Mary Anne Hobbs [6 Music]

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Celebrating Iggy Pop At 7020170422 (6M)

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by Iggy Pop, the morning after his seventieth birthday.

Iggy Pop's (extended) Seventieth Birthday Celebrations20170423 (6M)

Mary Anne Hobbs continues her chat with Iggy Pop.

The Great Escape20170520 (6M)

Mary Anne Hobbs has highlights from the Great Escape Festival in Brighton.

The Great Escape Continued...20170521 (6M)

Mary Anne Hobbs presents the Sunday morning show on 6 Music.

With Arrested Development20170429 (6M)

Mary Anne talks to Speech from Arrested Development.

With Brian May20170527 (6M)

Mary Anne Hobbs presents the Saturday morning show on 6 Music.

With Chuck D
With Chuck D20170506 (6M)

Mary Anne poses six burning questions to Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage.

With Mac Demarco20170430 (6M)

Mary Anne catches up with Mac DeMarco ahead of the release of his new album This Old Dog.

With Stuart Braithwaite Of Mogwai
With Stuart Braithwaite Of Mogwai20170514 (6M)
20170507 (6M)

Mary Anne has the world exclusive first play of music from the new Mogwai album.

Mary Anne has the world exclusive first play of music from the new Mogwai album!

With Warren Ellis20170513 (6M)

Mary Anne Hobbs talks to musician and composer Warren Ellis.

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Mary Anne Hobbs handpicks your waking up, getting dressed and eating breakfast soundtrack. Expect soul, electronica, rock 'n' roll and hip hop.

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Mary Anne Hobbs embodies the boundless spirit of 6 Music with classic songs and exceptional new artists to light up your Sunday.

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With a mixture of blissful, beautiful music and soothing words, Mary Anne soundtracks your sunrise & escorts you into a new day.

Along the journey you'll catch up with old friends, make new discoveries and maybe even end up somewhere unexpected.

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Mary Anne Hobbs presents the Saturday morning show on 6 Music.

6M#6MusicMakeArt20141130

Tune in. Be inspired. Make some art at home along with the show. Everyone is doing it! This show features the unique contributions of brilliant artists Goldie, Stanley Donwood and Holly Herndon.

Mary Anne invites every one of you - whether amateur or pro artist - to tune in and be inspired to make art at home. Simply listen to the music and sounds hosted by Mary Anne, and paint, draw, sculpt along.

Grab your glue sticks, glitter, body paint, charcoal and sewing kit and get involved ... your piece may just end up in our online and actual (real) gallery exhibition! Send in your artwork by emailing Maryanne.6music@bbc.co.uk or using the hashtag #6MusicMakeArt on social media.

Goldie is a seminal electronic musician and producer, and a visual artist. He will be talking about the world of graffiti.

Stanley Donwood - "the sixth member of Radiohead" - is an artist whose work is instantly recognisable. He has designed some of the most popular album covers of all-time. He has also just realised a new book of fiction ('Humor') on Faber & Faber. He will be teaching Mary Anne how to unlock the subconscious.

Holly Herndon is a composer and sound artist based in San Francisco. She has just three hours (the duration of the programme) to produce a brand new and original piece of sound art.

As well as the aforementioned great guests expect cameo artistic appearances from John Cale, Stephen Malkmus, Ian McCulloch, Jim Reid and Philip Selway.

In honour of the Turner Prize 2014 (the award ceremony is Monday December 1st), Mary Anne is going art crazy. She looks forward to your ears and you beautiful pieces of art!

6M6 Music Makes Art with Axel Scheffler and Devendra Banhart20161120

6M6 Music Makes Art with Axel Scheffler and Devendra Banhart20161120

Mary Anne invites the listeners to create art to the show, and enlists special guests including Axel Scheffler (Gruffalo) and Devendra Banhart to help with her mission!

Listen to their inspiring words and then have a go at getting creative yourself! Crochet a blanket with Bowie's face on! Paint the breakfast you wish you were eating! Nibble your toast into the 6Music logo!

Whatever you do, make sure you send photos of your amazing artwork to us via Twitter @bbc6music , text us on 64046 or e-mail us at maryanne.6music@bbc.co.uk.

6M6 Music Makes Art with Nick Sharratt, Donna Wilson and Devendra Banhart20161120

6M6 Music Makes Art with Nick Sharratt, Donna Wilson and Devendra Banhart20161120

Mary Anne invites the listeners to create a piece of artwork for the show, as part of this year's Art Weekender!

Special guests include children's illustrator Nick Sharratt (Julia Donaldson, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson), textiles designer extraordinaire Donna Wilson, Devendra Banhart, Steve Albini and more!

Listen to what they have to say about the role of art in their lives, and and then have a go at getting creative yourself! Crochet a blanket with Bowie's face on! Paint the breakfast you wish you were eating! Nibble your toast into the 6Music logo!

Whatever you do, make sure you do it while dancing to our super awesome art-themed playlist, and then send photos of your amazing artwork to us via Twitter @bbc6music using the hashtag #6Musicart , via text on 64046 or e-mail us at maryanne.6music@bbc.co.uk - the best pieces will be displayed in a special gallery on the 6Music website!

6MA Joy Division Special20160716

Mary Anne celebrates what would have been Ian Curtis' 60th Birthday with Joy Division drummer Stephen Morris, the band's graphic designer Peter Saville, and fandom expert Jennifer Otter Bickerdyke.

This special broadcast looks at the journey of a band who transcended economic and cultural barriers to produce an enduring musical legacy, at a time of great social and political change.

Hear memories of Joy Division's early shows from 6Music presenters including Marc Riley and Mark Radcliffe, and tracks from artists who have been inspired by their music.

6MAdam Green's Aladdin20160430

Mary Anne catches up with musician, artist and filmmaker Adam Green (The Moldy Peaches), to talk about his new Aladdin-based project, which goes on tour this summer...

Adam Green's take on the Arabian Nights classic tale comes in the form of a film and live show, and features Adam as Aladdin, plus fellow stars Natasha Lyonne, Macaulay Culkin and Zoë Kravitz.

He joins us to discuss why he decided to use this story as the basis of his second feature film, and how the live show will unfold for those who take the magic carpet ride to one of the selected venues...

Warning: for anyone feeling crafty whle listening to the radio this morning, this interview may encourage you to rebuild your entire house out of papier-mâché...

Talking about the set of the film to press, Adam said, "the goal was to make a sort of Wizard of Oz out of cardboard. We constructed 500 props and 30 rooms all out of phone books, newspapers, glue, and house-paint. In a way it felt like we were constructing an analogue version of the internet." Amazing!

6MBeardyman on how to create the perfect beat20131102

London beatboxer, producer and musician Beardyman joins Mary Anne to deliver a lesson in how to make the best beats.

Mary Anne has handpicked a complementary playlist, which will illuminate your morning. Expect rock, electronica, jazz and classical sounds.

6MBeardyman on how to create the perfect beat20131102

The brilliant Beardyman joins Mary Anne to deliver a lesson in how to create beats.

6MBen Kelly: What Makes A Great Music Venue?20140209

What is your favourite music venue? The Royal Albert Hall? The 10 Club? CBGBs?

Ben Kelly, the architect behind legendary Manchester nighclub Fac 51 The Haçienda, talks us what makes a great music venue, ahead of 6 Music's first ever festival.

Meanwhile, Mary Anne pulls out some nostalgic and classic tunes.

6MBobby Gillespie's Key Of Life, Part 220130602

Primal Scream front man, Bobby Gillespie, joins Mary Anne Hobbs. In a revealing Key Of Life interview, Bobby talks about his love of art and how punk led him out of Glasgow and on to the stage...

This show embodies the spirit of 6 Music with tracks to define your weekend, and thoughts to stop you in your tracks. Expect revelatory new music, classic songs, and captivating or charming stories.

6MBreakfasting with Kelis20140802

6MBreakfasting with Kelis20140802

What was the best breakfast of your life? We'd like to know.

This morning saucy soul singer and certified chef Kelis talks us through her idea of a perfect breakfast. Where would it be, who would be there, what would she cook, and what music would be playing?

Kelis has won Brit Awards, Q Awards, NME Awards and been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She has had 10 top ten singles in the UK. Her sixth album 'Food' is a fantastic mix of funk, gospel and Afrobeat that was inspired by her love for cooking. In February she played an amazing set at the 6 Music Festival, in an unforgettable gold dress.

