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Simon Mayo | 09:40 UK time, Wednesday, 14 November 2012

So this is a busy day! Helena Bonham Carter and Kristen Stewart interviews to be done before our Drivetime special tonight from the science museum. HBC is Miss Haversham in a new 'Great Expectations' and KS is of course Bella in the final part of the Twilight saga 'Breaking Dawn part2'. And then hotfoot to Knightsbridge for the British Broadcasting Corporation/Company's 90th birthday jig. This has been a while in the planning as you might have realised.
The 5.33 moment is the focus of most of our thoughts as this is the bit that EVERYONE WILL HEAR. All the network radio stations, local stations and World Service will all be JOINING OUR SHOW. This is a scary moment. What if I play Kylie by mistake? What if Damon's mic doesn't work? Do I speak in a Radio 4 way, a Radio 1 way, slower, faster, in a Cornish accent? I DON"T KNOW is the answer. And the BBC could do with a good news story really so WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!
Anyway we'll have your RADIO OLDIES please and at least that part of the show will be secure.
Have a CALMING and STRESS-FREE Wednesday. See you at 5


  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets


    RADIO GAGA - Queen


    ON MY RADIO - Selecter

    W.O.L.D - Harry Chapin

    HEY MR DJ - Madonna

    MUSIC - John Miles

    TURN YOUR RADIO ON - Ray Stevens

    Back later for chat - busy, busy...


  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon & everyone

    Radio is one of the great joys in life.











  • Comment number 3.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and Cornish-accented oldies,

    Good luck with the 5.33 moment, your Lordship. It'll be fine, as long as you're wearing your best dinner jacket and don't forget the cummerbund. You DO still wear that for all broadcasts, don't you?


    RADIO RADIO - Elvis Costello


    LONDON CALLING - The Clash

  • Comment number 4.

    Hello again

    RADIO GAGA - QUEEN seems a likely option


    Off for a think


  • Comment number 5.

    Hello all,

    Hope that all is well and I hope 5.33 goes off without a hitch Mr Mayo.


    What's the Frequency, Kenneth? - R.E.M.

    Maybes laters


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  • Comment number 7.

    FM - Steely Dan

    ROCK DJ - Robbie Williams

  • Comment number 8.

    Hello again everyone

    Radio oldies....


    THE LAST DJ ~ Tom Petty

    TURN UP THE RADIO ~ Madonna

    SONG ON THE RADIO ~ Al Stewart

    ON THE RADIO ~ Donna Summer


    LISTEN TO THE RADIO ~ Tom Robinson

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning all

    First thought:

    'Last Night a DJ Saved My Life' - In Deep

    N x

  • Comment number 10.

    Morning all. Apologies for absence - something called WORK been getting in the way, and has led to me being unable to be part of the team on Friday for CiN, something about which I'm rather gutted. Ah well, hopefully next year...

    But at least today I managed to get my tickets to see the original line up of Status Quo in March next year, at the Hammersmith Apollo which - in its previous guise of the Hammersmith Odeon - was where I first (and last) saw the original line up many years ago.

    Radio Songs? I see that all the ones I thought of straight off have already been suggested by Deebee, but I have a few others, starting with a little heard Stiff Records classic..

    BILL BREMNER - Loud Music In Cars

    THE BEACH BOYS - That's Why God Made The Radio

    SLADE - Radio Wall Of Sound

    ELVIS COSTELLO - Radio, Radio

    GEORGE HARRISON - Devil's Radio

    MASTERS APPRENTICES - Turn Up Your Radio

    IN DEEP - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

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  • Comment number 12.


    WIRED FOR SOUND - Cliff Richard

    *and I'm gone*

  • Comment number 13.

    A couple more...

    ON YOUR RADIO ~ Joe Jackson

    ON MY RADIO ~ The Selecter

    RADIO RADIO ~ Elvis Costello

  • Comment number 14.

    Good morning all,


    Is it too early to suggest That's Why God Made The Radio - Beach Boys


    Oh Yeah - Roxy Music

    On The Radio - Donna Summer

    W.O.L.D - Harry Chapin

    mc x

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning all

    IN THE AIR TONIGHT - Phil Collins

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  • Comment number 17.

    Morning All,

    'Radio Radio' Elvis Costello

    and a bit of catching up.

    Congratulations to Suzie and family on the arrival of your grandson

    Billie, hope your cat is continuing to recover

    Well done Amelia for the ARF on Friday

  • Comment number 18.

