News from JH

Posted at 11:42 24/06/2017
RICHARD TODD ARCHIVE NOW ONLINE.

When John was growing, up one of his biggest British movie idols was RICHARD TODD, who made huge movie hits like The Dam Busters, Yangtse Incident, Stage Fright and one he did not wish to talk about, The Long the Short and the Tall. This 2001 Hannam Archive is now online. Just click on the radio page of this website. Richard, who died in 2009, also talked about making The Hasty Heart, with Ronald Reagan.

Posted at 13:23 16/06/2017
JOHN HANNAM MEETS MARTI WEBB.

Great West End star MARTI WEBB is a guest on the latest John Hannam Meets podcast. Marti talks about her amazing career in top musicals, her latest tour with La Cage Aux Folles, and her memories of having chart hits. Just click on the radio page of this website to listen to it.

Posted at 18:29 09/06/2017
LES DENNIS, MIKE REID AND JIMMY CRICKET NOW ONLINE.

Comedian and actor LES DENNIS, whom John first met back in 1988, can be heard on a brand new John Hannam Meets podcast. Les is currently touring Britain in the great musical comedy, The Adams Family. Irish comedian JIMMY CRICKET has recently recorded an interview with John, during a visit to the Isle of Wight. Both these new interviews can be heard online. Just click on the radio page of this website to see these and others that are available. Also just online is a Hannam Archive from 1993, featuring the late comedian and actor MIKE REID. It was the last time John ever met Mike. This can also be heard via the radio page of this website.

Posted at 07:40 30/05/2017
PAUL ARMFIELD MEETS JOHN HANNAM.

In a rare turnaround, John is being interviewed live on stage by the Island's PAUL ARMFIELD on Wednesday June 21, at Newport's Quay Art Centre. John, who has interviewed over 5000 people during the last 44 years, will be on the other side of the microphone, when he chats to Paul. Tickets are available at just £5 from the Quay Arts Centre. John will also have copies of his new book, The John Hannam Interviews, the stories behind his interviews with pop stars of the '50s, '60s and '70s, available on the night.

Posted at 08:33 16/05/2017
NOTORIOUS CORRIE SERIAL KILLER ON JH MEETS.

BRIAN CAPRON, who played the notorious serial killer Richard Hillman in Coronation Street, is a guest on John's latest worldwide podcast. It's a fascinating interview - and John took his own black gloves!! It's now online. Just click on the radio page of this website and there is a direct link. You have been warned!!

Posted at 11:56 03/05/2017
THE SAD DEATH OF LES PAYNE.

John has been saddened by the news of the death of his long-term friend Les Payne. Les was an amazing singer/songwriter who should have made the big time. He wrote some brilliant songs during his long career in music. During his life he played over 6000 gigs. He made so many wonderful records and appeared on John Hannam Meets on many occasions. Les, who died suddenly on Tuesday morning in High Wycombe, was born in the Isle of Wight and began playing music there.

Posted at 10:24 03/05/2017
NATALIE GAVIN NOW ON WORLDWIDE PODCAST.

NATALIE GAVIN, one of the stars of the new modern production of Pygmalion at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, can now be heard on a worldwide John Hannam Meets podcast. John met Natalie at the Nuffield recently and she was in fine form. Just go to the radio page of this website for a direct link to this interview.

Posted at 10:20 03/05/2017
REGINALD D HUNTER ON WORLDWIDE PODCAST.

American-born comedian REGINALD D HUNTER, who has lived in the UK for 20 years, can now be heard on a worldwide John Hannam Meets podcast. John recently recorded this at the Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, during Reginald's current British nationwide tour. Just click on the radio page of this website for a link to the interview.

Posted at 09:59 01/05/2017
SHERIDAN SMITH 2012 ARCHIVE NOW ONLINE.

To correspond with her current British tour of Funny Girl, John has a new Hannam Archive online featuring his 2012 interview with her on the Isle of Wight. Funny Girl is at the Mayflower Theatre from May 22 to 27. Just click on the radio page of this website to listen to it.

Posted at 09:45 20/04/2017
BRILLIANT THRILLER AT SHANKLIN THEATRE.

John highly recommends a brilliant thriller called Strictly Murder, currently on a British tour. Written by the late Brian Clemens, who wrote so many superb scripts for The Professionals and The Avengers, and was a former guest of John Hannam Meets, this is such a gripping play with plenty of surprises. One of the finest thrillers seen at Shanklin Theatre for many years. There are several well known television actors in the play headed by Brian Capron, whose past credits include feature roles in Coronation Street, as serial killer Richard Hillman, and Where The Heart Is. This tours Britain until late September.