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a1 and Bill Oddie

Michael welcomes a1 and Bill Oddie into the studio.

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

This Sunday the boys are back together and they're coming to see Michael Ball perform live in the Musician's Circle! a1 first formed in 1998 and this year are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a tour of Asia and Europe with Christian, Ben, Paul and Mark all back together again for the first time in nearly 15 years.

Also popping is birder and comedian Bill Oddie. As one third of The Goodies, Bill wrote for and acted in 9 series of the show and now for the first time all 9 series will be released as a complete boxset. In addition to this he's a talented artist, conservationist, author...the list goes on and he'll be telling Michael all about it.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

Add music you love and enjoy it with My Tracks
  • The Corrs

    Old Town

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Mary Wells

    My Guy

    • Dancing In The Street (Various Artis.
    • Universal Music Tv.
  • A1

    Caught in the Middle (Radio 2 Session 26th Aug 2018)

  • Claire Richards

    On My Own

    • My Wildest Dreams.
    • Sony Music.
    • 1.
  • Giorgio Moroder & Philip Oakey

    Together In Electric Dreams

    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artists.
    • Telstar.
  • The Proclaimers

    You Make Me Happy

    • Angry Cyclist.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • A1

    Take On Me (Radio 2 Session 26th Aug 2018)

  • Madonna

    Holiday

    • (Single).
    • Sire.
    • 34.
  • Eva Cassidy

    Over The Rainbow

    • (CD Single).
    • Hot Records.
  • Nat King Cole

    Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer

    • Nat King Cole - 20 Golden Greats.
    • EMI.
  • Mary J. Blige

    Only Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Republic Records.
  • David Bowie

    Ziggy Stardust

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • The Three Degrees

    When Will I See You Again

    • Love Train - The Ultimate Sound Of Philadelphia (Various Artists).
    • Sony Music TV.

Broadcast

Michael Ball’s Songwriters Hall of Fame Playlist

Each week Michael celebrates some of the finest songwriters with his Hall of Fame!