COMING UP – 09.12.2017

After a week out of the studio (and on the freezing cold Baker Street in Weybridge for the Christmas fair), I am back! It’s my first festive show of 2017, which I can’t wait for.

It’s a busy one today as we have not one… but TWO amazing features!

At 3:35, I will be talking with actress, singer and impressionist Christina Bianco about her ‘Divine Delusions’ in Leicester Square on Friday 15th December 2017 and some BIG news for the lovely lady.

Then at 4:35, after the Weekend Guide, I delve into the world of panto by chatting with some of the cast and crew behind the Nomad Theatre’s production of ‘Dick Whittington’. Not one to be missed!

Elsewhere in the show, we have:
– Christmas tracks chosen by the #SurreyChat tweet peeps
– Our usual UK Number 1 (3:30), Weekend Guide (4:30) and Crack the Connection (5:30)
– An update on Strictly and I’m a Celebrity (4:10)
– A look at local, national and international news stories
– News of some our upcoming festive Brooklands Radio shows

I can’t wait to welcome you to today’s show so get listening LIVE between 3 and 6pm at 🙂

– JP


COMING UP – 25.11.2017

It’s time for another ‘Countdown to Saturday Night’ but before I go on air at, here’s what’s on the plan for today’s show! Make sure you listen live from 3pm. 🙂


We will have a play of this week’s UK Number 1 at 3:30. Will Camila Cabello be in the top spot again?

At 3:55 and 4:55, catch up with the latest from the sports world and listen to what JP will be up to tomorrow with our sports guy, Dan Henderson.

I’m a Celebrity will be a new addition to the TV news at 4:10, alongside a Blackpool debrief and a look ahead to tonight’s Strictly.

Halfway through the countdown, The Weekend Guide will direct you to a range of gigs across the county and this week’s movie pick. Hint: It’s one for the kids!

At 5:30, prepare yourself for another ‘Crack the Connection’, with your chance to win a Brooklands Radio car sticker.

We’ve got a range of stories for you including how many ways in which you can make a cuppa, which country is playing a nationwide game of Secret Santa AND we look into advent calendars, ahead of December 1st in the week.

Plus, the usual Surrey stories, local events, laughter and great music!

Listen LIVE to ‘JP’s Countdown to Saturday Night’ from 3pm on or through the free to download Brooklands Radio app.

SHOW RECAP – 18.11.2017

Finally, I have got around to recapping last week’s show on Brooklands Radio! It’s been another mad week as we get closer to December but this is what happened last week.

The UK’s Number One was ‘Havana’ from Camila Cabello once again. Great track though!

Alan Bosson popped in for a chat ahead of the AWS Gift Fayre and we ended up in fits of laughter over feel good songs – standard! JP and Alan Bosson – Mixcloud

Past game show It’s A Knockout got a mention on the show and after tweeting the presenters from the Channel 5 reboot, we got some photo memories sent to us by Nell McAndrew! Big thanks to her for the nostalgia 🙂

It’s Blackpool Week on Strictly so after saying goodbye to Ruth and Anton, it was time to look through the songs and dances for the night ahead. Some interesting combinations! Plus, the weekly prediction was Mollie and AJ to leave the show.

Plenty of great Surrey events in the Weekend Guide including local gigs and this week’s movie pick ‘Justice League’, which got 3 stars out of 5.

In the news items, we looked at Children in Need’s £50.1 million total, the first ever birth at Waterloo station and a possible tax on takeaway boxes.

This week’s ‘Crack the Connection’ was thought of LIVE after some forgetful so-and-so missing it from the show prep list…! Derek guessed that ‘Supreme’ by Robbie Williams, ‘The Best’ by Tina Turner and ‘Top of the World’ by The Carpenters were linked by words meaning very good or top of their game. By being ‘The Best’, he won a Brooklands Radio car sticker.

That’s all from this week. Keep your eyes peeled for another show recap next week! Thanks to the listeners for their company and you for reading. I’ll be back on November 25th at 3pm – see you then.



