Podcasts & Specials

Best of the guests from Hogmanay

Listen to entertaining stories from interesting people from the Forces world and beyond.

01/01/2022

Listen again to Mark McKenzie & Gemma-Leigh James and the best of the guests from their BFBS Scotland Hogmanay special!

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21/12/2021

Christmas with Culshaw 

Listen again to a festive special with English actor, comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw!

20/12/2021

An Interview with Santa Claus 

Listen again as Amy and Jay from the Big Show chat to main man himself, Santa Claus!

24/10/2021

BFBS fright night: Halloween 2018 

Bring a change of pants as we take a night-time tour of Drakelow Tunnels in Kidderminster, said to be one of the most haunted places on earth! 

Listen as Mike Howarth and Adam Richardson go in search of the paranormal in this underground complex of tunnels. Drakelow was a top-secret military facility during the second world war and became a nuclear bunker in the 1980s.

26/10/2018

Bravo 22: The performance of their lives 

Charlene Guy and Royal Marine Cassidy Little go behind the scenes of a new production from the makers of “The Two Worlds of Charlie F”, the 2012 stage show which featured wounded, sick and injured forces personnel. 

Hear how the theatre company Bravo 22 created a new play including wives, veterans and members of the wider military community. 

Charlene and Cassidy meet the cast, including 15-year-old Estelle Wilkinson, who joined the theatre company to learn more about her dad's role as an Army Reservist, and Luke Delahunty, a veteran of the RAF Regiment who was paralysed in a road traffic accident. 

Without a script, armed with their own stories and experiences, this extraordinary cast rehearsed for just seven weeks before performing live at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

28/11/2016

Colin Thackery: The Next Stage 

Colin Thackery is the singing Chelsea Pensioner who at the age of 89 became the oldest person ever to secure their first record deal.  

Here he tells Richard Hatch and Verity Geere about the impact of winning the competition and looks back on his life serving all over the world with the Glorious Glosters.

27/10/2016

Andy McNab In Conversation With Hal Stewart 

Andy McNab talks to BFBS about how he was abandoned as a baby, became a delinquent teenager, and then changed his life by joining the Army. Hal Stewart talks to Andy about command of Bravo Two Zero during the Gulf War, the challenge of passing SAS selection and he plays some of his favourite tracks.

01/01/2016

World Cup 1966: 50 Years Of Hurt 

Gary Cahill, Emile Heskey and Sir Geoff Hurst chat to BFBS in this 30-minute World Cup 1966 special. On a hot July afternoon in 1966, England lifted the World Cup in Wembley Stadium in front of 97,000 people. 

The stadium was filled with cheering and excitement making football fans all over the country feel the love for the beautiful game. 

This Forces Radio BFBS documentary by Jason Webster features interviews with Gary Cahill, Emile Heskey, hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst and even a private tour around Wembley Stadium.

01/01/2016

I Am Unconquered 

Hear from the veteran whose four-year-old daughter saved her life and a triple amputee who falls in love with his nurse.   

‘I Am Unconquered’ is a collection of intimate tales about the difficulties some veterans face and the transformative power of sport.

01/01/2016

I Am Invictus 

The sequel to the award winning ‘I Am Unconquered’, follows three competitors and examines their heroic acts and everyday struggles.    

Told in their own words, these intimate tales are an inspirational look at the transformative power of sport.

01/01/2016

The Cadet Takeover With Andy McNab 

Tim Humphries presents a #CadetTakeover Podcast with Andy McNab. Andy talks about his life, including his 8 years in the British Army and 10 years in the Special Air Service.

01/01/2016

Tall Stories with Stephan Merchant 

Stephan Merchant is a writer, director, comedian and actor. Here he speaks to Jason Webster about his career, from the Bristol stand-up scene to the Hollywood hills.

17/12/2014

Damn the Torpedoes 

Sit back and enjoy half an hour of side-splitting forces comedy, all tied up with tinsel and coloured fairy lights.