Archives for February 2009

What did you think of the show? (27/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 13:25 UK time, Thursday, 26 February 2009


Tonight's guest was Have I Got News For You star and film buff Paul Merton, here to talk about his new BBC Four series, Paul Merton Looks At Alfred Hitchcock.


Anita Rani joined the Metropolitan Police Diving Squad. For more information about joining the police click here.


Paddy O'Connell reported live from the British Music Experience, a celebration of our unique rock and pop heritage at the O2 in London.


Carol Kirkwood headed to Gloucestershire in search of one of the great spectacles of spring - a golden carpet of wild daffodils. What are the other signs of spring starting? Leave your comments here.


Dan Snow discovered how signing East India Company's charter on 31 December 1600 marked the beginning of Britain as a superpower. Watch all of the films in Dan's Days That Changed Britain series and make your own suggestion here.


Watch our exclusive video of David Hasselhoff in The World According to Hoff and lots of other highlights here.


Don't forget: check out our gallery of your silver foxes and men, send us your pictures of silver vixens here. Also: We want your pictures of the beginning of spring.  


Have a good weekend!


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What did you think of the show? (26/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 10:59 UK time, Thursday, 26 February 2009

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Mr T discussing Premium Bonds with Dom LittlewoodThe inimitable Mr T, aka The A Team's BA Barracus, joined Adrian and Christine in the studio. Mr T is pictured, above, discussing financial products with Dom Littlewood.

Mr T in the studioGyles Brandreth explored the origins of the Seven Deadly Sins. Which modern sins do you think should be added to the list? Get it off your chest on our blog.


In the current economic climate things are not looking good for savers. Dom Littlewood looked at whether Premium Bonds are a good place to keep your cash. Let us know what you think.


Our resident environmentalist Lucy Siegle examined the option of a 'green' funeral. She looked at recycled cardboard coffins and natural burial sites.


In the penultimate film in Dan Snow's Days That Changed Britain series, he visited Deal in Kent to tell the story of the Roman invasion. Watch all the films so far here. Let us know your suggestions for days that changed Britain.

Also: Don't forget, you can donate to Comic Relief via the Red Nose Day website.


Plus: You can still have a go at our Body Tricks.


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What did you think of the show? (25/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 16:31 UK time, Wednesday, 25 February 2009


Al Murray and Dom Littlewood

Time gentlemen please! Tonight's guest taking time out from pulling pints was The Pub Landlord otherwise known as comedian Mr Al Murray.


Manufacturing industry has been hit particularly hard with news this week of redundancies. Lucy Siegle asks, what is the future of British manufacturing? Add your comments.


Dom Littlewood investigated which is more economical, booking holidays through brochures or DIY tailored trips. For more info, click here.


Dan Snow continued his look at the days that helped form modern Britain. Today he explored the story of the signing of the Magna Carta. Tell us the historical days that you think were most important here. Watch 'Days That Changed Britain' films so far here.


Carol Kirkwood visited the London Traffic Centre to meet the people who manage greater London's traffic system.


Also: Don't forget, you can donate to Comic Relief via the Red Nose Day website.


Plus: Send us your pictures of you dressed as your favourite historical figures. And, remember, you can still have a go at our Body Tricks.


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What did you think of the show? (24/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 15:02 UK time, Tuesday, 24 February 2009


Patrick Stewart in The One Show studioRespected stage actor and former Star Trek captain Patrick Stewart joined Adrian and Christine to talk about starring opposite Sir Ian McKellan in a new stage version of Waiting For Godot. Patrick is pictured, above, coming face-to-face with a Klingon (money box) in the One Show studio.

One Show viewer Andy, from Ripley in Derbyshire, is also a big Star Trek fan. He's told us that he'll donate £10 to Comic Relief if we publish a photo of Christine in the costume she wore for last night's show. Andy, the photo, below, is dedicated to you!  Christine in a Star Trek uniform

Don't forget, you can donate to Comic Relief via the Red Nose Day website.


Also on The One Show (24/2/09): Anita Rani explored issues surrounding arson and spoke to those responsible for picking up the pieces after fires have been started. There's more information on protecting your home here.

Angellica Bell investigated how outlandish ideas from the world of sci-fi are finding their way into the technology of today.

Dan Snow wound back the clock to 1948 for the arrival of the Empire Windrush from Jamaica and the beginning of multi-culturalism in the UK for the latest of his Five Days That Changed Britain. To send us your own suggestions, and for your chance to quiz Dan, click here.

We joined John Sergeant at the Oldie of the Year Awards in London.