Please do join us this morning over your morning meal. Hosted by Mary Anne Hobbs, who once had a wild champagne breakfast with Mötley Crüe, expect a delicious blend of food and music.

6MCassette Store Day!20151017

6MCassette Store Day!20151017

It's Cassette Store Day! CSD's co-founder, Jen Long, joins Mary Anne to talk about why this musical format should be celebrated!

Can you remember the first tape you ever bought? Jen Long says that she was refused a Take That tape in Woolworths as a child, and has made it her mission to make everyone aware of the much-loved format, ever since (and for other reasons too, of course).

The annual event was established by Long, Steven Rose of Sexbeat Records and Matt Flag of Suplex Cassettes in 2013, with the aim of celebrating cassette tape culture across the globe.

This year, over 100 exclusive titles are up for grabs, from artists including Foals and The Maccabees. Participating shops can be found across the UK, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

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6MChris Hawkins sits in with Kraftwerk's Ralf Hutter20140517

6MChris Hawkins sits in with Kraftwerk's Ralf Hutter20140517

Kraftwerk founder Ralf Hütter grants a very rare interview as part of the 6 Music Celebrates Electronica season. He discusses what draws him to electronic music and the early days of Kraftwerk.

Kraftwerk are arguably the most influential music group since the Beatles. They popularised electronica and influenced a world of DJs, hip hop artists and producers. They are still leading the way in merging technology and the arts, with a revolutionary 3D live show.

6 Music is devoting this weekend to a celebration of electronica. The Hawk aka Chris Hawkins guest presents.

6MChris Hawkins sits in with Lenny Henry20160514

6MChris Hawkins sits in with Lenny Henry20160514

Chris Hawkins sits in for Mary Anne and welcomes comedy icon (and part-time blues musician) Lenny Henry to the show.

Henry has been one of the funniest forces on British television for more than forty years, and also co-founded Comic Relief. He was knighted in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours for services to drama and charity.

Henry is also a blues expert and musician. Notably he performed backing vocals on Kate Bush's album The Red Shoes. His new album Millennium Blues features a mix of classic blues numbers and original tracks written with the Blackacre Road Band.

6MClint Mansell's Key of Life, part 120130921

Grammy nominated soundtrack composer Clint Mansell talks in depth to Mary Anne in the Key Of Life interview.

The once Pop Will Eat Itself front man, has scored some of the most recognisable film soundtracks this century. 'Requiem For A Dream', 'The Wrestler', 'Smokin' Aces', 'The Fountain' and (with Mary Anne) Grammy nominated 'Black Swan' are in his highlights.

For BBC Radio 6 Music's celebration of the Sound Of Cinema, Clint takes a break from his work on next year's epic 'Noah', to talk to Mary Anne in the Key Of Life interview. She will ask him about what it takes to compose the perfect soundtrack, how a boy from Coventry ends up working with Hollywood's finest, plus his thoughts on the art of composing, and the art of living.

The BBC's Sound of Cinema season pays homage to the great soundtracks of the movies/The BBC's Sound of Cinema season is dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. The season features a major BBC Four series and programming across BBC radio.

6MClint Mansell's Key of Life, part 220130922

Grammy nominated soundtrack composer Clint Mansell talks in depth to Mary Anne in the Key Of Life interview.

The once Pop Will Eat Itself front man, has scored some of the most recognisable film soundtracks this century. 'Requiem For A Dream', 'The Wrestler', 'Smokin' Aces', 'The Fountain' and (with Mary Anne) Grammy nominated "Black Swan" are in his highlights.

For BBC Radio 6 Music's celebration of the Sound Of Cinema, Clint takes a break from his work on next year's epic 'Noah', to talk to Mary Anne in the Key Of Life interview. She will ask him about what it takes to compose the perfect soundtrack, how a boy from Coventry ends up working with Hollywood's finest, plus his thoughts on the art of composing, and the art of living.

The BBC's Sound of Cinema season pays homage to the great soundtracks of the movies/The BBC's Sound of Cinema season is dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. The season features a major BBC Four series and programming across BBC radio.

6MCornerstone20140809

6MCornerstone20140809

It's the cornerstone of your Saturday, the foundation, that all important first step in to the day. Let Mary Anne be your musical bricklayer. Record after record after record. It's a hard job but someone's got to do it. Today it's been made all the harder by the fact that Mary Anne has asked for listeners' help in choosing a football team to support. What could possibly go wrong?!

Expect pop, rock and hip hop, plus a selection of dusty, forgotten gems from the BBC live sessions archive.

6MDavid Bowie and the World of Art20161113

6MDavid Bowie and the World of Art20161113

6MDavid Bowie and the World of Art20161113

Mary Anne interviews Jonathan Barnbrook, the designer behind several David Bowie album covers (Heathen, The Next Day, Reality, and Blackstar).

Ahead of next week's Arts Weekender on 6Music, Mary Anne also takes a tour of Bowie's personal art collection, which features over 350 works, and went on display at Sotheby's in London in November.

Tune in to this special broadcast to find out more about Bowie's relationship with art, and the connection between his music and some of his most famous record covers, from 7am.

If this show leaves you feeling inspired to get creative, get involved with our Arts Weekender on the 19th and 20th of November when we'll be asking you to submit your own pieces of artwork to the show!

6MDavid Bowie Sees God20160116

Mary Anne Hobbs revisits the occasion that she met David in 1997.

In this classic archive interview, marking the 50th birthday of Bowie, the Thin White Duke tells tales of Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, the inspiration for Ziggy Stardust, and his enduring love of dance music. He also receives a voice message from his hero Scott Walker, which provokes him to say, 'I just saw God in the window'.

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6MDavid Mitchell20141228

Mary Anne is joined by actor, writer and comedian, David Mitchell, who delivers a 3 Minute Epiphany on the joy of walking. Everyone loves a good walk at Christmas time, right?

David likes walking because it helps with his back problems. He also likes it because it helps him to keep his cool during heated phone calls.

In fact, he loves walking so much that it also formed the basis of his autobiography, Back Story, which came out in 2012.

Mary Anne steals some time from David's busy schedule - he also stars in Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look, and has just brought out another book 'Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse' - to talk about why walking is still a big part of life, and why everyone else should get out more.

We'll be playing tunes that you can both plod and fast-walk too, so there is NO excuse for you NOT to get out of bed.

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Reggae aficionado David Rodigan MBE answers 'Is Age A Barrier?' in the Three Minute Epiphany.

The DJ celebrates his 61st birthday this year with a party on 10th October.

Meanwhile, Mary Anne will complete the Sunday morning vibe with the perfect selection of tunes. Expect a wide range of genres, brand new gems and vintage classics.

6MDBC Pierre20130914

Mary Anne Hobbs invites author DBC Pierre to deliver a Three Minute Epiphany.

DBC Pierre won the Booker Prize in 2003 for his novel, 'Vernon Little God' and debuts his first collection of short stories this year 'Petit Mal' so we ask him to epiphanise about writing.

Obviously Mary Anne whips up a breakfast storm of music. Expect the eclectic mix of classic, new and unheard tunes as well as the golden nuggets lifted out from the BBC Live Archive.

6MDo You Want To?20140208

Come on in. Wake up, have a wash. Mary Anne is fresh so you should be as well.

Jam packed and good for you, this is the breakfast show recommended by 9 out of 10 experts.

6MExplosions in the Sky!20161105

6MExplosions in the Sky!20161105

Mary Anne celebrates Fireworks Night with Explosions in the Sky! The American post-rock band, that is...

Guitarists Michael James and Munaf Rayani talk to us about the concept of order and chaos in their music, and the importance of having both.

The Texan four-piece formed over pizza in 1999, and have have since released six studio albums. Their latest record 'The Wilderness' is out now.

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Mary Anne Hobbs joins BBC Radio 6 Music with a handpicked breakfast soundtrack, blended beautifully with cultural stories and guests.

Snuggle into the weekend with a track that warms the very depths of your being in The Heater, and join us in our philosophical, cultural, warm bubble.

6MGetting Intimate With Nick Cave20130302

Mary Anne Hobbs takes your working week blues and rubs them out with a beautiful, brilliant breakfast show.

Nick Cave reveals his loves and philosophies in Key Of Life, our intimate interview series.

Expect insight, ideas, extraordinary music and surprising revelations.

6MGlam And Punk With Viv Albertine20130324

Ahead of Bowie Week on BBC Radio 6 Music, Mary Anne Hobbs goes on a mini genre excavation in a double 3 Minute Epiphany.

