Archive for the ‘Commercial Television’ Category

Germany Bight

14Jun20

I talked to my old mate Martin Heer from “Hitradio antenne 1” in Stuttgart Germany about the difference between radio in the UK, Australia and Germany. We also talked about his time at BOBfm in the Home Counties and how he came to work there. Check out Martin’s Website, http://www.metamorphus.de . If you enjoyed this […]


Boyd Hilton

13Jun20

Boyd Hilton is the Entertainment Director at Heat Magazine. He’s involved at The Pilot Magazine and writes for The Guardian, Evening Standard, Huffington Post, GQ, Empire and When Saturday comes. You’ve heard him on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and 5Live and he’s involved with BAFTA. On this Zoomcast for Podcast Radio, Boyd talks about […]


Ken Levine

11Jun20

Ken Levine is an Emmy award-winning screenwriter, director and producer who has worked on M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, The Simpsons, Wings, Everybody Loves Raymond, Becker and Dharma & Greg. He’s also an author, blogger and has a podcast called Hollywood & Levine. In this chat he talks about his life and work including being a radio […]


Russ Williams

08Jun20

I had a chat with the Hall of Fame broadcaster Russ Williams. Russ talked about his life and career, growing up in Blackpool, The National Broadcasting School, Metro Radio, Capital Radio, Richard Park, Virgin Radio, Absolute Radio, going on tour with The Rolling Stones, The Russ & Jono Breakfast Experience, Fix Radio, talkSport, podcasting, and […]


Alan Alda

29May20

I got to have a chat with the wonderful Alan Alda. We talked about M*A*S*H, his Dad, face blindness, the Orient Express, not signing autographs, Parkinson’s, playing a Republican and his podcast, Clear And Vivid. He even gave me an acting tip to use when I narrate audiobooks. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, […]


I had a great chat with the award winning journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author, Gavin Esler. The former Newsnight presenter talks about; His background, getting into journalism, a hairy moment in Norther Ireland during the Troubles, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, the stories leaders tell, how the British Government handled the Covid-19 crisis, the “village idiots […]


I had a nice Zoomchat with Piper Terrett today and we shared stories about working in TV and radio including; Shirl’s on-air boob job, the whites only game show, the horse in the radio station, sushi being eaten off a naked woman’s body, the light bulb in the microwave and two chickens and a builder’s […]


Here’s a chat I had with Charlie Webster for my new show on Podcast Radio. You’ve probably seen Charlie presenting sport on the telly. In this chat, she talks about her real passion and her podcast. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link.Check out,  www.grahammack.com Follow me on Twitter @GrahamMack


I’m looking forward to presenting ‘The Pod 20’ on Podcast Radio. It starts next week and will be a countdown of the hottest podcasts in the world right now. I’ve been recording interviews with podcasters to include in the show. Here’s how I got on when I had a Zoom chat with Konnie Huq and […]


Dom Joly

21Apr20

I had a Zoomchat with Dom Joly about Trigger Happy TV, his books, his passion for travelling and going to school with Osama bin Laden. He’s my first guest on the Pod 20 Countdown on Podcast Radio. Listen every Friday at 5pm on DAB in London and online here; http://radioplayerhosting.com/station… Craic on! If you enjoyed […]


Van Scam

15Apr20

  It’s the most expensive gig I’ve ever had. I decided to take a job delivering medical supplies to pharmacies. The plan was to help out during the Covid-19 crisis and earn some money.  I needed to provide my own van and pay for the fuel, so weeks before my first day, I booked a […]


Road Rage

09Apr20

I haven’t exactly had a dream start to my new career. During the coronavirus crisis I’ve got a job delivering medical supplies to pharmacies. I started yesterday and made drops to seventeen chemists and one hospital in the Home Counties.  I made my first mistake just after delivery number four. They gave me some plastic […]


Timing is everything and we picked the wrong time to visit Julie’s parents in New Zealand.  We haven’t been back there together for seven years. We made a big mistake, we should never have traveled all of that way and I’m truly sorry for the stress and anger we caused with certain members of Julie’s […]


Julie and I have been back to the church where we got married in 1987, St Paul’s in Paihia in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. I met Julie in Whangarei while I was working as a pipe-fitter on the Marsden Point Oil Refinery expansion construction job. When we met, my parents had moved […]


New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is a weak leader and one of the worst people in the world to be in charge of this special country right now. I used to like Jacinda Ardern. I thought she was different to the power hungry megalomaniacs running other countries in the world. It turns out, I […]


We went to a special place in New Zealand this week. It was a nice respite from working around the travel restrictions brought in by the Governments of the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and tweet a link. Check out,  www.grahammack.com    


  We are being told to self-isolate in New Zealand. Although we got into the country just before the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, brought in compulsory 14 day isolation for visitors, she’s now suggesting we should self-isolate anyway. The reason we made this trip to Julie’s home town for the first time in seven years […]


The Navy Lark

02Mar20

  Innocence gets corrupted when you grow up. I’ve had to reframe an important childhood memory. It all came back to me this week because of the visit to Liverpool of the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales. Thousands of people went on board over the weekend. It reminded me of the […]


Mack Nuggets

21Dec19

Here’s what I’ve been up to on Fix Radio lately, including: The Queen confesses to Donald Trump about her sordid past. The writing is on the wall for Mick. A selfie with Wayne Rooney. A special birthday song. The stripper. The sex festival. Steve’s worst Christmas present. Television New Zealand ripps of the USA but […]


Do we need guards on trains? Up until yesterday, I didn’t understand why the RMT union were causing chaos on Britain’s railways by striking. The RMT are against removing guards from trains. I thought they were protecting the jobs of their members, and maybe that’s part of it, but it’s not the main reason we […]