In his latest bid to find places dubbed as a Heaven On Earth, Hardeep Singh Kholi visited an American-style gated retirement community in Lancashire.

Also: Chris Moyles' appearance on The One Show sofa yesterday is still prompting heated debate. Have your say here. You can also watch our exclusive post-show interview with the great man himself here.

Plus: Send us your pictures of you dressed as your favourite historical figures. And, remember, you can still have a go at our Body Tricks.

Chris Moyles on The One Show

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 16:20 UK time, Monday, 23 February 2009



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Last night we were joined by self-proclaimed saviour of Radio 1, Chris Moyles. Watch our exclusive behind the scenes interview here


Chris Moyles in the studio Chris has been talking-up his appearance on The One Show. When our own Christine joined him as a guest on his radio show, he claimed that all our guests ever do when they appear on the show is, "sit there like a lemon and talk about slippers!"


He even begged his audience to watch the show yesterday so that they can feel the pain he's going through while sat on our couch!


Christine visited The Chris Moyles Show on the morning of 23/2/09. To listen again to her interview head over to the Radio1 page. Find out how you can support Chris' Red Nose Climb here.


Chris is pictured on this page with Adrian and Christine (above), and pulling his "serious face" during one of the chats.


Click here to watch the show on iPlayer.


Chris responded to your many blog comments on his Radio 1 Breakfast Show in his own inimitable fashion. Listen again here.

What did you think of the show? (23/02/2009)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:29 UK time, Monday, 23 February 2009


Self-styled saviour of Radio 1 Chris Moyles was in the studio to talk about his training to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief. Find out how you can support Chris' Red Nose Climb here.

Chris Moyles in the studioThree months after the government set up community panels to help decide which projects convicted criminals should be put to work on, Paddy O'Connell paid a visit to Ipswich to see how the scheme is working. Read his blog on the issue and leave a comment here. You can comment on his One Show appearance here.

Sally Gunnell investigated just what kind of music it takes to inspire people to great feats of physical strength and endurance. Tell us which music motives you.

Dan Snow kicked off his week of films exploring Five Days That Changed Britain by looking at the maiden trip of Britain's first public passenger steam train. Do you agree? Tell us which days you think changed history here. And you can send us your suggestions to quiz Dan.

And Michael Mosley hopped on the couch to discover whether hypnotherapy can ever be a viable alternative to anaesthetic.

Also: Check out our gallery of your caravans and send us your pictures of you dressed as your favourite historical figures. Plus: You can still have a go at our Body Tricks.

What did you think of the show? (20/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 15:06 UK time, Friday, 20 February 2009


Boyzone heart-throb and Irish charmer Ronan Keating joined Christine and Adrian on the sofa to talk about climbing Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief and his new album, Songs For My Mother.

Following reports of the rise of mental health disorders among middle-aged women, Ruby Wax looked at the people behind the headlines who've been affected by depression. Watch the film and read Dr Sarah Jarvis' blog on the subject here.

Angellica Bell got out her highlighter pen and flicked through the history of the Lonely Hearts advert. You can still share your own fun personal ads. And watch our web exclusive - Sarah Beeny on online dating.

Hardeep Singh Kholi hit the Big Top to visit a family of circus performers in his mission finding people who have discovered their own Heaven On Earth. More on Zippos Circus.

With Red Nose Day just around the corner One Show viewers were treated to a sneak preview of the video for this year's Comic Relief single, Barry Islands In The Stream, as performed by Gavin and Stacey's Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones. You can watch the full video on Let's Dance For Comic Relief on Saturday night.

And Marty Jopson rounded off his week of Body Tricks films by looking at muscle memory and the strange things our arms do after leaning on a door frame. Watch it here. You can still take the Stroop Test and check out all the Body Tricks films.

Plus: Don't miss your pictures of caravans and treasured possessions of yesteryear in our galleries.

What did you think of the show? (19/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 17:15 UK time, Thursday, 19 February 2009


The Hoff in the studio 

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Hats off to the Hoff! Christine and Adrian were joined on the sofa by the one and only David Hasselhoff. You can show your appreciation for him here.


The Hoff in the studioGyles Brandreth revealed the shocking truth about how vulnerable our houses are to burglars. Our Consumer blog has more information on the best way to secure your house.


Vicki Butler Henderson highlighted the disruption caused by lorries being sent down the wrong roads by sat-navs.


As part of our My Hero films Edwina Currie saluted Lady Astor - the first woman to serve as an MP in the House of Commons - as an inspiration to us all.


Marty Jopson's latest Body Trick is levitation. You can watch all the Body Tricks films here.


Make sure you send us your personal ads. Which five words best describe you?


