Posts Tagged ‘Cats’

Mack Nuggets

18Aug19

Congratulations to Gaz Drinkwater who’s co-presenting a great new show on BBC Radio Manchester called “Talking Balls”. If you’re into Manchester United or City, I bet you’ll enjoy it, listen here; https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07hnl2b/episodes/player As I’m a Liverpool fan and Gaz is Man United, we didn’t talk about football much when we presented the Breakfast Show on […]


Mack Nuggets

04May19

Here’s what I’ve been up to with Gaz Drinkwater on Fix Radio Manchester, including;Show Us Your Tips; Greater Manchester Police using GPS data from speeding drivers; Why democracy doesn’t work; Travis Perkins v the cat; Rednecks in New Zealand; The dispute with Steve Brookstein. Craic on! If you enjoyed this Craic, please click “like” and […]


London Calling

15May18

In the latest episode of my show for America; A chat in a London pub with Magnus Walker, the British fashion designer and car collector. He moved to the United States in 1986 aged 19 and established the Serious Clothing Brand in Los Angeles. As well as that there’s reaction to the latest Royal baby, […]


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 […]


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, […]


I should be in Africa right now. In May I got an email from a bloke called “James” asking me how much I would charge to speak at “Radio Week” in Uganda. Apparently it’s a three day conference for people working at radio stations in East Africa. It’s taking place right now at the Imperial […]


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

29Aug17

In my latest show for America, Slim Jim Phantom talks about the success of The Stray Cats from starting out in London to making it in America, the breakup, the reunions and how he’s worked with rock ‘n’ roll royalty. In, “What’s Happening In Britain” – Reaction to the terror attacks in Barcelona; Why Britain […]


Being married to a worrywart means that I know when Julie goes quiet, she’s worrying about something. It’s usually something I’ve done or haven’t done or might not do. Last night she was lying awake so I asked her what she was worrying about. She said, “If anything happens to me will you still look […]


Problematic

03Aug16

“If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’s going to give you problems…” …Or so the old saying goes. – I’d like to add one more item. Looking through my bank statements, I’ve noticed that yes, my car has had a lot of work done lately and Julie’s birthday is coming up but judging by the amount […]


Mack Nuggets

04Jun16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: How Nancy got wound up by her husband for 25 years; How bad was Chris Evans on Top Gear? Australia is BIG; Navigational nightmares; Why I don’t trust Cambridge; The truth about plain cigarette packaging; How to save yourself from becoming resistant to antibiotics; […]


Mack Nuggets

02Jan16

Here’s what I’ve been on about on BOB fm lately, including: The wrong people voting to bomb Syria. How to make us happy when paying for parking at hospitals. How Katie Hopkins and Donald Trump are made for each other. Why Smartphones are not going anywhere. When I met Noddy Holder. My cats trying it […]


Who decided you can give animals tablets? Today we tried and failed to worm our two cats. Even with Julie holding a squirming cat and me in charge of prizing open its jaws, we didn’t manage it. I pushed that tablet as far down each cat’s throat as I could but it simply can’t be […]


If it wasn’t for an imaginary cat food and a re-cycled nursery rhyme I might never have got my first break in radio. In 1993 I knew I didn’t stand a chance of getting a full-time job on the air in Australia unless I did really well at The Australian Film Television and Radio School. […]