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Music and chat series with Elvis Costello in intimate conversation with some of the most influential figures from the world of music, politics and film

About the Show

Music and chat series with Elvis Costello in intimate conversation with some of the most influential figures from the world of music, politics and film

Series 1 Summary

Music and chat series with Elvis Costello in intimate conversation with the most influential figures from the world of music, politics and film

  • Sting, of Sting and the Police

    Episode 1 - Sting and the Police

    Elvis Costello is joined by Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, aka The Police.

    Each member speaks to Elvis individually, opening a door into their lives in this one-of-a-kind band which is both warm and familiar.

    Andy Summers talks guitar effects and practical jokes, Stewart Copeland assuredly gushes over gongs and Sting discourses on the peculiarity of singing 'So Lonely' in front of thousands of people.

    Of course, no glimpse of The Police would be complete without a typically flawless live performance.

  • Sir Elton John

    Episode 2 - Sir Elton John

    ...Costello with Sir Elton John: Continuing the music and chat series hosted by musician and songwriter Elvis Costello. Join Elvis in intimate conversation with Elton.

  • Rufus Wainwright

    Episode 3 - Rufus Wainwright

    ...Costello with Rufus Wainwright: Music and chat series hosted by musician and songwriter Elvis Costello. Today, Rufus Wainwright performs and gives an insight into his music career.

  • Former President Bill Clinton

    Episode 4 - President Bill Clinton

    ...Costello with President Bill Clinton: Charismatic former President Bill Clinton gives an exclusive insight into his life and political career.

  • Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel

    Episode 5 - Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel

    ...Costello with Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel. Join Elvis in intimate conversation with Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel who perform and give an insight into their music careers.

  • Singer songwriter James Taylor

    Episode 6 - James Taylor

    ...Costello with James Taylor: In this programme James Taylor talks to Elvis Costello, performing and giving an insight into his career in music and influences.

  • Smokey Robinson

    Episode 7 - Smokey Robinson

    ...Costello with Smokey Robinson: Smokey performs and gives an insight into his career in music and musical influences.

  • Tony Bennett

    Episode 8 - Tony Bennett

    ...Costello with Tony Bennett: Join Elvis in intimate conversation with Tony Bennett who performs and gives an insight into his career and musical influences.

  • Norah Jones

    Episode 9 - Cash, Jones, Kristofferson and Mellencamp

    ...Costello With: Kris Kristofferson, Roseanne Cash, Norah Jones and John Mellencamp perform and give an insight into their respective careers and influences.

  • Renee Fleming

    Episode 10 - Renée Fleming

    ...Costello with Renée Fleming: American soprano Renée Fleming performs and gives an insight into her career in music and musical influences.

  • Diana Krall

    Episode 11 - Diana Krall and Elton John

    ...Costello with Diana Krall and Elton John: In this special edition executive producer Sir Elton John guest hosts to interview acclaimed jazz artist (and Mrs Elvis Costello) Diana Krall.

  • She & Him

    Episode 12 - She & Him, Jenny Lewis and Jakob Dylan

    ...Costello with She & Him: This week, Jakob Dylan, She & Him and Jenny Lewis perform and give an insight into their careers in music and their musical influences.

Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... synopsis

Music and chat series with Elvis Costello in intimate conversation with some of the most influential figures from the world of music, politics and film

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