    ON THE RADIO - DONNA SUMMER - one of Lord Ammo's favourites?


  • Comment number 19.

    Most covered already but here goes

    Radio Gaga - Queen
    whats the frequency Kenneth - REM
    Video killed the radio star - Buggles
    Let me entertain you - Robbie Williams
    Living in a box - Living in a box
    On my Radio - The Selection
    Push the button - Sugababes
    Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
    Smooth Operator _ Sade

  • Comment number 20.

    TURN ON YOUR RADIO ~ Nillsson

    RADIO CLASH ~ The Clash

  • Comment number 21.

    Radio Musicola - Nik Kershaw

    Radio City Music Hall - Lloyd Cole

    Turn On Your Radio - Harry Nilsson

  • Comment number 22.

    'On Your Radio' Joe Jackson

  • Comment number 23.

    DJ - David Bowie

    And as your 5.33 moment will be on all BBC radio stations....


    *really gone now*

  • Comment number 24.

    (good song and certainly part of my Radio Oldies memories and the part that Pirate Stations played in the history of British Radio)

  • Comment number 25.

    Snap, Flo with the Nilsson choice! Lovely song, fingers crossed it gets an airing.

  • Comment number 26.

    Taking the opposite approach to most of the oldies selection:

    Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me - Smokie

  • Comment number 27.

    'I Heard The News Today' The Beatles

  • Comment number 28.

    Some more:

    'Talking Loud And Clear' - OMD
    'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)' - Dead or Alive

  • Comment number 29.

    A one day name change in honour of the theme....

    And of course, as other radio stations are available...



  • Comment number 30.


    And this really groovy video to go with it!



  • Comment number 31.

    Morning all! Off to swear at a solicitor in 30 minutes!

    A radio oldie from U2 before I set off "Satellite of Love".


  • Comment number 32.

    TURN YOUR RADIO ON - RAY STEVENS has appeared in my brain from no-where and, having looked back, into Deebee's brain too, so I second that.


  • Comment number 33.

    Simon, it might not be a good idea to play The Muppets at 5.33!

    You could do your Larry voice, though!! (but not with a Cornish accent!)


  • Comment number 34.

    I shouldn't be here but meant to say earlier - obviously no one better than Lord Ammo to do the broadcasting to the world thing but good luck all the same!



  • Comment number 35.

    #33 Hahaha! Good thought Molly...


    I have a bit of a dilemma. I'm usually still walking my dogpoppet at 5.33 - we get back just in time to hear the confession if we're lucky. So do I cut short the walk and risk disappointing him, or set off after the big moment? Sadly the ithingy app doesn't work for me - something to do with a ropey signal in my village - so I'm not able to listen on my phone as I perambulate the pooch...


  • Comment number 36.

    Morning all

    Not a good day so far, on my last full day before setting off for 'that London' as M62 was closed this morning so my 25 min normal commute took an hour and 10 min!

    Not sure if this has been chosen, if so I'm happy to dhare! ;)




  • Comment number 37.

    So wont you please play a song, a sentimental song, for my sentimental friend over there - Hermans Hermits.

    Morning all, a truly glorious one, so I'm outta here...... :)

  • Comment number 38.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Congrats to all menshes last night.

    Does this mean that if you listen to local radio we will hear Radio 2? confused.com!!!

    Now choons:

    1. ON MY RADIO - Selector
    2. ON THE RADIO - Donna Summer
    3. LISTEN TO THE MUSIC - Doobie Brothers
    4. RADIO GAGA - Queen
    6. RAYDIO - Player
    7. TURN IT UP - Simply Red
    8. RADIO RADIO - Elvis Costello and the attractions
    9. TUNE IN TURN ON COP OUT - Freakpower
    10. Close to the edit - ART OF NOISE


    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 39.

    Radio Radio - Elvis Costello

    Caroline - Fortunes

  • Comment number 40.

    Morning all (again)
    Not many toons to add, as I have tweeted some already - most are above, apart from
    FREAK POWER "turn on, tune in, cop out" which reminds me of the summer I had my first own car - and this was in the 'hit parade'...did I feel cool cruising down the motorway with this blaring out? Yes, well, I would have done if I had not been driving an all-aggro (allegro) with rust, vinyl roof and faded blue paint.
    Happy dayz.
    From t'other page:
    Grandson Freddie is being fed by tube, but he's just too sleepy to bother with all that sucking business. As I said before, if they keep it up, he'll be there till he's 16.

