Robert Peston has a go at landscape painting
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Robert Peston learns to paint on the Downs in Kent

Earlier this year, while live on BBC Radio 4, business editor Robert Peston confessed he could not get his head round his energy bill.

Several PM listeners volunteered to explain to him how the tariffs were calculated.

One listener, Diarmuid O'Brien, came into the PM studio to teach Robert how the bills work.

The programme's editors decided to find out whether there were other subjects Robert did not know anything about, which PM listeners might be able to shed light on.

He came up with five things he wanted to learn, the first of which was landscape painting.

Many newspapers have reported that Robert Peston relaxes by landscape painting, but this is in fact a Wikipedia myth.

But with the help of artist and PM listener Linda Leroy, Robert has tried to turn that myth into a reality, by painting a landscape in the Kent Downs.

To find out how Robert got on listen to the PM programme at 17:00 BST.

  • 12 Jun 2013