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with guests Alexandra Burke and Mary Berry

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 February 2012

Graham's first guest of the day was Alexandra Burke who helped to take his mind off his 'travel jab arms', a result of having inoculations ready for his trip to Azerbaijan for Eurovision in May. Alexandra smelt lovely, she's got the X-Factor and she's also got a new single coming out called 'Elephant', which even though it's not your usual Radio 2 fare, went down well and had people making plans to visit their local nightclub! She spoke about her appearance on the X-Factor judging panel covering for Kelly Rowland, told how she loves baking and how she could represent the UK if there was ever a competition for talking! (She'd win.)

After 12:30, the lovely cook, not chef, Mary Berry popped in to talk about the reissue of her 'Complete Cookbook' which contains over 1,000 recipes! She explained how she stays so slim, what it's like to be a judge on 'The Great British Bake Off' and answered many listener questions. And she tasted some shortbread biscuits that Bobbie Pryor's father had baked, and gave them a big thumbs up! Well done Bobbie's dad.

In this week's 'Grill Graham', Irene in Manchester had a real tricky dilemma about her son's imminent wedding which could be summed up as "top table or not top table?". That was the question, but what was the answer?
And then Anna in Surrey wanted advice on what to do about a smelly cab driver who she always seems to have the misfortune of getting each evening at her local train station.

Paul in North Devon was responsible for choosing Middle Of The Road's 1971 No.1 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep' for 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better', and Helen Graham in the hills up in Perthshire chose the manic but funny 'Classified' by C.W. McCall for 'Tune With A Tale'.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for The Jacksons

    The Jacksons Can You Feel It

    Fantastic 80's Go For It! - Various, Parlophone

  • Image for East 17

    East 17 Can't Get You Off My Mind (Crazy)

  • Image for The Angels

    The Angels My Boyfriend's Back

    Hit Girls Of The Sixties, Pickwick

  • 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' as chosen by Paul in North Devon

    • Image for Middle of the Road

      Middle of the Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

      Jukebox 70's Hits -I Got The Music In, Old Gold

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Pointless

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Deep Blue Something

    Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television

  • Image for Jack Savoretti

    Jack Savoretti Knock Knock


  • Image for Gwen Stefani

    Gwen Stefani and Akon The Sweet Escape

    (CD Single), Interscope

  • Image for Toni Basil

    Toni Basil Mickey

    Billboard #1 Hits Of The '80s (Various Artists), Rhino

  • Image for Jon Allen & Sophie Barker

    Jon Allen & Sophie Barker Love's Made A Fool Out Of Me

    Monologue Records

  • Image for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Souvenir

    The Best Of O.M.D., Virgin, 4

  • Image for Alexandra Burke

    Alexandra Burke Bad Boys

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Alexandra Burke feat. Erick Morillo

    Alexandra Burke feat. Erick Morillo Elephant


  • The choice of Alexandra Burke

    • Image for Louis Armstrong

      Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World

      This Is My Song - Love Songs Of The 6, Old Gold

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Back To Black

    Back To Black, Universal Records

  • Image for Prince

    Prince 1999

    Prince - The Very Best Of, Warner Bros

  • Image for Sinéad O’Connor

    Sinéad O’Connor The Wolf Is Getting Married

    CD Single, Indian, 1

  • 'Tune With A Tale' as chosen by Helen Graham

    • Image for C.W. McCall

      C.W. McCall Classified

      C W McCall's Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Cast

    Cast Time Bomb

    Promo single, 1

  • Image for The Association

    The Association Along Comes Mary

    The Association - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for JLS

    JLS Proud

    (CD Single), RCA

  • As chosen by Mary Berry

    • Image for Rod Stewart

      Rod Stewart Sailing

      The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros



    She's got the X-Factor and she's also got a new single out soon called 'Elephant'.



    The undisputed Queen of baking herself with some cakes and biscuits baked by Bobbie Pryor's father...


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