Posts Tagged ‘Graham Mack’

London Calling

12Oct17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Tony Prince talks about getting his first break in TV, jamming with Jimi Hendrix, broadcasting throughout Europe on Radio Luxembourg, his book and the film he’s working on. As well as that – Joe checks in from Chicago for a special birthday dedication; Back seat driving […]


Is working in an office REAL work? I had this thought while I was watching the latest season of “Better Call Saul”. Bob Odenkirk’s character, Jimmy, is ordered to do community service. The work he’s given is to pick up litter under a highway overpass. I realised that for some people, that kind of work […]


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 […]


“The Vegas shooter killed more people in FIFTEEN MINUTES than were killed by guns IN TOTAL in the UK in the last TWO YEARS”.  – That’s what the British adventurer, Graham Hughes tweeted after the latest US gun attack. When is the United States going to sort out its gun laws? The scale of this latest […]


Mack Nuggets

29Sep17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm Lately, including; Houseguests from Hell. How do you pay tribute to Hef? Stuff you’ve done at work to make things more interesting. Unusual places to be chatted up. Nigel is an endangered species. Public transport nightmares. A special birthday song. Lisa gets her finger stuck in someone’s […]


Britain’s budget shop, ‘Poundland’ has been hit with a backlash because it sells Peanut M&M knock-offs called ‘Nutters’. The packets have three peanut-shaped cross-eyed cartoon characters on them with their mouths wide open. Mental health campaigners say that they are “offensive” and have called for Poundland to stop selling them. We live in a strange […]


Apple are starting to confuse me now. The new iPhone is out, actually there are two new ones. The iPhone 8 replaces the iPhone 7. They’ve also released the iPhone 10 (X). They’ve skipped 9 completely. Each new Apple phone has more features than the last but they’re also taking things away. The iPhone 7, […]


No Panda Pop

12Sep17

Edinburgh Zoo has announced that their female giant panda will NOT give birth to cubs this year. Just before the last public holiday of the year, the zoo announced that Tian Tian might be expecting, which reminded us that the zoo still has pandas and might be worth a visit. It is the sixth time […]


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 […]


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 […]


London Calling

26Aug17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Tom Cruise slips up in London, Big Ben loses his voice, a wedding crasher, drinking at airports, the Antarctic expedition that was a piece of cake and how the classic red British phone box is an endangered species. Listen to Episode 44 of London Calling here; […]


The things politicians think are important are usually different to the things that the people who voted for them think are important. The bongs of Big Ben in Westminster have sounded for the final time for four years. The clock is being repaired. Members of Parliament gathered outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday to mark […]


The Wet Office

21Aug17

It’s bad enough that we haven’t had a summer but why can’t the Met Office get it right? Right now, it’s pouring down in the South East of England. It’s on days like these every year that I go back and look at the forecast that the Met Office issued three months ago, promising us […]


Tomfoolery

18Aug17

They don’t call it Mission Impossible for nothing! Tom Cruise has hurt himself filming Mission Impossible 6. Tom broke his ankle in two places while filming a jump between high-rise buildings in London. Of course if Tom Cruise wants to take on a REALLY impossible mission, he should try explaining the plots of the last five […]


A little piece of Britain is going to die. There’s hardly anything more British than little red payphone boxes. This week British Telecom announced that they’re going to scrap 20,000 payphones and thousands of those are in red phone boxes. The traditional red phone boxes became an endangered species way before everyone had mobile phones. […]


boozyJet

16Aug17

The British can’t handle their drink. They get drunk any chance they can and even brag about it. They drink the most, when they’re on holiday. The first chance they get is at the airport. When I catch a flight early in the morning, I’m amazed at how packed the bar is. About 270m passengers […]


Phonies

31Jul17

Should you be fined for looking at your mobile phone while you’re walking along? In America they call people who do that, “smartphone zombies”. In Honolulu, pedestrians have been banned from looking at their phones while crossing the street. You could be fined up to £75 ($99). It’s to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted […]


Mack Nuggets

30Jul17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately including: The Doctor in ‘Doctor Who’ should not be a woman. Mark The Shark. A fancy dress story. Scam-a-lam-a-ding-dong. The relative that came back from the dead. Miniaturisation in the 21st century. Mandy checks in but has she already checked out? The Great Tandoori Transplant. Craic […]


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 […]