The People’s Piazza: A History of Covent Garden

Documentary Feature presented by David Olusoga and directed by Chris Durlacher. Executive producers: Mary Crisp and Mike Smith. Premiered at the London Film Festival in 2022 and broadcast on BBC2. The music received Royal Television Society and Music and Sounds Awards nominations for best score.

The history of Covent Garden, from its conception as an open space surrounded by houses that could only be afforded by the wealthy, through the majority of its life as a bustling fruit and vegetable wholesale market, to its rebirth in the 1970s as a street market aimed at tourists.

An album of Paul’s music for the film was released by Air Edel Records in 2023 and is available on all streaming platforms.

The People’s Piazza © Uplands Television