Jon Holmes

Taking you through the afternoon with his take on the day's news. With news, satire and studio guests, Jon brings a unique show to speech radio.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Big Debate on Ice - 'Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder'

The Big Debate on Ice - 'Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder'

"Given the choice between battenburg and murder, most would choose murder"

Today's Big Debate on Ice got ice-cold

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 17

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 17

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 17

'I have a 6 foot tongue!' - It's Jon Holmes' Big Debate

The Big Debate: 'Hundreds of faceless glasses workers would be out of work'

The Big Debate: 'There'd be hundreds of faceless glasses workers'

The question vexing the nation today surrounds the collection of eyes, nose and mouth on the front of your head. Do we, Jon Holmes asks, really need our faces?…

Cricketer Graeme Swann on singing, feeding monkeys and his new show!

Cricketer Graeme Swann on The Office, rock n'roll and monkey magnetism

Cricketer Graeme Swann on The Office, rock n'roll and monkey magnetism

The cricketer is now performing in a show with Harry Blofeld

Ginger wigs, yachts and sperm - It's Jon Holmes' 'Lonely Lunch Club'!

Ginger wigs, yachts and sperm - It's Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

Ginger wigs, yachts and sperm - It's Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes is once again cheering up the country's lonesome lunchers…

'Basically a huge drone is a helicopter' - Jon Holmes finds out how the Yorkshire Ripper will be transported to prison

'Basically a huge drone is a helicopter' - Jon Holmes on the best way to transport prisoners

'Basically a huge drone is a helicopter' - Jon Holmes on transporting prisoners

Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe will be transported from secure hospital to prison after doctors ruled him mentally fit for such a transfer. Jon Holmes asked how that move is likely to take place…

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

'What a racket!' It's Jon Holmes Big Debate - Do we need music?

The Big Debate: Are melodies music to your ears, or an infernal racket?

The Big Debate: Are melodies music to your ears, or an infernal racket?

Jon Holmes asks whether it's really essential that we have music

Reminders, films and buses - It's the geeky work experience review!

"It's all pointless" - It's the geeky work experience review

"It's all pointless" - It's the geeky work experience review

Intern Roo walks Jon Holmes through recent advances in tech geekery

Table football, paracetamol and big empty rooms! It's Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

Table football, paracetamol and big empty rooms! It's the Lonely Lunch Club

Table football, paracetamol and big empty rooms! It's the Lonely Lunch Club

The newest inductee is terrified of tackling the table football

A swimming pool of poison! - Jon Holmes finds out about poisoning in sport

Tennis, blue tits and a pool full of poison: Jon Holmes' history of sporting sabotage

Tennis, blue tits and a poisonous pool: Jon Holmes' history of sporting sabotage

What with the Rio Olympics' bright-green diving pool, and Wimbledon tennis poison-victim Gabriella Taylor, there are strange happenings afoot in the world of elite sport, as our afternoon show presenter discovers…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Big Debate: Do we need metal, or should all Olympic medals be made out of soup?

The Big Debate: Do we need metal, or should all Olympic medals be made out of soup?

The Big Debate: Do we need metal, or should Olympic medals be made out of soup?

The some copper-bottomed conversation as Jon Holmes's Big Debate returns with a steely subject…

Fake Spaniards, a glamour shark and How To Pull - it's the work experience TV review!

Fake Spaniards, a glamour shark and How To Pull - it's the work experience TV review!

