Craig Charles

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20150905

Craig is joined by two guests, and Radio 2 listeners take over the playlist in Spinage au Trois.

Annie Nightingale and Stephen Graham20150829

Annie Nightingale and Stephen Graham20150829

Our first guest is a huge star in the world of film and Craig Charles is a massive fan. Stephen Graham is probably best known for his roles as Tommy in the film Snatch, Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne in This Is England, Danny Ferguson in Occupation.....in fact it's a very long list. Not forgetting his role as Sgt. Myron "Mike" Ranney in Band of Brothers.

Next we speak to a superstar DJ who's celebrating 50 years behind the mic and turntables. Annie Nightingale is the longest-serving presenter on Radio 1 and has many stories to share with us today. The legendry Annie Nightingale is Craig's guest.

Annie Nightingale and Stephen Graham20150829

Our first guest is a huge star in the world of film and Craig Charles is a massive fan. Stephen Graham is probably best known for his roles as Tommy in the film Snatch, Andrew "Combo" Gascoigne in This Is England, Danny Ferguson in Occupation.....in fact it's a very long list. Not forgetting his role as Sgt. Myron "Mike" Ranney in Band of Brothers.

Next we speak to a superstar DJ who's celebrating 50 years behind the mic and turntables. Annie Nightingale is the longest-serving presenter on Radio 1 and has many stories to share with us today. The legendry Annie Nightingale is Craig's guest.

Johnny Marr And Jonathan Harvey20150912

Our first guest is a singer and songwriter who made his name as the guitarist in The Smiths. Johnny Marr has enjoyed a strong start to his solo career following the critical acclaim greeted to his top 10 albums 'The Messenger' and 'Playland'. Our next guest is a play writer whose career spans theatre, film and television. He wrote 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme' and over 130 episodes for Coronation Street. We welcome Jonathan Harvey.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis and Stewart Lee20150801

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis And Stewart Lee20150801

This morning Craig Charles first guests will be the very talented siblings that make up the group Kitty, Daisy and Lewis. This talented bunch are all multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, banjo, lapsteel guitar, harmonica, the list is endless. Their music is influenced by R&B, swing, jump blues, country and Western, blues, Hawaiian and rock 'n' roll. They're be talking us through their new album 'The Third' which was produced by former Clash guitarist Mick Jones. Craig also has an interesting connection to the band, which he will reveal on the day.

Craig's next studio guest is a comedian, writer, director and musician who made his name in the mid-1990s as one half of the radio duo Lee and Herring. Stewart Lee will be talking us through brilliant show 'A Room With A Stew' that he'll be taking to this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis and Stewart Lee20150801

This morning Craig Charles first guests will be the very talented siblings that make up the group Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. This talented bunch are all multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, banjo, lapsteel guitar, harmonica, the list is endless. Their music is influenced by R&B, swing, jump blues, country and Western, blues, Hawaiian and rock 'n' roll. They're be talking us through their new album 'The Third' which was produced by former Clash guitarist Mick Jones. Craig also has an interesting connection to the band, which he will reveal on the day.

Craig's next studio guest is a comedian, writer, director and musician who made his name in the mid-1990s as one half of the radio duo Lee and Herring. Stewart Lee will be talking us through brilliant show 'A Room With A Stew' that he'll be taking to this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis and Stewart Lee20150801

This morning Craig Charles first guests will be the very talented siblings that make up the group Kitty, Daisy & Lewis. This talented bunch are all multi-instrumentalists playing guitar, banjo, lapsteel guitar, harmonica, the list is endless. Their music is influenced by R&B, swing, jump blues, country and Western, blues, Hawaiian and rock 'n' roll. They're be talking us through their new album 'The Third' which was produced by former Clash guitarist Mick Jones. Craig also has an interesting connection to the band, which he will reveal on the day.

Craig's next studio guest is a comedian, writer, director and musician who made his name in the mid-1990s as one half of the radio duo Lee and Herring. Stewart Lee will be talking us through brilliant show 'A Room With A Stew' that he'll be taking to this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Lisa Stansfield And John Cooper Clarke20150815

Craig's first guest is a British songwriter and actress who's singing career took off in 1989, when she released the album 'Affection'. The single 'All Around The World' turned Lisa Stansfield into a global superstar and she was nominated for two Grammy Awards. More recently she started in the film 'Northern Soul' along side Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson. For the last couple of years Lisa has been touring her 'Seven' album, which is filled with soul, blues, jazz and dance tracks that flow effortlessly. Expect a slight twist on the interview as Craig and Lisa have met many times before, and as Mr. Charles says....I've run out of things to ask Lisa.

