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Will Young & Stephanie Beacham - Smelly cashmere coat & Sexy Boots

3 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 November 2011

Graham's first guest today was former Pop Idol, Will Young, who turned up still feeling spooked after thinking someone had broken into his house last night after hearing a bang. Graham quite rightly pointed out it was most probably a firework! Will discussed his 'Frank Spencer' look, how he would really like to study zoology and become the new Sir David Attenborough, and how after seeing the BBC's 'The Frozen Planet', would love to own a penguin. Graham said he couldn't.

And then Stephanie Beacham arrived looking gorgeous, and told Graham about her successful career which included working with names such as Ava Gardner, Charlton Heston and Joan Collins. Stephanie also revealed why she wore fluffy slippers on Dynasty, and how she prepared to enter the Big Brother house.

Today's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' was chosen by Michelle Sharp who wanted to embarrass her son Louis. It was 'Disco Duck', by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots. Will Louis ever talk to his mum again?

In 'Grill Graham', Verity, who'd given a painting to a friend as a present, was miffed that her friend had yet to display it. Should she mention it to her friend or not? And Graham from Ealing had discovered that his mum has been reading his diary. Should he confront her or not?

And Trudi Hale from Hayes chose David Bowie's 'She's Got Medals' in 'Tune With A Tale', a song which is very un-Bowie-esque. Trudi also told Graham all about her naughty dog, and her sister who is a real life Shirley Valentine after moving to Crete some 20 years ago and marrying a waiter.

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for Yazz

    Yazz The Only Way Is Up

    This week's listener choice for 'Sounds of the Maties'

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

  • Image for Hanson

    Hanson Thinking 'Bout Somethin'

    Promo Single, 3CG Records, 1

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John and Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002, Mercury

  • The 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' choice of Michelle Sharp

    • Image for Rick Dees

      Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots Disco Duck

      Hits Of The 60s, 70s & 80s (Various), Kenwest

  • Image for Patrick Wolf

    Patrick Wolf Together

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Firework

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for David Guetta ft. Usher

    David Guetta ft. Usher Without You

    Nothing but the Beat, EMI, 7

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.)

    Motown - The Hits Collection Vol.2, Motown

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Our Day Will Come

    Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Island, 1

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Pandora's Box

    Omd - Sugar Tax, Virgin, 18

  • Image for The Musgraves

    The Musgraves Last Of Me

    Promo Single, Lookout Mountain Records, 1

  • Image for Curtis Mayfield

    Curtis Mayfield Move On Up

    The Old Skool Reunion (Various Artis, Global Television

  • Image for Agnes Obel

    Agnes Obel Riverside

    CD Single, Play It Again Sam, 1

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young Come On

    Echoes, RCA, 1

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Nothing's Real But Love

    Pause For Thought

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Exclusive live track

  • Image for Billy Idol

    Billy Idol Hot In The City

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 2

  • Image for Tony Bennett

    Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga The Lady Is A Tramp

    Duets II, Columbia, 1

  • 'Tune With A Tale' as chosen by Trudi Hale in Hayes

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green Forget U (live)

  • Image for Earth, Wind & Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire Star

    18 Soul Classics (Various Artists), Pickwick, 6

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Who You Are

    Who You Are, Island, 1

  • As chosen by Stephanie Beacham

    • Image for Bob Dylan

      Bob Dylan Forever Young

      The Best Of Bob Dylan, Columbia



    Chatting about his desire to be the next Sir David Attenborough



    The screen legend showing off her boots...


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