Also: Check out our galleries of your treasured possessions and caravans.


See you tomorrow and remember: Don't hassle The Hoff!


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What did you think of the show? (18/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:25 UK time, Wednesday, 18 February 2009


Richard Wilson with Germaine Greer and Adrian and Christine

Star of One Foot In The Grave and Merlin, and vintage car fanatic, Richard Wilson joined us in the studio to talk about his new BBC Four series, Britain's Best Drives.


 As Jade Goody's cancer struggle continues to hit the headlines, Germaine Greer looked at the issues surrounding the TV coverage of her illness. Is this a reality check too far?

 Dom Littlewood investigated how the recession is affecting the second hand car market. For more information and tips click here.

 Over the last month Hardeep Singh Kohli has been remembering classic items of yesteryear. He's looked at the soda stream and the fondue set and today was the turn of the teasmade. Check out our gallery of your favourite objects here. And tell us which gadgets deserve a comeback here.

 As part of our Body Tricks series, Marty Jopson explored why some people can karate chop a piece of wood. Whatever you do, please don't try this at home! It will hurt. A lot.
Watch all our Body Tricks videos here.

Also: download our Stroop Test.

And finally: Check out our get involved page. There, you can; ask for a wildlife pond, and put yourself forward to appear in a film. We're looking for contributors to appear in our 'How do men and women differ?' films, and a redundancy / unemployment insurance film.

More info: The One Show is keen to speak to anyone who has taken out redundancy or unemployment insurance.
If you know anyone who fits the bill, please contact Naphtalia Loderick, One Show Researcher, email


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What did you think of the show? (17/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:20 UK time, Tuesday, 17 February 2009


Adrian and Christine were joined on the show by TV personality and singer Jane McDonald.


In the current economic climate more and more Brits will be opting to stay in the country for their holiday this year. Christine Walkden asked: "Are caravans cool again?" Head over to the blog and let us know.


Marty Jopson was back with the second part of his Body Tricks series. Tonight he was looking at the Stroop Test - Download the test for yourself.
You can watch our other Body Tricks films here.


Paddy O'Connell inspected the new band of pensionable volunteers to the police force, drafted in to help with the mounting paperwork. More info about Police recruitment here: Do you think the over-60s should be used to take pressure off the bobbies policing the streets? Tell us what you think, below.


Mike Dilger introduced us to some people feasting on stinging nettles at the World Nettle Eating Championships. Do you know of any other eccentric British events that can be found in your area? Let us know here.


Plus: Send us pictures of your caravans, your treasured possessions of yesteryear here and check out the gallery.


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What did you think of the show? (16/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 15:51 UK time, Monday, 16 February 2009


Morrissey in the studio!Influential pop superstar and Manchester's unofficial poet laureate Morrissey joined Adrian and Christine on the One Show sofa to talk about his new album, Years of Refusal. More about Morrissey on The One Show here.

With unemployment figures reaching 2 million, Anita Rani took a look at the new breed of white collar job-seekers. Have your say.

Jonathan Foyle continued his journey looking at what makes the streets in the UK the way they are, by paying a visit to a terrace in Birmingham.

Kicking off our Body Tricks week, Marty Jopson investigated why we struggle to do two things at once. Watch the One Show team's attempts here.

Continue the Valentine's vibe by checking out our gallery of loved-up couples. Also: Watch the Body Tricks films.

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What did you think of the show? (13/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:24 UK time, Friday, 13 February 2009



Tonight's guest was Anthea Turner, she talked about taking part in BBC1's Let's Dance For Comic Relief. For more about Red Nose Day 2009 click here

Also: Watch a video of Anthea cleaning Adrian's dressing room.

Dom Littlewood looked at the current situation in the ongoing campaign to reclaim your overdraft charges. Get more information and a claim letter to download here.


Lucy Siegle kicked off a heated argument over vegetables. Cauliflower versus broccoli? Which is your favourite?


Thank you for all your Love is...? comments. Valentine's Day is tomorrow and with this is mind Neil Oliver visited Blenheim Palace to read the love letters that Winston Chruchill and his wife Clemmie sent to each other.


It was our final day in our Love lab series and Michael Mosley focussed on two couples who had shown the most chemistry- were they able to find love? Find out here.


Take The One Show's Love Quiz to find out just how romantic you are.


Watch all our love videos, including celebs talking about what love means to them, and Richard Attenborough telling us the secret to a successful marriage.


And check out our gallery of loved-up couples and declare your love by sending us your own picture here.


Have a love-ly weekend!

