Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: 14th November 2014

Tonight Chris Aikman, the glue that holds this whole mess together, had to skedaddle before the Film Guide started tonight. This meant that Danny and Simon literally had no idea about the names of any films, actors or directors, and the show descended into a bit of a farce (although it always has a farcical quality to it, it managed to take it to a whole new level).

Their inability to decipher each others film clues (e.g. "That bloke with the hair and the face is really good in that thing with the woman with the arms and legs, where they go to that place and solves that thing where the other bloke did something he shouldn't.") eventually made Simon cry with frustration. Danny chose to show his frustration by sticking drawing pins into his left arm and chasing Fluffy, the building's caretaker, around the floors with a stick of butter. All of this went out on air. Award-winning stuff, I think you'll agree.

Ok, that was a lie, but Simon was in the studio to talk vaguely about the UK box office top 10, the new releases at the cinema and his pick of films on free-to-air TV for the coming week.

9.00pm – 11.15pm

The Terminator
9.00pm – 11.15pm

Despicable Me
5.45pm – 7.40pm

Love & Other Drugs
9.00pm – 11.15pm

Fiddler on the Roof
12.30pm – 4.10pm

Jesse James
9.00pm – 10.55pm

Terminator 2:Judgement Day
11.10pm – 1.50am

Tucker and Dale vs Evil
11.05pm – 12.45am

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bake It Easy With Lucy From @heavensacupcake

Today on Tuesday's show we had Lucy from Heaven is a Cupcake with Bake it Easy.

Chocolate is on the menu today to distract us from the pre Christmas rush. Within Lucy's busy Christmas schedule with the Christmas cakes on order she's kindly given us a double chocolate cupcake recipe to satisfy our sugary cravings.

For 12-14 cupcakes (or one huge cakes)
Go to Lucy's recipe at:

Lucy's tips:
'If you can, use margarine as it gives you lighter sponge, though if don't have margarine it doesn't matter.'
'make sure to add the water to the cocoa powder otherwise you'll get a very dry sponge.'

Monday, 17 November 2014

New Music Playlist w/c 17th November 2014 & this week's featured track by @JoolsBand & @kylieminogue

Hi Drivetimers

Here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

AC/DC - Play Ball
Andy Burrows - See A Girl
Boyzone - Wherever I Lay My Hat
Bryan Ferry - Loop Di Li
Chrissie Hynde - Adding The Blue
Coldplay - Ink
Dame Shirley Bassey - This Is What You Are
Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Erasure - Reason
Garth Brooks - People Loving People
George Ezra - Listen To The Man
Jools Holland & Kylie Minogue - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Maroon 5 - Animals
Nico & Vinz - In Your Arms
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - In The Heat Of The Moment
Olly Murs - Wrapped Up
Paolo Nutini - One Day
Paul McCartney - Hope
Robert Plant - House Of Love
Sam Smith - Like I Can
Take That - These Days
The Pierces - The Devil Is A Lonely Night
The Robert Cray Band - Hold On
The Script - No Good In Goodbye
Tom Odell - Real Love

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Should I Stay Or Should I Go by Jools Holland & Kylie Minogue:

Lisa Pearson on coping with anxiety in business @mummywhisperer

Joining us today on West Herts Drive-time was lifestyle consultant Lisa Pearson, who spoke to Danny about coping with the worries involved in running your own business. The coping steps were as follows:
  • You are panicking 
  • You are letting people know 
  • You are letting your self confidence/self-esteem get in the way 
  • It's not exactly what you are meant to be doing 
For further information visit Lisa's blog here:

Friday, 14 November 2014

@wardthomasmusic on Drive Time!

Tonight we had the delightful Ward Thomas on the phone. The duo, made up of 20-year old twins Catherine and Lizzy, are rising stars in the country music world. Originally from Southampton, they are currently on tour around the UK, and have recorded in Nashville: the spiritual home of country music.

They were on the phone from Gateshead, where they are performing tonight. They answered all of Danny's hard-hitting questions, such as 'What are the best and worst things about working with your sister?' Proper Paxman-style stuff, I think you can agree.

The duo were game throughout, and if you would like to know more about them then you can visit their website here.To hear the interview again go to where it will be available for seven days. Simply navigate to Friday, at 5:30pm