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. šŸ™‚


We will have a play of this week’s UK NumberĀ 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,Ā 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 beenĀ 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 nostalgiaĀ šŸ™‚

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 Ā£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 –