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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable' - says MP Angus MacNeil

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable' - says MP Angus MacNeil

Scottish independence: referendum 'inevitable'

Angus MacNeil, the MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, says that the Brexit vote means Scotland has the right to go to the polls again…

We're all growing up, but which country is the tallest in the world?

Tall story: We're all growing up, but which country is the tallest in the world?

Tall story: We're all growing up, but which country is the tallest in the world?

Professor of Human Genetics Timothy Frayling reveals why some nations have grown taller than others, and we reveal where to find the planet's tallest people…

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

Hate crime: Has Brexit vote made Britain more racist?

As Home Secretary announces a policing review, campaigners say anti-immigrant tone of campaign has allowed extremists to "peddle toxic and hateful views"

Tattoo Fixers stars Steven 'Sketch' Porter and Paisley Thomas chat to Paul Ross

WATCH: Tattoo Fixers stars Steven 'Sketch' Porter and Paisley Thomas chat to Paul Ross

WATCH: Tattoo Fixers' Steven 'Sketch' Porter and Paisley Thomas in the studio

The stars of the hit E4 show tell Full Set Breakfast host Paul Ross about their unexpected success and look forward to an upcoming summer spin-off

BHS collapse: 'It does leave a sour taste', says entrepreneur Mo Chaudry

BHS collapse: Philip Green 'may well have to compensate for what he has done' says leading British entrepreneur

BHS collapse: Philip Green 'may well have to compensate for what he has done'

Entrepreneur Mo Chaudry says the former owner of BHS should face repercussions, after the company he sold in 2015 went bust within months

A 26-year-old local man has been arrested following Japan's worst mass-killing since World War II

Japan care home attack: Suspect 'wanted all disabled people to disappear'

Japan care home attack: Suspect 'wanted all disabled people to disappear'

Anna Fifield, Tokyo bureau chief for The Washington Post, explains the apparent motives behind the attack which left 19 dead

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Paul Wilder on his varied career as a TV extra

EastEnders, Harry Potter… and quiz shows with Simon Cowell: Paul Wilder on his varied career as a TV extra

EastEnders, Harry Potter… and Simon Cowell: TV actor on his varied career

If you watch UK television, 'background artist' Paul Wilder has probably appeared in your favourite show. He tells afternoon show presenter Bob Mills all about his quest for TV fame…

'A complete fiasco' - Charlie Elphicke MP blasts Home Office and Department of Transport over handling of Dover port traffic situation

Dover delays: 'A complete fiasco' - MP Charlie Elphicke blasts Home Office and Department of Transport over handling of port traffic situation

Dover delays: 'A complete fiasco' - MP Charlie Elphicke blasts traffic chaos

The member for Dover and Deal says the Home Office and Department of Transport "should have been prepared - we've had a nightmare on our roads"

'They have no idea how to react' - Journalist explains impact of terrorist attacks on the German people

German terror attacks: 'People have no idea how to react' - Journalist explains impact of ongoing fear

German terror attacks: 'People have no idea how to react'

Journalist Felix Tamsut says that, after four attacks in seven days, the tide is rapidly changing for the famous 'welcoming culture' coined by Chancellor Angela Merkel last year in response to a mass influx of refugees

'A catalogue of failure' - Frank Field MP blasts Sir Philip Green over BHS

BHS collapse: 'A catalogue of failure' - Frank Field MP blasts Sir Philip Green over downfall of former retail giant

BHS collapse: 'A catalogue of failure' - Sir Philip Green blasted for downfall

Frank Field, chairman of the House of Commons work and pensions select committee, tells talkRADIO that "one person stands responsible" for the liquidation of the former retail giant

'Most of us are mystified' - Sports consultant slams the International Olympic Committee for failing to ban Russia from Rio 2016

'Most of us are mystified' - former head of UK anti-doping slams the International Olympic Committee for failing to ban Russia from Rio 2016

Failure to ban Russia from Olympics is 'mystifying' says UK anti-doping expert

Michele Verroken says the International Olympic Committee's decision not to ban Russia from the Games, despite what has been described as state-sponsored doping, is 'hugely disappointing'

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

Busker Sessions With Danny Kelly! Neresa Maye Performs A Cappella

WATCH: Busker sessions with Danny Kelly - Neresa Maye performs a cappella

WATCH: Busker sessions with Danny Kelly - Neresa Maye performs a cappella

The singer belts out a beautiful rendition of Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love