    Laters y'all, an afternoon off yesterday means I have some catching up to do!

    ps 5.33pm? What could possibly go wrong? On an outside broadcast where the gremlins are many and the possibilities of plugs being pulled/failing are endless...
    If nothing else, DT Dude could always whip out a copy of ITCH and read us a bit till the techies sort him out!

  • Comment number 41.

    #33 Molly - let's hope he listens to your words of wisdom!

    #35 Deebee- how about going old skool - you could re-live your teenager years and carry a transistor or ghetto blaster?!

    Throwing a few more into the mix....

    H.A.P.P.Y. RADIO - Edwin Starr

    YOU'RE THE VOICE - John Farnham


    So many good songs about radio. Do you think artists and songwriters deliberately choose that as a theme so they get more airtime? Songs about days of the week or months also seem disproportionately popular.

    *goes off to write a song about August. Or Thursday*

  • Comment number 42.

    THE RADIO ~ Dr. Hook

    ON THE RADIO ~ Regina Spector

    I rather like #33 Molly Coddle's idea of the 'Larry' voice from Simon at 5.33pm!

    I'm taking a friend to a matinee of Joseph in Edinburgh this afternoon, for her birthday pressie, so we'll listen to the '5.33 moment' in the car on the way home!

  • Comment number 43.

    Good Morning Each!

    Some cracking suggestions thus far, and I cannot add to them directly, but coming at it from a slightly tangentially, these tunes have loomed large in the history of BBC Radio...

    'Theme 1' by George Martin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EVpvrDeVg8

    'At The Sign Of The Swingin' Cymbal' by Brian Fahey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BpQ_1RnolU

    'Take It Off The Top' by Dixie Dreggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzuB0LgwhZc

    'Theme from Romeo And Juliet' by The Henry Salomon Orchestra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z0__7sfNm0

    'Struttin' by Dr Strut (Can't find a link

    'Town Talk' by Ken Woodman and his Piccadilly Brass http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7J6evZ55OY

    'Open House' by Brian Fahey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVuFYm0TvLI

    'With A Song In My Heart' by Brian Fahey (Can't find a proper link, but this'll do.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0qqvhBzcvc

    'Imogene' by Les Reed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmavF8PH1M8

    'Music To Drive By' by The Oscar Brandenburg Orchestra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mMR7oEu9-4

    'Number One' by The Delle Haensch Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iszTZ8MSq7Y

    and my own favourite...

    'Pickin' The Blues' by Grinderswitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hal_Ng-rp44

    Perhaps a small medley, thereof. (Summat for the shows producer to show off with)

  • Comment number 44.

    Morning all.

    What an exciting day for you Simon: being at the hub of such a momentous moment .. no pressure!

    I'm not going to mensh - chase today as there are such good choices already made.

    Off to change out of my pyjamas now - I have a meeting with a parent and I'm not convinced I'm projecting a totally professional image in pink, fluffy pjs!

    Oooo - afternoon now

  • Comment number 45.

    Here's a piece of radio history, appropriately enough recalling events in the 1920s!

    Written and performed by one of Scotland's favourite sons, now making music in Heaven.

    Schenectady Calling Peerie Willie Johnson - Michael Marra


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  • Comment number 47.

    I just looked up the meaning behind the title of today's blog:


    History in the making. I wonder what they'll do for the 100th anniversary. So with that in mind, howzabout....

    TWO LOW FOR ZERO - Elton John

  • Comment number 48.

    hi all

    spirt of radio-rush

    radio gaga-queen


    wold-harry chapin(i am the morning dj)

    on the radio-donna summer

  • Comment number 49.

    all the bbc radio stations will be broadcasting at the same time at 5.33 with simon and damon alburn

  • Comment number 50.

    Radio Ga Ga by Queen
    London Calling by Clash
    Music by John Miles (maybe a little leftfield, but...)

  • Comment number 51.

    Sentiments Of Warmth Ter Mr S. Mayo & ALL Of The Blog...

    Bingo Star 'ere...

