Radio: Looking for Prince Monolulu

Comedian Stephen K Amos presents the fascinating story of former Fitzrovia resident and flamboyant racing tipster Ras Prince Monolulu on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday. Monolulu (1881-1965) became well-known on the race courses of England in the 1920s with his ostrich feather headdress and famous catchphrase: "I gotta 'Orse, I gotta 'Orse to beat the favourite." He …

Radio: Ian McEwan’s tale of a day in Fitzrovia

BT Tower behind Whitfield Gardens.

Fans of Fitzrovia-immortalised-in-literature may enjoy the drama series currently being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Saturday, Ian McEwan's novel about the day in the life of a neurosurgeon, is abridged in 10 parts by Alison Joseph and is read by Robert Glenister. Set on 15th February 2003 against the backdrop on the Iraq War, McEwan tells a …