At 85, Hunter Davies has been a leading journalist for over 60 years. The only official biographer of the Beatles, he has written more than 100 books. Buoyed by his younger girlfriend Clare, he has received his two Covid jabs and is raring to go. The writer and Fleet Street legend tells Harry Bucknall what fuels him in this month’s podcast. The key ingredient is boredom: Hunter confesses that if he has even thirty minutes between projects, he goes mad.
Pete Harrison, guest conductor for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Crackers concert tells Harry Bucknall how "the show will go on" as the BSO prepares to welcome audiences to join them at their popular annual Christmas concert on 19 December which will be streamed live and available for download to enjoy at any time, while guest vocalist, Laura Tebbutt reveals that she is thrilled to be returning to the stage for the first time since 1st March.
For tickets to attend, download or stream the BSO’s Christmas Crackers Concert at the Poole Lighthouse on Saturday 19th December visit www.bsolive.com
Britain's funniest writer, Craig Brown, has asked his pals to record some of his greatest hits. Starring Richard Ingrams as Prince Philip, Eleanor Bron as Jilly Cooper, AN Wilson as Alan Titchmarsh, Craig Brown and Tallulah Brown as Downton Abbey's Lord and Lady Grantham, and Paul Bailey as John Gielgud
In his new Oldie podcast, Barry Cryer tells his favourite Max Miller joke – about a bus that broke down and the driver who set about trying to fix it himself.
After a while, the passengers were getting restless.
So the conductor, an attractive girl, went to check on him.
“Do you want a screwdriver?” she asked.
The driver answers, “No, we’re ten minutes late as it is.”