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This month The Reading Room Book Group are reviewing Pantheon by Sam Bourne… We also talk to Radio Head author John Osborne about poetry and his new one man show John Peel’s Shed, Booker prize nominated author Jon McGregor tells is about his new collection of short stories This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That […]

We’re so sorry that “The Rock Train” devotees were denied their Thursday edition, yesterday.  We had to do some tinkering to the playout system and the show, sadly, disappeared into the virtual ether. Undaunted the team have rescued it and it’s going out tonight at 8pm straight after Sharon’s excellent drive show and repleated tomorrow […]

History lesson. May 1963. The Rolling Stones sign to Decca. Puff the Magic Dragon is released and the James Bond film Dr No opens in the USA. It is also the month when 2 musicians were born thousands of miles apart yet have been bought together for you by The Rock Train.   BLAZE BAYLEY […]

Yes, we know the last one was labelled as ROOM 20 – but this time it really is ROOM 20!  In this programme, performance poet Luke Wright talks about his work and the trials of curating the poetry arena at the Latitude Festival, and we have a preview of his new spoken word album We’re […]

This month, The Reading Room Book Group take a look at stand-up comedian Stewart Lee’s new mini-book, The ‘If You Prefer a Milder Comedian Please Ask For One’ EP, bestselling action thriller writer Matthew Reilly discusses killing off well loved characters and transferring his high-octane books to the screen, we have poetry from Andrew Goulding, […]

Well when I say we went to Marseilles we actually meant we went to Grimsby. Why Grimsby? The Rock Train went to see the world famous Neil Buchanan from TV phenomenon Art Attack. But what has Marseilles got to do with Grimsby, i hear you say. It turns out that Marseilles is a band that […]

This month, The Reading Room Book Group take a look at stand-up comedian Stewart Lee’s new mini-book, The ‘If You Prefer A Milder Comedian, Please Ask For One’ EP.Performance poet Luke Wright talks about his work and the trials of curating the poetry arena at the Latitude Festival, bestselling action thriller writer Matthew Reilly discusses […]

In this short video podcast, Paul takes to the stage of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre to try out his stand-up skills and look ahead to this month’s Reading Room Book Group where we’ll be talking about Stewart Lee’s The ‘If You Prefer a Milder Comedian Please Ask For One’ EP. Don’t forget to tune […]

On City Vibe this week: With silent film The Artist nominated for 10 Oscars, Jonathan Holmes looks in to history of the silent film genre and their appeal, and hear what happened when he went to see some classics at a special event. The Great Australian Breakfast returns for the 21st year on Sunday – […]

In another of our short videos, The Reading Room’s presenter Paul Tyler ruminates on the connected influence two books have had on his life: The Gobbler by Adrian Edmondson and Memoirs of a Fruitcake by Chris Evans. Remember – our next LIVE show is on Sunday 5th February at 10am on Siren 107.3FM or online […]