To Mary Anne Hobbs, David Bowie is the original punk so Viv Albertine answers the burning question: 'What is Punk?'

GLAM! Exhibition curator Darren Pih also answers: 'What is Glam?' Darren not only explores Bowie's influence on Glam, but discusses the artistry, meaning and growth of the UK's most glittery cultural awakening.

And don't worry, you will find a huge dollop of perfect Sunday music for your very own awakening, oozing with live gems from the BBC archive, new bands and classic tracks.

6MGlastonbury is here!20160625

6MGlastonbury is here!20160625

Glastonbury festival is here! Mary Anne celebrates with session tracks from the Friday and music news updates from our roving reporters!

We also hear from those contributing to the festival in other non-musical, but brilliant ways! Don't miss it!

6MGlastonbury Shenanigans!20160626

6MGlastonbury Shenanigans!20160626

Mary Anne gets into the Glastonbury festival spirit with chips for breakfast and some brilliant tunes!

Expect to hear highlights from the event so far and exciting music news updates from our roving reporters!

Are you listening at the festival? Get in touch! Text: 64046 or tweet us @bbc6music ! All festival stories welcome!

6MHanging Out with Hinds20161204

6MHanging Out with Hinds20161204

Spanish band Hinds join Mary Anne to talk about the importance of having full creative control over your work.

Hinds formed in Madrid in 2011. Five years later, they have released a brilliant debut album called 'Leave Me Alone', have become the first ever Spanish band to play at Glastonbury festival, and have found famous fans in both The Pastels and Bobby Gillespie.

This morning, they join us to talk about the benefits of being involved in every aspect of their band; from who they sign with, to where they play, to what goes on social media, and who directs their videos. Be warned: you will want to start a band immediately after this broadcast...

6MHans Zimmer on the Sound of Cinema20130915

Mary Anne celebrates the Sound Of Cinema by asking Hans Zimmer: How Important is the Soundtrack to a Movie?

The BBC's Sound of Cinema season pays homage to the great soundtracks of the movies/The BBC's Sound of Cinema season is dedicated to the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. The season features a major BBC Four series and programming across BBC radio.

6 Music will be supporting the season over the next few weeks with some very special shows. Today Mary Anne Hobbs will be delving into composer Hans Zimmer's thoughts and extracting one epiphany: How Important Is The Soundtrack To A Movie?

Hans Zimmer has sound tracked many classic films such as Inception, Man Of Steel and The Lion King. In his fascinating Three Minute Epiphany he reveals the impact of a soundtrack to a film and his process of creating one.

And of course, Mary Anne has a bag full of records to play you: new, vintage and live from the depths of the BBC Archive.

6MHappy Record Store Day20140419

It's Record Store Day across the world. Celebrate local record shops with exclusive tracks and special cameos from Cardiff's Spillers Records and artist Ted Riederer.

Spillers, established in 1894, is the oldest record shop in the world. Co-owner Ashli will be telling us what makes a good store.

Riederer who specialises in pop up stores and conceptual art using LPs. He will be cutting Mary Anne live to vinyl.

6MHitmaking20160515

6MHitmaking20160515

How do you make a hit? Songwriting and production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis join Mary Anne to talk about how they have achieved more Billboard Number Ones than any other songwriting and production team in history. They have written 31 top ten hits in the UK and 41 in the US.

In an illustrious career that has spanned more than three decades, Jam and Lewis have worked with artists such as Herb Alpert, TLC, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Prince, Spice Girls, Vanessa Williams, George Michael, Rod Stewart, Gwen Stefani, and The Human League. They are among a handful of producers to have number ones in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

6MHow to Look Awesome on Stage20140927

Sensational fashion designer Marko Mitanovski guests on the show to teach us how to look awesome on stage.

Serbian Marko has worked with clients including Skunk Anansie, Steve Strange, Paloma Faith and Lady Gaga (who is quite obviously the best dressed musician of her generation). This morning he puts down his tape measure and takes time out from his drawing board to share his top tips.

Expect tunes from some of the world's best-dressed artists: St Vincent, David Bowie, La Roux and so on ... Welcome to the Sound of Style, as 6 Music celebrates fashion.

This September, BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music present Sound of Style a season dedicated to the entwined worlds of fashion and music. 6 Music will be featuring tailored programming presenting by our own kings and queens of style ... the likes of Lauren Laverne, Iggy Pop, John Cooper Clarke, Stuart Maconie and Don Letts.

6MHow To Think About Exercise20140706

Mary Anne, your motivator... exploring fitness from a scientific and cerebral point of view. Let's all exercise together to mark 6 Music Celebrates Cycling.

Mary Anne's guest contributor is Damon Young, Australian philosopher and author of 'How To Think About Exercise', published by the School of Life. Young reveals how fitness can develop our bodies and minds together, and aims to get everyone exercising "intelligently". Young is an Honorary Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.

And of course, expect Mary Anne to compile the best tunes to get your body moving to.

During the week of the Tour De France, which this year starts in Yorkshire, 6 Music Celebrates Cycling with shows across the network capturing the spirit and celebrating the ever-growing community of cyclists. 6 Music will also be exploring the musical choices and passions of world renowned cyclists, like Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins. He and iconic musician Paul Weller will swaps stories and talk about the music that shaped their style. 6 Music will also be at the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire as Gideon Coe brings his love of cycling and music to the air, live from The 'Grand Départ' in Leeds. Guests with Gideon will include Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey and singer-songwriter Paul Heaton.

6MIce Music20150214

Mary Anne has returned home from the Ice Music Festival in Gelio, Norway. She has defrosted and she's brought home some ice music for us. She will also be talking to Emile Holba, photographer ice music evangelist.

Expect some nice Norwegian treat to wake up to.

6MIn A Dance Hall With Ken Loach20140608

Legendary film maker Ken Loach joins Mary Anne. He will be discussing why he loves dance hall culture, on the back of his new film Jimmy's Hall.

Loach, 77, is the director behind many British classics, including Poor Cow, Kes, Hidden Agenda, Riff-Raff, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, Looking For Eric and the Spirit of '45. He has won awards at BAFTA, Cannes, the Venice Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1977 he turned down an OBE.

Jimmy's Hall was released in cinemas on May 22nd. It concerns Irish deportation, activism and dance halls.

Also, expect music for dancing to.

6MInternational Friendship Day with Eric Pulido!20160730

6MInternational Friendship Day with Eric Pulido!20160730

Mary Anne celebrates the International Day of Friendship with Eric Pulido of Midlake and Banquet!

John Grant had almost given up on music until he met Midlake. The Texan folk-rockers saw the disillusioned former frontman of The Czars live, fell in love with his music, invited him on tour and then persuaded him to make a solo album at their own Denton studio. Their support and friendship led to the release of John's excellent album, Queen of Denmark. And for that we are truly grateful.

Have you got a friend you'd like to shout out this morning? Get in touch! E-mail: maryannehobbs@bbc.co.uk, text 64046, tweet us @bbc6music.

6MInternational Friendship Day with Eric Pulido!20160730

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates International Friendship Day with Eric Pulido.

6MIntimate Conversation With Johnny Marr20130216

Johnny Marr guests on the Key of Life, Mary Anne's interview series on life, love and philosophy. Hear The Smiths and Cribs guitarist as you never have before. Plus a handpicked hamper of fantastic music - discover the new and rediscover the old.

Snuggle into the weekend with Mary Anne Hobbs, who was made for BBC Radio 6 Music.

6MIs classical music the new rock 'n' roll?20140112

6MJake Bugg Exclusive20131109

Mary Anne has her hands on an exclusive play of a track from Jake Bugg's new record.

6MJake Bugg Exclusive20131109

Mary Anne has her hands on the best song from Jake Bugg's new record. Hear it here first.

She also grabs a word with the Jimi Hendrix of cello playing, Giovanni Sollima.

The start of the weekend is safe and sounds sensational with Mary Anne.

6MJason Sudeikis and Shaun Keaveny on How to Become Funny20130818

6MJason Sudeikis and Shaun Keaveny on How to Become Funny20130818

Mary Anne invites her comedy heroes - Jason Sudeikis and Shaun Keaveny - to discuss the secret of making people laugh.

Jason Sudeikis has starred in Horrible Bosses, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, plus his new film We're The Millers, where he appears alongside Jennifer Aniston.

Mary Anne will also go diving for musical pearls in the BBC's Live Music Archive.

6MJog On!20130421

Mary Anne Hobbs commands her beautiful corner of BBC Radio 6 Music.

