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Show 10 – 26 July 2017

Show No.10 of The Weekly Noticias (26 July 2017). Hosted by Tim Parfitt, with guests Jon Groves, Marcela Topor, Susie Duguid, David Sanmiguel and Viveka Nilsson. Show No.10 is the last show in ‘Season 1’. ‘Season 2’ will follow in mid-September. Also look out for the fly-on-the-wall ‘rockumentary’: .

Show 9 – 19 July 2017

Show No.9 of The Weekly Noticias (19 July 2017). Hosted by Tim Parfitt, with guests Chris Groves, Stephanie Figueira, Neil Stokes, Jon Groves and Mario Pedrol Echternkamp.

Show 8 – 12 July 2017

Show No.8 of The Weekly Noticias (12 July 2017). Hosted by Tim Parfitt, with guests Chris Groves, Xavier Castells, Jess Klingspor, Viveka Nilsson, Jon Groves, and Swedish musician & singer Andreas Lundstedt from ‘Alcazar’.

Show 7 – 5 July 2017

Show No.7 of The Weekly Noticias (5 July 2017). Hosted by Tim Parfitt, with guests Chris Groves, Charlie Pee, Jaume Pamies, Francis Wardley and Frank Blunt (aka Rick Broadbent).

Show 6 – 28 June 2017

Here’s a link below to the podcast of Show No.6 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 28th June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Tori Sparks, Andrea Moreno, Jon Groves, Viveka Nilsson, Henk Cortier Victor Palomo.

In the show, questions come up about: San Juan, Thomas Jefferson & 4th July, The New York Times (Mariano Rajoy & the Catalan Referendum), the Spanish Women’s Basketball Team, Feliciano Lopez, Salvador Dali, the water in Majorca, Belgian beer, Jeremy ‘Jezza’ Corbyn, Glastonbury, wrinklies, moustaches, sharks, Theresa May & the DUP, Justin Trudeau, rainbow flags & socks, a fool and his money, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Mel Brooks, sewers and breweries, as well as the world’s ugliest dog – which happens to be a Neapolitan Mastiff called Martha, weighing 57Kg.

Show 5 – 21 June 2017

Show No.5 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 21st June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Frida Palsson, Fred Fairbrass from Right Said FredJon Groves Viveka Nilsson.

In between alot of I’m-Too-Sexy banter between our Swedish Bond-girl and pop-icon guests, questions also come up about Emmanuel Macron, Mariano Rajoy, Helmut Kohl, David Davis, Michael Barnier, Brexit, Leonardo DiCaprio, Prince Philip, Donald Trump, Cuba, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deeply Dippy lyrics, heatwaves, James Bond, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, how speaking French can cure a blinking disease, and how you say ‘a near miss doesn’t kill a hare’ in Swedish. Believe it or not, Xavi Castells also comes up with a sentence using all terms from the week’s new ‘Word Wheel’: heatwave, blink, delinquent, grotesque, tantrum, hare & tomorrow.

Show 4 – 14 June 2017

Show No.4 of The Weekly Noticias, hosted by me and broadcast on Weds 14th June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Adam Fields, Lara Selva, Jon Groves Viveka Nilsson.

In the show, questions come up about: Pep Guardiola, Carles Puigdemont, Mariano Rajoy, Theresa May, the Monster Raving Loony Party, Lionel Messi, Rafael Nadal, Banco Popular, Adnan Khashoggi, manspreading, Batman, Marbella Council, the Interior Ministry of Spain, Melania & Barron Trump, Jerome K Jerome, Captain Bligh, why hedgehogs cross the road, how fast hippos can run, and what the girl oyster said to the boy oyster … among many other topics. Believe it or not, the guests also try to make a coherent sentence using all of the following words & phrases: hung parliament, manspreading, camp, queue, Tweet storm, yield & mutiny.

Show 3 – 7 June 2017

Show No.3 of The Weekly Noticias, first broadcast on Weds 7th June 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Steve O’Brien, Silvia Sparks and Jon Groves.

In the show, questions come up about: Carles Puigdemont, Mariano Rajoy (and the distance between Madrid and Cardiff), Zinedine Zidane, Girona Football Club, Don Quixote, Terry Gilliam, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Trump, Ariana Grande, Millwall, silent pavements, covfefe, Sadiq Khan, sick tourists, Benidorm nightclubs, Manuela Carmena, same-sex traffic lights, Spanish proverbs & tongue-twisters, and what you call a pig that does karate …

Show 2 – 31 May 2017

Show No.2 of The Weekly Noticias, first broadcast on Weds 31st May 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Stephanie Figueira, Viveka Nilsson, Jon Groves and Francis Wardley.

In the show, questions come up about: Pablo Iglesias, Mariano Rajoy, Manuel Noriega, Juana Escudero, Spanish taxi drivers, Sgt.Pepper, the Prime Ministers of Montenegro and Luxembourg, Melania Trump, British Airways, Tiger Woods, Sofia Coppola, Spanish proverbs, the modern zip, ABBA, famous Canadians, and in what US State it is (still) illegal to have oral sex with a chicken …

Show 1 – 24 May 2017

This launch show was first broadcast on Weds 24th May 2017 on Radio Kanal Barcelona, with guests Xavier Castells, Chris Groves, Carrie Frais, Gemma Louise Poole, Jon Groves and Francis Wardley. With thanks to Viveka NilssonKatrina Logie & ‘People on the Grid’, – and to Alex and Lola at RKB.

In the show, questions came up about: Pedro Sanchez, Manuela Carmena, Real Madrid, Donald Trump, Bong Joon-Ho, Julian Assange, cruising, Jean-Claude Juncker, Barcelona airport, good deeds and Spanish vocabulary, Bob Dylan and Al Pacino, There’s also some great music from The Clash, Alle Farben & Graham Candy, and the 5th Dimension. Sit back, have a glass of wine, listen to it all and enjoy.