French classical pop singer Vincent Niclo will present a new series on BBC Radio 2 this autumn featuring exclusive interviews with a range of iconic French artists.
Entitled ‘Carte Blanche’, the 7-part series will provide a rare insight into the lives and musical loves of designer Jean Paul Gaultier, movie star, fashion icon and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot, jazz pianist and 3-time Oscar winner Michel Legrand and singer and actor Jane Birkin.
Returning to Radio 2 having hosted a one-off celebration of French love songs on Valentine’s Day 2016, Vincent Niclo is an internationally acclaimed vocalist who has sold over a million records and has collaborated with the likes of Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman, Placido Domingo, Paul Anka and Il Divo amongst many others.
Vincent says: “I’m very excited to be back on Radio 2 interviewing some of the most incredible French artists. These are artists I’ve looked up to my whole life, who have enjoyed truly fascinating careers, and it was an honour to have the opportunity to speak to them in such depth about all aspects of their lives.”
Here’s when you can hear the new show and who will be Vincent’s special guest:
13.09.18 – Jane Birkin Episode 1
20.09.18 – Jane Birkin Episode 2
27.09.18 – Charles Dumont
04.10.18 – Jean Paul Gaultier
01.01.19 – Brigitte Bardot
08.01.19 – Michael Legrand