Archive for the ‘true story’ Category

Tree of Life


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 […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America, part 2 of my chat with British satirist Tony Hendra. He lives in New York and talks about alcohol, his amazing life and work, which touches Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, George Carlin and beyond. He explains how he discovered John Belushi and Chevy Chase and […]

It’s a shame that we don’t always recognise an omen until after the event. The severe weather we’ve been having in Britain lately has reminded me of the time I survived a crossing of the English Channel in bad weather. About 20 years ago, I was the presenter of the Breakfast Show on 2CR FM, […]

Mack Nuggets


Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: A first car quirk. Out of Africa. When Darren fell off his bike. Donald Trump upsets Simon. Sport on the public highway. University students being used by militant university lecturers. The themed hotel with attention to detail. Global warming. Bee rustling. Craic on! If you […]

Control Freaks


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 […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America: A first car quirk inspired by Lord Alan Sugar. The reason the world is out of whack right now. The leader gets thrown out of the political party of self-harm. An Out of Africa experience. The British pub that sells groceries. How India has ripped off […]

The university students of Britain should stand up against the University And College Union. Lecturers have gone on strike over cuts to their pensions. Sally Hunt, the General Secretary of the University And College Union said, ”If you will not give us what we need, which is a reasonable pension, we will not do what […]

London Calling


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. […]

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 […]

London Calling


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 […]



Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey.  They say, her song “Get Free”, sounds like their song from 1993, “Creep”. Here’s Lana Delray… And here’s Radiohead… The thing is, ‘Creep’, was actually a rip-off of “The Air That I Breathe”, which was a hit for The Hollies in 1974… Here’s The Moon Loungers showing how close […]

London Calling


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 […]

Mack Nuggets


Here’s what I’ve been up to on BBC Radio Merseyside lately: The party without a DJ. A houseguest from hell. A bonfire night surprise. The baggage handler who went nuts. Cultural differences. A fancy dress story. Buyers remorse. Revenge on Henry Ford. The fourth dimension. A tribute to Keith Chegwin. Caught the bus, should have […]

Disney has made a big mistake. Why did Rupert Murdoch sell Twenty-First Century Fox inc to Disney? The answer should be obvious but the mainstream media seem confused by the sale and it’s timing, and keep trotting out the line that it’s got something to do with competing with Netflix and Amazon. If you haven’t […]

London Calling


In the latest episode of my show for America; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle discussed with Jim McCabe from Philadelphia. Why Blade Runner doesn’t predict the future. Roger is leaving Britain because of Brexit. Why the British Prime Minister must LOVE Donald Trump. A brush with wildlife. When following procedure makes you sound like an […]

Shocking List


Do you know what a “listicle” is? It’s a cross between a list and an article, BuzzFeed has loads of them. Here’s some of the titles of listicles on BuzzFeed: “17 things guys need to leave in 2017”, “The 30 most important cats”, “Hair products that changed your life”. Tabloids don’t tend to do listicles, […]

Broken Windows


The US has blamed North Korea for the “WannaCry” computer virus. – I blame Bill Gates. The White House Homeland Security adviser, Tom Bossert said North Korea was “directly responsible” for the WannaCry malware attack that hit hospitals, businesses and banks across the world earlier this year. The thing that’s not widely reported after these […]

Britain’s Brexit nightmare continues. The head of the European Council says the UK and the EU face a “furious race against time” to finalise Brexit talks before March 2019. Meanwhile the British government has lost a vote in the House of Commons because parliament wants the right to vote on the final terms of the […]

So sad to hear that Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60. I’ve met him and interviewed him a few times. I wish I’d kept the photos of us together and the audio of our chats. I know I used to have some and don’t know why I haven’t kept them. Maybe it’s […]