In '3 Minute Epiphany', an expert answers the questions we most want to know about. This time around it is author Alex Heminsley, whose book Running Like A Girl is adored by the likes of Caitlin Moran and Lauren Laverne. This morning Alex will convince the nation to go jogging. Just in time for the London Marathon.

But if you'd rather stay in bed and not go outside running, Mary Anne will lay on some extraordinary music for you. Pop, rap, rock, reggae, classical music - it's all here.

6MJon Hillcock sits in with Ultimate Painting20150823

6MJon Hillcock sits in with Ultimate Painting20150823

Jon Hillcock sits in and is joined by one of his favourite bands, Ultimate Painting. Jack Cooper and James Hoare from the group deliver a 3 Minute Epiphany on the magic chemistry within song-writing duos.

With Jack and James already earning their crust in two great indie bands, Mazes and Veronica Falls respectively, the pair joined forces in 2014 after meeting on a European tour. The name Ultimate Painting is a homage to the celebrated art piece created by the collaborative community Drop City, who have been described as the first 'hippie commune'. You can thank us later if that ever comes up in a pub quiz ...

Releasing their self-titled debut album in October last year, Ultimate Painting's second offering 'Green Lanes', recorded on one-inch tape, is released on August 7th. On writing the album Jack said "everything we do ... is always filtered through the other person". Clearly this is a process that works incredibly well.

6MJosh Homme's Key of Life, part 220130623

Queens of the Stone Age are back and frontman Josh Homme shares stories and philosophises with Mary Anne Hobbs in the Key Of Life Interview.

Eclectic sonic eggs will soundtrack Sunday breakfast time. Something like this lot will be in Mary Anne's playlist: James Blake, Alice Coltrane, Flying Lotus, The Cure, Blur and Bat For Lashes.

6MJudy Collins20131013

Mary Anne Hobbs helms BBC Radio 6 Music with a beautiful Weekend Breakfast blend of music, stories and iconic guests.

Folk maestro Judy Collins explains 'What Is Folk?' in the Three Minute Epiphany.

And Mary Anne brings some unique session from the BBC vault, brought to life by the BBC Engineers that produced them.

6MJust Can't Get Enough20140803

6MJust Can't Get Enough20140803

This is the beautifully presented, sugary sweet, ridiculously addictive weekend breakfast show. Expect Mary Anne to wake you up with a start and a smile on your face.

Four hours of the best music jampacked in to three hours. Will leave you wanting more. More. More!

6MKatie Puckrik sits in20150801

6MKatie Puckrik sits in20150801

Acclaimed director Asif Kapadia joins Katie this morning to talk about his challenging new documentary 'Amy' which charts the life of the talented and troubled singer.

Join us as Asif discusses why he chose Amy, and how he tackled the often perilous task of making a successful music documentary

The process of creating 'Amy' took three years. Kapadia assembled a hundred interviews and incorporated twenty months of editing, driven by a passion to answer the questions that Amy's life raised. Using techniques similar to those used in his ground breaking documentary 'Senna', 'Amy' mixes archive footage, new interviews and home recordings to build a collage of Amy's life, which is warm, humorous, challenging, and tragic.

Graduating from the Royal College of Art where he first gained recognition for his short 'The Sheep Thief', Kapadia's first feature film 'The Warrior' won two Baftas including Outstanding British Film of the year and his first documentary 'Senna' received great critical acclaim, won the World Cinema Audience Award at the Sundance film festival and garnered 3 more Baftas including another Outstanding British Film award.

6MKatie Puckrik sits in and celebrates 15 years of Amelie!20161002

6MKatie Puckrik sits in and celebrates 15 years of Amelie!20161002

Katie Puckrik celebrates the work of French musician and composer Yann Tiersen, on the 15th anniversary of Amelie's release.

Yann Tiersen provided the soundtrack to the popular motion picture in 2001. In the following years, it went on to win awards for 'World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Score of the Year' and the 'César Award for Best Music Written for a Film'.

This morning, Katie speaks to Yann about the legacy of Amelie, and the inspiration behind his brand new solo piano album, 'EUSA'.

6MKatie Puckrik sits in with Hooton Tennis Club20151031

6MKatie Puckrik sits in with Hooton Tennis Club20151031

Katie Puckrik sits in for Mary Anne, and is joined by North West artists Hooton Tennis Club.

The band, who were named after tennis courts in Little Sutton, are currently touring their debut album 'Highest Point In Cliff Town'.

They were scouted by Carl Hunter from The Farm while studying at University, and were signed to Heavenly Records after just three gigs.

6MKim Gordon20150131

Mary Anne has the chance for a rare interview with Kim Gordon. Guitar hero Gordon talks about her turbulent, triumphant 30 year career with Sonic Youth and her forthcoming memoir.

Kim's revealing, upsetting book Girl In A Band is published on the 24th of February via Faber & Faber. With searing honesty she tells the story of her family, her work in the visual arts, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, and her music.

This interview launches Kim's book tour, and is a must listen for any Sonic Youth fan, or anyone with a passion for independent music in general.

6MLang May Yer Lum Reek!20150125

It's Burns Night! Hoorah!

Mary Anne celebrates the birth of Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns, with a playlist packed full of fellow scots!

Expect tracks from the likes of Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian and Arab Strap, plus the chance to practise your ceilidh dancing to some of the finest pop, rock and rap from across the world.

6MLaughter Workshop With Laraaji20140713

Learn how to laugh more with musician, comedian and healer Laraaji. He'll explain how we would all benefit if we'd just giggle a little more often, and lead a laughter workshop for the morning. Haha.

Born Edward Larry Gordon in Philadelphia, Laraaji was discovered by Brian Eno in 1979 while busking on his zither in 1979. He released 'Ambient 3: Day of Radiance', the third instalment of Eno's Ambient series. He has since put out more than forty five albums. Laraaji is also a student of Eastern mysticism and creator of the Laughter Meditation Workshops which he presents around the globe.

Expect belly laughs, titters, comedy songs, and healing music... Mary Anne will guide you through.

6MLazy Sunday20140126

6MLazy Sunday20140126

Mary Anne spins the perfect tunes for a lazy Sunday... the music to soundtrack bed-lounging, pyjama-wearing, phone-ignoring, indulgent behaviour. What is your favourite example of a Lazy Sunday song?

6MLazy Sunday20140126

6MLazy Sunday20140126

Mary Anne spins the perfect tunes for a lazy Sunday ... the music to soundtrack bed-lounging, pyjama-wearing, phone-ignoring, indulgent behaviour. What is your favourite example of a Lazy Sunday song?

6MLemn Sissay20131012

Mary Anne Hobbs helms BBC Radio 6 Music with a beautiful Weekend Breakfast blend of music, stories and iconic guests.

Poet Lemn Sissay talks about how he became a poet in the Three Minute Epiphany.

Meanwhile, Mary Anne builds to 6 Music Live at Maida Vale through the eyes of the BBC Engineers.

6MLibrary Lovin'20161030

6MLibrary Lovin'20161030

Mary Anne celebrates music and books with the folks over at 'Get It Loud In Libraries'.

Over the past nine years, The 'Get It Loud In Libraries' live programme has drawn an audience of over 28,000 people into libraries across the UK.

Recent performers among the bookshelves include 6Music favourites Anna Meredith and Meilyr Jones. This November, they will be hosting We Are Scientists at Barrow library and Cate Le Bon at Kendal library!

6MMagic Dance20160117

6MMagic Dance20160117

David Bowie continues to dominate proceedings, seven days after he died at the age of 69. Expect to hear more of his moving, joyous music. Music that will live on forever ...

6MMake Art With Us20141129

Mary Anne invites every one of you - whether amateur or pro artist - to tune in and be inspired to make art at home. Those taking part in this artistic experiment include guests Noel Fielding, Daniel Johnston and David Silverman.

Lovely people, listen to the music and sounds hosted by Mary Anne, and paint, draw, sculpt along. Send in your artwork by emailing Maryanne.6music@bbc.co.uk or using the hashtag #6MusicMakeArt on social media. Get involved and your piece may end up in our online and actual (real) gallery exhibition!

Noel Fielding is a world class comedian (the Mighty Boosh) and prolific visual artist in his own right. Noel will be discussing surrealism and how to get the best your of your drawing skills.

Daniel Johnson is a cult musician (famously loved by Kurt Cobain) and cartoonist, whose comic creations decorate tote bags, t-shirts and record sleeves across the world. Daniel will be talking about why we should all pick up our crayons and draw every day.

