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London Essentials: December 2010

Nothing says holidays like spending quality time with the family. However, prolonged family exposure also runs the risk of driving any person mental. Your London Essentials host Philip Stocker provides theatrical catharsis and a musical refuge from irritating relatives with theatrical pick Season's Greetings, and music and sound selections (Beataucue - Disque Oh!, The Simonsound - Tour De Mars, and Sunday Girl - Stop Hey) for droning out Mother's interrogative prodding.

Plus, don't miss the London Christmas tip that'll make you very merry--a great location for shopping and London holiday cheer while avoiding American tourists. (12 minutes)


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Phil Stocker assembles a now and again survey and cultural report from London covering all things theatre, music, and food. Stocker is a Producer at BBC Radio 1 in London. He currently produces the weekday Early Breakfast Show – Presented by Dev (0400 – 0630 GMT). For the last ten years at Radio 1 Phil’s worked with some of the biggest names in UK music radio across a range of music genre programming; Jo Whiley, Nick Grimshaw, Radio 1’s Chart Show, Colin Murray & Edith Bowman, Trevor Nelson, Annie Mac’s Mash- Up, Radio 1 Drum & Bass Show with Fabio & Grooverider, Ras Kwame, Dave Pearce, Steve Lamacq.