    Mr S. Mayo - Am coming ter London termorrow for stuff.... And apart from the important stuff am trying ter think where ter take me other 'alf and 'er friend as they've noot been ter London before!!!!!!!
    And where ter recommend that they should go when they are without me on Fridee daytime due to me being otherwise engaged doing stuff of importance... BBC importance for kids of importmance ;-)/ ;;-)) Wink wink stum stum!!!!!!
    And YES whatta wonderful place the science museum is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not been there for years... Since a was a child a think but whatta amazing place it is when yer enter... Dinosours and trains!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    'ow do yer fit all of London inter 2 days??????
    So ave gotta shorten me list ter something VERY short but of VERY 'igh importance!!!!!
    The Science Museum perfect for if it is a rainy day!!!!!!!!!
    Not that it is gonna be raining!!!!!!!
    PS Don't know if yerv noticed but the weather for the next 5 days is behaving VERY VERY VERY strange!!!!!!!!
    It's like it's gone on strike!!!!!!!!
    For 5 days it's gonna be cloudyish... 10 ter 12 degrees day and night non stop.... Maybe the end is near all!!!!!!!
    Oh dear!
    Better make me trip ter London and INDEED me stuff on Fridee wink wink stum stum a gooden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just in case all.... Just in case!!!!!!!

    My show tune 'as ter be what was me all time favourite band but what 'ave gotta admit is now joint favourite with Coldplay AND that gives a clue ter on me short list of places ter visit in London 'er palace and guards and maybe jewels storage place are a MUST!!!!!!!!!!

    What better but a tune that combines both places where a will be:

    QUEEN - RADIO GA-GA....... Radio goo goo..... Sooooomeone still loves yoooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tatty bye!

  • Comment number 52.

    PS Soz all about me long blog above.... A do VERY try ter write a short blog but me fingers get carried away on the old keyboard of 'appiness!!!!!!!

    PPS Shona W - On yesterdee's blog RE The BBC New Comedy Award.... Yer recommend entering next year!!!!!!!!
    This is a coincidence as a did enter last year's competition!!!!!!!!!
    A didn't get through sadly as a think the judges may 'ave found me comedy too depressing!!!!!!!!
    Partly after a went inter one about me ex who left me for a bricklayer!!!!!!!
    It was a load of rubbish a never was married or 'ad an ex who ever went off with a vricklayer.... The problem a think was a told all for comedic purposes went nter too much detail until a goot ter a point where me stroy was so real and sad a burst inter tears 'alf way through and started talking about visitng a marriage guidence councillor and a doc ter stop me ending it all.... Maybe that's where me audition tape went abit wrong aka off track!!!!!!!!
    Suppose a could try again next year!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for yer most kind words of encouragmentation and am glad am making at least one blogger laugh!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 53.

    PPPS - Soz a even goot carried away on me PS's blog commentation!!!!!

  • Comment number 54.

    After lunch, so...






  • Comment number 55.

    I filled in a questionnaire this morning re this blog and it is still asking me if I have time to fill it in. How many responses do they want?

    Is anyone else having problems with having to sign in again rather than being continuously able to post comments?


  • Comment number 56.

    Jennie Wren - It's called 'technology'.... Which one day they might correct the diction ter say this is naother word for.... 'Madness!!!!'

    Nowt terdo with Siggs!!

    Soz Suggs!

  • Comment number 57.

    I was in the car at lunchtime (going for a swim) and on the radio they were advertising a special programme about the 90th anniversary to be broadcast tonight at 10 o'clock, presented by Simon. That'll be a good one for ithingy...


    #41 I'm not sure I ever possessed a ghetto-blaster. I did have one of those little radios that I could hide under my pillow, and listen to Radio Luxembourg in bed.

    #50 Not too left-field I hope. PJ - see my #1


  • Comment number 58.

    Deebee - Were yer in Venice??? Or are the floods near yerself????

    A 'ope yer ok after yer swim in the car!!!!!!!

    Am finding all this global warming most worrying presently!!!!!

  • Comment number 59.

    #57 Radio Luxembourg was FAB 208, wasn't it?

    GEORGE HARRISON - When We Was Fab

  • Comment number 60.

    One from back in the day...


  • Comment number 61.

    Cliff Richard - WIRED FOR SOUND

    The End!

  • Comment number 62.

    Ah, that's what it is. Thanks Bingo!


  • Comment number 63.

    QUESTIONS - Am just about ter bang in an extra socket under the stairs for me fridge freezer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And as a wanter make sure ma noot overlaoding me ring main am wondering 'ow many watts a fridge freezer uses???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??@?

    It's something a can not answer!!!!!!

    We all know the watts roughly of most 'ouse 'old appliances.... Butta fridge freezer?????

    Can't be alot as yer leave it on day and night.... night and day 24/7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If it was pulling a 1000 like a leccy fire then BOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM yer leccy bill would be MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Am trying ter guess butta can't!!!!!!!!!

