On this week’s Words and Music Extra we’re speaking to Sewing Bee Winner Lauren Gutherey who has turned her success into a successful business in Moseley Birmingham.

Also on the show Martin Graham who wants us to be a bit more pleasant to each other and given us Permission to Smile. You may have seen roadside banners whilst travelling around the area and Wine Connoisseur Erica Tomlinson passes on her tips on how to find the best wine for your Sunday Dinner.


Words & Music Extra
Midday on Sunday

Presented by Philippa Clarkin and
Edited by Dave Horton

Sundays at Noon

Philippa Clarkin
joined BHBN in December 2017

Just look at her CV!

Philippa gets to go out and about to meet interesting people and find out what they’re up to!

Philippa is a full time Mum to toddler twins, however before they came along she had a busy career in broadcasting and communications.

She started reading the news on Manchester’s Key 103 as well as covering breaking news and sport stories.  From there she moved in to television where she spent ten years working as a reporter and presenter for ITV.  She then became a communications adviser to government Ministers at the Energy and Climate Change department before moving to the consumer organisation Which?.

Over the course of her career, Philippa has interviewed some famous faces and big names including former US Vice President Al Gore, former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major and three of the Spice Girls (Posh and Scary have eluded her…so far!).

Her claim to fame is that she was once in a pantomime with the singer Sam Smith!

Words & Music – 6 pm Wednesday

Presented by Brian Henderson and

Produced by Bob Bartlett & Engineered by Ian Cope

THE WORDS & MUSIC TEAM on Wednesday has an interview regarding potholes in our roads and the damage they cause to vehicles.  What is being done about them as more and more issues are being raised with the local authority,



Brian had a visit from Cllr Yvonne Mosquito, Lord Mayor of Birmingham on 3rd October 19

Keep listening for details of another 007 competition coming soon