Fake Spaniards, a glamour shark and How To Pull

Work experience Grace joins Jon Holmes to fill him in on TV's latest horror reality show, with hilarious results…

'Think of a future where bears are armed' - Jon Holmes finds out about Donald Trump from an expert

The Right to Arm Bears - Jon Holmes gets the latest update on Donald Trump's campaign

The Right to Arm Bears - Jon Holmes gets the latest on Donald Trump's campaign

University College London's specialist in US studies, Professor Iwan Morgan, plays the straight man as our afternoon show presenter runs through some of the presidential candidate's outlandish 'policies'…

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 16

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 16

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 16

Actor and comedian Colin Mochrie joined Jon Holmes in the studio

Studio guest: Actor and comedian Colin Mochrie joined Jon Holmes

Studio guest: Actor and comedian Colin Mochrie joined Jon Holmes

The star of Whose Line Is It, Anyway? popped into talkRADIO for a chat with our afternoon host

Jon Holmes' Big Debate: 'She rustled up a lovely quiche lorraine using just her bum gas'

Jon Holmes' Big Debate: 'She rustled up a lovely quiche lorraine using just her bum gas'

Big Debate: 'She rustled up a lovely quiche lorraine with her bum gas'

Today's debate on the Jon Holmes show got underway in an odourly fashion

'The art form of cheesy one liners!' - Work experience punditry with Jon Holmes

'The art form of cheesy one liners!' - Work experience punditry with Jon Holmes

'The art form of cheesy one liners!' - Work experience punditry with Jon Holmes

Workie Rob reviews some top films

'I said FROOME, not FROME!' - Tour de France becomes Tour de Farce!

'I said FROOME, not FROME!' - Tour de France becomes Tour de Farce!

'I said FROOME, not FROME!' - Tour de France becomes Tour de Farce!

Jon Holmes talks to an expert, but not on the subject he wanted to discuss

Pot-au-feu near Liverpool Street! Heather enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Pot-au-feu near Liverpool Street! Heather enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Pot-au-feu in Liverpool Street! Heather enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Our newest member was eating all alone in a restaurant near Liverpool Street station

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

'Stamps, try jugs and racists toys from yesteryear', it's Jon Holmes' Big Debate on interest

'Racists' toys from yesteryear' – it's Jon Holmes' Big Debate

'Racists' toys from yesteryear' – it's Jon Holmes' Big Debate

Jon Holmes wonders if we really need to take any interest in anything

A whole new level of class is brought to Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

A mountain-conquering hero joins the Lonely Lunch Club

A mountain-conquering hero joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Today's Lonely Luncher really impressed Jon!

'Theresa May wearing actual kittens on her feet', Jon Holmes finds out which rumours are true about the new cabinet

'Theresa May wearing actual kittens on her feet', Jon Holmes finds out which rumours are true about the new cabinet

Jon Holmes finds out which rumours are true about Theresa May's cabinet

As Theresa May announces her cabinet, Jon Holmes sends Cornelius out to get the latest

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

'There were rumours George Osbourne would be waiting in a tree to throw vegetables at the PM' - Alex Dibble on Cameron's farewell

Alex Dibble on Cameron's farewell: 'There were rumours George Osbourne would be waiting in a tree to throw vegetables'

'Rumours that George Osbourne might be in a tree to throw vegetables at the PM'

talkRADIO reporter Alex Dibble was at Downing Street to report on George Osbourne's next move

'This is the world of witchcraft' - Hipster work experience punditry with Jon Holmes

'This is the world of witchcraft!' - Hipster work experience punditry with Jon Holmes

Work Experience punditry with Jon Holmes - Ellie's hipster review

Jon Holmes finds out all about hipster nonsense

The Big Debate on cats: 'The Egyptians have worshiped the sphincter for as long as I can remember'

The Big Debate on cats: 'The Egyptians have worshipped the sphincter for as long as I can remember'

'The Egyptians have worshiped the sphincter for as long as I can remember'

Today's Big Debate on the Jon Holmes show was about cats

Spontaneous meals, moths and the end of the world! Jon Holmes' Diversity Paper Review

Spontaneous meals, moths and the end of the world! It's the Diversity Paper Review

Spontaneous meals, moths and the end of the world! The Diversity Paper Review

Jon Holmes gets the latest info from diverse Tara

Wheelchair theft and Viennese Whirls - Mags enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Wheelchair theft and Viennese Whirls... Mags enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Wheelchair theft and Viennese Whirls - Mags enters the Lonely Lunch Club

Our latest member had her dad's wheelchair stolen from her

'The Queen could start ordering people about' - Jon Holmes finds out what could happen when David Cameron resigns

'What will he do now, just pop down to TGI Fridays?' - Jon Holmes finds out what could happen when David Cameron resigns

Jon Holmes finds out what could happen when David Cameron resigns

Our afternoon presenter looks into what may happen when Cameron visits the Queen

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Comedian Andrew Maxwell joins Jon Holmes and plays band or moth!

