John Inverdale  
December 1986 and I was hired to look after the Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Lincolnshire for a couple of weeks. John Inverdale was the regular presenter but had taken the opportunity to spend a few weeks with BBC Sport in London. He liked the job so much that he decided to stay and the rest as they say is history. I continued to work on the Breakfast Show for four and a half years. Before he left completely, John was supposed to take me on a tour of my “New Patch”. It started one morning with an interview at Gainsborough ambulance station and was cut short after he decided to show me the joys of the Brandy Wharf Cider Centre. We never got any further than that!
Chris Morris  
A Radio Times article from November 1986. Pictured with me was a very witty, intelligent and competent young BBC employee called Chris Morris. Together we sailed a Cambridgeshire punt down the River Cam for Children in Need. We raised a lot of money and had a great deal of fun along the way. At the time I was working with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenting the morning programme just a couple of weeks before being called to BBC Radio Lincolnshire. Chris has gone on to become a very high profile and at times controversial producer/presenter of TV programmes. Me - I’m happy doing what I do.
Michael Gibson  

The name Guy Gibson is well know to RAF historians and anyone who knows the story of the dams raid in World War 2. There are only two people alive today with the Gibson name, that were alive at the time of the dams raid. One of them is his nephew Michael Gibson who was in Lincolnshire and looking in on some of the places in the county that are connected with the Dambusters.

After visiting RAF Scampton he took a break at the Dambusters Inn where I took the opportunity to chat to him about Guy the family man and his own memories of Wing Commander Gibson the national hero.

Max Bygraves  
Now then, let me tell you a story.
I have to admit it, I've been quite a fan of Max for many years. When I first came to Lincolnshire it was quite normal on a Friday night for the landlord at the Half Moon in Willingham by Stow to put on one of his singalongamax cassettes. Great songs and enjoyed by many, well a few of us anyway. I eventually met him at the Embassy Centre in Skegness several years ago (Well look at the hair). The crowd loved him and needless to say I enjoyed the songs all over again. Sadly the whereabouts of the subsequent interview is unknown but at least I got to chat to him.
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