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The James Hanson Show

Since January 2018 I've hosted "The James Hanson Show" every Saturday lunchtime on BBC Radio Bristol between 12-2pm. It's a light entertainment and music show featuring celebrity interviews, comedy characters, sketches, and regular feature "The Kids V The News" - in which I visit a different local primary school each week to get their consistently hilarious views on the week's news.

Guests so far include: Graham Norton; Joanna Lumley; Sir Michael Parkinson; Jools Holland; David Baddiel; Ade Edmondson; Sister Sledge; Kim Wilde; Gok Wan; Alexander O'Neal; Fiona Bruce; Julian Clary; Rob Brydon; UB40; Daniel O'Donnell; Phill Jupitus; Russell Watson; Tom Allen; SuRie; Brendan Cole; Angus Deayton; Mark Watson; Helen Lederer; The Proclaimers; Simon Evans; Noel Fitzpatrick; Jamie Cullum; Paul Sinha; Nick Knowles; Jon Ronson; Alistair McGowan; Peter Purves; Ed Balls; Ray Mears; Hal Cruttenden; and many more.

Among the regular cast of characters you'll hear on the show are: Terry the Odd Job Man (a handy-man from Southmead); Alan in Ashton (south Bristol's 8th favourite amateur comedian); Jemima from Clifton (an upper middle-class "yummy mummy"); Peter the Pensford Pedant (who frequently calls in to make corrections to the show); and Sebastien from Stokes Croft (a Bristol hipster who's always trying to shun the mainstream). Regular voice artists: Benjamin Howard; Jody Kamali; Charlie Markham, and Olivia Pockett.