'It's a wind up! You can't take it seriously', says friend Alan McGee on Bob Geldof's rant

'It's a wind up! You can't take it seriously', says Alan McGee on Bob Geldof's Brentwood Festival rant

Bob Geldof festival rant: 'It's a wind up! You can't take it seriously'

Music industry executive Alan McGee leaps to the defence of Boomtown Rats frontman after his expletive-ridden outburst upsets music fans in Brentwood

Extremism Disruption Orders: 'The government's approach is too ham-fisted', says Peter Tatchell

'The government's approach is too ham-fisted. Young people aren't born radicalised', says Peter Tatchell

'The government's approach is too ham-fisted. People aren't born radicalised'

Human-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell believes clearer language is required as MPs consider handing out disruption orders to combat extremism

Family lawyer explains why judges tell more women in divorce to get jobs

Divorced? Get a job! Judges changing focus when couples split, says family law specialist

Divorced? Get a job! Judges changing focus when couples split

Family Law specialist Liz Cowell highlights why courts are becoming less sympathetic towards clients seeking spousal support

'I thought Mike Ashley was honest in many respects', says chair of the business, innovation and skills select committee

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley 'honest and open' despite damning report, says chair of parliamentary committee

Sports Direct: Mike Ashley 'honest and open' despite damning report

MP Iain Wright, chair of the business, innovation and skills select committee, says the Sports Direct owner was engaging … once he was 'dragged kicking and screaming' to face questions

X Factor's Jahméne Douglas on his new single, upcoming album, and a very special collaboration with Samuel L. Jackson!

WATCH: X Factor's Jahméne Douglas on his new single, upcoming album, and a very special collaboration with Hollywood royalty

WATCH: X Factor's Jahméne Douglas on his new music and Samuel L. Jackson

The singing star came onto talkRADIO to chat with Paul Ross about all things tuneful, and working with the Star Wars, Avengers and Pulp Fiction actor

Donald Trump's speech: 'He should have been able to start with a joke', says political commentator Charlie Wolf

Ivanka Trump 'will be a major asset' in US presidential campaign, says political commentator Charlie Wolf

Ivanka Trump 'will be a major asset' in US presidential campaign

Political commentator Charlie Wolf believes Donald Trump's daughter could play a key role in winning over new voters for the Republican candidate

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political reporter Alex Wickham

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick', says political commentator

Labour's reselection battle will 'go down like a cup of cold sick'

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday launched his campaign to retain the Labour Party leadership, but journalist Alex Wickham says the incumbent's approach is unlikely to win him many friends among sitting MPs

Colonel Bob Stewart has advised Royal Air Force personnel to 'be suspicious of anyone' approaching them following the attempted abduction of a serviceman in Norfolk.

RAF kidnap attempt: 'Be very suspicious of anyone approaching you' says former army colonel Bob Stewart

RAF kidnap attempt: 'Be very suspicious of anyone approaching you'

Colonel Bob Stewart, MP for Beckenham, has warned service personnel to stay vigilant after failed abduction of RAF man

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

'He might not be a superstar but he gets the best out of players', says talkSPORT reporter on Sam Allardyce

New England manager Sam Allardyce 'might not be a superstar, but he gets the best out of players'

New England boss Allardyce 'not a superstar, but gets the best out of players'

North-east football correspondent Graham Courtney explains why 'Big Sam' could be the man to bring some overdue success for the FA

'It's referred to as front-running' - Expert explains HSBC's Mark Johnson fraud charges

$3.5bn HSBC fraud arrests: 'It's unethical, illegal and for personal gain'

$3.5bn HSBC fraud arrests: 'It's unethical, illegal and for personal gain'

Financial specialist Chris Justham explains the charges brought in New York against the bank's British global head of foreign exchange trading

'There are a host of implications for the people' - Professor explains Turkey's state of emergency

Turkey: 'Erdoğan repression not healthy' - Expert explains country's state of emergency

Turkey: State of emergency explained

Professor Tahir Abbas examines the 'host of implications for the people' as the government crack down on rebels

'Theresa May should compliment President Hollande's haircut if she needs to', says journalist Peter Foster

PM Theresa May should 'compliment President Hollande's haircut' to get better Brexit deal, says Telegraph's Peter Foster

PM 'should compliment President Hollande's haircut' to get better Brexit deal

As Theresa May begins her European tour by visiting Germany and France, The Telegraph's European Editor Peter Foster says she should do everything in her power to keep negotiations calm, cool and constructive

