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with Ben Whishaw and Simon Mayo

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 30 June 2012

This week's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' song was chosen by Richard Trent in Surrey. 'Whispering Grass' by Windsor Davies and Don Estelle unbelievably was a number one in 1975 and once again the nation was divided. Tomas Edwards in Jersey picked Andrew Gold's 'Lonely Boy' as his 'Tune With A Tale' and will now be eagerly awaiting arrival of his set of wipe free coasters.

First up in 'Grill Graham' was vegetarian Caitlin whose family are all meat eaters. They keep trying to talk her out of being a veggie because they think it's expensive and a bit of a hassle to cook two veggie meals each day. Then there was Carole who has met a really nice man online and everything is great in their relationship apart from the fact that he is overweight and snores. Britain wasn't that impressed with these problems!

Graham's first guest of the day was star of TV's 'The Hour' and the film 'Brideshead Revisited', actor Ben Whishaw, who talked about playing Richard II in part of the BBC's 'Shakespeare Unlocked' season. He also talked about playing Q in the upcoming James Bond film 'Skyfall' with Daniel Craig, how he's looking forward to starring on stage opposite Dame Judi Dench next year and what it was like to act alongside a showbiz monkey!

After 12, our very own Simon Mayo dropped by to chat about being the latest host of 'Blockbusters'. He told us recorded the whole series in nine days by filming five shows a day. He also talked about compiling the very best confessions from his Radio 2 Drivetime show into a book, how he enjoyed writing his novel 'Itch' which he road-tested on his 12 year old son, and how he's looking forward to taking his show on the road during the Olympics where he'll be broadcasting from various venues during the Games.

Music Played

22 items
  • Image for The Pretenders

    The Pretenders Don't Get Me Wrong

  • Image for Train

    Train 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Sherry

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 1

  • 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' chosen by Richard in Surrey

    • Image for Windsor Davies

      Windsor Davies and Don Estelle Whispering Grass

      Hit Kaleidoscope, EMI

  • Image for Ren Harvieu

    Ren Harvieu Tonight

    (CD Single), Island, 2

  • Image for Jamiroquai

    Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl

    Simply The Best Radio Hits (Various), Warner E.S.P.

  • Image for Yellowire

    Yellowire All Said & Done

    Promo Single, i.d. records

  • Image for Ace of Base

    Ace of Base Always Have, Always Will

    Ace Of Base - Singles Of The 90's, Universal, 11

  • Image for Kings of Leon

    Kings of Leon Use Somebody

    (CD Single), RCA, 2

  • Image for Heathers

    Heathers Forget Me Knots

  • Image for Chic

    Chic I Want Your Love

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for George Michael

    George Michael White Light

    (CD Single), Aegean, 1

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls I Wish I Was James Bond

    (CD Single), Epic, 1

  • Ben Whishaw's song choice

    • Image for Kate Bush

      Kate Bush Cloudbusting

      A Time To Remember: 1985, EMI

  • Image for Keane

    Keane Sovereign Light Cafe

    Strangeland, Island, 1

  • Image for fun.

    fun. and Janelle MonĂ¡e We Are Young

    Some Nights, Atlantic

  • Image for The Brilliant Things

    The Brilliant Things Feels Like Summer

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • The 'Tune With A Tale' choice of Tomas Edwards in Jersey

    • Image for Andrew Gold

      Andrew Gold Lonely Boy

      Drive Time (Various Artists), Dino, 1

  • Image for Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters Baby Come Home

    Magic Hour, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Sweet

    Sweet Blockbuster

    Blockbuster! Sensational 70's (Va), Castle

  • The choice of Simon Mayo

    • Image for Dave Edmunds

      Dave Edmunds I Knew The Bride

      The Best Of, Swan Song, 1

  • Image for David Crosby

    David Crosby Carry Me



    Soon to be Q in the new Bond film 'Skyfall'.





    Simon Mayo, the host of all new 'Blockbusters'.




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