Sunday, 23 October 2016

The first Drivetime Wedding - Congratulations to @CCAikman & @SMRolfe

It was a monumentous and emotional day for our show today.  One of the longest serving members of the team, the dashing and handsome (his words, not mine!) Chris Aikman (he of the Made Up News and Film Club fame) married our very own Science Correspondent, the Space Doctor herself - Sam Rolfe!

Whilst I don't usually allow staff liaisons of a romantic nature (unless I am involved!), I thought I should give this my blessing, not least because Chris and Sam have actually been together for far longer than either of them have worked on the show.

Theirs was a lovely wedding, which was a perfect fitting for two such wonderful people.  I am sure listeners would be delighted to know that the day went without hitch, even though I am still waiting to deliver my speech.

Whilst they requested that their special day not be shared on social media (in case Chris' other wives find out) they did allow me to take this one photo, to be shared here for all our listeners:

I guess the smart money is now on which of the team will be next to tie the knot?

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 21st October 2016

Another shocking turn of events took place at Radio Verulam that resulted in Chris forcefully being taken hostage by a lady in a bridesmaid dress? Intel just in, that he is currently being held in an unidentified church, preparing to take a set of vows for tomorrow. These include apologising for things he hasn't done and making promises stronger than a friendship bond!

In light of the situation, a much more attractive and youthful replacement of Chris was able to come to the rescue. Unfortunately, she was not able to make time to save him before his life sentence to relationship prison tomorrow. However, she was able to rush to the aid of the West Herts Film Guide in order to promote Simon's concoction of well loved films! With this, the unknown saviour of this evening finally returned to her grotto, believed to be neighbouring a large, green Scotish Ogre.

Final Destination
9.00pm – 11.05pm

The Invisible Woman
9.00pm – 10.45pm

The Grand Budapest Hotel
9.00pm – 11.00pm
Channel 4

The Madness of King George
7.45pm – 10.00pm

Shaun of the Dead
9.00pm – 11.05pm

The Imitation Game
9.00pm – 11.45pm

7.15pm – 11.00pm

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Chris' Film Club: The Evil Dead II

Concluding the week of cult classics is Sam Raimi's 1987 horror sequel 'The Evil Dead II'.

Picking up from where the first film left off, the sequel introduces a comedy element, and focuses on Ash Williams attempting to escape the cabin in the woods, while facing his demonically possessed girlfriend.

Stars Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks and Kassie DePaiva.

Lindsey from the St Albans Chamber Choir @SACChoir

We joined by Lindsey from the St Albans Chamber Choir. Their next concert is the Angel Voices, which will be held Saturday 22 October at 7.30pm at the St Saviours Church. They explores the extraordinary sonorities of a choir combined with woodwind and brass instruments. Lindsey explained what a Chamber Choir is.

The concert will feature the work of three contrasting composers.The choir will be accompanied by an ensemble comprising two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets and three trombones, and conducted by the chamber choir’s Musical Director, John Gibbons. If you would like to join the concert, tickets £15 (£5 child/student) and Tel 07570 454744 or email
or online at to purchase tickets. And if you missed the interview you can listen to it by visiting and navigate to Thursday from 5.30pm.