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Graham was joined by Anne Reid and Jane Asher

3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 February 2011

Graham was joined by the actress who played Ken Barlow's first wife, the lovely Anne Reid. She told Graham about her new drama 'Marchlands' and what it was like to work alongside Daniel Craig in 'The Mother'. Fellow actress Jane Asher also popped in, but forgot to bring a cake; but we forgave her... just.

Maria McErlane helped Graham with a couple more 'Grill Graham' problems: Moira in Stockport was getting tired of people using her front garden as a rubbish bin; and Ray in Ealing explained that after being with his partner for 19 years he'd become bored and wanted to move on - but is the grass always greener?

Dave in Hemel Hempstead chose this week's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' song which was Russ Abbot's 1984 Top 10 hit 'Atmosphere', and Rebecca Bartlett from Dorset nominated '18 Yellow Roses' by Bobby Darin as the latest 'Tune with a Tale'.

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Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Tammy Wynette

    Tammy Wynette and The KLF Justified & Ancient

    (CD Single), K.L.F. Communications

  • Image for Belle and Sebastian

    Belle and Sebastian I Want The World To Stop

    (CD Single), Rough Trade, 1

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music

    Dancing In The Street (Various), Elite

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Beautiful Stranger

    Madonna - Greatest Hits Volume 2, Maverick, 13

  • Image for Elton John & Leon Russell

    Elton John & Leon Russell Elton John & Leon Russell - When Love Is Dying

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again

    Have A Nice Day Vol.5, Rhino

  • Image for Asa

    Asa Be My Man

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for New Musik

    New Musik This World Of Water

    New Musik - From A To B...Plus, Edsel Records

  • Dave in Hemel Hempstead's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' selection

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston I'm Your Baby Tonight

    Whitney Houston-I'm Your Baby Tonight, Arista

  • Image for Patrizio

    Patrizio Solo Tu (My Baby)


  • Image for America

    America Ventura Highway

    Country Roads (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for The Police

    The Police Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

    Ones On 1 (Radio 1 21st Birthday Albu, BBC

  • Image for Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera Oh Mother

    Back To Basics, Sony BMG

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces You'll Be Mine

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Song choice of Anne Reid

    • Image for Chris Botti

      Chris Botti Let's Fall In Love

      When I Fall In Love, COLUMBIA, 5

  • Image for Adam and The Ants

    Adam and The Ants Stand & Deliver

    Fantastic 80's Disc 2 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Wings

    Wings and Paul McCartney Jet

    Paul McCartney - All The Best!, Parlophone, 2

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Peaceful Feeling

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • 'Tune With A Tale' as chosen by Rebecca Bartlett in Dorset

    • Image for Bobby Darin

      Bobby Darin 18 Yellow Roses

      Capitol Collector's Series - Bobby Da, Capitol

  • Image for Sara Bareilles

    Sara Bareilles King Of Anything

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Stephen Duffy

    Stephen Duffy Icing On The Cake

    (Single), 10 Records

  • Image for Teddy Thompson

    Teddy Thompson Looking For A Girl

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Jane Asher's chosen track

    • Image for Dolly Parton

      Dolly Parton 9 To 5

      Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection, BMG/RCA

  • Image for Joe McElderry

    Joe McElderry Fahrenheit

    Syco Music



    The delightful Anne Reid.



    The lovely Jane Asher, who forgot to bring a cake...



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