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Celebs at Home: The Edge

Andy Bush | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Do you ever wonder if the kitchen's of the rich and famous are as messy and disorganised as ours? Does Elton John's grill perennially smoke up when he's got bacon on? Does Keith Richards curse when taking the bin out because Mick Jagger has gone and bought the cheap bin bags again? In this picture I explore the possibility of whether U2's The Edge has a messy 'odds and sods' drawer like most of us all do.

That Nervousness Is There - But I've Never Been More Excited About A New Job

Nihal Arthanayake | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nihal Arthanayake

I am so excited about my new job co-hosting Afternoon Edition alongside Sarah Brett on BBC Radio 5 live and so happy that the Controller of 5 live Jonathan Wall has given me an opportunity of a lifetime. This is mainstream broadcasting. The guests are household names, the issues go beyond the Asian community while being relevant to them too. The chance to have the conversations I used to have but on a bigger platform, and many new debates as well.

Helen Is Set To Face Rob In Family Courts - Here's How We're Campaigning For Real Helens With Child First

Polly Neate | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Polly Neate

Life imitates art again. As Helen faces Rob in the family courts in The Archers, our Child First campaign, which is calling for radical change to the family court system in order to protect survivors of domestic abuse and their children, is going to Parliament.

Helen's Trial In 'The Archers' Shows Juries Get It Right

Sandra Paul | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sandra Paul

For me, what is amazing about the programme's recent storyline is that it foreshadowed issues which resulted in new legislation in the UK at a time when the issue was not being discussed; the story line started in 2013 yet it was not until 2015 that the behaviour it depicted was criminalised in the England and Wales.

Celebs At Home #61: Richard Ashcroft

Andy Bush | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Imagine if the public figures we idolise because of how cool they are turned out to have secret hobbies that were dead nerdy or 'square'? I love the idea of Rock Gods walking off stage and heading to the nearest railway station to go train spotting, or glamorous sporting heroes finishing a vital game then racing off to play Dungeons and Dragons.

Eaters At Work Make Me Sick!

Dave Berry | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dave Berry

I'm not opposed to work pals sitting in the canteen or grabbing a sandwich to eat at their desk because people are pressed for time - but this is a totally different kettle of fish, a kettle of fish that's smells and has been devoured by Jim in accounts and its one that is causing a work place divide between two camps.

The US Air Force Wants To Plasma Bomb The Sky, Boosting Radio Signals

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech

The US Air Force wants to detonate plasma bombs in the upper atmosphere in a novel attempt to improve radio communications. Normally, the Earth’s c...

My Edinburgh Festival Survival Guide

Matt Richardson | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Matt Richardson

I've been to Edinburgh many times. Some of it I know, some of it I don't. It's the most amazing and wonderful place during the festival. You'll see some of the best shows you've ever seen (and some of the worst - but that's all part of the fun!) please don't just take my advice below - you need to go and find out for yourself. So get your bum up here!

'Heartless Hotline' Radio Competition Was So Cruel You Won't Believe It's Real

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK

A radio competition that encouraged callers to ‘steal’ money from people in desperate need has been called “disgusting” after a mother who nee...

A Game of Two Halves: Euro 2016 on Radio, BBC v Commercial

David Spencer | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
David Spencer

I feel sure that 5 Live would shy away from such an idea - and even if it felt it was worth trying, the number of forms and paperwork involved in agreeing the decision would mean the programme might get the go ahead by the next World Cup at the earliest!

Why It's Time to Talk Openly About Miscarriage

Anna Foster | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anna Foster

I always planned to make a programme about the dark times, but I don't think I realised it'd take me five years to feel strong enough to do it. Now, after so many supportive and heartfelt messages, I'm glad I did.

Celebs at Home: Johnny Depp

Andy Bush | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Time once again to peer behind the sanitised public veil of the modern celebrity, this time we ponder whether the rich and famous have home IT problems just like the rest of us.

Celebs at Home: 50 Cent

Andy Bush | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Time to delve once again behind the public veil of celebrity life. This time I pose the question - does rapper 50 Cent actually put together his own flat pack furniture? If so, does he get really confused and angry like the rest of us?

Celebs at Home: Tom Odell

Andy Bush | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Tom Odell has got a new song out called Magnetised, it's good and that but I wonder whether he's trying to send us a secret message about a superpower he has. Could this be a late bid for being in the X-Men?

'The Archers' Star Alan Devereux Dies, Aged 75

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

'The Archers' actor Alan Devereux has died at the age of 75. The veteran star of the BBC Radio 4 soap, who played Sid Perks for nearly 50 years, died...

Celebs at Holiday: Keane on Holiday

Andy Bush | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Imagine seeing ZZ Top cycle past you at Center Parcs or the Stereophonics queuing behind you to see the lions at Cricket St. Thomas (near Chard)? With this in mind I have draw you a picture of how good it would be to see Keane on their band holiday. Enjoy.

Celebs at Home: Simon and Garfunkel

Andy Bush | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

I continue to look behind the veil of celebrity public life. I've always been fascinated by duos - they are all knowing looks and admiring glances on stage, but what are they like when they get home and kick their shoes off? Using Simon and Garfunkel as a test case I'm pretty sure that behind the scenes Art Garfunkel was a bit of a practical joker, I mean come on, look at the hair.

Women's Aid and 'The Archers': The Drama of Domestic Abuse

Polly Neate | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Polly Neate

When Women's Aid began working with The Archers on the depiction of coercive control - the gradual erosion of Helen's freedom, self-esteem and relationships by her controlling, abusive husband Rob - we hoped it would help increase public understanding of this sinister crime that is at the heart of domestic abuse. It has certainly done so.

'The Archers' Fans Raise Huge Sum For Domestic Violence Charity After Soap Plot

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Fans of 'The Archers' have raised over £80,000 for a domestic violence charity, following an abuse storyline on the BBC Radio 4 soap. Listeners have...

Make Your Dreams A Reality

Charlie Hedges | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Hedges

Some of you might know me as 'Charlie from Kiss', others as 'Charlie the DJ' - you're going to see a lot more of my blogs on here and before that I wanted to properly introduce myself to you all...

Video Killed the Radio Star? Not even close.

Loren Treisman | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

In this global digital age, initiatives which give youth a chance to express their views and shape their futures are needed more than ever. Technology can help this information spread further and faster.

Jeremy Irons Just Managed To make Chris Evans' Week Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Chris Evans started the working week with a spot of controversy - and he’s ending it with even more, thanks to the actor Jeremy Irons. Yep, just fiv...

Celebs at Home: Kanye West

Andy Bush | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

Ask yourself this one question - If Kanye West burns the toast at home what does he do? I've tried my best to depict this through the medium of cartoonery...

Closing Newspaper Review Show After 60 Years Is A Sign Of Changing Times

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

Former hosts of the soon-to-be axed 'What The Papers Say' have hailed its closure as "sadly inevitable" in the changing media landscape. Print jour...

Celebs at Home: Marilyn Manson

Andy Bush | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Andy Bush

If you've ever strolled into a room in the house but then can't recall what reason you went in there for in the first place then you'll have some empathy with good old Marilyn Manson. I've drawn it for you. You're welcome.