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Radio 2 new girl Vanessa Feltz and Dame Kelly Holmes joined Graham

3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 15 January 2011

Dame Kelly Holmes dropped by this week and told Graham all about her truck-driving days, while new girl Vanessa Feltz revealed why she was thinking about wearing a beekeeper's outfit on her first day at Radio 2...

Adam in Manchester chose this week's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' song which was Brian and Michael's 'Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats and Dogs', and Martin Scott in South London picked 'She Came from Fort Worth' by Kathy Mattea as the latest 'Tune with a Tale'.

And in an instalment of 'Grill Graham' that really captured the nation's imagination, Lucy sought advice for her bullied cat, while George really got Maria's goat complaining about his so-called 'Plain Jane' girlfriend.

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Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Upside Down

    And They Danced The Night Away Volume 2 CD2, Debutante

  • Image for Hurts

    Hurts Sunday

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Busted

    Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv, Acuff-Rose Opryland

  • Image for R.E.M.

    R.E.M. The One I Love

    R.E.M., Irs

  • Image for McFly

    McFly That's The Truth

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Don't Bring Me Down

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic, 4

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson The One I Can't Have

    Bella, Decca, 10

  • Image for Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan and Rufus Ain't Nobody

    (CD Single), Reprise

  • Adam Barnes in Ancoat's selection for 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better'

    • Image for Brian and Michael

      Brian and Michael Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs

      20 Golden Number Ones, MFP

  • Image for D:Ream

    D:Ream Things Can Only Get Better

    Now 27 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt So Far Gone

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt (Love Is Like A) Heatwave


  • Image for Roxy Music

    Roxy Music More Than This

    Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music - Street Life, Eg

  • Image for Talk Talk

    Talk Talk Talk Talk

    The Very Best Of Talk Talk, Parlophone

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Perfect (Clean edit)


  • Song choice of Vanessa Feltz

    • Image for The Bluebells

      The Bluebells Young At Heart

      Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf

    Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Image for Ace

    Ace How Long

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Script

    The Script If You Ever Come Back

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • 'Tune With A Tale' chosen by Martin Scott in South London

  • Image for Scarlette Fever

    Scarlette Fever Crash And Burn

    (CD Single), Starfisch Records, 1

  • Image for Air

    Air Kelly Watch The Stars

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Home And Dry

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • As chosen by Dame Kelly Holmes

    • Image for The Cast Of Glee

      The Cast Of Glee Don't Stop Believing

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Start Me Up

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco, 7



    Bobbie, Ali, Graham and Maria.



    Graham welcomes Vanessa to Radio 2.



    Double Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes.



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