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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Jon Holmes' work experience music review

Pop up shops, newsagents and Beyonce - It's the work experience music review

Pop up shops, newsagents and Beyonce - It's the work experience music review

Jon Holmes invites work experience reviewer Jack on air to teach him about what the kids are listening to

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pain au Raisin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Jenny Collier joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Pain au Raisin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Jenny Collier joins the Lonely Lunch Club

Pain au Raisin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Lonely Lunch Club's new member

Jenny Collier, a comedian at the festival, had been inducted into the 'lonely-what-lunch' club

The Big Debate on Weather: "I'm like a picnic on a stick!"

The Big Debate on Weather: 'I'm like a picnic on a stick!'

The Big Debate on Weather: 'I'm like a picnic on a stick!'

This debate got well and truly stormy as talkRADIO broadcast live from Edinburgh

Jon Holmes investigates closing ceremonies

Rio Olympics v Edinburgh Fringe - Jon Holmes looks at closing ceremonies

Rio Olympics v Edinburgh Fringe - Jon Holmes looks at closing ceremonies

talkRADIO's Jon Holmes looks at what Edinburgh can learn from Brazil in its closing ceremony for the Fringe festival

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 18

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 18

Podcast - Jon Holmes on talkRADIO - Episode 18

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

Busker Sessions comes back with Spring Riot

The Spanish band performed live in the studio with Jon Holmes

'Paid Intern' Cornelius pranks Digital Producer Luke Dolan on the Jon Holmes show

I got pranked live on the Jon Holmes show - by some joker called Cornelius

I got pranked live on the Jon Holmes show

I'll (probably) never leave my emails open in the talkRADIO office again

Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club with Merton

Double yellow lines, biscuits and photos - Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Double yellow lines, biscuits and photos - Time for the Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invites another lonely luncher on air to cheer up their (and our) lunchtime

The Big Debate with Jon Holmes

'Do you want wee and poo in your face?' - It's the Big Debate

'Do you want wee and poo in your face?' - It's the Big Debate

Jon Holmes asks the biggest question of the day, do we need gravity?

Jon Holmes invited his daughters on air to discuss children drinking alcohol

Jon Holmes tackles baby booze by asking his own kids about their drinking habits

Jon Holmes tackles baby booze by asking his own kids about their drinking habits

This week a survey showed half of UK parents allow their children to drink alcohol at home. So Jon asked his own children whether he'd plied them with booze

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Jon Holmes asks do we need ink

'I'll get my octopus and tickle it until it splurges' - It's the Big Debate on ink

'I'll get my octopus and tickle it until it splurges' - It's the Big Debate

Jon Holmes asks the biggest question of the day, and this time it's about the stuff that comes out of octupi

Another member joins Jon Holmes Lonely Lunch Club

Basements, results and no friends - It's the Lonely Lunch Club

Basements, results and no friends - It's the Lonely Lunch Club

Time for a new member to join Jon Holmes' Lonely Lunch Club

Jon Holmes invited a student to open her results on air, but it didn't go well

An A-level student opening their results on air goes horribly wrong

An A-level student opening their results on air goes horribly wrong

Jon Holmes invites a student to open her results on air, but it doesn't go well

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tweets about boxes from a park in northwest London!  Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Tweets about boxes from a park in northwest London! Lonely Lunch Club gets a new member

Tweets, boxes and a park in northwest London! Lonely Lunch Club gets new member

Jon Holmes learned all about boxes in today's episode of the Lonely Lunch Club

The Big Debate on cooking: 'An SAS-trained cook could probably wreck soup with a drone from thousands of miles away'

The Big Debate on cooking: 'An SAS-trained cook could probably wreck soup with a drone from thousands of miles away'

'An SAS-trained cook could probably wreck soup with a drone'

Today's Big Debate was about cooking. Specifically, whether it's on the verge of becoming obsolete

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip on podcasts, Billy Bragg and how he got his stutter

Scroobius Pip joined Jon Holmes in the studio

Jon Holmes finds out how to gain popularity online with YouTuber Jack Davies

How to gain popularity online - with friendtastic YouTuber Jack Davies

How to gain popularity online - with friendtastic YouTuber Jack Davies

This guy is really, really, like ridiculously popular on YouTube. He tells talkRADIO how he got to where he is

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jon Holmes talkRADIO Employee appraisals: Assistant Producer Cass

Jon Holmes talkRADIO Employee appraisals: Assistant Producer Cass

Jon Holmes talkRADIO Employee appraisals: Assistant Producer Cass

Jon got newsreader Victoria Bourne to evaluate Cass

'An actual fairy is entering the Great British Bake Off', according to Jon Holmes in the Diversity Paper Review!

'An actual fairy is entering the Great British Bake Off', according to Jon Holmes in the Diversity Paper Review!

Jon Holmes invites Nigerian Zina to review the papers

Jon Holmes is encouraging diversity in his paper review, featuring Supersavers, rail troubles and Bake Off.

The Big Debate: "They dress horses up like tarts"

The Big Debate: "They dress horses up like tarts"

The Big Debate: "They dress horses up like tarts"

This Big Debate took a turn that you'd neigh-ver expect.

Jon Holmes asks the work experience to review the best TV shows

'I chose to watch it because it had my name in the title!' - It's Jon Holmes' work experience TV review!

Find out what to watch with Jon Holmes' work experience TV review

Jon Holmes invites work experience Grace to review the latest TV

Yoga and a turmeric almond cappuccino! Lonely Lunch Club's all about Eve today

Yoga and a turmeric almond cappuccino! Lonely Lunch Club's all about Eve today

Yoga and a turmeric almond cappuccino! Lonely Lunch Club's all about Eve today

Eve joined the ranks of the tupperware hall of despair

Jon Holmes asks - Could model railway enthusiasts run our railways?

Jon Holmes asks - could model train enthusiasts run our railways?

Jon Holmes suggests model train enthusiasts should run our railways

With rail prices set to increase, Jon Holmes wonders what we can do to improve services

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Alco Vox Pops - The news of the week reviewed by drunk people

Alco Vox Pops - The news of the week reviewed by drunk people

Alco Vox Pops - The news of the week reviewed by drunk people

You don't want to miss this

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon Holmes comes up with an inventive idea for Olympic medals

Jon asked producer Cass to book him guest, which she did...sort of

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

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