Archive for the ‘Transport’ Category

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 […]


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 […]


I’ve worked out how to save the planet. We keep hearing about how fossil fuels are bad for the environment and how they’re eventually going to run out anyway. As long as we generate electricity from renewable sources the answer has to be electric cars. I’ve been thinking about this lately because the new Mackmobile […]


London Calling

18Apr17

In Episode 29 of my show for the USA, I talk about how the Soccer World Cup is coming to America, Canada and Mexico but should not be there at all; The Queen meeting her namesake in a zoo; How the National Trust upset Christians; The British tradition of doing a runner and the delights […]


Battle Dress

02Nov16

  How would you feel if, just for fun, a battle of Hastings reenactment society recreated the events of 1066 on a main road you were trying to drive along? People dressing up in costumes and pretending to be someone they’re not is happening every day on Britain’s roads. Grown men (and it’s usually men) […]


One Track Mind

24Oct16

Britain’s new railway should be re-named. The transport minister, Andrew Jones agrees with me but he wants to use the wrong name. The new line will connect London with the North of England. A lot of people are against it, especially in the communities that will be affected along the route where homes will be […]


Cracked it!

27Aug16

When I discovered a three inch long crack in my car’s windscreen, I was angry at first, then I realised that crack contained the secret to eternal life. The crack can’t be repaired, I need a new windscreen. It’s the latest part that needs replacing. I’ve had the car for about a year and a […]


I’m very suspicious of a city that hates cars as much as Cambridge does. I was there yesterday. There are loads of streets that you’re not allowed to drive down and there’s hardly anywhere to park! It’s ironic that there was once a car named after this place that detests them so much. On the […]


When my laptop died a couple of years ago, I lost loads of important stuff. It was a wake-up call, now I don’t store ANYTHING on any of my computers. I only ever save stuff to Google Drive, the cloud storage system. Next time any of my computers crash or is destroyed, at home or […]


I’ve been unlucky with speeding tickets. One morning, exactly three years ago, I came within three points of losing my licence. I used to present a Sunday morning show on Jack FM in Southampton. I lived in Swindon at the time, which was a 130 mile round trip. On the May Day bank holiday weekend […]


I don’t like scientists who think they’re better than us. The official name of a new British multi-million pound polar research vessel is unlikely to be “Boaty McBoatface”, despite winning a public poll. The public overwhelmingly voted for it to be the name in a poll that closed at the weekend. It got more than […]


Smart Arse

09Apr16

Motorways used to be Britain’s fastest roads but not any more. These days you’re lucky if you can go faster than 50mph. I’ve been spending my weekends on the M1 and M6 lately because I’ve been driving between Hertfordshire and the North West. It feels as if most of that time I’m driving in roadworks. […]


Mack Nuggets

19Mar16

Here’s what I’ve been up to so far this year on BOB fm, including: Why Space travel is boring, The Graham Mack Theory of Everything, How I almost got thrown out of a West End theatre, The best way to have pancakes, How to look good in every photo, David Cameron is not dead, The […]


Ship Mate?

13Mar16

When we don’t know what’s going on, we make up a story. As a child the story we tell is much more innocent. Walking along Liverpool’s waterfront this morning, I was reminded of the day the aircraft carrier, HMS Eagle was in town. It was early 1970, I was five. My dad took me to […]


Space travel has become boring! It didn’t used to be, as a child, I watched live TV pictures of people walking, talking, singing, bouncing, hitting golf balls and driving a car, 238 thousand miles away ON THE MOON! From the moment my mother woke me up before 4am on July 20 1969 by whispering, “They’re […]


Mack Nuggets

02Mar16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately, including: A call to Martin’s biggest fan in Germany. Buzz Aldrin has the answer but NASA won’t listen. The Grand Final of The International Contest of jokes. How to look good in every photo. Why virtual reality won’t catch on. Electronic miscommunication. The truth about […]


I thought I had no real connection to John Lennon until now… For most of the 80s and 90s I lived in Australia and New Zealand and used to impress the locals with the fact that I was born in the same hospital as John Lennon. I was the frontman in a 60s cover band […]


Common Problem

16Feb16

I have a scientific theory that I’m publishing for the first time in this blog. It was inspired by the recent discovery of gravitational waves. The ability to detect these waves means that astronomers will be able to look further into space than ever before. Gravitational waves travel at the speed of light, which means […]


Mack Nuggets

01Feb16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Outside your comfort zone. Public transport stories. Has the Home Counties got talent? The weather takes a walk on the mild side. Bus lanes are causing congestion. The coldest place you’ve ever been. The Queen ripping off charities. The reason we don’t get enough […]


It’s not every day that you get a call, live on the radio from a bloke stuck in traffic trying to get his wife to the hospital so she can give birth! Here’s how it was covered on ITV… Craic on! Listen to the latest Mack Nuggets at; http://www.mackmedia.co.uk/8th-mack-nuggets-audio-video If you enjoyed this Craic, please […]