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Peter Davison and Rita Rudner direct from the West End and Vegas!

Peter Davison, who amongst many other things was the fifth Doctor Who, popped in to see us, as did record-breaking, award-winning, Vegas-conquering comedian Rita Rudner.

In another spicy Saturday morning here at Radio 2, Graham welcomed former Doctor Who - and lest we forget, the writer of the 'Button Moon' theme tune, Peter Davison into the studio. Peter chatted about his latest TV role in 'Law and Order: UK', starring in the West End and why it matters to have an 'and' before your name in the credits.

Award-winning American comedian Rita Rudner joined Graham after 12 to talk about her Broadway past, why she and Celine Dion are keeping their clothes firmly ON and why it's taken her 15 years to come back to London to perform.

In 'Grill Graham' this week, advice was duly dispensed to Mavis in Norwich, who wanted to know how she could see her grandchildren more, and to 'Anon' who was facing a 'it's her or me' ultimatum from his other half about a friend.

Helena in Peterborough selected "a stinker" (her words) for this week's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better', Raffaella Carra's 'Do It, Do It Again'. And in 'Tune with a Tale', Claire Schuler gave us her interpretation of Elton John's 'The Greatest Discovery'.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Stevie Wonder

    I Ain't Gonna Stand For It

    • Stevie Wonder -The Close Of A Century.
    • Motown.
  • Miss 600

    Twist

  • Barbara Acklin

    Am I The Same Girl

    • Sixties Girls.
    • Crimson.
    • 9.
  • Everything but the Girl

    Twin Cities

    • Everything But The Girl - Home Movies.
    • Blanco Y Negro.
  • Claudia Brücken

    Thank You

    • CD Single (Promo).
    • Union Square Music Ltd.
    • 1.
  • CockNBull Kid

    Yellow

  • Candlewick Green

    Who Do You Think You Are

    • What Kind Of Songs.
    • Decca.
  • Helena in Peterborough's 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better'

    • Raffaella Carrà

      Do It, Do It Again

  • Rod Stewart

    Some Guys Have All The Luck

    • Rod Stewart - The Very Best Of.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Sunrise Avenue - Hollywood Hills

  • David Bowie

    Rebel Rebel

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • The Reason 4

    Take It All

    • Promo Single.
    • Upside Records.
    • 1.
  • The Bobby Fuller Four

    I Fought The Law

    • Acuff-Rose Opryland Music: 50th Anniv.
    • Acuff-Rose Opryland.
  • Caro Emerald

    That Man

    • (CD Single).
    • Dramatico.
    • 1.
  • Song choice of guest Peter Davison

    • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

      Purple Haze

      • The Jimi Hendrix Collection.
      • Universal.
  • Average White Band

    Let's Go Round Again

    • The Best Of.
    • Rhino.
  • The Rubettes

    Sugar Baby Love

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1974 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • CeeLo Green

    I Want You (Hold On To Love)

    • The Lady Killer.
    • Warner Bros.
    • 1.
  • Elton John

    The Greatest Discovery

  • Keane

    Bend And Break

    • Hopes And Fears.
    • Island.
  • The Beatles

    Lovely Rita

    • Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
    • Apple.
    • 10.
  • The Sound of Arrows

    Magic

  • Guest Rita Rudner's song pick

    • Patti LuPone

      Being Alive

  • Scouting for Girls

    Love How It Hurts

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
    • 1.

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