Archive for the ‘1960s’ Category

I’m looking forward to Thursday (18th April). The wonderful John Pearman, the editor of the Liverpool Fanzine ‘Red All Over The Land’, has invited me to host a great night at Longcliffe Golf Club in Loughborough. John was heavily involved with local football teams in the East Midlands, including Thorpe Acre, in the 1960’s and […]


It was the coat that gave it away. It wasn’t even that nice a coat, a grey, rumpled overcoat that wouldn’t look good on anybody. On Monday, sat opposite me on the 18:17 from London St Pancras to Peterborough via Hitchin, was the multi-award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and author, Alan Bennett. At first I wasn’t […]


Paris is the city of love, so where better for Julie and I to go and celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary? If you’re planning to visit the most romantic city on earth, I hope this blog will give you some ideas and inspiration for your trip. After work on Friday night we got on the […]


London Calling

20Apr18

In the latest episode of my show for America, Engelbert talks about coping with his wife’s Alzheimer’s, his new album, singing with his granddaughter, how he got started in show business, his friendship with Elvis and Dean Martin and why he doesn’t talk to Tom Jones anymore. As well as that, a preview of my […]


You can learn a lot about the reaction to the gender pay gap from westerns. In most western movies, the plot revolves around the quest to right wrongs. Sheriff’s, Marshalls, members of posses and lone gunslingers set out to avenge a wrongful death, protect ranchers from rustlers or just get even. Exposing the gender pay […]


Engelbert talks about coping with his wife’s Alzheimer’s, his new album, singing with his granddaughter, how he got started in show business, his friendship with Elvis and Dean Martin and why he doesn’t talk to Tom Jones anymore. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Listen to the […]


It’s a real time of transition for Julie and I. We moved to the UK twenty-one years ago and in all of that time, we’ve always rented. Right now we’re in the process of buying a flat. It’s a new-build so it’s small. That means we have to say goodbye to a lot of cool […]


Tree of Life

17Mar18

Have you ever thought about how amazing trees are? I know you’re going to think I’ve lost my mind but I’m starting to get the feeling that spending time with trees might be the key to greatness. Percy Shaw is the man who invented “cat’s eyes”, the reflectors you see at night in the road […]


Control Freaks

28Feb18

A lot of people voted for Brexit so that Britain could, “take back control” but what does control look like? Right now, politicians from both sides are trying to make it look like Britain can control Brexit. There’s a lot of talk about the customs union. Which is a thing that means all EU countries […]


What’s going on with UKIP? Here’s my favorite tweet this week, it’s from Nick Walker, “I’m about halfway through a bottle of Fairy washing up liquid that has outstayed three UKIP leaders”. The UK Independence party has had seven leaders since 2011. UKIP exist because it’s Eurosceptic , they campaigned for Brexit, meaning their MEPs […]


London Calling

08Feb18

In the latest episode of my show for America, Tony Hendra the English writer and actor, talks about how he went from wanting to be a monk to becoming a satirist, working with Graham Chapman from Monty Python, moving to America in the 60s, opening for Lenny Bruce, appearing on the Ed Sullivan show and […]


There’s a sports car on the way to Mars! It’s the most exciting thing to happen in space since we sent people to the moon. I watched the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy last night and it was mind blowing. When the two booster rockets landed simultaneously it looked like a scene from Thunderbirds. […]


Mack Nuggets

05Feb18

Here’s what I’ve ben up to on BOBfm lately, including: The talking whale. Stories of coincidence. Siri doesn’t work. Skiving. How to fix Britain’s trains. Who has the biggest red button? A school trip story. Lana Del Rey is a thief and so is Radiohead. Is Theresa May the worst Prime Minister we’ve ever had? […]


London Calling

23Jan18

In the latest episode of my show for America; Who will be the Guest of the Year? Hear from the finalists; Peter Frampton, Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats, Dominic Monaghan from ‘Lost’ and ‘Lord Of The Rings’ and Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers. As well as that; Skiving, the real reason Rupert Murdoch […]


Free speech is under attack in Britain again. Less than a week after I was forced to apologize to the Prime Minister for saying she’s weak, Ben Bradley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Mansfield has been forced to apologize for a blog he wrote in 2012. Here’s what he wrote, “Sorry but how many […]


Here’s what is written in the latest edition of TALKERS magazine; British Talk Show Host and TalkersRadio Personality Graham Mack Forced to Apologize for On Air Statement that PM Theresa May “Has No Balls.”  It is always fascinating to compare and contrast American radio with broadcasting in other English-speaking countries when it comes to tolerance, freedom […]


Nigel Farage says and does some strange things. He’s Britain’s most high profile Brexiteer but you have to wonder if he even believes in Brexit at all. On the 23rd June 2016 as the polls closed after the referendum he said, “it looks like Remain will edge it”. The following day he was interviewed on […]


London Calling

04Jan18

In the latest episode of my show for America, it’s the second part of my chat with retired NASA astronaut, Terry Virts. Colonel Virts talks about his scariest moment on the International Space Station and why NASA’s Deep Space Gateway is a bad idea. As well as that, Lyn talks about the worst Christmas present […]


The Name Game

03Jan18

A caller to my radio show called me a “Remoaner” today. – I thought, is that all you’ve got, name calling? Instead of explaining to me just how these dinky little islands off the coast of northern Europe would be better off without being part of an international organisation which is the biggest tariff-free trade […]


Mack Nuggets

02Jan18

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: Houseguests from hell. Misconceptions. The next big TV format to rival Bake Off. Attacked by an animal. Proof that Elvis is not alive. Confusion over Gregs. A brush with wildlife. Mandy checks in. The gadget that Daren misses. Odd circumstances where people have been chatted […]