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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

More Wednesday stuff at ICR 105.7 FM

Not Gary or Me

Another Wednesday Breakfast Show with Gary.

This week our guest are.......

Mark Nowers. Mark is an RSPCA Warden from the Stour Estuary Reserves.

Mauren Fell and Phil Hill of the Ipswich Choral Society.

Ros Rumbold of the Ipswich Hedgehog Rescue.

So why not tune in from 7.00 for three hours of good music, chat and interviews?

Terry Mackley

And don't forget Terry Mackley – my co-host on the Friday Breakfast Show – will be hosting yet another episode of Cafe Americaine. Expect more classic tunes from the 30’s and 40’s. Tune in at 2.00 pm.

Here is a link to the full ICR schedule for Wednesday: ICR

All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on

Monday, 29 November 2010

A Blast From Your Past: The fab Mama Cass Elliot

In the UK "Dream a Little Dream of Me" reached number 11 in September 1968, staving off competition by a version from Anita Harris that reached number 33.

"It's Getting Better" reached 8 in the UK charts in October 1969. It sold almost 100,000 copies, despite a potential rival version by Paul Jones.

At the height of her solo career in 1974, Elliot performed two weeks of sold-out concerts at the London Palladium. She retired for the evening, and died in her sleep at age 32.

Sources state her death was due to a heart attack. Elliot died in a London flat, No. 12 at 9 Curzon Place, Shepherd Market, Mayfair which was on loan from singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson. Four years later, The Who's drummer Keith Moon died in the same flat. Remind me NEVER to rent that flat!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Friday Breakfast Show

Me and Tel disagreeing over the content of the show. He wanted Louis Armstrong and I wanted the Monkees as the last track.

It's that time of the week again. We are back with the FBS. Maggi Hambling is one of our guests. You will all know her. She is responsible for the Aldeburgh Scallop and other arty stuff.

We are also joined by Phoebe Rope, Campaign Co-Ordinator, School for Social Entrepreneurs. Lots of us have good ideas and think, there’s money in that. Or perhaps we don't.

But how many of these ideas ever turn into real projects?

The School for Social Entrepreneurs aims to help you do just that. It started in London, and now it’s coming to Suffolk.

So join us from 7.00am for three of hours of chat, music and interviews on ICR 105.7 FM. You can also listen via the ICR website

Well, that's all from me until tomorrow. Have a nice evening, morning or whatever.

The ICTV Scrapbook

And here they are. All these were taken during the filming of the housing association video. Hope you like them!

My thumb was still acting for this one!

What a Team!

An outake. Who is that guy in the white shirt trying to dominate the shot?

He's still at it!

I give up!

I also helped out with the filming of Paul Salmon's Eternal Spirit TV Show.

Deb Hawken and Kerry Hornett are both psychic mediums.

Me with Paul's guests. I was Paul's stand-in ( or should that be Paul's sit-in?) during the test shots. Both mediums were great. Kerry had a very interesting prediction about my future. I hope it comes true!


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Filming with ICTV (Ipswich Community TV)

Our first day filming a documentary for an housing association. I play the Housing Officer. Amy and Deej are the not so happy couple. And Vicky and Simon were filming it.

A break in filming

I appear reasonably happy. Vicky appears very happy. Simon was feeling ill due to the large hole in his neck. Amy was feeling the blues. And who can blame her? She was playing Deej’s wife. The poor girl!

Meanwhile, Deej was thinking about his next beer..........

More pics to follow very soon!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

And yet another Wednesday Breakfast Show

Not Gary and John

I will be joining Gary for another Wednesday Breakfast Show. Our guest this week is Dominic Simonett of the Merlin’s Wish Foundation.

Merlin’s Wish Foundation helps fund ‘magical wishes’ for children suffering from serious or terminal illness.

So join us on ICR 105.7 FM from 7.00am for three hours of great music, chat and at least one interview.

And don’t forget that Terry Mackley – my co-host on the Friday Breakfast Show – will be hosting yet another episode of Cafe Americaine. Expect more classic tunes from the 30’s and 40’s. Tune in at 2.00 pm.

Here is a link to the full ICR schedule for Wednesday: ICR

All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on

Monday, 22 November 2010

Another Blast From Your Past: There She Goes

Another fab track from my youth!

The first version of the song was released by The La's in 1988, and again on January 2, 1989, but failed to chart. The track was remixed in 1990 for inclusion on their debut album The La's. This version was issued as a single on October 22, 1990, and hit number 13 in the British charts.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

A Blast From Your Past: The Girl from Ipanema

"The Girl from Ipanema" was written in 1962, with music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Portuguese lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes with English lyrics written later by Norman Gimbel.

This version performed by Astrud Gilberto, along with João Gilberto and Stan Getz, from the 1964 album Getz/Gilberto, became an international hit, reaching number five in the United States pop chart, number 29 in the United Kingdom, and charting highly throughout the world.

Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the southern region of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

A lovely song!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

More from Tel & John on the Friday Breakfast Show



And so another Friday Breakfast is upon us!

Another three hours of music, chat and interviews. Tune at 7.00 am on ICR 105.7 FM. You can also listen via the ICR website

Our guests include Jo Clarke and Lauren Neave from Survivors in Transition. Survivors in Transition offers a confidential service helping women who have battled with the devastation of sexual abuse.

On Wednesday, I stood in for Paul Salmon on the Eternal Spirit Radio Show. I really enjoyed it and would like to thank Paul for allowing me to present it. It must have seemed strange listening to someone else presenting his show.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Wednesday Breakfast Show and other stuff

Gary has again kindly asked me to co-host the Wednesday Breakfast Show. So join us at 7.00 am for three hours of chat, great music and interviews.

