This week’s show comes to you entirely from Leytonstone & Leyton as Nick Papadimitriou and John Rogers explore the valley of the Philly Brook – the buried and forgotten stream that runs beneath the streets of the London zone that begat Alfred Hitchcock, London’s short-lived ‘Left Bank’ and the great Panjandrum.
This is an area sitting on the north-eastern frontier, within a triangulation of green spaces – Leyton Marshes, Wanstead Flats and Epping Forest. This is also a place that by the mid-1990s had the largest population of artists of anywhere in Britain. There are also field recordings as Nick and John go in search of the stream and are joined by local historian David Boote. There is reading by Heidi Lapaine with music by Europa 51.