Comedian Andrew Maxwell joins Jon Holmes and plays 'band or moth?'

Comedian Andrew Maxwell joins Jon Holmes and plays "band or moth?"

Comedian Andrew Maxwell visited the talkRADIO studios

Jon Holmes Big Debate on the month of May - 'If there's one thing it's synonymous with, it's poles'

Jon Holmes Big Debate on the month of May: 'If there's one thing it's synonymous with, it's poles'

'If there's one thing May is synonymous with, it's poles'

The Big Debate with Jon Holmes was about the month of May

Work experience punditry with Jon Holmes - Aiden's music review

Work experience punditry with Jon Holmes - Aiden's music review

Work experience punditry with Jon Holmes - Aiden's music review

Today our work experience worker provided a tip-top music analysis for us

A lonely what lunch with a croissant in Luton! Michael joins the Lonely Lunch Club

A lonely luncher with a croissant in Luton! Michael joins the exclusive gang

A lonely luncher with a croissant in Luton! Michael joins the exclusive gang

Today's inductee was eating in his bed, getting 'ideas above his airport'

No. 10's cat, ex-wives and maths! It's Jon Holmes' Diversity Paper Review

No. 10's cat, ex-wives and maths! It's Jon Holmes' Diversity Paper Review

No. 10's cat, ex-wives and maths! It's Jon Holmes' Diversity Paper Review

Jon Holmes invites Mark to review today's papers

'Theresa May's new cabinet runners and riders top trumps' with Jon Holmes

Theresa's Tory Top Trumps with Jon Holmes

'Theresa May's new cabinet runners and riders top trumps' with Jon Holmes

Our afternoon presenter uses a game to work out what might happen when Theresa May takes over

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

'Women are driving on the wrong side of the road!' - Jon Holmes' Alco Vox Pops returns!

'Women are driving on the wrong side of the road!' - Jon Holmes' Alco Vox Pops returns!

Alco Vox Pops: 'Women are driving on the wrong side of the road!'

Our afternoon presenter takes to the streets to chat about the week's news with drunk people

The Big Debate on mothers: 'I know of only two people who loved their mums - Jimmy Savile and Norman Bates'

The Big Debate on mothers: 'I know of only two people who loved their mums - Jimmy Savile and Norman Bates'

The Big Debate on mothers: 'Only Jimmy Savile and Norman Bates loved their mums'

Today's debate was ever so slightly controversial

Jon Holmes' Work Experience Review - TV madness with Cara

Jon Holmes' Work Experience Punditry - TV review with Cara

Jon Holmes' Work Experience Punditry - TV review with Cara

Our telly guru walked us through what we need to be watching on our screens

'The main players have chopped their heads off!' Jon Holmes on the Conservative leadership race

'The main players have chopped their heads off!' Jon Holmes on the Conservative leadership race

'The main players have chopped their heads off!' - Jon Holmes on the Tory party

Our afternoon presenter is joined by an expert to find out all about the Conservative leadership contest

Avocado and Theresa May! Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Avocado and a message for Theresa May! Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Avocado and a message for Theresa May! Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Our newest inductee made a passionate plea to the UK's new PM in waiting

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 15

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 15

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 15

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 15

Time for Busker Sessions! Henry Facey performs for Jon Holmes!

Busker Sessions! Henry Facey performs live in the studio

Busker Sessions! Henry Facey performs live in the studio

Henry blew us away with his talent

'You can't do everything with your mouth', Jon Holmes' Big Debate on arms!

