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 🙂

COMING UP – 21.10.2017

The blog is back and so are the ‘Coming Up’ updates!

Join me from 3pm today (Saturday 21st October) for all of this…

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

We have the latest events in Surrey including a preview of next weekend’s Haslemere Vegan Market and today’s Guildford Jazz Festival. There’s a look at news from Surrey and across the world, plus the latest on Storm Brian.

Finally, we will be giving you the chance to nominate your favourite storyteller for a brilliant prize – a chance to read a Christmas story live on Brooklands Radio this coming festive season and a voucher!


I’m back! :)

Hey everyone,

I’m hoping to get back to using the blog after forgetting about… for over a year! Check in for details on my shows and for more on the station.

Exciting times ahead!