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BBC Breakfast's Bill Turnbull and Julian Lennon guest

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 07 April 2012

Another 'wide-ranging', shall we say, show this week where recent birthday boy Graham (who doesn't look a day over 60) revealed himself to be a great impressionist, Maria McErlane went from 'Postmistress Of Pain' to 'Queen Cockroach' and we discovered more about gardening and bees than we would ever possibly want to know.

Graham Jones in Herne Bay made a song and a (Clog) Dance about choosing a Violinski clunker as this week's I Can't Believe It's Not Better track. We've heard worse Graham. But not by much.

After 11 o'clock Bill Turnbull dropped in to chat about BBC Breakfast's move to Salford and also revealed the difference between bees and wasps, why there's no dirt on Sian Williams and the shocking truth about his real name.

This week's Tune With A Tale came courtesy of the very chatty Chris Jones in Brighton, who gave us his take on Elkie Brooks Pearl's A Singer. What he didn't say was that Pearl must be tiny, as she has to stand up when she plays the piano...

And Graham's second guest was Julian Lennon who revealed his frustrations with the music industry, explained his fascination with photography and treated us to a rare Radio 2 outing for Massive Attack's 'Teardrop'.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Planet Earth

    Duran Duran - Greatest, EMI, 2

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Silenced By The Night

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for The Temptations

    The Temptations Get Ready

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' choice of Graham Jones in Herne Bay

    • Image for Violinski

      Violinski Clog Dance

      Premier Coll'n Of Instrumental Hits, Kenwest

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Glitter & Gold

    Heaven, Sony

  • Image for The Smiths

    The Smiths This Charming Man

    The Smiths - The Very Best Of, WEA, 2

  • Image for Juan Zelada

    Juan Zelada Barman

    (CD Single), Decca, 1

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Virtual Insanity

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Plain White T's

    Plain White T's Hey There Delilah

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records

  • Image for Darren Hayes

    Darren Hayes Stupid Mistake

    Secret Codes & Battleships, EMI, 1

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me

    My Way - The Best Of Frank Sinatra, Reprise, 28

  • Image for The Robbie Boyd Band

    The Robbie Boyd Band I Won't Let You Go

    Promo Single, Tawny Owl Records, 1

  • Image for Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston Million Dollar Bill

    (CD Single), Arista, 1

  • Bill Turnbull's Song Choice

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore and Sandy Denny London

    (CD Single), Mighty Village, 1

  • Image for Pet Shop Boys

    Pet Shop Boys Did You See Me Coming?

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Turn Up the Radio

    MDNA, Interscope Records, 004

  • Chris John in Brighton's 'Tune With A Tale'

    • Image for Elkie Brooks

      Elkie Brooks Pearl's A Singer

      Elkie Brooks - Priceless, Pickwick

  • Image for Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • Image for Julian Lennon

    Julian Lennon Guess It Was Me

  • Julian Lennon's song selection

    • Image for Massive Attack

      Massive Attack Teardrop

      The 1999 Brit Awards (Various Artists, Columbia

  • Image for Jessie J

    Jessie J Stand Up

    Who You Are, Island



    Huge thanks to Jane Asher who sent Graham this amazing cake for his birthday - we love you Jane!

  • BBC Breakfast's Bill 'Jollian' Turnbull

    BBC Breakfast's Bill 'Jollian' Turnbull

  • Julian Lennon dropped in to chat (you didn't imagine it)

    Julian Lennon dropped in to chat (you didn't imagine it)



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