Posts Tagged ‘TV’

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

05Jan17

On the latest episode of my show for America, find out who you voted as, “Top Guest Of 2016”. Hear from Eddie The Eagle, John Cleese, Suzi Quatro, Richard E. Grant and Piff The Magic Dragon. As well as that, a health scare for the Queen makes front page news, Badger shares an amazing coincidence […]


If you enjoyed listening to my interview with Suzi Quatro, you can thank Winston Churchill. Have you ever had one of those days when there’s one big thing that you need to accomplish but everything that happens that day seems to be working against you? I had one of those days a few weeks ago. […]


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 […]


Mack Nuggets

01Oct16

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including: What has Keith Vaz been up to?; When Nadine got stuck in a lift live on BOBfm; Confusion over a crack; The battle with Siri continues; Tech you don’t get on with; A school uniform story; When Jackie got locked out; The worst gift; The solution […]


Humans can learn a lot from computers. Computers, since they operate by logical processes and don’t question things, will process nonsensical, input data and produce nonsensical, output. In computer science they have an acronym for this, GIGO. It stands for “Garbage In, Garbage Out”. When you think about it, lots of things work this way. […]


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 […]


One of the main differences between working in radio and TV is the amount of control you get. You get to make a lot more of the editorial decisions when you’re on the radio. In 1998, while working at 2CR in Dorset, I had the honour of meeting Jim and Alison Cronin for the first […]


You may have heard the story of the bluesman, the Devil, and the deal at the crossroads. One night some time in the early 1930s, at the stroke of midnight, aspiring bluesman Robert Johnson walked down to the windswept crossroads at the junction of Highways 61 and 49 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Reciting an ancient incantation, […]


“The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him… The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself… All progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw. In 1994, I was the host of the Breakfast Show on 5SE in South Australia. I used to have to read live commercials for a […]


Today’s flat screen TVs are so narrow, you can’t put things on top of them. When I was a kid, all sorts of stuff used to live on top of our telly. There were ornaments, photos in frames and after my mother did night school classes in flower arranging, her latest “arrangement” would take pride of […]


The toast has popped up but there’s nothing to put it on to butter it this morning. The breadboard has been packed. We’re not moving house for another three days but Julie likes to get ahead of the game. Right now she’s making another run to the tip, her second of the day and all […]


Hi-low Silver!

09Aug13

I once heard advertising defined as a way of suspending disbelief just long enough to sell you something. ‘The Loan Ranger’ starring Johnny Depp as Tonto is released in British Cinemas today. I’ve noticed that none of the posters say anything good about it. That’s right, none of the usual “Movie event of the year”, […]