Weekly Mayo

Weekly Mayo

The best bits of Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, with star guests, audience interactivity, intelligent conversation and much more.

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  • Jo Nesbo, Eric Carter, Dermot O'Leary & Nigel Barden 11 April

    Fri, 11 Apr 14

    46 mins

    24 days remaining

    This week Norwegian author Jo Nesbo entered the Radio 2 Book Club to talk about his novel “The Son”. We met 94 year old former fighter pilot Eric Carter, sole survivor of 81 Squadron, who in 1941 was despatched on a top secret mission code named Force Benedict. His story is now the basis of a book which came about after a chance meeting with our very own Dermot O’Leary and Nigel Barden cooked up a delicious Indian Pot Roast Chicken.

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  • Frank Skinner, Kirsty Wark, Nigel Barden & Michael Palin 3 April

    Fri, 4 Apr 14

    57 mins

    17 days remaining

    Writer, comedian and TV Presenter Frank Skinner talked about his current tour “Man in a Suit” as well as his decision to ditch denim. Top journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark discussed her debut novel “The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle”, Resident Chef Nigel Barden came in a day early to dish up some Hay Roasted Pink Veal and Michael Palin thrilled us all with a very special Monty Python announcement!

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  • Emma Donoghue, Jemaine Stewart & Wilko Johnson 27 Mar

    Thu, 27 Mar 14

    38 mins

    9 days remaining

    Playwright, novelist and literary historian Emma Donoghue discusses her latest book Frog Music. Set in San Francisco during 1876, it’s based on a real-life unsolved murder case. Kiwi comedian, actor and musician Jemaine Clement reveals more about his latest role as Nigel the nasty Cockatoo in the animated adventure Rio 2. And legendary guitarist Wilko Johnson of rock pioneers Dr Feelgood talks about his career and latest album Going Back Home which he recorded with Roger Daltrey of The Who.

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  • Ruby Wax, Emma Bridgewater and Gregory Porter 20 Mar

    Thu, 20 Mar 14

    40 mins

    2 days remaining

    Ruby Wax talks about her book Sane New World which questions whether our own minds can jeopardize our sanity. Pottery designer and confirmed Country music fan Emma Bridgewater popped by to talk about her new book Toast & Marmalade which had the best picture of bacon you will ever see. And Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actor Gregory Porter reminisces about his career and album Liquid Spirit.

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