Archive for the ‘England’ Category

I’m going to give up radio and become an international art thief. Right now, I’m the Programme Director at Fix Radio in London. The radio station is in Bankside, not far from the Tate Modern. Every lunchtime this week, I’ve been going over there and looking at the art. I’ve started thinking about how hard […]


No one likes to be lied to, so it’s especially annoying when someone writes to you and there’s a lie in the first line. I opened a letter today from Nick Lane, the Managing Director of Customer Care at BT. It said, “Hello Graham, You’re eligible for an ultrafast upgrade. It’s an exclusive deal we’ve […]


I won’t be playing Britain’s favourite Christmas song on the radio. “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues is consistently voted Britain’s most popular Christmas song but thanks to a ruling by the broadcast regulator, Ofcom, I won’t be playing it on London’s Fix Radio, the radio station for builders and tradespeople. In August this […]


  Pride is more important than money. We’re moving to a new flat, it’s smaller than the one we’re in, so storage is a major issue. We decided a floor to ceiling wardrobe in the bedroom was the way to go, so we took our measurements to Ikea. We chose what we wanted from the […]


The demise of newspapers has been great for the environment. Nowadays, hardly anyone buys a daily paper. Imagine the amount of forests that are being saved because everything is online now. There is no value in printed newspapers anymore. Look at the Evening Standard, you used to have to pay for it, now it’s free. […]


Super Awkward

17Apr18

I almost shouted something embarrassing in Asda supermarket yesterday. As I walked in, a lady carrying shopping and some clothes she’d bought was in the queue at the checkout. The “Happy To Help” man behind her in the green uniform tapped her on the shoulder and pointed out that there was a free checkout further […]


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 […]


In the latest episode of my show for America, guitar legend Andy Summers talks about his HARMONICS OF THE NIGHT tour, his current album, Triboluminescence, photography, writing, why he doesn’t sing on albums anymore, his relationship with the British press and what Bournemouth and Santa Monica have in common. As well as that, a look […]


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 […]


Carmageddon

06Mar18

Filthy fossil fuel burning cars are here to stay, unfortunately. Electric vehicles should be the future of transport. Vehicles that burn fossil fuels are putting toxic chemicals into the atmosphere. Electric vehicles will not catch on in Britain unless there’s a big change. Unfortunately there is no sign of that change any time soon. The […]


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 […]


I got to talk to the satirist, actor and writer Tony Hendra about his amazing life and work which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He talks about how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase, working on This Is Spinal Tap and how he started out wanting to be a […]


Holy Fake News

27Jan18

  The Pope made my laugh out loud this week. He’s claimed that ‘fake news’ dates back to the time of Adam and Eve. He went on to denounces the spread of disinformation and has called for reporters to oppose “falsehoods” and “sensational headlines”. Really? Does the Pope want reporters to oppose falsehoods and sensational […]


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 […]


Smart Arse

01Jan18

Did British radio stations make a big mistake when they got rid of their old local names and replace them with generic national “Brands”? Instead of local radio stations being called names like Leicester Sound, Ram FM, Red Dragon, 2CR and GWR, a lot of them became, “Heart” or “Capital”. One of the biggest selling […]


Predicting the future is not worth it because eventually you get proved wrong. I’m going to download the new Blade Runner film, “Blade Runner 2049”. I can’t remember much about the original film, so I decided to watch it again before I watch the new one. What a disappointment it is. I suppose when it […]


Bad news if you’ve ever fancied riding a bike naked through Britain. The British government has announced it wants to put driverless cars on our roads by 2021. About 100 cyclists are killed on the roads in Great Britain every year and more than 3,000 are seriously injured. When all cars are driverless, no cyclists […]


London Calling

24Oct17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Britain’s killer eggs are now safe. The truth about politicians. A London double decker bus driver blows kisses. Why Britain is in trouble; Stranded stories. Is working in an office real work? An electrocution misconception. Brexit is a mess. Crimes of fashion. Why do car key […]


Who would want to visit Britain right now? Britain’s fifth biggest airline, Monarch, has gone bust. Around a hundred and ten thousand customers are stranded overseas. Meanwhile, London Underground train drivers are going on strike and train drivers all over the country are striking this week as well. Let’s look at how bad things are […]


I had a chat with the broadcasting legend Tony Prince. He talked about meeting Elvis in Las Vegas, the truth about Colonel Tom Parker and Tony’s early life and career that took him from spinning discs and introducing the Beatles in a northern ballroom to broadcasting to an international audience of 100 million on Radio […]