A busy Brooklands weekend!

Wondering why my show recap isn’t up yet?

Well today was a busy Sunday as I joined my fellow OB regulars, Alan and Barry, at the AWS Gift Fayre at ACS Cobham. Interview supremo Jill and new recruit Lesia also joined the party and it was a super day!

Best bits from yesterday’s show will appear soon and are definitely worth it.


With the team! (Left to right: JP, Lesia, Alan, Jill, Barry)

COMING UP – 18.11.2017

Another Saturday and another ‘Countdown To Saturday Night!’ While I’m waiting to grab my pre-show coffee, I’ve just about got enough time to tell you what’s coming up on the show.

After a week off, we will have a chart rundown for you at 3:30 and a play of the UK Number 1.

At 3:55, it’s off to the football for our half time sports report including Premier League fixtures and local matches.

It’s Blackpool Week on Strictly and I have a full preview for you at 4:10.

The Weekend Guide is back at 4:30 with the latest film release, local gigs and events for the wet weekend.

A full round up of the sports just before 5.

Plus, at 5:30, there will be another fiendish ‘Crack the Connection’ to test your mind and earn you a car sticker!

Throughout the show, I will have the latest news and local stories for you and some super tracks.

So as the vanilla latte comes off the machine, I’m off to the studio and I’ll be live at 3! Join me at


SHOW RECAP – 11.11.2018

Thanks to everybody who joined me for my Remembrance Day show today. Another 3 hours of counting down, this week with a poignant twist.

Lots on the show as ever – here are some of the highlights:

At 3:30, I spoke to local man Richard Adams about his experiences in the digital industry, his upcoming exhibition at Haslemere Museum and how we should be preparing children for the future. You can hear the podcast here: Richard Adams Podcast (BR)

The Weekend Guide was jam packed with events last week and led with the great new ‘Paddington 2’ film for the kids getting a 4 and a half star rating.

JP get us ready for tonight’s pre-Blackpool Strictly! He thought that local lady Ruth Langsford could be in danger tonight but wants to see her through to next week.

This week’s Crack The Connection was all to do with drinks – water, moonshine and milk all featuring in the song titles.

JP gave an emotional response to today’s Remembrance Day memorials by sharing his favourite wartime poem and playing Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’.

With no Premier League fixtures, it was a look to local rugby and the weekend’s F1 in the sport reports.

A busy show but a great one! I’ll be back next week for another ‘Countdown to Saturday Night’ from 3pm.


COMING UP – 04.11.2017

It’s a busy show today which is why I’m finally writing this as I grab my pre-show coffee!

As well as the usual features, we will be looking at the firework displays and festive light switch ons across Surrey.

JP will preview another episode of the Bake Off-themed podcast that he has recently guested on, as well as discussing the final!

They’ll be another Strictly update with a look ahead at tonight’s dances and songs.

We hear more some local events including an upcoming one at Guildford Spectrum.

There’s lots more too so get involved and get listening from 3pm –

SHOW RECAP – 28.10.2017

That’s the Hallo-weekend Special done again! One of my favourite shows of the year and I can’t believe it has come and gone already. Next step – November. But before that, here’s the rundown on what happened on today’s countdown!

The playlist was FULL of Halloween tracks for this show. Anything with monster, ghost, spooky, fear, scared, trick, treat, etc. in the title was sure for a play. The listeners’ favourite… Monster Mash!

In all the excitement, we dropped ‘One Way or Anything’ for this week but it will be back next Saturday.

Although we hoped for some George Michael in the charts, the number 1 was ‘Rockstar’ from Post Malone ft. 21 Savage again for the 4th week.

JP took some time to chat about a Bake Off themed podcast that he guested on recently and played a clip from the show. You can listen to the preview here and download the podcast series too! ‘In The Mix’ Tease

A busy Weekend Guide this week with lots of local events including ‘Night at The Haslemere Museum’ which runs on Saturday night. Definitely sounded like a brilliant idea! The big movie release was the new Thor film and we touched upon some of the horror contributions that are out for the spooky season.

