Archive for July, 2017

Phonies

31Jul17

Should you be fined for looking at your mobile phone while you’re walking along? In America they call people who do that, “smartphone zombies”. In Honolulu, pedestrians have been banned from looking at their phones while crossing the street. You could be fined up to £75 ($99). It’s to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted […]


Mack Nuggets

30Jul17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately including: The Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ should not be a woman. Mark The Shark. A fancy dress story. Scam-a-lam-a-ding-dong. The relative that came back from the dead. Miniaturisation in the 21st century. Mandy checks in but has she already checked out? The Great Tandoori Transplant. Craic […]


I’ve had an experience that directly relates to one of the stories in the news this week. The list of Britain’s most overcrowded trains is out. Number two on the list is the 7.55am Cambridge to London King’s Cross. Capacity 202 passengers, actual number of passengers 426. I’ve been on that train. The normal rules […]


Has another bogus theory been thrown out there? Is it keeping us from the truth? It’s being reported this week that experts at the British Medical Journal are saying that you shouldn’t finish an entire course of prescribed antibiotics. They they say that reducing the use of antibiotics is essential to help fight the growing […]


Carmageddon

26Jul17

The anti-car people are going to have to find a new reason to hate cars. For years they’ve been banging on about how bad cars are for the environment. They’ve been blaming the cars and their drivers but the truth is it’s not the cars that are dirty, it’s the fuel. I’ve been saying this […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, Peter Frampton talks about how his life changed after Frampton Comes Alive, working with David Bowie, saving a bird and what he’s up to these days. In “What’s Happening in Britain?”; Dr Who fans furious over the choice of the new Doctor; Should you tip at a petrol station? […]


“You have to plug them in, what a nuisance, it takes ages!” That was the disappointed response I got today when I told a workmate that it won’t be long till we’re all driving electric cars. Most mainstream manufacturers are either selling electric cars or developing them for release soon. Jaguar has its first electric […]


Dead Wrong

18Jul17

Spend any amount of time with my family and you’ll feel like you’re in a sitcom. I’ve just spent two weeks with them in the North West. Last week, I called my uncle Norman to set up lunch. On the phone he told me that my mother’s cousin, Agnes had died. I rang my mother […]


They shouldn’t have chosen a woman to play The Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’! Some fans of the show are furious now that Jodie Whittaker has been confirmed as the show’s first female Doctor. Here’s a few things that have appeared on Twitter; “#DoctorWho has been ripped out of his essence to make a bunch of […]


London Calling

11Jul17

In the latest episode of my show for America, I talk to Trevor Dann, the British writer and broadcaster who has been associated with some of the most influential radio and television music programmes and events of the last 30 years. He talks candidly about his background, growing up in Nottingham, his career and his […]


Soon anti-car environmentalists aren’t going to have as much to shout about. Last week, Volvo announced that in less than two years, ALL of their new cars will have electric motors. Most other car makers now sell electric cars and a lot more are on the way. Tesla motors announced last week that mass production […]


Mack Nuggets

09Jul17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Levinia’s Birthday; Never put your hand in the toilet; The odd shoe; The Queen and the baby elephant; Mrs Davis; Grabbed by the bells; Donald or Duke?; Cyclists; The girly men; Brexit; Russia; The NHS; Boaty McBoatface. Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets […]


London Calling

08Jul17

In the latest episode of my show for America: The Creepy reverend; Was Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson in an 80s comedy sketch?; Why Donald Trump will not be visiting Britain this year; Naughty dogs; Theresa May makes another mistake over Brexit; Politics is not a sport; The Dodgy deal with the DUP in Northern […]


Trevor Dann is a British writer and broadcaster who has been associated with some of the most influential radio and television music programmes and events of the last 30 years. He talks candidly about his background, growing up in Nottingham, his career including his BAFTA award winning involvement in Live Aid, 25 Years of Rock, […]


London Calling

05Jul17

In my latest show for America, singer, songwriter and producer Peter Frampton talks about how he got started, recording one of the biggest selling live albums of all time and the business challenges that face songwriters today. In “What’s Going On In Britain?”; Reaction to the fire that killed 79 people in their homes in […]