    A washing machine 'as a BIG motor so am guessing that must use a fair drag.... Maybe 1000 watts but it's only on for upter an 'our!!!!!!!
    Actually a can't answer the Q about a washing machine!!!!!!?????
    Never thought about this too!!!!!!!

    Anyway back ter me fridge!!!!!!!!

    It's a smallish motor that drives a thing that creates cooling.... a sorrt of mini air conditioner but way more efficent as yer noot blowing alotta air inter a building but just freezing a very small and efficently insulated area!!!!!!!
    Am guessing 300 watts on full power say when yer first turn it on after being defrosted/ totally allowed ter thaw out/ been off!!!!!!!!
    Which yer never do unless yer in my situation and living in a building site of madness!!!!!!!
    I guess it automatically switches itself on and off.... Just keeping it's temp ter the required setting when it needs ter!!!!!!!!
    So thinking about it maybe mostly a firdge is off.... Maybe just upter 30 ish watts for the light when yer open the door!!!!!!!
    Which again goes off when yer close the door!!!!!!
    So ter naswer me Q.... Maybe a fridge is a wonderful invention thatr we all tke for granted that uses a tiny bit of leccy!!!!!!!!!

    Still don't know what is it drawing when it turns itself on ter gives itself a BOOOST of the cold stuff!!!!!!!??????

    Time ter surf the net!!!!!!!

    Maybe unlike what a said ter Florence before.... Technology isn't always mad!

  • Comment number 64.

    I've just had to sign in again - 3 times today........Grr.......


  • Comment number 65.

    Afternoon all

    Another late arrival; still trying to cram 5 days work into 3 -nearly done though and off to "that London" tomorrow!

    No choices from me today, in fact none this week!

    Just a random thought that occurs to me every Friday Drivetime. Does anyone else think that, in the Muppets song, Animal sounds like Joe Grundy in the Archers (does anyone on here listen to the Archers?)

    Possibly back later, if not, looking forward taking calls on Friday.

    T x

  • Comment number 66.

    Just 'ad a look atta few websites but am noot getting firm answers!!!!!!

    A know me max is 7200 watts load on a ring main!!!!!!!

    Ave found a webiste that said similar ter me quess... 300 watts when it's on and cooling.... Then it turns itself off!!!!!!
    On standby yer looking at 5 watts!!!!!!
    But a different website says 600 watts for a fridge freezer!!!!!!
    At the end of the dee am well safe... Me wires are noot gonna started smoking with overload.... Yer can put as many sockets as yer like on a ring main... Just it's what yer plug in ter that that loads up yer wires!!!!!!
    Lets look inter it.... If ave goot me washing machine on 1500 watts max am guessing now noot 1000.
    Microwave 850!!!!
    Me radio on Wrightie or Mayo Man on on the radio 60 watts (VERY good value ter wattage ratio).
    Kettle 3000!!!!!!!!
    Phone charger 65!!!!!
    Laptop 65!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fridge frezzer 600!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dishwasher 1200 ish!!!!!!!!!!

    That would be 7340!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yer see that's pushing the boundaries but that's only for a moment while yer boiling yer kettle... Noot enough ter set fore ter me new old 'ouse!!!!!!!!

    Noot that am going ter 'ave all these appliances on at all the same time!!!!!!!!

    Am just a careful man... A don't 'ave maximum no claims bonus on me motor insurance despite driving racing cars at 170 mph for no reason all!!!!!!!!

    Maybe a should look at me fridge freezer directly!!!!!@????

    Ave lost me manual for me fridge butta guess if a tip it upside down it'll 'ave the info underneath on the leccy motor!!!!!!!

    Butta don't wanter tip over a 40kg fridge!!!!!!!!!
    Especailly as am still recovering from me slipped disc 6 weeks ago that a knocked out when knocking me concrete lintel in!!!!!!!!!

    Actually that's a new question!!!!!!

    'ow much does a fridge frezzer weight????!!!!!!???????

    Ave noot actually though about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Soz gotta go ter surf the net on the weight of a fridge freezer!

  • Comment number 67.

    Sir Cumfy - sorry that you are not joining us on Friday. Hopefully next year as you say. And your puns have been much missed.

    PCM - I like your Living in a Box suggestion. Visions of Simon, Matt & Rebecca in said box.

    Deebee - I would listen live & walk dog after.

    Jennie - seems ok to me - just usual blog annoyances

  • Comment number 68.

    Hi All!

    Looking forward to tonight and one mensh this late:

    Yesterday Once More - Carpenters

    LB, x

  • Comment number 69.

