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Madrid Live is the only English-language radio programme which focuses on the arts, entertainment and social scene in Madrid. Madrid Live is also the only medium in the capital to broadcast interviews with English-speaking celebrities in their original language without dubbing or subtitles. Hence it provides an essential service to tourists and to the 250,000 English-speaking residents, be they native English speakers or Spanish.

Produced and presented by British journalist Ann Bateson, Madrid Live is broadcast twice weekly on Radio Círculo, Spain's leading cultural radio station, which is located at the prestigious Círculo de Bellas Artes. The latest survey confirms Radio Círculo has over 130,000 regular listeners.

Madrid Live features topical music, such as a forthcoming concert or the launch of a new album. However, interviews with celebrities form the core of the programme. Recent guests include:

Film: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Lambert, Connie Nielsen, Isabel Coixet
Music: Youssou N'Dour, Maceo Parker, Alaska, Siniestro Total, Dover
Literature: Alan Sillitoe, Lucía Graves, Giles Tremlett, Chris Stewart
Theatre: Janet Suzman, Fiona Shaw, Declan Donnellan, Greg Doran
Comedy: Jason Byrne, Adam Hills, Brendan Burns, Craig Hill

Madrid Live also regularly features celebrities from the film world who visit Madrid to promote their work.  Recently Susan Sarandon, Ken Loach, Tim Burton and Ralph Fiennes have appeared on the programme.

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