Next to stop by the studio is a performance poet who made his name during the punk rock era of the late 1970s, when he became known as a 'punk poet'. He released several albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and continues to perform wonderful shows. We welcome to the studio John Cooper Clarke.

Lisa Stansfield And Justin Moorhouse20150725

Craig's first guest is a British songwriter and actress who's singing career took off in 1989, when she released the album 'Affection'. The single 'All Around The World' turned Lisa Stansfield into a global superstar and she was nominated for two Grammy Awards. More recently she started in the film 'Northern Soul' along side Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson. For the last couple of years Lisa has been touring her 'Seven' album, which is filled with soul, blues, jazz and dance tracks that flow effortlessly. Expect a slight twist on the interview as Craig and Lisa have met many times before, and as Mr. Charles says....I've run out of things to ask Lisa.

Craig's next guest is 'premier division' stand up comedian, radio DJ and actor. Justin Moorhouse appeared in Peter Kay's 'Phoenix Nights' and 'Looking for Eric'. He's also worked along side Craig Charles in Coronation Street while playing Dean Upton, 'The Flying Horse' landlord. Justin will be talking us through his wonderful new show, 'Destiny Calling' which you can catch at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Robert Carlyle And Andreya Triana20150822

From our studio in Glasgow Craig's first guest is, an actor whose films include Trainspotting, The Full Monty, The World Is Not Enough, Angela's Ashes, The 51st State, and 28 Weeks Later. His brilliant new film, 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' is his directorial debut and has a stellar cast....and it's out now. Welcome Robert Carlyle OBE.

Soul singer Andreya Triana has had a brilliant year after the release of her 'Giants' album. Craig will be asking her questions from 'a random magazine' from his coffee table and sharing with you music Andreya recorded for BBC Music Day.

Sister Sledge And Shaun Escoffery20150718

This week Craig Charles has 2 musical legends stopping by the studio for a chat. Symbolising strong family values, Sister Sledge became global super stars at the height of the disco era. The anthem that made them a house hold name was 'We Are Family' and their hits include 'He's The Greatest Dancer', Lost In Music and 'Frankie' to name a few. The sisters are still performing energetic stage shows across the world and today they're stopping by the Radio 2 studio, to catch up with one of their biggest fans, Craig Charles. Craig's next guest is an artist that we've been supporting for many years and who's having a great 2015. In his day job he can be found treading the boards in the theatres of London's West End. This very talented gentleman also has an illustrious singing career. This year he released his stunning new album 'In The Red Room' which combines sheer gospel-tinged power with soulful subtlety. We welcome to the show Shaun Escoffery. We then had over the playlist duties to a Radio 2 listener in the sections of the show we call 'The Spinage au Trois'.

Stephen K Amos And Joss Stone20150808

Craig Charles guest began her career 12 years ago with her multi-platinum debut album, 'The Soul Sessions', which she released at the young age of 16 years old. Since then the 2-time Brit and Grammy-Award winner has released 7 albums, which she's sold by the millions....welcome Joss Stone.

Next to stop by the Radio 2 studio is a maestro of feel-good comedy. As he starts his Edinburgh Fringe Festival Shows, Stephen K Amos gives us the lowdown on what we can expect.

Up next is Britain's best-loved authority on Caribbean cuisine. He has gone from the Dragon's Den to Downing Street thanks to his famous Reggae Reggae Sauces. Please welcome Levis Roots.

The Proclaimers And Kym Marsh20150711

This week Craig Charles starts his run of summer shows on BBC Radio 2. Craig will be joined by 2 guests in the studio, a Radio 2 listener on the phone, to pick their 3 favourite songs, plus a chef to get those taste buds tingling with a tasty recipe. Craig's first guests form a Scottish band comprising of identical twins, that have a string of hits under their belt including "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", "Sunshine on Leith", "I'm On My Way" and "Letter from America". After completing a 2-year World tour, Craig and Charlie spend 2014 writing their 10th studio album 'Let's Hear It For The Dogs'. We welcome to the studio the legends that are The Proclaimers.

Following the announcing that Craig Charles will be leaving Coronation Street after 10 years of treading the cobbles, he's invited onto the show his co-star Kym Marsh. Kym joined the cast of the Worlds longest running soap in 2006, in which she plays Michelle Connor. We then had over the playlist duties to a Radio 2 listener in the sections of the show we call 'The Spinage au Trois'.