EastEnders' 'Dirty Den' joins Paul Ross on his new book

'Dirty Den' tells Paul Ross about his new book and the prospects of an EastEnders return

'Dirty Den' tells Paul Ross about his new book and returning to EastEnders

Actor Leslie Grantham discusses goblins, goldmines and Albert Square

Warm showers, cold flannels and keeping your sheets in the freezer: talkRADIO's guide to summer sleep

Warm showers, cold flannels and keeping your sheets in the freezer: talkRADIO's guide to summer sleep

Summer sleep: Warm showers, cold flannels and keeping your sheets in the freezer

Sleep expert Sammy Margo tells Jonny Gould and Ash how stay cool and snooze in a heatwave

Filmmaking, James Brown and celebrity league tables! Presenter Dougie Anderson joins Jonny Gould and Ash

Filmmaking, the Godfather of Soul and choosing between Clooney, Depp and Zellweger! Presenter Dougie Anderson joins Jonny Gould and Ash

Filmmaking, James Brown and choosing between Clooney, Depp and Zellweger!

Broadcaster Dougie Anderson discusses his new book and reveals the secrets behind his own celebrity league table

Shane Filan on Westlife, those infamous stools, and the upcoming second leg of his tour!

WATCH: Shane Filan on Westlife, his upcoming tour…and those infamous stools

WATCH: Shane Filan on Westlife, touring…and those infamous stools

See the former boyband star as he pops into the talkRADIO studio for a chat with Paul Ross

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says political commentator Rupert Myers

'Owen Smith isn't a name or a face to set the world alight', says Rupert Myers

The challenger for the Labour party leadership is facing questions over previous role as a pharmaceutical company lobbyist

'It's starting to look like a wider power grab, a crackdown on all forms of opposition' - Journalist on the Turkey post-coup purge

Turkey: 'It's starting to look like a wider power grab, a crackdown on all opposition'

Turkey: 'It looks like a power grab, a crackdown on all opposition'

Foreign correspondent Patrick Kingsley explains how 50,000 arrests have sparked fears for the future

NHS removal of healthy patients is an 'Absolute nuisance for everybody', says Doctor Laurence Buckman

NHS ghost-patients plan an 'absolute nuisance', says leading doctor

NHS ghost-patients plan an 'absolute nuisance', says leading doctor

Laurence Beckman, a former chair of the BMA's GP committee, says NHS England's records-purge is doomed to failure

A prominent Labout MEP has backed Theresa May's Conservative government suggestion that negotiations to leave the European Union are unlikely to begin before 2017.

Labour MEP backs plans to stall Brexit negotiations until 2017

Labour MEP backs plans to stall Brexit negotiations until 2017

"We need to concentrate on the enormous task ahead," says Claude Moraes

'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law', - Journalist Elena Nikulicheva on Russian doping

Russian doping: 'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law' - journalist Elena Nikulicheva

Russian doping: 'It's a badge of honour to find a way around the law'

Journalist Elena Nikulicheva says nothing has changed in the country since the publication of a report alleging systematic drug abuse

American broadcaster Abdul-Hakim Shabazz says the controversy surrounding Melania Trump, the wife of the Republican candidate, could deal a blow to his campaign

US Election: Plagiarised speech 'took the Trump people off-message'

US Election: Plagiarised speech 'took the Trump people off-message'

American broadcaster Abdul Hakim-Shabazz says the controversy surrounding the wife of the Republican candidate could have dealt a blow to his campaign

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Twitter trolls: 'We're in 2016, we should be so far past this', says Carmel Glassbrook from UK Safer Internet Centre

Ghostbusters star quits Twitter: 'We're in 2016, we should be so far past this'

Ghostbusters star quits Twitter: 'We're in 2016, we should be so far past this'

As actress Leslie Jones suspends her Twitter account, the UK Safer Internet Centre tells talkRADIO listeners how to deal with online abuse

'It's fortunate the casualities have been so minimal' - Former anti-terrorist detective discusses the axe attack in Germany

German train axe attack: 'It's fortunate the casualities have been so minimal' - Former anti-terror detective

German train axe attack: 'It's fortunate the casualities have been so minimal'

Former anti-terror cop Dr. David Lowe reflects on teenage boy's rail rampage

The Guardian's assistant editor Michael White has told talkRADIO's Sam Delaney that embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "bearded, left-wing, teetotal pacifist" who never wanted to be Labour leader.