What did you think of the show? (12/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 17:39 UK time, Thursday, 12 February 2009


John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the studioFind out how romantic you are - play our Love Quiz.

Masterchef main men John Torode and Gregg Wallace were tonight's guests. Gregg, pictured above, was not impressed by the quality of the prop strawberries on the studio table. 

As the economic crisis continues to hit the high street, Lucy Siegle came to the rescue of customers awaiting goods from shops in administration. Find out more.

There were more treasured possessions on show in our Flavour of the Month strand, as Hardeep Singh Kholi took a dip into the art of fondue. Tell us which gadgets deserve a comeback? Share your pictures and check out the gallery.

Clare Balding was on site for the unveiling of the newly renovated Monument to the Great Fire of London.

And Michael Mosley and his volunteers stepped into the Love Lab once again to explore fool proof chat-up techniques. Tell us your best and worst chat-up lines. And tell us what Love is...?

Also: we want your pictures of loved-up couples and silver foxes.


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What did you think of the show? (11/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 11:40 UK time, Wednesday, 11 February 2009


Love is in the air all week on The One Show - join in online now by taking our Love Quiz.


Tina Hobley, also known as Sister Chrissie from Holby City took some time out from saving lives and breaking hearts in the soap to be in the studio with us.


Paddy O'Connell spent a day with a Muslim football team to hear what life in Britain is like for young Muslims today.


Our new architectural historian Dr Jonathan Foyle visited the beautifully preserved town of Stamford, which has featured in recent adaptions of Pride and Prejudice and Middlemarch.


Our resident technophobe, Gyles Brandreth investigated the new online phenomenon that is called Twitter. Find out more about this and other social networking sites here.


In the third of our Love Lab series Michael Mosley looked at what makes the perfect first date. Have your say here. Watch all the Love Lab films . Plus find out what sort of a romantic you are, play the One Show Love Quiz.


Also: Please send in your photos of treasured possessions of yesteryear and couples in love.


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What did you think of the show? (10/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 12:21 UK time, Tuesday, 10 February 2009


Jeremy Paxman in the studioBritain's favourite inquisitor Jeremy Paxman joined Adrian and Christine for a grilling on the One Show couch.


With the recent 'Lords-for-Hire' scandal sparking criticism of the House of Lords, Gyles Brandreth stepped in to its illustrious halls to try to find out exactly what goes on there. But we ask has the Lords had its day?


American exploration company Odyssey announced last week that they had discovered the HMS Victory. Lucy Siegle investigated the case for and against who should receive rewards from the treasure.


One Show wildlife expert Mike Dilger ventured out in Dorset to try to catch a look at the elusive Night Jar bird.


Michael Mosley presented the second film in our Love Lab series, looking at whether romantic attraction is just a simple chemical reaction. What do you think?


See the rest of our Love Lab blogs. Plus: Add your comment on what you think Love is...?


Also: We still want your pictures of silver foxes, treasured possessions of yesteryear and couples in love.


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What did you think of the show? (09/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 12:44 UK time, Monday, 9 February 2009



Dave and Christine in the production office, recording the pre-titles filmPictured above is props man Dave being filmed today in the office. You'll have to keep watching to find out how the film fits into a future show.


Lynda la Plante, novelist and crime writer joined us on the sofa. And in in honour of Lynda we interviewed some real cops to get their take on TV police dramas.


With 145 of our libraries having closed in the past decade alone and more under threat, Anita Rani met the people fighting back. Do you think our libraries are worth saving? Plus: Over-due books! Let's hear your library book confessions.


Phil Tufnell visited the town of 'Dollar' in Clackmannanshire, Scotland to find the origins of this unusual place name.


And finally, it's Love Lab week on The One Show. In the build up towards Valentine's Day, our "love doctor" Michael Mosley has been looking at the science behind love. Today, he focussed on physical attraction. But do men lust and women love? Also what does love mean to you?


Plus, we're still looking for pictures of your silver foxes and treasured possessions from yesteryear. We also want to hear from couples declaring their love.


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What do you think of the show? (06/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 15:02 UK time, Friday, 6 February 2009


Mel B in the One Show studioThe extremely unscary and very lovely Mel B, joined us on the sofa.


It's believed that there are around 15,000 people squatting in Britain. Anita Rani met a variety of people who have been forced to squat, some in their own homes. Share your views.


Last week Tom Jones was snapped with a new hair colour; silver! Lucy Siegle wanted to know if UK men are brave enough to fade to grey. Send in your photos of any silver foxes that you know here.


Phil Tufnell found out the story behind Luke Fildes' painting The Doctor.


