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with Kenny Rogers, Marc Almond and Bob Harris

Steve and Tim Smith return for a Wednesday afternoon. Today they chat to broadcasting legend Bob Harris about the 40th anniversary of The Old Grey Whistle Test and how half a shandy set him on the path to stardom; country superstar Kenny Rogers reveals his secret musical past scatting and yodelling; and Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond reveals why it's taken him so long to return with an album of self-penned songs.

Today's Oldies are lovingly handpicked by Shirley Jones from Nelson in Lancashire who delights us with a classic from Bachman Turner Overdrive and something smashing from Bryan Ferry.

Another fine selection of Factoids for you this afternoon, including a plethora of your favourite trivial titbits like how the electric chair was invented by a dentist and that whiskey is actually clear when its brewed and its the barrel that adds its distinctive colour and taste.

In today's top-notch Talkies, Steve and Tim discuss the unlikely celebrity pairing of Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker, some novel petnames between married couples and the recent discovery that manflu actually exists.

3 hours, 5 minutes

Last on

Wed 9 Jun 2010 14:00
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