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality', says senior political journalist

'Jeremy Corbyn has two problems: his policies and his personality'

Michael White, assistant editor of The Guardian, says embattled Labour leader never wanted the job in the first place

Turkey: political economist discusses attempted coup and president Erdoğan's upcoming challenges

Turkish Coup: 'It'll be brutal. The aim was to kill Erdoğan and end his regime', says political economist

Turkish Coup: 'It'll be brutal. The aim was to kill Erdoğan and end his regime'

Political economist Mehmet Erman Erol explains the challenges facing the country's president after facing down attempted uprising

The intelligence of...ducks? Researcher tells Jonny and Ash about how they're more canny than meets the eye

Ducks: bird-brains or abstract geniuses? Researcher tells Jonny and Ash how the pond-dwellers are more canny than meets the eye

Ducks: bird-brains or abstract geniuses?

The pond-dwellers we feed in the park might be smarter than you think

'The world is becoming a less safe place' - John Redwood MP on why we need Trident

'The world is becoming a less safe place' - MP John Redwood defends Trident decision

'The world is becoming a less safe place' - MP John Redwood on Trident decision

The Conservative MP spoke to Penny Smith following the Commons vote to update Britain's nuclear deterrent

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce, a push bike', says Chris Parry on MP Emily Thornberry's Trident comments

'That's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike', Rear Admiral Chris Parry dismisses the cost-savings of not renewing Trident

'It's like saying there's a cheaper alternative to a Rolls Royce – a push bike'

Chris Parry, former director general of development, concepts and doctrine at the Ministry of Defence, explains why he scrapping nuclear weapons is a false economy

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Surf & Turf

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Surf and Turf

Recipe of the Day in association with Encona - Surf and Turf

Tune in to Penny Smith on Saturday mornings from 8am to hear the Recipe of the Day in association with Encona

'People have died to defend their democracy' - Commentator explains Turkey's coup

'People have died to defend their democracy' - Commentator explains Turkey's coup

Commentator explains Turkey's attempted coup d'état

Zeynep Jane Louise Kandur told Julia Hartley-Brewer 'people have died to defend their democracy'

'It's going to affect Britain's security for decades to come', says Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament on Trident vote

'It's going to affect Britain's security for decades to come', says CND on Trident vote

'It's going to affect Britain's security for decades', says CND on Trident vote

Doctor Kate Hudson says the country can lead the way in reducing the threat caused by nuclear weapons

Political commentator claims respect for institutions is 'eroding' after Baton Rouge police shootings

Political commentator claims Obama, not guns, to blame after Baton Rouge police shootings

US commentator claims Obama administration partly to blame for police shootings

Talk-show host Charlie Wolf insists 'these people aren't thinking twice about shooting cops' after Baton Rouge horror

'The band's the happiest it's ever been', Cheryl Baker on why Bucks Fizz turned down £1 million

Making Their Mind Up: Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker on turning down £1m reunion

Making Their Mind Up: Bucks Fizz singer Cheryl Baker on turning down £1m reunion

Band members rejected big money offer for reunion TV show

'You realise how ridiculous the whole thing is', says the man who played Pokémon Go without a phone

'You realise how ridiculous the whole thing is', says the man who played Pokémon Go without a phone

'How ridiculous', says the man who played Pokémon Go without a phone

Writer Oobah Butler decided to try out Pokémon Go...without the app

'Elton John had gone to enormous lengths to cover it up' - Lawyer explains singer's sexual harassment case

'Elton John had gone to enormous lengths to cover it up' - Lawyer explains singer's sexual harassment claim

Media lawyer explains Sir Elton John's sexual harassment claim

Mark Stephens said the singer 'had gone to enormous lengths to cover it up'

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

George Galloway speaks to Muslim advocacy group about the Nice attack

George Galloway speaks to Muslim advocacy group about the Nice attack

George Galloway discusses the Nice attack

He was joined on air by Raza Nadim

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Political cartoonist Tim Sanders discusses the week's politics with George Galloway

Political cartoonist Tim Sanders discusses the week's politics with George Galloway

George Galloway discusses the week with a political cartoonist

Tim Sanders casts his eye over the past seven days

Nice Attack: 'The whole city is absolutely shell-shocked', says journalist Jon Bryant

Nice Attack: 'The whole city is absolutely shell-shocked', says journalist Jon Bryant

Nice Attack: 'The whole city is absolutely shell-shocked', says journalist

Freelance journalist Jon Bryant describes the scenes the day after the atrocity

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

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