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with Rupert Penry-Jones and Scissor Sisters

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 May 2012

After successfully condensing his show into one hour for 2DAY on Thursday, Graham was back with a full three hours of aural pleasure...

With Eurovision just weeks away, this week's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' was the 1982 UK entry, 'One Step Further' by Bardo, which made No. 2 on the charts. It was a popular choice and there were even cries for "more Bardo!"... seriously, there were.

This week's 'Grill Graham' saw Norton and McErlane trying to help Chris in Hull who, even though she's doing well in her job, she's worried that she has no friends at work. And then 'someone in Dublin' was concerned for their sister who has a serious anger problem.

Actor Rupert Penry-Jones was the first guest of the day. He talked about the new series of 'Silk', in which he stars opposite Maxine Peake, his dramatic exit from 'Spooks', how he would love to play Simon Templar and how he doubts he'll ever be James Bond.

Harvey Courcha from Waltham Abbey, who used to be a catalogue model, chose a little known Roy Orbison b-side for 'Tune With A Tale' called 'The Actress', which tells the story of a man who is deeply in love with a woman, but knows she doesn't feel the same and is only hanging around until someone better comes along...how sad.

And after 12, Jake Shears and Babydaddy from The Scissor Sisters dropped by to talk about their latest single 'Only The Horses' and their forthcoming album 'Magic Hour'. They also talked about their early years in New York and how they swiftly wrote and recorded the album, which has more than a whiff of Bee Gees about it. And then, they gave us a world exclusive first play of the future single, 'Baby Come Home'.

Music Played

24 items
  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure A Little Respect

    Erasure - Pop!, Mute Records

  • Image for Ultravox

    Ultravox Brilliant

    Brilliant, EMI, 1

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music

    Dancing In The Street (Various), Elite

  • 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' as chosen by Neil Jacks

    • Image for Bardo

      Bardo One Step Further

  • Image for The Robbie Boyd Band

    The Robbie Boyd Band Orion's Belt

    Promo single, Tawny Owl Records, 1

  • Image for Deep Blue Something

    Deep Blue Something Breakfast At Tiffany's

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

  • Image for Saint Etienne

    Saint Etienne DJ


  • Image for R. Kelly

    R. Kelly Happy People

    (CD Single), Jive

  • Image for Nina Simone

    Nina Simone and Groovefinder Ain't Got No, I Got Life

    (CD Single), Sony BMG

  • Image for Maroon 5

    Maroon 5 Payphone

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Shake Shake Shake Shake Your Booty

    Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band, Chrysalis

  • Image for Jack Savoretti

    Jack Savoretti Take Me Home

    Between The Minds, Fullfill Records

  • Image for Steve

    Steve "Silk" Hurley Jack Your Body

    The Greatest Hits Of The Eighties (Various Artists), Telstar, 4

  • The choice of Rupert Penry Jones

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles Here Comes The Sun

      The Beatles : 1967-1970, Apple, 7

  • Image for Emin

    Emin Baby Get Higher - Digital Dog Radio Remix

    Promo single, Saffron, 2

  • Image for Madness

    Madness Baggy Trousers

    More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Kaiser Chiefs

    Kaiser Chiefs Ruby

    (CD Single), B-Unique

  • Image for Fun Feat Janelle Monae

    Fun Feat Janelle Monae We Are Young

    CD Single, Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen

  • The 'Tune With A Tale' choice of Harvey Courcha

  • Image for Engelbert Humperdinck

    Engelbert Humperdinck Love Will Set You Free

    (CD Single), Conehead, 1

  • Image for Eurythmics

    Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

    Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev, Telstar

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Only The Horses

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Baby Come Home

    Magic Hour, Polydor, 1

  • Image for BWO

    BWO Sunshine In The Rain

    (CD Single), EMI



    Star of 'Spooks' and 'Silk'



    Jake Shears and Babydaddy


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