Who Robs A Banksy?

Who Robs A Banksy?

By Podimo & Message Heard

There aren’t many people who can say that they’ve had a Banksy statue in their back garden, but Andy Link is one of them. In 2004, he kidnapped one of Banksy’s pieces of art in broad daylight from the middle of central London, and held it to ransom. The fact that someone would kidnap a Banksy statue is pretty absurd already, but the story of why it happened, how the statue vanished again after it was kidnapped, and how it was mysteriously put up for auction over 10 years later is even wilder. It all comes down to 1 man, and a 2 decade long vendetta. The story will take us on a journey through UK’s most subversive sub-cultures: from art heists and art terrorists, to 80s football hooliganism, the 90s illegal rave scene, even fetish parties. While all the while, we try to track down one of the most elusive anonymous artists in the world. All to discover…who robs a Banksy?? From Podimo and Message Heard

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09/11/23·38m 9s

6: Finale

So where have we ended up? Has the team managed to get to Banksy? And above all, is Andy ever going to get the closure he’s after? From Podimo & Message Heard, this is Who Robs A Banksy? CREDITS: Presented by Jake Warren Produced and written by Bea Duncan Music composed by Tom Biddle Production support from Harry Stott and Blu Posner Sound engineered by Ivan Eastley Executive Producer for Message Heard: Sandra Ferrari Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
25/05/23·27m 0s

5: Cash, Money, Art

The Drinker mysteriously vanishes from Andy’s back garden…and theories are flying about who might be behind it. But things get really interesting when it appears 10 years later on sale at Sotheby’s. Is Banksy really the anti establishment figure we all want to think he is? And the team has one final shot at getting in touch with Banksy. From Podimo & Message Heard, this is Who Robs A Banksy? CREDITS: Presented by Jake Warren Produced and written by Bea Duncan Music composed by Tom Biddle Production support from Harry Stott and Blu Posner Sound engineered by Ivan Eastley Executive Producer for Message Heard: Sandra Ferrari Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
18/05/23·32m 20s

4: The Banksy Machine

After the failure of Finger In A Matchbox, Andy spends some time behind bars - with plenty of stories that continue to illuminate his character. Back in 2004, the heist completed, Andy begins negotiations with Banksy over ‘The Drinker’. And Jake explores the potential dark side to The Banksy Machine… From Podimo & Message Heard, this is Who Robs A Banksy? CREDITS: Presented by Jake Warren Produced and written by Bea Duncan Music composed by Tom Biddle Production support from Harry Stott and Blu Posner Sound engineering by Ivan Eastley Executive Producer for Message Heard: Sandra Ferrari Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
11/05/23·28m 11s

3: Freedom to Party

While Banksy might turn out to not be as anti-establishment as we once thought, it’s time to hear about Andy’s contrarian movements - and how his involvement with sub-cultures massively backfired on him. And in perhaps the most anti-establishment move possible, Andy starts to put his plan to get his own back on Banksy into action… From Podimo & Message Heard, this is Who Robs A Banksy? CREDITS: Presented by Jake Warren Produced and written by Bea Duncan Music composed by Tom Biddle Production support from Harry Stott and Blu Posner Sound engineered by Ivan Eastley Executive Producer for Message Heard: Sandra Ferrari Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
04/05/23·33m 42s

1: A Statue In Central London

Andy Link is no ordinary guy. He’s touched almost every iconic British subculture going - from football hooliganism, to illegal raves to the street art scene. But perhaps most surprisingly, in 2004, he masterminded the kidnapping of a Banksy statue from the centre of central London in broad daylight. Journalist Jake Warren sets out to discover who this guy really is, and what he’s got against Banksy. From Podimo & Message Heard, this is Who Robs A Banksy? CREDITS: Presented by Jake Warren Produced and written by Bea Duncan Music composed by Tom Biddle Production support from Harry Stott and Blu Posner Sound engineered by Ivan Eastley Executive Producer for Message Heard: Sandra Ferrari Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
27/04/23·30m 4s

2: The Signature

Kidnapping a statue to get revenge on someone? Seems pretty extreme. What could possibly have caused a feud that would elicit such a reaction? Jake learns the origin story, while also travelling back to Andy’s childhood - rife with political upheaval and football hooliganism - to get a better understanding of how he’s wired. And the team gets one step closer to Banksy himself… From Podimo & Message Heard, this is Who Robs A Banksy? CREDITS: Presented by Jake Warren Produced and written by Bea Duncan Music composed by Tom Biddle Production support from Harry Stott and Blu Posner Sound engineered by Ivan Eastley Executive Producer for Message Heard: Sandra Ferrari Executive Producers for Podimo: Jake Chudnow and Matt White
27/04/23·33m 31s

Introducing: Who Robs A Banksy?

There aren’t many people who can say that they’ve had a Banksy statue in their back garden, but Andy Link is one of them. In 2004, he kidnapped one of Banksy’s pieces of art in broad daylight from the middle of central London, and held it to ransom. The fact that someone would kidnap a Banksy statue is pretty absurd already, but the story of why it happened, how the statue vanished again after it was kidnapped, and how it was mysteriously put up for auction over 10 years later is even wilder. It all comes down to 1 man, and a 2 decade long vendetta. The story will take us on a journey through UK’s most subversive sub-cultures: from art heists and art terrorists, to 80s football hooliganism, the 90s illegal rave scene, even fetish parties. While all the while, we try to track down one of the most elusive anonymous artists in the world. All to discover…who robs a Banksy?? From Podimo & Message Heard
13/04/23·3m 41s
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