English comedian, presenter, political satirist and journalist Mark Thomas spoke to Jason McCrossan about his latest show that he is touring the UK with called THE RED SHED which he is performing at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury on 17th February.
The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of Wakefield Labour Club’s iconic Red Shed. It’s the story of where Mark first started to perform in public and where he politically came of age as a student involved in the miners’ strike.
In the NEWSQUIZ? Jason plays a clip from the weeks news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?
TRANQUIL TIME: POEM: Alice Meynell – In Autumn
07:40: European Space Probe – It’s been confirmed an experimental Mars lander crashed on the planet’s surface earlier this week. We’ll hear from ExoMars flight operations director Michel Denis.
0810: Trump v Clinton- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded jocular insults at the annual Alfred E Smith charity dinner in New York on Thursday.
08:40: The legendary radio presenter Dave Cash has died at the age of 74. Jason will chat to radio commentator Paul Chantler.
9AM: Pick of the Number One Pops – the songs we play were number 1 on this day; 1968; 1978; 1988; 1998
09:40: FORMULA 1: Lewis Hamilton says he will “take it like a man” if he loses this year’s Formula 1 title to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Jason chats to Lewis’s dad Anthony Hamilton.
Jan returns to take your calls, emails and messages. She’ll also be checking the roads and rails to keep you up to date with the latest travel. Colin brings us the sport.
To mark the fact its autumn our Tranquil Time poem is by John Keats – Ode to Autumn.
A campaign group wants banks to take more responsibility when fraudsters steal money from customers’ accounts. Jason chats to Peter Moony after 8.
After 9am – down in Canterbury – it’s their Food and Wine Festival – Kevin Field
– the host of the event, will join us live on the line.
Also in Sittingbourne today it’s the Sittingbourne Mediaeval Mops Fair in the High Street. The Mayor will open the fair at 11am. There will be loads to entertain you including rides, attractions, stalls, food and traders Jake the Jester and Mr Green the Mind Reader.
On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast Show:
7am – 8am
NEWSQUIZ… Ja plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?
In Tranquil Time our poem today is by John Clare and is called Colours of autumn.
QUIZ – Play Your Cards Right – Jason will shuffle his giaganic playing cards -to reveal 4 cards – all you have to do is guess whether card 5 is Higher or Lower than card 4. We will hear Nigel Farage’s views on UKiPs only MP (they are not nice) .
Also, one in three people admit to middle-lane hogging on a motorway – according to a new survey. Jason chats to PC Anthony Cope.
Pick of the Number One Pops; 1971; 1981; 1991; 2001 – the songs we play were all number one on this day.
And today is Sport In The Park – Jason will speak to Pete & James Waters – his Saturday Show will be live from the event.
On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast show this morning:
It’s the NEWSQUIZ? Jason will play a clip from the news – but can you work out the story? In Tranquil time our poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee.
It was a big week for star trek fans – as the franchise turned 50 on Thursday – we hear from former Trekker Whoopi Goldberg.
Jason calls upon the ancient spirits and call upon the late and great Bob Holness to make an appearance for our Blockbusters Quiz.
A quarter of Britons travelling overseas have no qualms about using free public wi-fi abroad for online banking. Jason chats to security Expert Tony Anscombe about the hidden dangers of using public WiFi.
We start this hour with Pick Of the Number One Pops then the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have made a charity single in memory of firefighters killed in the 9/11 terror attacks which occurred 15 years tomorrow. Later on today it’s the Maritime Ship Show – Jason will chat to event organiser Bernard McCall.