And Hardeep Singh Kohli examined a 1970s treasure, the hostess trolley. What are your favourite items from the past that you would like to see brought back? Plus send in your photos of treasures you can't bear to throw away.


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What did you think of the show? (05/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 17:00 UK time, Thursday, 5 February 2009


Friend of The One Show, Mr Frank Skinner, joined us in the studio.


Cheltenham Borough Council is suing its former MD Christine Laird after claiming she withheld medical details on her job application. Iain Lee asked is lying on your CV ever acceptable? Share your views.


Lucy Siegle looked into a relatively new mobile phone contract available across all of the major phone networks; The Sim Only package.


The snow keeps on coming and thank-you for all your snow-based pictures, we've had over 2,000 now. You can see them all here.


The One Show's Mike Dilger went kayaking just off the Pembrokeshire cost, near Ramsey Island, where grey seal pups are born every year. He also had tips for caring for wild birds during the winter months. Visit the RSPB site for more.


Marty Jopson looked at re-using the tonnes of rubbish we throw away to make ethanol to fuel our cars. Share your views.

In the news today...

Melanie Grant - One Show team | 17:48 UK time, Wednesday, 4 February 2009


Please see an official statement below:

The remark made by Carol Thatcher in The One Show Green Room last Thursday caused considerable offence. The One Show's Green Room is a busy space and, on Thursday, there were external guests and several members of the One Show production team present, as well as Adrian, Christine and our celebrity guest Jo Brand.

In some reports it has been suggested that the word in question was used in jest. This was not the case and the use of the word to describe a black sportsman caused instant offence.

Jo questioned Carol about it at the time but, contrary to some recent press reports, neither she nor Adrian contacted the press. The following day, a number of people who had either heard the comment or learned of it, made their feelings known to the show's executive producer, who raised the issue with Carol.

By this point, the press had contacted the BBC with details of the incident asking for comments. Carol was given every opportunity to discuss the issue and offer an unconditional apology but declined to do so.

Carol's occasional role as a roving reporter for The One Show requires her to work closely with the team, report on a broad variety of issues and meet a wide range of people across the country, many of whom are unlikely to find her comment acceptable in any circumstances. As a result, The One Show will not be asking Carol to appear on the show again.

What did you think of the show? (04/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:58 UK time, Wednesday, 4 February 2009


Sir David Frost in The One Show studioWe were honoured to welcome one of world's greatest interviewers to The One Show sofa, Sir David Frost.


Alistair McGowan presented a film asking whether protests make a difference? What do you think? Do protests get you anywhere? Share your views.


As part of the My Hero strand Sir David looked back over the interviews he has conducted with his hero Muhammad Ali, who he describes as a 'friend' and an 'inspiration'.


The British Academy Film Awards 2009 are only a few days away, so our reporter Clare Balding took a look at how the coveted awards are made.


Hardeep Singh Kohli visited Tipi in West Wales to meet a community who have opted out of the rat race and chosen to live in teepees.


Also: A big thanks for all your snow pictures, which are continuing to pour in. We now have well over 2,000 photos of One Show viewers having fun in the cold stuff. Check them out here.

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What did you think of the show? (03/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 17:24 UK time, Tuesday, 3 February 2009


Professor Robert Winston in the studioProfessor Robert Winston was tonight's guest.


Anita Rani was in Birmingham. She asked: Are we ashamed of God? Well, are you? Share your views.

Mike Dilger went ant-spotting. He found rare southern wood ants in a London hospital car park.

Phil Tufnell found out how Watchet in Somerset got its unusual name.

And Iain Lee went was on snow patrol - looking for those woefully ill-equipped to deal with the white stuff.

Also: Thank you One Show viewers! You've sent in more than 1,500 photos of yourselves getting creative in the snow.
Take a look at a gallery of some of the best, here. We've still got many more to add - so check back soon.



What did you think of the show? (02/02/09)

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:35 UK time, Monday, 2 February 2009


Comedian Phill Jupitus was tonight's guest.


Lucy Siegle reported on the government's plans for slot machines - the amount you can bet and win on the slots is set to double. Is gambling too easy nowadays?

Yesterday, hundreds of clowns paid their annual respects to Joseph Grimaldi, the founding father of modern clowns. Phil Tuffnell went to meet them.

Architectural historian Dr Jonathan Foyle spent a sunny day looking at the story behind a street in Sandwich, Kent.

And Marty Jopson told us about another great invention - the computer. You may have heard of it.


Also: Send in your photos!

We want to see the objects you can't bear to throw out... for whatever reason. Send in your photos here and they may be shown on the programme.

We want your snow pictures too. Send them in here.


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