The best bits of Simon Mayo Drivetime on BBC Radio 2, with star guests, audience interactivity, intelligent conversation and much more.
Thu, 5 Dec 13
27 days remaining
This week’s marvellous miscellany is a little shorter than usual because of ‘TUNESDAY’ on Tuesday where we played three long songs back-to-back. Top Mathematician and author Simon Singh joined us to talk about his new book: “The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets”, Comedian Jennifer Saunders discussed her memoirs “Bonkers: My Life in Laughs” and Susie Dent, Resident Lexicographer on Channel 4’s Countdown phoned in to clear up some collective noun conundrums.
Thu, 28 Nov 13
20 days remaining
This week we welcomed best-selling author Scott Turow into the Radio 2 Book Club to talk about his latest thriller “Identical”, Gary Barlow sang live in the studio and even got some of us clapping whilst journalist, historian and author Sir Max Hastings told us about his new book “Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914” which has been shortlisted in the popular non-fiction category at this year’s National Book Awards.
Thu, 21 Nov 13
13 days remaining
This week we welcomed best-selling author John Grisham to talk about his new book Sycamore Row. Sir Terry Pratchett was in with Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior to talk about their collaboration on new album Wintersmith. Mark Gatiss discussed 50 years of Dr Who as well as his new drama An Adventure in Space and Time.
Fri, 15 Nov 13
7 days remaining
This week we welcomed Joseph Boyden into the Radio 2 Book Club to talk about his new book “The Orenda” and Welsh Rock Hero, Dave Edmunds, delighted all with his entertaining chat and marvellous music! PLUS we spoke briefly to Jon Boden of Bellowhead about his new Christmas tune. A bit early, but why not?
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