27 December, 2016

On this 27th of December 2016, The English Show team brings you a special New Year's Show! It's our "lite" version with more music than ever, each song hand-picked by the team as their track of the year, both recent releases as well as older songs. We also pay tribute to George Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day.

George Michael - Freedom

David Bowie - Lazarus

Iggy Pop - Gardenia

Wilco - Someone To Lose

Ball Park Music - Whipping Boy

Christine and the Queens - Tilted

20 December, 2016

Our "Queen of Green" Carrie Aikman continues her series on sustainable living - everything you always wanted to know about being planet-friendly. In this segment, Carrie gives tips on how to prevent waste at your Christmas dinner. How do you plan your shopping? How can you avoid having too many leftovers? If you do have leftovers, what can you do with them?

13 December, 2016

Cary and Martina Rick founded Les Arts Scéniques in 2012 with the aim to provide acting classes and productions in Basel for young people and adults interested in broadening their thespian skills. They came into the studio to tell us about their classes, their upcoming production and how to join in on their drama lessons.


6 December, 2016

Our guest today, Professor Anna Wirz-Justice, has invested a lot of her academic career into looking into chronobiology - that's the study of biological rhythms. When it's winter and the days are short and dark, some people are strongly affected by winter depression - or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

29 November, 2016

Our first guest tonight was Martin Spedding, production manager for the English Pantomime Group's Dick Whittington. It's the classic Panto story of Boy meets Cat, meets girl, meets rats and becomes Lord Mayor, told in a panto style. This version stars the incomparable Frankie Binatra and his Rat Pack as the villains.

22 November, 2016

Our "Queen of Green" Carrie Aikman is launching a new series on sustainable living - everything you always wanted to know about being planet-friendly. In this segment, Carrie gives tips on where to shop for organic food and how to avoid all the plastic wrapping that seems to come with every single vegetable. She talks about which markets to go to, where to find organic farms, and what Al Natura is.

15 November, 2016

Our cinema guru Rob Stuart was in the studio this week to talk about Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen; Inferno with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones; and Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake. We also chatted about Girl on a Train with Emily Blunt, and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

8 November, 2016

Journalist and author Clare O'Dea told us about her new book, The Naked Swiss: A Nation Behind 10 Myths, which promises to change the way the world thinks about modern Switzerland.

1 November, 2016

We had Semi-Circle president Sue Newstead and director Stephanie Feddern in the studio to tell us about the theatre group's latest production: two one-act plays to give you the full range from tragedy to comedy, and everything in between, with Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story" and James Saunders' "Alas, poor Fred&q

25 October, 2016

Our food expert Sue Style came into the studio to talk about Mexican cuisine! Sue lived in Mexico for seven years, wrote The Mexican Cookbook years and years ago (out of print, copies available on the internet), and gives workshops on Mexican (as well as other) cuisines.