Richard Madeley, Nona Hendryx Inheritance Tracks, John McCarthy in Maastricht

Sian Williams and Richard Coles with broadcaster Richard Madeley, and a man who's spent many years pretending to be him and his 'Uncle' Stan Madeley, a woman who believes the secret to happiness lies in the Hawaiian hula dance, a rock and roll history in poetic form from Murray Lachlan Young, a father and son who've revived the sound and style of the original Proms orchestra, a couple who have both been diagnosed with terminal diseases, John McCarthy in Maastricht and the Inheritance Tracks of musician and activist Nona Hendryx.

Producer: Dixi Stewart.

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1 hour, 28 minutes

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Sat 1 Dec 2012 09:00

STUDIO GUEST :: RICHARD MADELEY

STUDIO GUEST :: RICHARD MADELEY

Richard and Sian are joined by the presenter and writer, to talk about family, fame and his new documentary about Squatters.

Richard’s programme Madeley meets the Squatters is on ITV1 on 5th Dec at 9pm

POEM :: MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG

POEM :: MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG

Murray performs a tribute to Richard and Judy and a Christmas ode to Cliff Richard.

For poems, see below.

SATURDAY LIVE SOCIETY :: RICHARD MADELEY APPRECIATION SOCIETY

SATURDAY LIVE SOCIETY :: RICHARD MADELEY APPRECIATION SOCIETY

JP hangs out with the virtual Richard Madeley.

Second–Class Male by Stan Madeley is published by Michael O’Mara books

INTERVIEW :: HANDING ON THE BATON

INTERVIEW :: HANDING ON THE BATON

20 years ago John Boyden revived the New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, and now he is passing the baton to his son, Matthew. 

New Queen’s Hall Orchestra plays on Wednesday 5 December at 7.30pm at the Woodville theatre, Gravesend

GUERILLA REPORT :: JULIE MIRANDA

GUERILLA REPORT :: JULIE MIRANDA
Battersea-born Julie - aka vintage DJ Miss Aloha - on her love of Hawaiian hula dance, the hukilau.

COPING WITH LIFE-THREATENING DISEASE :: THE COULSTONS

COPING WITH LIFE-THREATENING DISEASE :: THE COULSTONS

Ulverston couple Clare and Paul Coulston discovered three years ago that Clare had oesphophogal cancer.  While she was recovering after a year of treatment, they received the news that Paul had Motor Neurone Disease.  They discuss the impact on their lives and family.

MND association

Cancer Research

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: NONA HENDRYX

INHERITANCE TRACKS :: NONA HENDRYX

The soul singer chooses Rosetta Tharpe, Peace in the Valley, and Billy Holliday / Nona Hendryx ‘Strange Fruit’.

Nona’s album Mutatis Mutandis is out now.

TRAVEL :: MAASTRICHT 2

TRAVEL :: MAASTRICHT 2
In the Netherlands John McCarthy  sees two very different churches in the province of Limburg, one in Maastricht converted into a bookshop the other in Thorn once an independent principality.

Studio Photo

Studio Photo
Clare Coulston, Richard Madeley, Richard Coles, Murray Lachlan Young, Sian Wiliams, Paul Coulston

Poems by Murray Lachlan Young

It all comes back to Cliff

In the beginning there was Cliff
And that begat the quiff of Cliff
Above the gyrating midriff
To denim jean and neckerchief

A whiff of leather clad mischief
Which formed the new pop hieroglyph
Which didst beget the niff of kiff
Which sent the QUIFF a bit skewiff

And they begot the facial fuzz
And that begot the wha wha buzz
The crazy moon the baker drum
Uriah Heap and zeppelin hum

The Saxon/ Sabbath/ Motor head
Progressive rock/ punk/ Goth/ undead
Spinal tap/ Devils kiss
And where IN ALL of THIS was Cliff?

In some drug ADDLED reverie?
No! Cliff was living by the sea
Making  pop and making wine
Looking tanned and feeling fine

No time for ‘paps’ or nosey parkers
Trading volleys with Sue Barker
Knocking out a big Christmas ballad
Then knocking up a healthy salad

Yes Cliff was doing Cliff’s own thing
Showing us that cliff could sing
Finding peace , finding God
Not caring if some thought it odd
That Cliff was breaking all the rules
By actually being happy, and being cool
And playing out the cosmic riff
Which in the end as Cliff found out
And all young bands should take note of
That it all comes back to Cliff                    


Richard and Judy                               

Jagger/Richards Flanders and Swan
Torville  Dean the list goes on
All partnerships we know and love
Dynamic precious hand in glove

But some, they HAVE and some have not
Ascended to the very top
And walked up the aisle, and tied the knot
Then live as one above the shop

For Ant he did not marry Dec
And Torvil did not marry Dean
And Mick he dist not turn to Keef
And say ‘ Oi, I do you know what I mean’

As man and wife in the hue and cry
Of the surgical gaze of the public eye
Maintaining humour in the teeth of the gale
With perseverance to prevail

So Saturday live gives its loose salute
For all the being all that they can be
To Man and wife we raise our mugs
To the fabulous Judy Finnegan and the unacceptable face of capitalist commercial television (here in the flesh) Mr. Richard Madeley

Inheritance Tracks

Listeners say thank you

Boys cuddling in a field

Saturday Live listeners express their gratitude for good deeds done.