David Silverman is an Academy Award-nominee and chief animator for The Simpsons, and co-director of 'Monsters, Inc.' (Walt Disney & Pixar). He will be giving technical drawing lessons to listeners.

As well as the aforementioned great guests expect cameo artistic appearances from John Cooper Clarke, Patti Smith, Donovan, and Badly Drawn Boy.

In honour of the Turner Prize 2014 (the award ceremony is Monday December 1st), Mary Anne is going art crazy. She looks forward to your ears and you beautiful pieces of art!

6MMake Art!20151205

6MMake Art!20151205

Mary Anne invites every one of you - whether amateur or pro artist - to tune in and be inspired to make art at home. Those taking part in this artistic experiment include on-air guests David Shrigley, Oliver Jeffers, Klara Lewis, and Kirsty Wark.

Lovely people, listen to the music and sounds hosted by Mary Anne, and paint, draw, sculpt along. Send in your artwork by emailing Maryanne.6music@bbc.co.uk or using the hashtag #6MusicMakeArt on social media. Get involved and your piece may end up in our online and actual (real) gallery exhibition!

David Shrigley is a world famous artist and illustrator, known for his mordantly humorous cartoons.

Oliver Jeffers is a widely-acclaimed painter and illustrator best known for his series of picture books for young children.

Klara Lewis is a young ambient musician and artist from Sweden. She is the daughter of Edvard Graham Lewis.

Kirsty Wark is one of the BBC's top journalists and presenters. She is as comfortable interviewing politicians as she is scientists as she is artists.

In honour of the Turner Prize 2015 (the award ceremony is Monday December 7th), Mary Anne is going art crazy. She looks forward to your ears and you beautiful pieces of art!

6MMary Anne Talks To Kode 9 About Nothing20151128

Mary Anne Hobbs talks to Hyperdub boss Kode 9 about his solo album, Nothing.

6MMastermind Mary Anne20141108

Mary Anne needs your help preparing for her upcoming appearance on BBC One quiz show Celebrity Mastermind. Send her some tough General Knowledge questions please!

Get in touch and involved with the show by texting 64046, by emailing maryanne.6music@bbc.co.uk, or by finding BBC Radio 6 Music on social media

She might not know all the answers, but one thing she does know is music. Her handpicked playlist is full of old and new musical gems, including electronica, pop, rock and hip hop.

6MMercury Prize20141026

Mary Anne tries to guess who will win the Mercury Prize for 3 whole hours, while Tom Gray from Gomez tells us what it was like to win the award back in 1998.

Who will it be? Mary Anne - who was a judge last year but is just an interested spectator this time - has a hunch that it will be Kate Tempest. Producer Jack is swaying towards FKA Twigs...

We'll also be spinning records from previous Mercury Prize winners including Elbow, Dizzee Rascal and Antony and the Johnsons.

6MMichael Palin20150103

A living legend, a comedy pioneer, a jolly nice man. Michael Palin guests on the show, and brightens up the entire morning.

Palin is of course famous for being one sixth of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and for presenting really great travel documentaties. He is a BAFTA fellow and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

He joins Mary Anne Hobbs for breakfast and spins some ripping yarns.

Of course, there will also be some tasty alternative tunes, new and old, on offer.

6MMike Joyce: Improve Your Rhythm20140104

6MMods! With Terry Rawlings20150322

Were you or are you a Mod? If so this is the programme for you! After yesterday's show about Rockers, Mary Anne is evening things out with Mod music. Mod author Terry Rawlings guests.

Rawlings has written books on Paul Weller, the Rolling Stones and the Small Faces. He is a Mod expert.

So... put on your Parka and settle down.

6MMore from Gary Numan20140727

6MMore from Gary Numan20140727

Musical legend and nice man Gary Numan continues his conversation with Mary Anne. He is incredibly honest and open with his personal secrets.

The 'Cars' and 'Are 'Friends' Electric?' singer shares some deep and rather dark secrets with Mary Anne. He talks about leaving Britain for America, his challenges with Asperger syndrome, and his tastes in art and literature. Spoiler alert: He loves Games Of Thrones.

Born Gary Anthony James Webb in 1958, Numan experienced massive, unexpected, early success with Tubeway Army, achieving three number one albums and a number one single. Since then Gary has consistently released challenging, evolving, fantastic music.

His latest album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) is about his diagnosis with depression in 2008.

6MMore With Carrie Brownstein20151122

Mary Anne continues her fascinating, intimate conversation with guitar hero Carrie Brownstein.

Carrie is the star of Emmy-nominated TV show Portlandia and founding member of pioneering band Sleater-Kinney (and now defunct group Wild Flag). She lives in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles. Her memoir 'Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl' was published by Penguin in October.

6MMore with Kim Gordon20150201

6MMore with Kim Gordon20150201

Hear more from Mary Anne's rare and revealing interview with Kim Gordon (ex-Sonic Youth). The conversation between radio host Hobbs and guitar hero Gordon begun at 7am on Saturday January 31st, and continues today.

Gordon, who started out as a visual artist, was the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist in seminal alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981. She has also collaborated with the likes of Yoko Ono and Courtney Love.

Kim's memoir Girl In A Band is published on the 24th of February via Faber & Faber. With searing honesty she tells the story of her family, her work in the visual arts, her move to New York City, the men in her life, her marriage, and her music.

This interview launches Kim's book tour, and is a must listen for any Sonic Youth fan, or anyone with a passion for independent music in general.

6MMore with Laurie Anderson20160110

6MMore with Laurie Anderson20160110

Mary Anne continues her conversation with performance artist, composer and writer, Laurie Anderson.

In part two of this interview they chat about Laurie's experiences as the artist in residence at NASA, love and her relationship with the late Lou Reed.

Anderson rose to fame after bringing her song O Superman to the British pop charts in the 1980s, and for early performance art pieces such as 'Duets On Ice', which involved her playing a violin whilst stood in two blocks of ice.

6MMusic of the Natural World20140712

6MMusic of the Natural World20140712

What music do animals and plants make? What can we learn by listening to the environment? Musician and bio-acoustician Bernie Krause tells us how to hear nature's symphonies.

On top of his pioneering work in electronic music (including collaborations with the Byrds and Stevie Wonder), Krause has been recording wild soundscapes for more than 45 years. From shrimp to whales, from streams to storms, from wind to viruses, he has been uncovering nature's rich sonic tapestry with some unexpected results. Today at the Cheltenham Music Festival, a symphony based on his Great Animal Orchestra will have its premiere performance.

Tune in to hear his amazing discoveries and explanation of the environmental orchestra we are all a part off.

Elsewhere Mary Anne reflects on the best moments of the week on BBC Radio 6 Music, and plays her favourite music - an eclectic mix of new and old, loud and quiet, fast and slow music.

6MMusic Poached, Fried And Scrambled20131019

Mary Anne enters the headspace of a Saturday morning though some extraordinary tunes.

Expect a unique breakfast blend of tunes from the likes of The Beach Boys, Mala, Bob Marley, Grace Jones, James Blake, Billie Holiday and some of the newest music that's landed within her digital travels this week.

She will also go diving for musical pearls in the BBC's Live Music Archive.

6MNew Year's Resolution: Empathy20130106

Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6 Music? Yes please.

She sets alight the sleepy Sunday hours for the first time with a handpicked soundtrack, and reflects on the blossoming of a New Year with renowned writer and founder of the Empathy Museum, Roman Krznaric.

6MPens, paper, Paul Smith, Peter Brewis and Aidan Moffat20141115

Get your pen and scrap paper at the ready because Mary Anne is getting literary with some genuine UK indie heroes.

Chapter one: Arab Strap musician, journalist and children's author Aidan Moffat teaches us all how to write better. Whether you're a serious writer, an amateur enthusiast, or you have forgotten how to use a pen altogether, this will be a simple, useful and vital lesson for all.

Chapter two: Peter Brewis from Field Music and Paul Smith from Maxïmo Park explain why we should all be carrying a notebook around with us, all day every day. Their fabulous new collaborative record ('Frozen By Sight') is based on years of journal entries and doodles by Mr. Smith.

Chapter three: There will be cameo guest appearances from Patti Smith, Donovan, and more. They will be giving tips and tricks on how to be more skilful with the pen.

Postscript: Mary Anne will be playing some of the best literature inspired music around (from the likes of Broadcast, Magnetic Fields, Stephen Malkmus, etc).

This programme is part of the glorious 6 Music Celebrates Libraries season ...