JP shared the guidance from Surrey Police for a safe Halloween, which is definitely worth checking out here: Surrey Police – Halloween Advice and ‘No Trick or Treaters’ Poster

In sport, it was a loss for Woking FC but a win for Esher Rugby! A mixed bag for the local sports teams. We also looked ahead to the Mexican GP for the F1.

Crack The Connection was trickier than planned and required a very rare 4th song. The tunes this week were:
1. East 17 – ‘Steam’
2. Lighthouse Family – ‘High’
3. Little Mix – ‘Hair’
4. The Paper Kites – ‘Paint’
The connection was FINALLY guessed by Julie, who said it was types of roller… which was close enough to the link on the card (titles that can be followed by the word ‘roller’).

JP also shared dates of upcoming outside broadcasts and events including the AWS Gift Fayre at ACS Cobham (Sunday 19th November), Esher Church School Fair (Saturday 25th November) and the Weybridge Christmas Market (Saturday 2nd December).

So that’s it for October. Two more months of 2017 to go and nine more jam packed shows! Keep an eye on the blog for more information about upcoming programmes and new projects for JP and the station. Exciting times are ahead 🙂


COMING UP – 28.10.2017

It’s that time of year again… the Halloween special!

Alongside all of the usual features, we will be looking at some of the Halloween-themed stories online, the best ways to celebrate on Tuesday and also, look at some of Surrey’s scary events. There are also some spooky themed additions to the playlist.

Elsewhere in the show, JP will be telling you about a great Bake Off podcast that he appeared on recently, some of the places that Brooklands Radio will be appearing in the coming months and giving you another chance to hear about our ‘Reading Aloud’ competition. It’s going to be a good one today so listen in from 3pm! 🙂

3:10 – One Way or Another (Intro)
3:30 – The UK’s Number 1
3:55 – Sports Update (Half Time)
4:10 – Strictly Chat
4:30 – The Weekend Guide
4:55 – Sports Update (Full Time)
5:03 – One Way or Another (Winning Song)
5:30 – Crack The Connection


SHOW RECAP – 21.10.2017

Missed the show today? You fool! Don’t panic though… here are some of the best bits.

The UK Number 1 this week was ‘Rockstar’ from Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – its 3rd week at the top of the chart!

‘Eleanor Rigby’ was our track for One Way or Another. The Beatles’ version won against Joan Baez’s cover by a score of 6-5.

JP spoke about the Guildford Jazz Festival which is celebrating its inaugural event in Guildford this weekend (20th – 22th October) and mentioned Emily Saunders, who is performing at the event. He also mentioned the upcoming Surrey Vegan Market in Haslemere, which returns to Wey Hill next Saturday (28th October).

JP spoke a little about local artist, Richard Adams, talking about this multiple talents! A definite future candidate for an interview…
Richard Adams Clip

We had requests from Matthew, Catherine and Elizabeth (thank you for getting involved!)

This week’s Strictly Update prompted him to share what he’d been asked in the week – his dream combo if he was to be on the show! After a little consideration, he let slip that it would be a jive with ex-pro Natalie Lowe.

Loads of good stuff in the Weekend Guide – as always. This week’s film was ‘Geostorm’.
Weekend Guide Podcast

This week’s ‘Crack the Connection’ songs were:
1) ‘Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?’ by The Rolling Stones
2) ‘Children of the Universe’ by Molly
3) ‘Teenage Dream’ by Katy Perry
The link was the stages of life! Big well done to regular player, Caroline, for adding another BR car sticker to her collection.

…and finally, the show ended with some really happy news! Past contributor ‘Housemate Dan’ has become ‘Daddy Dan’. JP celebrated with a song – of course!
Daddy Dan Clip

A busy show but a fun one with Storm Brian playing havoc with the studio blinds and a computer restarting halfway through the show… never a dull show! As ever, a big thanks for your company today. I will be back for another show next weekend – Saturday 3pm to 6pm.

JP 🙂