    #65 You are right, Tortie! Joe Grundy with or without his new false gnashers??!!


    As soon as the showstopper track fades, I always switch over to hear the jolly Barwick Green tune dancing over the airwaves!

  • Comment number 70.

    #69 ...and no, I haven't been at the sloe gin!

    Just going slightly mad as I sort through paperwork and figures for Mr mc's and my tax returns. Trying not to leave it to the last minute this year!


  • Comment number 71.

    #70 - thought you might have been at their cider though mc!

    I don't often listen to it 'live' as Mr T takes the micky too much! I plan my lunch break so I can be back in the car for 2.00pm and listen to the repeat! : )


  • Comment number 72.

    I believe it's Children in Need on Friday. Anyone for pushing for Simon and the team to do a singalong version of "Mah Na Mah Na", aka the Muppet Song?

  • Comment number 73.

    #71 I'm usually listening to it in the car, too, Tortie. Mr mc's train gets in at around 7-15, timed perfectly, so he can't talk all over it!

  • Comment number 74.

    #72 It would have to be a mighty large bid, PJ!! And we would probably have to throw in a bag of sherbet lemons for extra persuasion!

    ...We don't want people switching off either! The aim is to raise as much money as possible ;-)

  • Comment number 75.

    I'll happily send a bag of sherbet lemons, Molly! If everybody throws in something towards this...

    Go, Drivetime, Go

    Mah Na Mah Na...


  • Comment number 76.

    Well, after ninety years of radio, it seems that the beeb still can't get the sound quality right at some outside broadcasts. It sounds like Simon and co are transmitting via a couple of bean cans and a length of string.

  • Comment number 77.

    #76, yes - although missing vintage crackle.

  • Comment number 78.

    I'm listening :)

  • Comment number 79.

    I flipped though all BBC radio numbers and Simon stayed intact - very cool indeed! :)

  • Comment number 80.

    The simulcast is already on the BBC News website:


  • Comment number 81.

    Nancy Griffith - Listen to the Radio. Nuff said.

  • Comment number 82.

    Not really had time to read back but well done to Simon for a skilled piece of broadcasting tonight and to Molly Coddle for her menshe.

    Much to do and won't be back on blog til after the big event on Friday. Safe journeys everyone and see you there! XX

    I'll be sporting the pigtails and skipping to the venue ;0))

  • Comment number 83.

    Well done Molly Coddle for a mensh and me for Radio Gaga - fancy being named on such a night for broadcasting ...... ooer missus ;0)

    Good luck Shona and any other travelling bloggers - enjoy London and takes loads of pledges for loads of money.


  • Comment number 84.

    #83 Jennie I got one too (with Gazza, Sir Cumfy & Helen May) for Radio Radio - I hadn't thought about it like that but am now grinning, what a lovely thought indeed. I love radio more than almost anything.

    I thought Lord Ammo did fantastic tonight (as if anything else was possible). Been packing so not had a chance to listen to his 10pm show but with the joys of iplayer I will.

    Should be in bed, alarm going off at 4.40am - early flight to London, woo hoo. So looking forward to meeting all the bloggers.

  • Comment number 85.

    hi all

  • Comment number 86.

    @84 hi amelia

    i got a mention but i didnt choose radio radio,i had 3 other songs that got played but got a mention 4 the one i didnt pick lol but i take it.

  • Comment number 87.

    Still not asleep ...

    Hi Gazza - I just think Simon likes saying your name!

  • Comment number 88.

    im still awake as well

    night amelia x

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  • Comment number 90.

    Quick "good morning" I hope the blogpoppets are well on this dank and foggy morning (at least it is here in the East).

    I thought last night's show was great (though the sound took some getting used to) and Simon was great with the official bits. Not entirely convinced by Damon Albarn's 2LO Calling - the horn that seemed to go for ever in the middle actually made me reach for the 'off' switch.

    Does anyone know if it's the 'music marathon' tomorrow? I haven't heard it mentioned but its a traditional part of the fundraising......

  • Comment number 91.

    Good Morning All

    It is dark, and indeed dank here too. Not a good hair day...

    I really enjoyed the show last evening too. Like others, I wasn't sure about Damon Alburn's piece, but maybe you need to listen to it more than once.

    #90 Yes it is happening, Autumn_Gale - for the past couple of years it's been called the Children in Need Jukebox. It's the reason why some bloggers are travelling to London today and tomorrow, to help with answering the phones.

    See you over t'page...



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