Posts Tagged ‘London’

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 […]


London Calling

19Sep17

In the latest episode of my show for America; Storm Aileen hits Britain. Do you brush your teeth in the shower? Speed cameras. Where will the next royal baby be born? Houseguests from hell. Do public holidays cause panda pregnancies in Scotland? A phone scam. Confusion over the new iPhones. Offensive candy. A conversation about […]


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 […]


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 […]


London Calling

15May17

In Episode 32 of my show for America, Mike Brewer from Wheeler Dealers talks about how he went from being a South London car dealer to the presenter of one of the world’s most popular car shows on TV. Also on the show: The zombie apocalypse at one of London’s airports, why we should all […]


London Calling

06Dec16

Episode 12 – Suzi Quatro Part 2 “London Calling” is a weekly online radio show for America. I chat with interesting people and talk about what’s happening in the UK; from princesses to prime ministers, from Dr. Who to Downton and from Beckham to Brexit.  All the things that matter and some things that just don’t. What you’ll hear in Episode […]


London Calling

28Nov16

In Episode 10 of London Calling, my radio show for America, Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress, Suzi Quatro talks about her life and career; Is Donald Trump going to meet the Queen?; Yoko Ono’s reaction to Donald Trump winning the election; How Donald should use the British model in the USA; The British law that bans […]


My guest this week in my online radio show, London Calling is an icon of British broadcasting, Paul Gambaccini. In his home in central London, he talked about how his life changed when he was dropped by the BBC after his arrest on allegations of sexual assault. He was finally cleared a year later. He […]


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 […]


“We now cross Live to our reporter standing 20 metres behind us”, is what the host of Nine News in Brisbane Australia should have said, when they crossed live to a reporter at the Supreme Court. The reporter, Michael Best was standing in the distance. You can see a cameraman and Best preparing for the […]


I now have something in common with fifteen Nobel Prize winners. I’ve given a speech at the Royal Institution in London. It was the venue for a broadcasting conference called, “Next Radio”. The room was filled with people who work in the radio industry. The Royal Institution was founded in 1799 by the leading British […]


Mack & Cleese

22Sep16

  I was lucky enough to spend over an hour chatting to the comedy legend John Cleese the other day. It was for my new online radio show, “London Calling” which is a weekly show about Britain that’s being hosted by Talkers Magazine in the USA. John had plenty to say about the former CNN […]


Pass The Duchy

13Sep16

What is the royal prerogative? Well, here’s an example; there is a UK property business that owns land and buildings in 23 different counties. That includes farming land, residential and commercial properties, including the oval cricket ground in London, and other assets including ancient monuments, coastline and quarries all worth around £1bn. It makes more […]


Mack Nuggets

04Sep16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately… Inappropriate laughter; A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your tats; Is […]


Mack Nuggets

31Aug16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately… A bizarre wrong number; A leopard in the hotel room; Inappropriate laughter; If it’s got boobs or wheels, it’ll give you problems; Oversharing; Why Nancy won’t go back to London; 20 years since Oasis played Knebworth; Why the Daily Mail is great; Show us your […]


Time and Temp

22Aug16

There’s one thing about working on the radio in Britain that’s the opposite way around to how it was when I worked on the air in Australia. Every radio station I worked on in Oz had a gauge in the on-air studio that showed you the outside temperature. At the end of weather forecasts on […]


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 […]


One of the big differences between working on the radio in Australia and working here in the UK is the studio mixing desks. When you start a new on-air job, you have to quickly get used to the studio mixing desk, or the “desk”. That’s what it’s called in the UK, in Australia it’s called […]


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 […]