today announces the launch of her brand new podcast called This City. This City is the podcast that reveals the stories, hidden gems and certified spots tried by some of London’s most recognisable names. They are not all born and bred but London holds a key piece to their heart.

In this unique and entertaining new podcast produced by 4th Floor Creative, Clara is joined by a host of sporting stars, BRIT award-winning music artists and producers and BAFTA award-winning actors.

The ‘This City’ podcast gets under the skin of guests who have a unique connection and perspective with London. Through an interview with host Clara Amfo, we discover those places and experiences they value the most, whether that’s music producer Mark Ronson‘s love for Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Shepherd’s Bush or shoe designer Sophia Webster growing up with her family in Forest Hill.

Full list of guests for This City Season 1:

Episode 1
Mo The Comedian

Episode 2
Dina Asher Smith

Episode 3
Ncuti Gatwa

Episode 4
Louis Theroux

Episode 5
Joy Crookes

Episode 6
Reggie Yates

Episode 7
Sophia Webster

Episode 8
Sugababes

Episode 9
Mark Ronson

Episode 10
Little Simz

Episode 11
Jade Thirlwall 

Each week, the podcast will provoke debate online about how different places in London mean different things for different people.

Clara Amfo’s brand new podcast This City starts Tuesday 21st January with special guest Mo The Comedian. 

Which place was key in your early days here?
Where is your first port of call in London?
Your first nights out in London / raving memory?
You step into an old man’s pub – what’s your order?
Who or what soundtracks London for you?
What’s that song that makes you think you’re in a music video?
What would a day with no plans in London look like?
When a friend visits London, what’s your No.1 tip for them? 

This City is produced by 4th Floor Creative and released weekly.
Listen on Apple, Spotify and all other podcast providers.
About Clara Amfo:
Clara is the first black female presenter to a host prime BBC Radio 1 daytime show – being completely known for her knowledge, understanding and genuine love for music.

Clara is where mainstream meets genuine credibility – BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – Glastonbury – BBC The One Show – BBC Film Show – BBC Proms – Top of the Pops – BRIT Awards (ITV2) – Hyundai Mercury Prize – BAFTA Red Carpet – Bond 25 reveal in Jamaica – BBC Radio 4 Art of Now, A New School for New Orleans – Premieres (The Lion King, Top Boy, Rocketman, Us, Black Panther) – Michael B Jordan for BFI. 

Clara’s incredible musical knowledge & authentic interviews with huge acts from Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Stormzy to Kendrick Lamar & Drake puts her in an exclusive club who can cross mainstream and be looked to as a tastemaker. A keen documentary maker, projects include: Deeper than Skin for Radio 1Xtra, BBC Artsnight film about how the fame industry works, Beyond the music: Musicals for BBC iPlayer and Running With Grief for Radio 1, all of which have received critical acclaim.

About 4th Floor Creative:
4th Floor Creative launched in spring 2018 as a new department within Sony Music Entertainment UK, led by Cassandra Gracey. The division unites the creative disciplines from across the company, comprising Brand Partnerships, Sync, Podcasting, Creative, Digital & Audience Development. 4th Floor Creative works with Sony Music’s iconic frontline labels and offers an all-encompassing perspective to bring an artist’s creative vision to life in a variety of contemporary formats.

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