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with Ben Whishaw and Simon Mayo

This week Ben Whishaw - star of The Hour and Q in the new Bond movie - and author, quiz-show host and Radio 2's drivetime presenter Simon Mayo will be Graham's guests.

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.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • The Pretenders

    Don't Get Me Wrong

  • Train

    50 Ways To Say Goodbye

  • The Four Seasons


    • Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 1.
  • 'I Can't Believe It's Not Better' chosen by Richard in Surrey

    • Windsor Davies & Don Estelle

      Whispering Grass

      • Hit Kaleidoscope.
      • EMI.
  • Ren Harvieu


    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 2.
  • Jamiroquai

    Cosmic Girl

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

    All Said & Done

    • Promo Single.
    • i.d. records.
  • Ace of Base

    Always Have, Always Will

    • Ace Of Base - Singles Of The 90's.
    • Universal.
    • 11.
  • Kings of Leon

    Use Somebody

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
    • 2.
  • Heathers

    Forget Me Knots

  • Chic

    I Want Your Love

    • Shades Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • George Michael

    White Light

    • (CD Single).
    • Aegean.
    • 1.
  • Scouting for Girls

    I Wish I Was James Bond

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
    • 1.
  • Ben Whishaw's song choice

    • Kate Bush


      • A Time To Remember: 1985.
      • EMI.
  • Keane

    Sovereign Light Cafe

    • Strangeland.
    • Island.
    • 1.
  • fun. & Janelle MonĂ¡e

    We Are Young

    • Some Nights.
    • Atlantic.
  • The Brilliant Things

    Feels Like Summer

    • (CD Single).
    • Universal.
    • 1.
  • The 'Tune With A Tale' choice of Tomas Edwards in Jersey

    • Andrew Gold

      Lonely Boy

      • Super Hits Of The '70s - Have A Nice Day, Vol. 19 (Various Artists).
      • Rhino Records.
      • 1.
  • Scissor Sisters

    Baby Come Home

    • Magic Hour.
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • The Sweet

    Block Buster!

    • Blockbuster! Sensational 70's (Va).
    • Castle.
  • The choice of Simon Mayo

    • Dave Edmunds

      I Knew The Bride

      • The Best Of.
      • Swan Song.
      • 1.
  • David Crosby

    Carry Me