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Lee Mack joins us for Breakfast

2 hours, 59 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 May 2012

Lee Mack joins us for Breakfast. One of the UK's leading stand up comedians, his cheeky sense of humour transfers perfectly to the small screen - how will he fare on the wireless? Pretty well, we reckon!

He's coming to tell us about making the new series of 'Not Going Out', and we hear he's also starting to write a book...

Beginning his career by winning a stand up competition at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1995 set Lee up to become one of the most accessible rib-ticklers of his generation. However, he says he first got into comedy by doing Bobby Ball impressions at his school when he was 15! He did his first open mike slot while studying at Brunel University, and within just 18 months was a full time comedian.

His first sitcom 'Not Going Out' for BBC One with Tim Vine began in 2006, and has just been recommissioned to return for a whopping sixth and seventh series! They'll be airing in 2013 and 2014 after the soaring success of the previous five series, which earned Lee and Tim some trophies on the mantelpiece in the form of a Rose d'Or and an RTS Award.

Alongside the TV series Lee has been working hard, hitting the road with his own stand up tour called 'Going Out' on which he embarked in 2010 after the success of his first live DVD in 2007. He's also a team captain on the BBC One panel show 'Would I Lie to You?', and has displayed his razor-sharp wit as a guest host on 'Have I Got News For You' and 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' many times.

Lee's a huge Blackburn Rovers supporter, so after their disappointing season, maybe we can cheer him up with a coffee and a croissant!

Music Played

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    Paloma Faith Picking Up The Pieces

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Marvin Gaye

    Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Greatest Hits, Tamla Motown

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    10cc Wall Street Shuffle

    Million Sellers Vol.13 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for The Lightning Seeds

    The Lightning Seeds Pure

    Lightning Seeds - Cloudcuckooland, Ghetto

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Livin' Thing

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • Image for Gary Barlow

    Gary Barlow, The Commonwealth Band and Military Wives Sing

    (CD Single), Decca

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    Wham! Club Tropicana

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for The Pierces

    The Pierces Glorious

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

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    The Honeycombs Have I The Right

    20 Golden Number Ones, MFP

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    Jimmy Osmond/ The Osmonds I Can't Get There Without You

    I Can't Get There Without You, Osmonds Entertainment, 1

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    The Fratellis Whistle For The Choir

    (CD Single), Island

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    Sammy Davis Jr. The Candy Man

    Hits Of 1971 & 1972 (Various Artists), Polydor

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Timebomb

    (CD Single), EMI

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    The Supremes Baby Love

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Motown, Polygram Tv

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    Queen Don't Stop Me Now

    Jazz, Island, 12

  • Image for Third World

    Third World Now That We've Found Love

    The Best Summer Ever (Various Artist), Virgin

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Hit Or Miss

    (CD Single), Gut Records, 5

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Superstition

    Stevie Wonder - Song Review, Motown

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Timebomb

    (CD Single), EMI

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue Better The Devil You Know

    Kylie Minogue - Rhythm Of Love, Pwl Records

  • Image for The Kinks

    The Kinks Waterloo Sunset

    Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition), Sanctuary, 13

  • Image for Emeli Sandé

    Emeli Sandé My Kind Of Love

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Pause For Thought

    With Canon Ann Easter, Chief Executive of a Charity and Chaplain to the Queen.

    Sometimes, when I’m thinking about my Pause for Thought, a subject comes to mind very quickly and easily; sometimes the day that I’m going to be on is a Saint’s day or there’s a special celebration. But sometimes, if nothing suggests itself, I have a look at the date on the Internet and see what comes up.
    And guess what?Today is Towel Day and I’ve brought mine!
    This is in memory of Douglas Adams who wrote the very successful sci-fi books and comedy series ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’; it’s a spoof on travelogues and very funny and, like many of its kind, has a deep philosophical message at its heart as well. Aficionados of that series will carry a towel today because Douglas wrote that intrepid travellers should always carry a towel because it’s a multi-purpose tool which comes in useful in all sorts of ways as a sail, a gas mask, a blindfold, a weapon, a bedsheet and countless other uses. That’s the practical applications.
    But he also made the point that having a towel to use in all those ways and more and, more importantly, knowing where that towel is, is the sign of a person to be reckoned with! To know where one’s towel is, he said, is to be in control of one’s life!
    If only it were that easy! But then, I suspect that most of us invest things with special powers sometimes don’t we? Those lucky pants or shirt which will definitely get us a date, a rabbit’s foot or a shamrock so that we pass an exam or get a job - I think there’s no harm in that. If it gives us a bit of confidence and enables us to take a little risk, then that’s fine. Why not? All good gifts around us, as the hymn says, are sent from Heaven above, signs of God’s love for us, and I reckon God wants us to use those gifts and enjoy them.
    And if your comfort blanket is a towel, you’re obviously a hitch-hiker!

  • Winner of Baby Race 2012!

    Winner of Baby Race 2012!

    Congratulations to Jenny and Scott Jenkins, who not only became proud parents to baby Heath today, but also won Baby Race 2012.

    Heath was born at 12.30am and weighted 8lb 4oz. Congrats from all of the team!


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