Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

Cold War

29Nov17

Why do simple devices confuse intelligent people? The main office at BOBfm is kept warm by one large electric heater but nobody knows how to use it. It has two simple controls, a thermostat numbered 1 to 6 and a power knob marked, “MIN”, “MED” and “MAX”. You control the room temperature with the thermostat […]


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 […]


Dead Wrong

18Jul17

Spend any amount of time with my family and you’ll feel like you’re in a sitcom. I’ve just spent two weeks with them in the North West. Last week, I called my uncle Norman to set up lunch. On the phone he told me that my mother’s cousin, Agnes had died. I rang my mother […]


London Calling

01Nov16

In the latest episode of my new show for America, Eddie The Eagle tells his true story about how he got to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. You’ll also hear how a brave six year old saved her mother’s life, Charles checks in from Chicago, Holly gets rescued by Prince William but isn’t happy […]


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 […]


Virtual Reality

02Aug16

Britain is not a democracy. In the UK we have an elected House of Commons, but the upper house, the House of Lords is independent from the House of Commons. The job of Lords is to challenge the work of the government. No new laws can be passed without approval from the Lords. No members […]


Are working class people allowed to be satirical in Britain? That’s the question I found myself asking as I watched the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s show, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. His guest was John Oliver, the host of ‘Last Week Tonight’, a satirical show on HBO . ‘Last Week Tonight’ is huge in […]


The Russian Olympic team should not be banned from the games in Rio next month. The International Olympic Committee said it will “explore the legal options” before deciding whether to implement “a collective ban” on all Russian competitors for the global showpiece, which starts on 5 August. That’s not fair, because the Russian Olympic team […]


Highly Infected

23Jun16

A while ago I read, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Dr Stephen Covey. In the book he talks about what he calls the ‘maturity continuum’ – the levels of dependency that demonstrate the relationship of the 7 habits. They are: Dependency Needing others to get what you want. – This is the […]


Streaky Bike-on

14Jun16

Why you should never ride a bike naked. At the weekend, hundreds of naked cyclists rode through central London. It was a protest highlighting how vulnerable they are when they ride their bikes on the road. Considering they are aware of how vulnerable they are, it’s odd then that, even when they are clothed, they […]


Crazy Daze

13Jun16

“Whatever happened to crazy?”, asked the American comedian Chris Rock in his 1999 TV special, ‘Bigger & Blacker’. He was talking about how when a lunatic goes on a shooting spree, modern society looks for something to blame. It can be anything from rap music to violent video games. Why do we refuse to admit […]


Cold War

24May16

It’s the coldest time of the year. The sun is out but it’s not that warm yet. Fresh air fanatics who can’t tell the difference between light and heat, notice the sun is shining and immediately set about opening every window and door they can find. The maximum temperature outside yesterday was 19 degrees Celsius. […]


In Britain we have nationalised celebrities. These are people who are paid by the taxpayers to be famous. They do all of the things that privately funded celebrities do, like living in huge houses, riding in expensive vehicles and attending lavish banquets and gala openings. Our nationalised celebrities are experts at waving. We call them […]


Viewing Figures

11May16

Music has lost it’s value, TV shows and movies are next. A while ago, I mentioned how TV box sets have become the new LPs. Fans of particular shows wait for the latest release and rumours start about the next one being the last. It’s exactly how we used to talk about albums from our […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

06May16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: 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 answer to Britain’s obesity epidemic; Fancy dress stories; […]


Mack Nuggets

01May16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately… Boaty McBoatface and the end of democracy; Did Kim Jong-Un know I was back? Are the Spice Girls getting back together? I talk to Geri Horner (Halliwell), Ginger Spice; Pranks; Sarcasm can be good; The voice of BOB talks about performing love scenes; Justice for […]


The Queen’s birthday is confusing. This week, she turned 90 but although she was born on 21st April, her “official” birthday is in June. It’s a tradition that was started by George II in 1748 and it owes its origins to the ageless problem of the British weather. George was born in November and felt […]


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 […]