2010
07.25

The Guardian
18 July 2010

Men’s Hour kicks off with Louie Spence’s digestion woes

BBC Radio 5 Live show wasn’t tearjerking, but it was a strange mix of the banal and interesting

“After 64 years on the BBC Woman’s Hour’s cheeky younger brother Men’s Hour with Tim Samuels makes its debut on BBC Radio 5 Live …” This was the blurb. Hard to unpick exactly who’d been doing what for 64 years, but it was definitely “No girls allowed!” Punctuation and syntax, you can get back into the saloon bar with the ladies.

Go here to read the article about the BBC show in The Guardian

There were some fascinating bits. Andy McNab said one of the problems with being married was that sometimes you didn’t want to be with your wife, you wanted to hang out with your mates. You didn’t want to be unfaithful – you just wanted more fun. Nobody ever says that. It must be true for us all, isn’t it? Takes an ex-member of the SAS to say it out loud!

Unfortunately this program is not available to Listen Again, but at least we got a nice photo from The Guardian article. If anyone was smart enough to record the program please send it to us!

The star of the show, surprisingly, was McNab. He explained how men and women are equally in danger in war zones because there is no frontline any more, and he didn’t appear to take himself so seriously.

Source: The Guardian