English Heritage is marking the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings by unveiling a sequel to the Bayeux Tapestry – we’ll hear from children’s illustrator Liz Pichon who designed the new Tapestry.
The featured artist of the week is Andrew Gold.
It’s claimed poverty is costing UK taxpayers 78 billion pounds per year. Researchers looked at how much money is spent relieving deprivation and preventative measures – Jason talks to Katie Schmuecker after 8pm. An Australian family living in the Scottish Highlands have a deadline of midnight tonight to find a job or leave the country.
Also, we will have NOT in The News – where we look at stories which haven’t quite made the headlines; the latest music news including new single and album releases and in the final hour we have a tribute to Michael Jackson – who would have had a birthday later this month.
We start with sport and hear from three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome. Prime Minister Theresa May has said that “nobody wants to return to the borders of the past” during her first visit to Northern Ireland. We hear from Mrs May in The World Tonight.
Mick Jagger is our featured artist tonight. He’s one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll as frontman of The Rolling Stones and celebrates his birthday on 26 July.
After 8pm Jason we hear how Shamed Sir Philip Green has threatens to sue MP Frank Field who said he was ‘much worse’ than Robert Maxwell for ‘plundering BHS’. We have the latest report.
Paul Doust trained as an actor at the Guildhall School, London and then took to play writing and TV scriptwriting (BBC’s Eastenders / Holby City). He now now runs theatre workshops all over Kent. He joins Jason live in the studio in the final hour.
TheBank of England has cooked them in ovens, drowned them in red wine, stuck them in the microwave and run them through a 90C washing machine cycle with Persil washing power. It reckons the new £5 plastic notes – which go into circulation on 13 September – will be warmly welcomed by the British public. Jason chats to about the new £5 which is due to be released later in summer. Jason speaks to Jonathan Calloway from the International Bank Note Society.
Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan as broadcast on 106.SFM.
On the show tonight:
It’s International Mandela day – after 9pm Jason speaks to a biographer of Nelson Mandela – Martin Meredith – about the Mandela’s early life, later life and struggles which saw him go from spending 26 years in a prison cell to becoming the first black President of South Africa.
The Prime Minister says she would be prepared to authorise a nuclear strike. Theresa May’s made her first Commons speech since entering Number 10, during a debate about renewing the UK’s nuclear deterrent – we’ll discuss the pro’s and con’s with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and former First Sea Lord and former Security Minister, Lord West.
Our featured artist tonight is Don Henley who is 69 on Friday. The drummer, singer, composer, and co-founder of The Eagles who has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing hits like The Boys of Summer.
Also we have The World Tonight; Not In The News and the latest music news and releases.
On Breakfast this morning with Jason: Jan has your travel; Calum the sport.
Between 7am & 8am
NEWSQUIZ? What’s The Story? Jason plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story?
In TRANQUIL TIME our poem is How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear by Edward Lear.
Between 8am & 9am
Katy Perry has released her first new single in 3 years – we play it around 08:10
Also this hour we play Treasure Hunt: We’ll send Jan up in the SFM Helicopter with Jock McSporran – but can you guess where she is?
A report out this morning from the AA says on average seven children need rescuing from locked cars every day Jason talks to Edmund King from the AA.
Between 9am & 10am
Pick of the number one Pops, playing songs that were number one on this day from; 1970; 1980; 1990; 2000.
It’s Milton Creek – Art In The Park – we cross live to the event with Colin Jones & Pete Flynn and also today is the Newington Village Festival: Sue Flipping will join Jason on the phone.
After 8pm Jason discusses a research out today which suggests nine in ten people think that drink or drug drivers who kill someone should be charged with manslaughter. Jason speaks to Gary Rae from the campaign charity BRAKE about these findings.
The Pet Shop Boys are our featured group. Neil Tennant celebrated his birthday yesterday. He was 62.
Also celebrating her birthday is the Award-winning singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. After 9pm Jason will play 4 songs from her live album – In Concert (Live at the Coach House, San Juan Capistano) 1993.
The Chilcot report was published last week Jason speaks to Professor Ruth Blakeley from the University of Kent. We also discuss a project Professor Blakeley is running in conjunction with Westminster University called The Rendition Project – which looks at the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation (RDI) programme.
On the show tonight we have reaction from another day of resignations – as Ukip’s the latest political party looking for a new leader – after Nigel Farage announced he’s standing down. Nigel said last month’s referendum result means he’s achieved what he set out to when he first entered politics.
The music news is after 8am and a survey out today says that one in eight cars on the roads in east London do not have insurance, according to analysis which names the capital as the worst place in Britain for uninsured drivers. Jason chats to Mark Chiappino is from Churchill car insurance.
The featured artist is Bill Withers who is 78 years old today. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007, his song “Lean on Me” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
A report’s been published suggesting replacing T-junctions with mini-roundabouts could reduce the number of crashes involving older people. Ian Crowder’s from the AA joins Jason after 9pm.