6MPerfectly Paced20160305

6MPerfectly Paced20160305

As ever, Mary Anne attempts to put together three hours of perfectly placed and positioned songs. And her guest is an expert in arrangement ... the composer and electronic musician Anna Meredith.

Anna is the former composer-in-residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra who first came to widespread attention through her performance at the 2008 BBC Last Night of the Proms. She has since worked with Philip Ridley, mentored Goldie, and released two acclaimed EPs. Her debut album 'Varmints' has just come out on Moshi Moshi Records.

6MPeter Doherty Continued...20160522

Mary Anne continues her conversation with solo artist and Libertines co-frontman Peter Doherty.

Peter Doherty formed The Libertines in 1997. They released three successful studio albums (Up the Bracket, The Libertines, Anthems for Doomed Youth) and quickly became one of the most influential bands of the 21st century.

In 2014, after a four year hiatus and a short side career with Babyshambles, Peter and the band returned, playing gigs at Glastonbury festival, Reading and Leeds, and a series of smaller, more intimate shows around London.

This year, Peter embarks on a solo career - he released his first single 'The World Is Our Playground' for Record Store Day 2016.

In part two of this interview, Peter opens up about fame, love and his plans for the future.

6MPopping out of your radio20140823

6MPopping out of your radio20140823

Shut the drawer, cos you don't need a spoon. You don't need a bowl or that box of cereal either. Mary Anne Hobbs is taking you on a musical journey, and all you need until 10am is a pair of ears ...

...and maybe a coffee, for the faster tunes.

Surrender to Mary Anne Hobbs as she feeds you the crème de la crème of alternative music. Including a sublime brand new track from Leonard Cohen.

6MPrince and Steve Diggle20160423

6MPrince and Steve Diggle20160423

Mary Anne salutes Prince and is joined by Buzzcocks' guitartist and vocalist Steve Diggle, for an in-depth chat about his life and career ...

Steve joined the Buzzcocks after a chance meeting with the Sex Pistols' manager, Malcolm McClaren, in 1976. He was later recruited as their bassist, and has played a key role in the band ever since. In 2016, the group reformed, celebrating their 40th anniversary with an international tour and a headline slot at the 6Music Festival in Bristol. In part one of this interview, Steve looks back on life before he joined the band, including his time at school, and life in 1970s Manchester.

Plus ... Mary Anne plays her favourite Prince cuts, and revisits an interview she did with Prince's friend Lianne La Havas.

6MPull Up A Chair20130119

Mary Anne Hobbs joins BBC Radio 6 Music with a handpicked breakfast soundtrack blended beautifully with cultural stories and guests.

Snuggle into the weekend and you can choose a track that warms the very depths of your being in The Heater.

6MReasons to Be Cheerful20140201

6MRecord Store Day With John Densmore!20160416

It's Record Store Day! Hoorah! Mary Anne celebrates with Doors drummer John Densmore, exciting #RSD16 releases and music news updates from Elizabeth Alker!

The Doors will be issuing limited-edition vinyl discs at record shops across the world this morning... Tune in as John tells us more about these releases and why you should care about your local record shops...

Also on the show, 6Music's Music News Reporter Elizabeth Alker will be providing us updates from a selection of participating record shops in the North of England. Make sure you let us know where you are crate digging and what you manage to get your hands on!

Record Store Day launched in the UK in 2008 and involves over 220 independent record shops across the UK. The celebration, which is in partnership with BBC Music this year, aims to encourage music fans to shop independently.

6MReopening Of The Whitworth Art Gallery20150215

Mary Anne celebrates the reopening of Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery with guests Kostya Novoselov (Nobel Prize winning scientist) and Cornelia Parker OBE (Turner Prize nominated artist).

Parker and Novoselov are collaborating on an artwork to mark the university gallery's reopening. With Mary Anne they will discuss what art can learn from science and vice versa.

The 125 year-old Whitworth officially reopened on February 14th after a £15 million development and the creation of two new wings. It houses work by Bacon, Blake and Turner.

And as ever expect fantastic music to burst through your speakers.

6MReview of the Mercury Prize20131103

Mary Anne reflects on the 2013 Mercury Prize ceremony, featuring interviews from the night and tracks from James Blake, Laura Marling, Savages and more.

2013 has been a great year for music, and as ever Mary Anne will be celebrating all of it, whether it is a winner or not. Tune in to this show to hear some of the best new releases, old classics, and beautiful live performances.

6MRock 'n' Roll Mums20160306

6MRock 'n' Roll Mums20160306

Happy Mother's Day to all the rocking mums out there! Mary Anne celebrates the musician-mothers around the world, and talks to guest and new mum Gwenno (formerly of the Pipettes, now an award-winning solo artist).

6MRokia Traore On Mali's Music20131123

Beautiful Malian singer Rokia Traore talks to Mary Anne about the state of music in her country.

6MScoring with Clark20160313

6MScoring with Clark20160313

Phenomenal techno and electronic musician (Chris) Clark is Mary Anne's guest, to talk about how create a great musical score.

As well as releasing 8 brilliant, genre-bending albums on Warp Records, Clark has turned his hand to scoring art, dance, video games, film and TV. Most notably ... In 2015 Clark scored the TV series The Last Panthers starring Samantha Morton, John Hurt and Tahar Rahim, broadcast by Sky Atlantic. He has also recently worked up an original score for the modern dance and theatre adaptation of Macbeth by director/choreographer duo Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin at the Young Vic (London) and HOME (Manchester).

6MSeeing by Hearing20160403

6MSeeing by Hearing20160403

Mary Anne speaks to Daniel Kish, President of World Access for the Blind, about how he uses sound to 'see'...

After Daniel lost his sight as a baby, he taught himself to navigate his surroundings using a form of echolocation called Flashsonar. This technique allows Daniel to imagine his environment by making clicking noises with his mouth and creating a mental image of his surroundings from the reflected sound.

Daniel currently holds the world record for blind cycling, and is making it his mission to empower other blind people to live more freely, by teaching them how to 'see' in the same way...

6MSelway20150329

Mary Anne Hobbs presents and Philip Selway (Radiohead) cameos. Bang a drum! Get it on!

Yes, the drummer in Britain's best band is in the building, and will be talking about Radiohead's album OK Computer, which has just been accepted in to the National Recording Registry at the US Library of Congress. It is a great, great honour for the band.

And, as ever, expect wall-to-wall musical gems to kick-start your Sunday.

6MSix Questions for... Wayne Coyne20161218

6MSix Questions for... Wayne Coyne20161218

Mary Anne asks Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips about the importance of experimenting in music, why we should embrace make-up, the role of yoga in his life, his views on Christmas (he loves it), and more...

The band's new album Oczy Mlody is due out on January 13th via Warner Bros, and is followed by two UK dates in London and Manchester the same month.

6MSlave to the Rhythm20151025

6MSlave to the Rhythm20151025

Surrender yourself to the overwhelming power of the musical beat ... with Mary Anne Hobbs.

Expect to hear tunes to change your brain for the better for the day ...

6MSleep Music20150927

6MSleep Music20150927

The perfect soundtrack to wake up to. Sleepy, dreamy, gentle, creamy music.

Mary Anne will also be catching up with Max Richter, who is a bit of an expert in music for sleeping. His 8 hour composition 'Sleep' is designed to help give anyone who listens a restful night.

6MSt David's Day Surprise20150301

6MSt David's Day Surprise20150301

Celebrate St David's Day with a Welsh music feast ... Broadcaster Bethan Elfyn joins Mary Anne to talk about the grassroots scene in Wales.

Bethan Elfyn is BBC Wales' new music champion. She is involved in 'Horizons', a scheme that aims to grow fresh musical talent in Wales. She has loads of good tips for brand new bands who are trying to make their way in the world.

Also ... Expect loads of lovely Welsh music to be played from Mary Anne Hobbs' record collection. Plus a massive Welsh surprise which we can't tell you about yet. Keep it under your hat!

6MSteve McQueen: How to Direct a Film20140119

6MSummer Vibes!20160724

6MSummer Vibes!20160724

Mary Anne attempts to keep the sun shining by playing three hours of awesome tunes! Are you listening from Secret Garden Party? Off to Bluedot festival at Jodrell Bank? Let us know!

If you're tuned in at home, we'll be encouraging you to take us for a walk this morning, as part of the BBC's 'Make Your Move' campaign. Nothing too heavy, though. Maybe just a walk from your bed to the kitchen for some coffee?

