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Episode 31

Elis' Emotional Triggers, Fancy Dress Advice and A Welsh Male Voice Choir

Show broadcast on 13 September 2014

Inspired by a trip to Portmeirion, this week Elis and John wanted to hear about your visits to landmarks from albums, films or TV shows. Plus there's exciting news of Elis' invite to a film premiere, and John's new teetotal lifestyle. Of course there's the usual Sacred Cow, Textual Healing, Winner Plays On and a reading from Tony Blackburn's Poptastic.

John's introduction of Elis

"To my right is the man Bryn Terfel described as "the thorn in my side""

Conversations and riffs

Elis cried at a film about the Miners' Strike and John attempts to make Elis cry live on air by playing the Manic Street Preachers' 'A Design For Life' sung by a Welsh Male Voice Choir.

The guys discuss the famous Rockfield Studio in Wales, where both Queen and Oasis made legendary recordings.

Text-in topic

Listeners text and tweet during the show on this week's topic.

Have you made a pilgrimage to a place that appeared in a film, TV show or song?

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Jess needs ideas for a fancy dress costume.

Sacred Cow

Should this celebrated band / artist go into the paddock of sacred cows or be doomed to the abattoir?

Muse (nominated by Elis) - abattoir

Robins: "Queen were the first ever band to use the most ever lights."

John tells an amusing anecdote about the release of Muse's album 'Origin of Symmetry'.

John Reads Aloud From Tony Blackburn's Autobiography

Tony takes up waterskiing. He absolutely loves doing pantomime but it is interrupted by the miners' strike. John does an outstanding impression of politician Tony Benn.

Winner Plays On

Elis and John face off in the weekly quiz on topics of their choice.

The life and work of comedian and actor Elis James (John) v the politician Tony Benn (Elis). Elis wins 4-3.

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