Archive for October, 2011

Mack’s Craic


Julie helped the planet this week by getting a hybrid, it’s about time. We’ve been driving around in a diesel four-by-four for the last few years. I’m not sure the planet will forgive us just yet. It was a great car but too big and so noisy we ended up calling it “Chuggaboom”. The new […]

Mack’s Craic.


Thank you for all of your nice emails and tweets about my latest award. I won Gold for “Best Programme Presenter” at the Frank Gillard Awards. The award itself is a little gold bust of the BBC’s former Director of Radio, Frank Gillard. It’s a real honour to win it but I’m not sure if […]

Mack’s Craic.


Thanks for calling into the radio show with your Mack’s Facts. Here’s my favorite ten from this week: 1.   Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. 2.   One of the best feelings is when you hug the person you love and they hug you back tighter. 3.   What you do speaks louder than what you […]

Mack’s Craic


Well done if you took part in the Swindon Half Marathon, especially to David Roper who won it. My one hundred percent record of not taking park is intact. I did even less this year than last year, so a “PB”! If I did run, I’d be more George Roper than David Roper. Paolo Di […]


You should be able to read this week’s craic a bit quicker. I’ve raised the speed limit to 80 miles an hour. The big news is it’s our 24th wedding anniversary. As I typed that, I misspelled “anniversary” and the spell-check corrected it as “antislavery”.  Julie and I always go away to a European city […]