Made it to another Friday. Well done everybody. I'll buy the cakes.
After the show last night I zoomed to a dinner of online bookbuyers who wanted to chat about stuff. Jason Manford was there with his autobiography, top writer Sadie Jones with her latest 'The Uninvited Guest' and also SJ Watson whose 'Before I Go To Sleep' was one of our Radio 2 Bookclub picks earlier in the year. He was still in awe of the power of what a Radio 2 interview can do for a book! Our next choice 'The Sound Of Gravity' by Joe Simpson has a gripping and terrifying first chapter which is available here for you to read. You might not walk up a hill again.
Movie show on 5L today talking to actor turned director Paddy Considine about his new movie Tyrannosaur. It stars Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman and, while being a tough watch is notable for some fantastic performances. Mullan and Colman are brilliant and Eddie Marsen puts in another terrifying turn. Paddy will be in along with Olivia who you might know best from Peep Show but will win great reviews for her role here as a battered, devout, charity shop manager.
Then I have to buy some biscuits for losing the quiz, get the tube and turn up in time (not late yet) for the much loved ALL REQUEST FRIDAY. For my money, still the best way to get in the mood for the weekend. Then I get home and fall asleep. Anyway I'm still after a top song to blow everyone's socks off (even if they cost 38 pounds). Deposit below!
Have a swinging and racy Friday, see you after 2&5 on 5&2.