6MSummer Vibes!20160724

Mary Anne Hobbs attempts to keep the sun shining with three hours of awesome tunes.

6MSunday Funday20161127

Mary Anne brings you all of the best tunes to start your Sunday off in style, including a world exclusive first play of a brand new Duke Garwood track!

Duke releases a new LP 'Garden Of Ashes' on Heavenly Records on the 3rd of February, recorded party in his own studio and partly in Wales with a group of friends... He says "in a world full of madness and pain.. we need to be better.."

Other delightful treats on this morning's playlist include tracks from Holly Throsby, Bob Marley, Aphex Twin, and A Tribe Called Quest.

6MSunday Sonic Submersion20131020

Mary Anne provides the sonic dialogue for Sunday morning including her fine selection of tunes from the past, present and future.

Expect a unique breakfast blend of tunes from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Flying Lotus, Blondie, Savages, The Smiths and some of the newest music that's landed within her digital travels this week.

She will also go diving for musical pearls in the BBC's Live Music Archive.

6MThe Future Of Music?20130120

Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6 Music? Yes please.

She sets alight the sleepy Sunday hours for the first time with a handpicked breakfast soundtrack.

In Three Minute Epiphany Matthew Herbert, composer, label boss and director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, educates us on the future of music.

6MThe Most Dangerous Band in the World?20160417

6MThe Most Dangerous Band in the World?20160417

Mary Anne talks to award-winning director Jon Brewer (B.B. King: The Life Of Riley and Nat King Cole: Afraid Of The Dark) about his latest documentary, 'The Most Dangerous Band In The World: The Story of Guns N' Roses'.

Guns N' Roses produced one of the greatest debut albums of all time - Appetite for Destruction sold over 30 million copies worldwide and spawned some of the most famous rock songs ever written (Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine and Paradise City).

Jon Brewer joins us to talk about how one of the most successful rock bands of all time made it from playing bars on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles to stadiums across the world, selling over 80 million records in the process!

Put your Record Store Day releases down for a minute...You won't want to miss this...

6MThe Purple Playlist20160424

6MThe Purple Playlist20160424

What songs make you feel or think purple? In honour of Prince, we want your purple-themed song selections for a Purple Playlist in tribute to the late, great Prince.

And then ... once we have washed off the purple glitter ... Mary Anne continues her conversation with Buzzcocks' guitarist and vocalist Steve Diggle. In part two of this interview, which began on yesterday's programme, Steve reflects on love, sensitivity, and alcohol.

Steve is currently working on a new solo album, after a successful crowdfunding campaign which began in November, 2015.

6MThe Saturday Girl20140125

6MThe Saturday Girl20140125

6MThe Saturday Girl20140125

Mary Anne Hobbs is stuffed full of the spirit of 6 Music with tracks to define your weekend, and thoughts to stop you in your tracks. Expect revelatory new music, classic songs, and captivating or charming stories.

6MThe Spirit Of Punk With John Robb And John Cooper Clarke20131110

Where is the spirit of punk? John Robb and John Cooper Clarke help Mary Anne find it.

As a producer, musician and author, John Robb has always tried to keep the spirit of '76 alive. His specialist subjects include the Stone Roses, Nirvana, Britpop and punk rock.

John Cooper Clarke is the punk poet from Salford who started out supporting the Sex Pistols, the Fall, the Buzzcocks and Siouxsie and the Banshee.

6MThird Day On The Job20130112

Mary Anne Hobbs joins BBC Radio 6 Music with a handpicked breakfast soundtrack blended beautifully with cultural stories and guests.

Snuggle into the weekend with a track that warms the very depths of your being in The Heater.

6MTom Hooper On Winning An Oscar20130113

6MToppermost Of The Poppermost20140426

6MToppermost Of The Poppermost20140426

Top music picks from your happy host, Miss Mary Anne Hobbs. Guaranteed to make you dance, guaranteed to make you move.

Wake up our way, if you know what's what.

6MTunes On Toast20130907

6MTunes On Toast20130907

Mary Anne Hobbs awakes the UK with tunes to set Saturday breakfast time, sonically straight. Pull up a chair at the Hobbs Table full of music with cultural stories and guests.

Expect a unique breakfast blend of the extroadinary from the likes of The Beach Boys, Mala, Bob Marley, Grace Jones, James Blake, Billie Holiday and some of the newest music that's landed within her digital travels this week.

She will also go diving for musical pearls in the BBC's Live Music Archive.

6MWith Anohni20160123

6MWith Anohni20160123

Mary Anne is joined by ANOHNI, former lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons, to discuss music, theatre and identity.

ANOHNI started out as part of the performance art collective 'Blacklips' while studying at New York University. After securing funding to direct her first play, The Birth of Anne Frank, she formed her first band, Antony and the Johnsons. They went on to release four albums and numerous EPs, the second of which, 'I Am A Bird Now', won the 2005 Mercury Music Prize.

In 2016, ANOHNI will be bringing out her first new record in five years, a dance-inspired electronic release produced by Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never. 'HOPELESSNESS' will be ANOHNI's first solo album, and her first release under her new "spirit name". Expect a playlist that includes tracks from some of ANOHNI's best friends and collaborators, Lou Reed, Björk and Nico Muhly...

6MWith Carrie Brownstein20151121

Mary Anne Hobbs talks to Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney.

6MWith Chino Moreno of Deftones20160206

6MWith Chino Moreno of Deftones20160206

Mary Anne welcomes one of her favourite musicians to the show - the incomparable Chino Moreno of Deftones.

The eighth Deftones album 'Gore' is released in April. Chino has been lead vocalist and sometime guitarist in the group since 1988. He will be discussing the lessons learned over 27 years of hard rocking ...

It might get loud, listeners.

6MWith Chino Moreno of Deftones (again)20160409

6MWith Chino Moreno of Deftones (again)20160409

Mary Anne welcomes back one of her favourite musicians - the great Chino Moreno, lead singer of Deftones. Chino appeared on the show back in February, and went down very well with a large section of the 6 Music listeners. He returns this morning to discuss his new album 'Gore', which was released yesterday.

Get ready to rock, OK?

6MWith Dam-Funk20151018

6MWith Dam-Funk20151018

6MWith Dam-Funk20151018

DâM-FunK joins Mary Anne to deliver an epiphany on how funk is a way of life.

The musician and producer, aka Damon Garrett Riddick, is cited as the epitome of this genre. After joining Stones Throw records in 2008, he released two albums, 'Toeachizown' and 'Invite the Light'. The latter came out ths year, and features guest appearances from Q-Tip, Snoop Dogg and Aerial Pink.

Before this, Damon was busy teaching himself how to play drums, cutting his teeth on an apprenticeship under funk songwriter/producer Leon Sylvers III, and working alongside rappers including MC Eiht and Mack 10.

6MWith Daughter20161029

6MWith Daughter20161029

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined Elena Tonra of Daughter for an epiphany on honesty in music.

We find out about the benefits of wearing your heart on your sleeve in music, for musicians and fans alike, and what Elena's plans are for future material.

Daughter formed in 2010 and released their second album 'Not To Disappear' in January 2016.

6MWith Dayme Arocena20150816

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by Dayme Arocena.

6MWith Donovan20140510

6MWith Donovan20140510

Fantastic folk star Donovan guests. It's his 68th birthday today too.

Donovan, who is already in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, is inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. He will join Mary Anne to reflect on reaching the point of musical immortality.

If your interest is stimulated after the interview, you can catch Donovan headlining the Lunar Festival in Solihull in June.

Also, expect amazing music as ever from the collection of Mary Anne Hobbs, who is nominated as Best Music Broadcaster at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards.

6MWith Fat Freddy's Drop20161112

6MWith Fat Freddy's Drop20161112

Mary Anne welcomes Fat Freddy's Drop into the studio for an epiphany on 'life on the road'.

Fat Freddy's Drop formed in the late nineties and have gone on to perform over one thousand shows! While on tour, they also wrote most of their back catalogue - their fourth studio album BAYS is out now.

Expect tunes from some of the group's favourite artists including Erykah Badu, Roni Size and Nightmares on Wax, plus music from our other favourite NZ act, Flight of the Conchords!

6MWith Gary Numan20140726

6MWith Gary Numan20140726

It's Saturday. It's sunny. Mary Anne is stuck indoors but staying positive. She'll bring you a little Electronic music pioneer. Qualified pilot. Cult hero. Please welcome ... Gary Numan.

