Benjamin Clementine: from subway to stardom

When Benjamin Clementine crossed the channel from London to Paris four years ago, he had little more than his guitar and his voice to support him. As a busker on the Paris underground metro, he gained a faithful local following. Now he has his first EP out, an album in the pipeline, and a growing international fan base. He joins Catherine Nicholson in the studio to talk Paris, perseverance, and pursuing your dreams.


We’re also checking out the audition process for other would-be underground musical stars. And as France marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, we’re investigating a Europe-wide project to preserve soldiers’ photos, sketches and letters home from the front lines.

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