31 January 2005

Whiskey and birds

Whiskey makes Adrian friskyLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy's better half (aka Dearly Beloved aka Adrian) loves whiskey, in particular, the Isle of Jura brand.
  • Bunty spent longer than usual on the toilet last Sunday morning. Do you want to know why? It's because there were a load of wrens flying about outside.
  • 27 January 2005

    Mars bars and Guy Henry

    Mars bars -- help you work, rest and DJLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy was absolutely famished yesterday. She told tubby Terry Wogan that she spent the day raiding the fridge, eating several Mars bars.
  • Guy Henry (he of 'It's Showtime!' fame) is currently trying to sell his car.
  • 26 January 2005

    Sister, Marsh and listen again

    Marsh -- never shaved in his lifeLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy said buy The Daily Telegraph today and look at p11. On that page is a photo of a woman who looks like SK's sister, Jane.
  • Marshypops (aka John Marsh) had to leave his hotel in the middle of last night in his nightie, for a destructive fire had broken out.
  • You can now 'listen again' to the brilliant SK show via the BBC Radio 2 website.
  • 25 January 2005

    Swede, sheep and jokes

    Sheep -- bleating = no nipplesLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy splashed swede all up her walls over the weekend in an attempt to make soup.
  • Apparently, everytime a sheep bleats, one of its nipples falls off.
  • Bunty wants more jokes. Send them in. Please.
  • 24 January 2005

    Streisand, Churchill, Beckham and trailers

    Streisand -- big nose, small bodyLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy once bumped into Barbara Streisand whilst filming a Carry On film at Pinewood studios. She's very small.
  • SK's dad was a massive fan of Sir Winston Churchill. So much so in fact, that when she was a baby he took her to the House of Commons to watch him speak.
  • Bunty watched Bend It Like Beckham over the weekend and loved it.
  • Ms K was today wondering why her programme never gets a trailer, like all the other Radio 2 presenters do...
  • 22 January 2005

    Poll results

    Thanks for all your votes -- here are the results...

    Q: Who is your favourite Radio Two presenter (after Sarah Kennedy)?
    Terry Wogan: 41%
    Johnny Walker: 31%
    Ken Bruce: 9%
    Other: 7%
    Jonathan Ross: 6%
    Steve Wright: 6 %

    Don't forget the new poll -- available on the right-hand menu.

    21 January 2005

    Very exciting news!

    From next Tuesday, the BBC Radio 2 website will contain a 'listen again' feature, which means that one can listen again to Sarah Kennedy's entire shows! This is about time, as every other Radio 2 presenter has this function.

    20 January 2005

    Sir Ian McKellen

    McKellen -- in dragLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy saw Ian McKellen yesterday, in a play called Aladdin. Apparently he looked a bit like Sally Boazman (aka Sally Traffic)!
  • 18 January 2005

    New photo of Sarah Kennedy

    This is our Sarah, at Guildford, busy signing books last November.
    Sarah Kennedy -- looking radiant
    Photo: Phil Little

    Monday blues and Dench

    Dench -- greedyLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy had a terrible day yesterday. First of all, her chicken broth exploded, then all her light bulbs went kaput.
  • SK once had to protect some buns from greedy Dame Judi Dench.
  • 17 January 2005

    Petula Clark's cosin, fondue, sick notes

    Fondue -- Flaming Turtle Chocolate Fondue is very good, apparentlyLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy went to school with Petula Clark's cousin.
  • SK had a lovely Friday night fondue.
  • Ms K was talking about excuses for not turning up at work this morning. She said that of the times she's been away, there are only three times when it wasn't down to her health. Here are those excuses:
    Scary -- it once so windy, that she couldn't leave the house
    -- the BBC security gate wouldn't open
    -- she once had to call 999 as there was someone with a balaclava on and bullwhip in her garage
    Petulant Clark
  • 14 January 2005

    Champagne, bags, sculpture, bedtime and more cat wee

    CorkyLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy cannot stand champagne.
  • After yesterday's rant about failing to open supermarket bags, a helpful listener contacted the show to say it's best to rub the bags against oneself. That works.
  • SK's least favourite piece of modern sculpture sits outside Pimlico underground train station.
  • Ms K went to bed at 8:45pm last night.
  • As mentioned the other day, one of the cats did a wee in Sarah's shoe. During the week, living in London, these are the only shoes she has!
  • 13 January 2005

    Problems and nephew

    Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy has trouble opening up milk cartons, supermarket shopping bags and tin cans.
  • Sarah's nephew, who has been staying with her for the last five weeks, is finally going to get the chance to have a meal with her shortly.
  • 12 January 2005

    Leonardo da Vinci

    da Vinci -- da manLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy's loves Leonardo da Vinci.
  • 11 January 2005

    Morris dancing and necklaces

    Dearly Beloved and friend?Lessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy's Xmas present from her boyfriend was an aqua marine necklace.
  • Apparently, Dearly Beloved (aka Adrian) likes morris dancing -- in the nude!

    Guy Henry
    Do you want to know more about Sarah Kennedy's friend, Guy Henry? You know, the actor who does the 'IT'S SHOWTIME!' voiceover?

    Well, if you do, visit his page on the Internet Movie Database.
  • 10 January 2005

    Straight sausages, cat wee and Dearly Beloved's pants

    Lessons learned from today's show
    SK's cat -- ready for action
  • Sarah Kennedy would like to know if there is a machine that allows for sausages to be cooked without becoming bent?
  • SK's cat did a wee in her shoes the other day.
  • When Dearly Beloved (aka Adrian) was learning about race horses in college at Newbury, he would get told off by the head groundsman if he was drying his pants on the clothes' line, as it did not create a good impression.
  • 6 January 2005

    Cooking and Christmas TV

    Geraldine McEwan -- the new Miss MarpleLessons learned from today's show
  • Sarah Kennedy loves cooking.
  • The Kennedy Christmas turkey weighed in at 10 pounds.
  • SK didn't think too much of the Christmas TV selection. She loved Tom Brown's Schooldays, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Stocking Silk and something about roman roads, but did not think much of the new Miss Marple dramas.
  • Unfortunately, SK will be away tomorrow, as she is attending a funeral. But fear not, as she will be back on Monday.

  • 5 January 2005

    Marmite and the opera

    Marmite -- love itLessons learned from today's show
  • Marmite lasts for inifinity.
  • Sarah Kennedy's nephew (the opera singer), is staying with SK again, as he is rehearsing for the marriage of Figaro.
  • 4 January 2005

    Early 2005 Christmas present...

    ... Sarah Kennedy is back! A family emergency temporarily took her off the airwaves before Christmas, so she wishes us all a Happy New Year.

    Lessons learned from today's show
    Sweeny -- lovely legs, admired by Adrian
  • SK took Dearly Beloved (aka Adrian and DB) to a panto. He spent all the time leering at Claire Sweeney's legs.
  • Ms K has never bought a National Lottery ticket.
  • Sarah's washing machine has broken down.
  • Because of the emergency, SK couldn't buy DB his requested Christmas present of binoculars. But, she did find the time to buy him a pair of pants with a stallion on the front pouch.