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featuring actress Lesley Sharp & Paul Merton

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 March 2012

Another busy show this featuring singing dolphins, Eurovision indecision and the joke that's only funny seventh time round.

Norma Fell in Clacton put her 'Hands Up' and admitted she really likes the Ottawan record that she suggested for this week's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' - and judging by the reaction Graham got from listeners, she's not the only one!

Graham's first guest this week was actress Lesley Sharp, who despite starring in Clocking Off, Playing The Field, The Full Monty, The Shadow Line and Scott & Bailey to name just a few, still manages to slip in to the shadows in everyday life. When she's not being mistakenly asked by a parent how their child is progressing at school...

Kevin Bates in Halesowen came on after 12 to tell Graham about his 'Tune With A Tale' choice, Red Sovine's version of 'Roses For Mama'. We're not saying it was a sad song, but if we had a pound for every listener who got in touch to say they were in tears, we'd be able to buy a lot of hankies.

Plus Paul Merton talked about returning to stand-up after more than a decade away, being stalked by a stage doorman and why he actually HATES making travel shows!

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Start Me Up

    The Rolling Stones - Forty Licks, Abkco, 7

  • Image for Marcus Collins

    Marcus Collins Seven Nation Army

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright)

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Norma Fell in Clacton's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' choice

    • Image for Ottawan

      Ottawan Hands Up

      Disco Hits Vol. 4, Fat Boy Records, 562

  • Image for Train

    Train Drive By

    (CD Single), Columbia, 12

  • Image for Blur

    Blur To The End

    Glorious (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • Image for Us3

    Us3 Cantaloop

    (CD Single), Blue Note

  • Image for Christina Aguilera

    Christina Aguilera Candyman

    Back To Basics, RCA

  • Image for Juan Zelada

    Juan Zelada Barman

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Donna Summer

    Donna Summer Hot Stuff

    The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Vanquish

    Vanquish The Harder You Love

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens The First Cut Is The Deepest

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Song choice of Lesley Sharp

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Silenced By The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue 2 Hearts

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Superstar

  • Kevin Bates in Halesowen's 'Tune With A Tale'

  • Image for Sam Beeton

    Sam Beeton Storyteller

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Here Is The News

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Paul Merton's song choice

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

      The Beatles - Past Masters, Apple, 15

  • Image for Rachael Yamagata

    Rachael Yamagata Even If I Don't

  • Image for Atomic Kitten

    Atomic Kitten Be With You

    (CD Single), Innocent



    The 'Scott & Bailey' star chatted about the returning ITV1 series and her new Sky1 show 'The Starlings'



    Just a minute, don't I know him?



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