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Episode 36

David Mellor, Meeting Strangers and the Temple Trap

Show broadcast on 18 October 2014

Elis is back with tales of the ease of fatherhood and John is so happy to see him he's bouncing up and down in Cloud Anecdote. The two investigate your stories of meeting strangers, John met one of his lifelong heroes, and Elis saw David Mellor in the office. There's news from Producer Dave's birthday party, plus there's an absolutely huge Sacred Cow - brace yourself - alongside the usual Textual Healing, Winner Plays On and Tony Blackburn's Poptastic.

John's introduction of Elis

"No intro this week!"

Conversations and riffs

Elis is now a father and says it is easy.

An impersonation of David Mellor in Pret-a-Manger, whom John sees each Saturday morning before the show.

John met comedy hero Steve Coogan, which Elis thinks must be the equivalent of the 'Aguero!' moment for Producer Dave.

What if Elis met himself?

Presents for Producer Dave's birthday and an account of his party.

Text-in topic

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

John made friends for life with two strangers on a plane. Have you ever made a connection with a random stranger in unusual circumstances?

Textual Healing

A listener calls the show with a problem.

Chris has to deal with really smelly customers in the bookshop he works in.

Sacred Cow

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

Stone Roses (nominated by John) - paddock. Elis calls John 'a tube', launching a brand new phrase.

John Reads Aloud From Tony Blackburn's Autobiography

More on Tony's love life during his single days. Tony gets one over Noel Edmonds. Tony's fondness for service station tat.

Winner Plays On

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

The life and times of the poet Philip Larkin (John) v the politician Dennis Skinner (Elis). Elis wins 3-1.

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