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With Annie Lennox & Mick Hucknall

3 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 10 December 2011

Becoming the first return visitor to the show, Annie 'Former Barclay's Woman Of The Year' Lennox made her annual Christmas jaunt to Graham's Radio 2 show, chatting about her new festive single. Plus, as an extra special treat, she performed 'In the Bleak Midwinter' - one of Graham's favourite songs - exclusively live.

After 12 o'clock Mick Hucknall popped in to chat - also about a Christmas offering - as well as covering such diverse topics as Manchester United, standing in for Rod Stewart and being killed off by Twitter.

'Postmistress Of Pain' Maria McErlane was on hand once again (when she wasn't slating Graham's BBC1 Christmas advert) to help with a pair of difficult dilemmas in this week's 'Grill Graham'. Listener Nicola was looking for a subtle way to tell her best friend to back away from her boyfriend, while Michael - who is unhappy living in Brussels - wanted to know whether to move back to Blighty.

The revolting record in this week's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' slot was chosen by Adam Hurst in Stratford, picked from a period when records were bought in buckets. Which is exactly where 'Welcome Home' by Peters & Lee should have stayed...

And ELO's 'The Diary Of Horace Wimp' was the latest 'Tune With A Tale', as a very nervous Ged Gunn recounted this inspirational tale in between praising Annie Lennox, worrying about his wife's new red hair and pacing his living room.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Pretenders

    Pretenders Brass In Pocket

    The Female Touch 2 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Dance

    (CD Single), Spokes Records, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Adam Hurst in Stratford's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' choice

    • Image for Peters & Lee

      Peters & Lee Welcome Home

      70's Number Ones Vol 2, Old Gold

  • Image for Westlife

    Westlife Beautiful World

    Greatest Hits, RCA, 1

  • Image for Matchbox Twenty

    Matchbox Twenty Unwell

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for Smoove & Turrell

    Smoove & Turrell Gabriel

    (CD Single), Jalapeno Records, 1

  • Image for Judy Street

    Judy Street What

    The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter (V, Virgin

  • Image for Texas

    Texas Black Eyed Boy

    Hits Zone - The Best Of 97 (Various), Polygram Tv

  • Image for Paul Carrack

    Paul Carrack Thinking About You (This Christmas)

    (CD Single), Carrack UK, 1

  • Image for The Style Council

    The Style Council Have You Ever Had It Blue

    Heaven (Various Artists), Spectrum

  • Image for Sam Beeton

    Sam Beeton Under The Fence

  • Image for Guillemots

    Guillemots Annie Let's Not Wait

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Annie Lennox

    Annie Lennox The Holly And The Ivy

    Single, Island, 1

  • Live & Exclusive

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Hung Up

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Dexys Midnight Runners

    Dexys Midnight Runners Geno

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky, 5

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs In Case You Didn't Know

  • Ged Gunn's 'Tune With A Tale'

  • Image for Foreign Slippers

    Foreign Slippers Avalanche

    Promo single, 1

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Home (Tin Tin Out Remix)

    (CD Single), Simplyred.com

  • Image for Mick Hucknall

    Mick Hucknall Happy This Christmas

    (CD Single), SimplyRed.com, 1

  • Song choice of Mick Hucknall

    • Image for Marvin Gaye

      Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

      The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye, Motown

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Picture This

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI, 3









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