I will also be sitting in on the Eternal Spirit Radio Show as Paul Salmon may not be able to make it. So you will have to put up with me for an hour from 10.00 am!

Paul's guest (or my guest) will be Steve Chitty who is psychic medium. Steve has been a medium for twenty years. Steve has also been involved with radio and television, where he has come into contact with many celebrities. So expect some interesting stories!

Here is Steve's website:

And don't forget Terry Mackley (of the Friday Breakfast Show) will be on at 2.00 pm with Cafe Americaine. Expect more classic tunes from the 30’s and 40’s.

Here is a link to the full ICR schedule for Wednesday: ICR

All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Another Blast From Your Past: Elvis

Two of my favourite Elvis songs. 'Memories' and 'If I Can Dream' from his 1968 TV Comeback Special.


Thursday, 11 November 2010

And Yet Another Friday Breakfast Show

Tel and John rehearsing in Christchurch Park. The ducks were less than amused. Two of the birds were later taken to Animal Hospital with suspected trauma

We are back with another Friday Breakfast Show.

We only have one guest this week. Joanne Brannan will be taking about the Low Carbon Farm Trust. That's organic farming to you and me.

So tune in to ICR 105.7 FM for three hours of fab music, wacky chat and at least one interview. Here is the ICR website:

I finished my ICTV ( Ipswich Community TV) course today. We did the final scenes for our short film. I played the vicar. We will being finishing the editing next week. I had a great time.

Here are some pics from my week at ICTV......

Filming in Ipswich

The end of the course. That's a wrap folks!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

ICR's Wednesday Titbits

The Wednesday Breakfast Show on ICR 105.7 FM
I have been kindly asked by Gary to help him present another Wednesday Breakfast Show.
Our guests are:

Donna Abery - Ipswich Borough Council Environmental Protection Officer – who will be telling us about what you can do if you are plagued by excessive noise. I know the feeling!
And Cliff Oakley – Chairman of a local branch of Diabetes UK – who will be telling us about coping with the condition.
Plus, great music and the usual chat. Tune in from 7.00 am till 10.00 am.
And don’t forget that Terry Mackley will be presenting another edition of Cafe Americaine. He will be playing classic tunes from the 30’s and 40’s. Tune in at 2.00 pm for two hours of fun!
All these shows can also be heard via the ICR website on

Monday, 8 November 2010

If Captain Kirk joined ICR

Jim's interview technique leaves a lot to be desired

Jim's chat up line proves a BIG vote winner with ICR's female presenters 

Jim's new co-host proves rather picky when it comes to the tec stuff

No Comment!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

A Blast from Your Past: Here, There and Everywhere by The Beatles

One of the greatest love songs ever written.

"Here, There and Everywhere" was written primarily by Paul McCartney and was recorded for the Beatles 1966 album Revolver. John Lennon reportedly told McCartney it was "The best tune on the album" and said in his 1980 Playboy interview it was "one of my favourite songs of the Beatles."

The song was inspired by Paul's romance with Jane Asher.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Neil Innes on ICR 105. 7 FM

Me with Neil Innes. He liked my Rutles t shirt!

Neil and Sue from Macmillan Cancer Support were just fab on the Friday Breakfast Show. I hope to get part of the interview uploaded to You Tube in the very near future.

It was fascinating to hear Neil talk about his life as a celeb. To think that he was with Paul McCartney when he first played 'Hey Jude' to his friends! Mind blowing!

Neil's Woodbridge concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support has sold out. But if you want to make a donation to this very worthy cause you can do so via their website. Here is the link: Macmillan

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Neil Innes on the Friday Breakfast Show ICR 105.7 FM

Please don't forget to turn that dial to ICR 105.7 FM on Friday morning to hear the fab Neil Innes talking to me and Tel. He should be arriving in the studio around 8.30am. You can also listen via the ICR website

Neil will be promoting his concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in Woodbridge at the Seckford Theatre on November 12th. Doors open at 6.30pm. Here is the Macmillan Cancer Support Suffolk website: LINK

We will also be chatting to him about his long and varied TV, film and music career.

Here are some videos featuring Neil.....

Neil with George Harrison on Rutland Weekend TV.

The Fab Rutles!

George Harrison - Crackerbox Palace
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And more of Neil with George Harrison. Neil is pushing the pram!

More from Rutland Weekend TV.

And finally.......The Innes Book of Records.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Great Friday Breakfast Show Debate

A legal disclaimer. This photo is not intended to represent either Me or Tel.

Listeners to the Friday Breakfast Show will know that we have been discussing the pros and cons of the 70's Safari Suit. Does it deserve another chance? Would you like to see us wear one on the show? What did it feel like to wear one without a shirt? Was Roger Moore the only man who could wear it with a casual degree of self-confidence?

Roger Moore wearing a fetching example of the classic 70's Safari Suit.

So what do you think? Why not join the debate that has divided the people of Ipswich. Email us with your views at every Friday from 7.00am.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

A Blast From Your Past: The Fab Rutles!

And here is the fab Rutles (with Neil Innes as Ron Nasty) performing 'It's Looking Good' at Che Stadium!

I am a BIG Rutles fan. I love the Rutles so much that I even adopted the 'Ron Nasty look' for a brief time in the 90's. Here is a picture of me at a 'Destructo Art' exhibition in London. I submitted a piece of work entitled 'Plastic Duck Without Head'. Saatchi loved it.