The 'Cars' and 'Are 'Friends' Electric?' singer shares some deep and rather dark secrets with Mary Anne. He talks about expulsion from school, early visits to the child psychologist, the horrors of fame, and the spirituality in his music. This is Gary as you have never heard him before.

Born Gary Anthony James Webb in 1958, Numan experienced massive, unexpected, early success with Tubeway Army, achieving three number one albums and a number one single. Since then Gary has consistently released challenging, evolving, fantastic music. His relationship with the press has been difficult at times, and he has also struggled with Asperger's throughout his career.

His latest album, Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) is about his diagnosis with depression in 2008.

6MWith Julian Cope20160611

Mary Anne is joined by Julian Cope of The Teardrop Explodes and solo fame. They discuss his childhood growing up in Wales and how the spirit of Liverpool shaped him as an artist...

As an artist, Julian has performed on over twenty studio albums and has collaborated with artists including Sun O))), Queen Elizabeth and Brain Donor. As an author, he has published both fictional and history books, plus an autobiography entitled 'Head-On'.

6MWith Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith20160402

6MWith Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith20160402

Experimental musician Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith talks to Mary Anne about trusting the subconscious when it comes to composing new songs, and how she feeds her mind with specific tunes, images and experiences to help her to create new sounds.

Kaitlyn grew up in isolation on an island of Washington State, and over the past few years has released a number of intriguing, nature-inspired records using a Buchla Music Easel. Her latest album, EARS, drops on April 1, ahead of a tour supporting Animal Collective across America.

6MWith Kamasi Washington20151129

Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington makes your Sunday morning special. Or unbearable. Depending on whether you can handle a little jazz.

Kamasi was born in LA in 1981. In 1999 he was the winner of the John Coltrane Music Competition. His tenor playing has been compared to the great Albert Ayler. He has played with the likes of Snoop Doog, Lauryn Hill, Nas, Chaka Khan, Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar, and his recent solo album 'The Epic' has been highly acclaimed.

Mary Anne is such a fan of his work that she made an entire radio show dedicated to him for the BBC's jazz 'pop-up- temporary digital radio station. BBC Music Jazz ran on digital radio, online and mobile from 2pm on Thursday 12 November 2015 to midnight Sunday 15 November 2015.

Get ready to get down!

6MWith Misty in Roots20140511

6MWith Misty In Roots20140511

Misty In Roots, iconic Southall band and one of John Peel's favourites, join us to bring some reggae to your morning.

As a group they have been going for forty years. They join Mary Anne to talk on the musical, spiritual and political ideas behind roots reggae.

Also, expect amazing music as ever from the collection of Mary Anne HOBBS, who is nominated as Best Music Broadcaster at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards.

6MWith Misty in Roots20140511

Misty In Roots, iconic Southall band and one of John Peel's favourites, join us to bring some reggae to your morning.

As a group they have been going for forty years. They join Mary Anne to talk on the musical, spiritual and political ideas behind roots reggae.

Also, expect amazing music as ever from the collection of Mary Anne Hobbs, who is nominated as Best Music Broadcaster at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards.

6MWith Nils Frahm20140111

Contemporary classical music is cool again. One of the finest pianists in the world, Nils Frahm, joins Mary Anne.

Frahm is a German musician and composer based in Berlin. During his childhood he was taught to play by Nahum Brodski, a student of the last scholar of Tchaikovsky. Today he realises heartbreaking, beautiful piano and synth pieces on the Erased Tapes labels.

Elsewhere, expect massive tunes from Mary Anne's record bag.

6MWith Nils Frahm20140111

6MWith Nme Editor-in-chief Mike Williams20150830

Mary Anne Hobbs is joined by Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME.

6MWith Olafur Arnalds20160619

6MWith Olafur Arnalds20160619

BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds joins Mary Anne to talk about how he created a soundtrack to his life.

We also have the first play of a new Ólafur Arnalds track so make sure you're tuned in!

Olafur's recent work includes curating the latest 'Late Night Tales' compilation which is out in June, and performing with BBC Proms performer Nils Frahm at the Louvre, Paris.

6MWith Parquet Courts20161106

6MWith Parquet Courts20161106

Mary Anne ponders a life without social media with New York rockers Parquet Courts.

Andrew Savage (vocals, guitar) explains why the band have turned their backs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and would rather you write them a letter instead.

Parquet Courts formed in 2010 and released their fifth album 'Human Performance' via Rough Trade in April 2016.

6MWith Peter Doherty20160521

6MWith Peter Doherty20160521

Mary Anne is joined for an in-depth chat by solo artist and Libertines co-frontman Peter Doherty.

At the age of 16, Peter won a poetry competition and embarked on a tour of Russia. Two years later, he formed The Libertines and released three successful studio albums (Up the Bracket, The Libertines, Anthems for Doomed Youth).

In 2014, after a four year hiatus and a short side career with Babyshambles, Peter and the band returned, playing gigs at Glastonbury festival, Reading & Leeds, and a series of smaller, more intimate shows around London.

This year, Peter embarks on a solo career - he released his first single,'The World Is Our Playground' for Record Store Day 2016 and will be on tour with his new set until November, 2016.

In part one of this interview, Mary Anne talks to Peter about his childhood, school, his love of poetry, and how it feels to be writing music twenty years after he first began...

6MWith Richard Hawley20130126

6MWith Richard Hawley20130127

6MWith Steve Albini20160709

6MWith Steve Albini20160709

Mary Anne's guest is performer, producer and recording engineer Steve Albini!

The Shellac frontman has worked on thousands of records, including those by The Pixies, The Manic Street Preachers, Nirvana and The Frames. He is also the author of seminal 1993 essay, The Problem with Music.

This morning, he talks to Mary Anne about his heroes, the spirit of punk in 2016, the problem with dance music, and his love of painting...

6MWith the Hot 8 Brass Band!20160731

6MWith the Hot 8 Brass Band!20160731

Mary Anne celebrates the joy of brass with the New Orleans-based outfit, Hot 8 Brass Band!

The group formed 20 years ago after sousaphone player Bennie Pete merged two former Fortier High School student groups, the High Steppers and the Looney Tunes Brass Bands.

They've since brought out three albums, 'Rock with the Hot 8', 'The Life and Times of the Hot 8 Brass Band' and 'Tombstone', and have featured in two Spike Lee documentaries, When the Levees Broke (2006) and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise (2010).

Expect to hear some funk-filled tunes over the next three hours, including the band's absolutely brilliant covers of 'Sexual Healing' and 'Ghost Town'...

6MWith the Hot 8 Brass Band!20160731

Mary Anne Hobbs celebrates the joy of brass with the New Orleans-based Hot 8 Brass Band.

6MWith The Pop Group20161126

6MWith The Pop Group20161126

Mary Anne asks The Pop Group's Mark Stewart about how to make music that matters.

The post-punk innovators' fourth studio album 'Honeymoon on Mars' is out now, the follow-up to their 2015 LP Citizen Zombie.

The record features Dennis Bovell, who worked on the band's seminal debut 1979 album Y, on production duties.

6MWith The Skatalites20161217

6MWith The Skatalites20161217

Mary Anne is joined by Ken Stewart of The Skatalites for an epiphany of why ska is the greatest genre of them all!

The Skatalites began performing in 1964 and, with their first LP 'Ska Authentic', toured Jamaica as "the creators of ska". In the years that followed, they worked with producers including Prince Buster, and played with numerous high-profile artists including Desmond Dekker, The Wailers, and Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

In 1983, after a twenty year hiatus, they reformed, and have been touring and recording ever since. Their most recent release 'Platinum Ska' dropped in 2016.

To celebrate their longevity, Mary Anne is extending Steve Lamacq's Ska Christmas Party by playing some of her favourite tunes to skank to. If you've got a favourite, send it in!

6MWith Viv Albertine20160820

6MWith Viv Albertine20160820

Mary Anne is joined by solo artist and former Slits guitarist, Viv Albertine.

In part one of this piece, they talk about art school, punk music and feminism...

Viv's memoir, 'Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.' came out in 2014, two years after her first solo record, 'The Vermilion Border'.

6MWriting about Music20141116

Literature lovers unite ... the pen and the piano collide ... writing and music combine. This is a programme exploring the world of music reviews, fan letters and lyrics.

Mary Anne's main guest will be Eve Barlow, deputy editor at the NME, who will be delivering a lesson in how to write well about music.

Also ... if you've ever wanted to receive a postcard from a popstar, this could be your lucky day.

This programme is part of the glorious 6 Music Celebrates Libraries season ...