'You can't do everything with your mouth', Jon Holmes' Big Debate on arms!

'You can't do everything with your mouth', Jon Holmes' Big Debate on arms!

Some people are up in arms about, arms

Prime Ministers, dissertations and parks: Jon Holmes adds a new member to his 'Lonely Lunch Club'

Prime Ministers, parks and Mumford avoidance: a worthy new member of the Lonely Lunch Club

Prime Ministers, parks and Mumford avoidance: it's the Lonely Lunch Club

Today's newest member is Robert who was in Hyde Park

'I will bear your children!' - Jon Holmes on the all female race to the Conservative Party Leadership

'I will bear your children!' - Jon Holmes on the all-female race to the Tory leadership

Jon Holmes looks into the all-female race to the Conservative Party leadership

'I will bear your children' were actually words uttered by Jon in this conversation

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Big Debate on photographs: 'When they went into Iraq, they found Saddam Hussein inside a photobooth'

The Big Debate on photos: 'When they went into Iraq, they found Saddam inside a photo booth'

'When they went into Iraq, they found Saddam Hussein inside a photo booth'

The Big Debate on photographs gets focused

Dips, avocados and Instagram! Time for Jon Holmes' 'Lonely Lunch Club!'

Dips, avocados and Instagram! Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Dips, avocados and Instagram! Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Newest member Charlotte joined Jon on air

Do government policies begin as films? Jon Holmes finds out from an expert

Do governments get their ideas from the big screen? Jon Holmes finds out

Do government policies begin as films? Jon Holmes finds out from an expert

It's alleged MI6 stole the Iraq nerve gas report from 1996 film The Rock

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

'Women will evolve to a point where we don't need men', so do we need a future?

Do we need the future? The Big Debate looks forward

Do we need the future? The Big Debate looks forward

Jon Holmes finds out if we need a future in 'The Big Debate'

Vegetarians, theatres and trips to the gym! It's Jon Holmes' 'Lonely Lunch Club'

Is the Lonely Lunch Club's new member actually lonely enough to join?

Is the Lonely Lunch Club's new member actually lonely enough to join?

Today's Lonely Lunch Club resulted in many questions – and a small falling out

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

'I used to smell the Queen mother', Jon Holmes takes a closer look at pomp

'I used to smell the Queen Mother', Jon Holmes takes a closer look at pomp

'I used to smell the Queen Mother', Jon Holmes takes a closer look at pomp

It's The Big Debate on pomp!

Soup and acting! Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Cheeky soup, young offenders and unemployment: it's the Lonely Lunch Club

Cheeky soup, young offenders and unemployment: it's the Lonely Lunch Club

An actor joined the ranks of people eating along in the tupperware hall of despair

Could iPads hinder bone development in children? Jon Holmes speaks to the expert

Could iPads hinder bone development in children? Jon Holmes investigates

Could iPads hinder bone development in children? Jon Holmes investigates

Our afternoon presenter spoke to a palaeontologist to get all the information

Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

'Fish stinks!' Jon Holmes debates the uses of an ocean

'Fish stinks!' Jon Holmes debates the state of the ocean

'Fish stinks!' Jon Holmes debates the state of the ocean

Do you think we need oceans?

Time for 'Hot Hollywood Guest Action'! Dave Franco chats about his new film Now You See Me 2

Hot Hollywood guest action! Dave Franco chats about his new film Now You See Me 2

Hot Hollywood guest action! Dave Franco chats about Now You See Me 2

The actor chatted with Jon Holmes about his film and his experience of filming in London

Where have all the Liberal Democrats gone? Jon Holmes investigates with Lembit Öpik

Lembit Öpik: 'There are a quarter as many Cheeky Girls as there are Liberal Democrats'

Where have the Liberal Democrats gone? Jon Holmes investigates with Lembit Öpik

Our afternoon presenter and the former MP for Montgomeryshire went on the hunt for the missing Lib Dems

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