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with Des O'Connor and Keane's Tom Chaplin

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 June 2012

This week Graham's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' was chosen from William Grant who lives on the other side of the pond in Boston, Massachusetts. Falco's 'Rock Me Amadeus', a 1986 No.1, proved to be a popular choice and the feedback was 99% positive!

First up in 'Grill Graham', there was Linda from Bexhill-on-Sea, who was getting sick and tired of her boss taking the credit for all her good ideas at work. Then, Belinda in Ealing was looking for advice on how to avoid eating horrible cakes and drinking terrible wine that friends always bring when she hosts a dinner party.

Graham's first guest of the day was national treasure, Des O'Connor, who spoke of his current role as the Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium, a theatre he's performed at over on more than 1,200 occasions! Des also spoke about being the butt of many a Morecambe & Wise comedy routine, when he was bitten on the nose by Elaine Paige's dog, and letting Linford Christie win in his son's 'Father's Race' at a school sports day.

'Human' by The Killers was this week's 'Tune With A Tale' as chosen by Martin Cheek, a mosaic artist from Broadstairs. Martin lives next door to Bleak House and he used to animate Paddington Bear!

After 12, Tom Chaplin, lead singer of top British band Keane dropped into the studio to chat about their latest album 'Strangeland'. Tom spoke about how he has big respect for Sir Paul McCartney, how he often forgets lyrics when on stage and how their next single is named after a real life café.

Music Played

23 items
  • Image for Madness

    Madness Our House

    Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI

  • Image for Will Young

    Will Young I Just Want A Lover

    (CD Single), Sony

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Never Had A Dream Come True

    Stevie Wonder Greatest Hits Vol.2, Motown

  • 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' as chosen by William Grant in Boston, USA

    • Image for Falco

      Falco Rock Me Amadeus

      25 Years Of No.1 Hits (Various), Connoisseur Collection

  • Katy Perry Wide Awake

    Wide Awake (PROMO), Virgin Records

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk One More Time

    The Best Club Anthems Classics (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Gossip

    Gossip Gossip - Move In The Right Direction

    PROMO, Columbia

  • Image for All Saints

    All Saints Lady Marmalade

    The New Soul Album (Various Artists), Sony Music TV

  • Image for Calvin Harris

    Calvin Harris Acceptable In The 80's

    Now 66 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for R. Kelly

    R. Kelly Share My Love

  • Image for Village People

    Village People In The Navy

    The 70's: Back In The Groove - 1979, Time Life

  • Image for Daniel Powter

    Daniel Powter Cupid

    Single, white, 1

  • Image for Des O'Connor

    Des O'Connor Dick A Dum Dum

    The Hits Of 1969 (Various Artists), MFP

  • Des O'Connor's song choice

    • Image for Frank Sinatra

      Frank Sinatra I've Got You Under My Skin

      Songs For Swingin' Lovers, Capitol, 9

  • Image for Sam Sparro

    Sam Sparro I Wish I Never Met You

    Promo single, VIRGIN, 1

  • Image for Liza Minnelli

    Liza Minnelli Losing My Mind

    Monster Hits (Various Artists), BMG

  • Image for Andy Grammer

    Andy Grammer Fine By Me

    (CD Single), S-Curve Records

  • 'Tune With A Tale' as chosen by Martin Cheek in Broadstairs

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Feels Like Summer

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Somewhere Only We Know

    (CD Single), Transcopic Records

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Sovereign Light Cafe

  • Image for Josh Osho

    Josh Osho Redemption Days

    (CD Single), Freedom

  • Image for Loreen

    Loreen Euphoria

    Eurovision Song Contest Baku 2012, Universal

  • A FUTURE TOTO?

    A FUTURE TOTO?

    Maria introduces Des O'Connor, who is currently starring in 'Wizard Of Oz' at the London Palladium, to her dog Goliath...

  • A TRUE NATIONAL TREASURE

    A TRUE NATIONAL TREASURE

  • THANKS FOR DROPPING BY...

    THANKS FOR DROPPING BY...

  • GOOD TO BE HERE

    GOOD TO BE HERE

    Lead singer with top British band Keane Tom Chaplin

  • TOM CHAPLIN

    TOM CHAPLIN

  • TALL TOM!

    TALL TOM!

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