The best bits of Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, with star guests, audience interactivity, intelligent conversation and much more.
Thu, 6 Mar 14
26 days remaining
This week American singer-songwriter Eric Church came in to talk about his new album The Outsiders. Resident Chef Nigel Barden tossed some perfect pancakes live in the studio for Shrove Tuesday. There’s a video of his performance on the website now if you want to see how it’s really done. Queen of Baking Mary Berry graced us with her presence to discuss her latest book and television series.
Thu, 27 Feb 14
19 days remaining
Sally Green entered the Radio 2 Book Club to talk about her debut novel ‘Half Bad’ - book one of a trilogy set in an alternate modern day England where witches live alongside humans. We had a special TV and Radio mash-up with Matt Baker and Gabby Logan ahead of Simon's appearance on The One Show. Guitar legend Albert Lee discussed his brand new album ‘Fretting Behaviour’ and best-selling author Sophie Kinsella lit up the studio with news on her latest novel “Wedding Night”.
Fri, 21 Feb 14
13 days remaining
This week we bring you a Folk-Filled Special following Drivetime's live broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall ahead of the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Seth Lakeman popped in with his fiddle, Suzanne Vega gave us goosebumps with her acoustic version of Marlene on the Wall. We also spoke to father and daughter duo Martin and Eliza Carthy, Clannad's Moya Brennan and the wonderful Bella Hardy - this year's Folk Singer of the year.
Thu, 13 Feb 14
5 days remaining
This week Robert Lautner entered the Radio 2 Book Club to talk about his debut novel “The Road to Reckoning”. Singer songwriter James Blunt delighted us with his playful banter and top tips on how to deal with internet trolls. Plus we celebrated 25 glorious years of the children’s book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” with author Michael Rosen and illustrator Helen Oxenbury.
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