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Breaking Breakfast


This is the story of how The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 1 became the most talked-about radio show of the 90s, as told by the team who produced it – Johnny 'Boy' Revell, Holly 'Hotlips' Samos and Dan 'The Soundman' McGrath. Welcome to Breaking Breakfast.

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Tina Ritchie read the news on the show for many years and recalls her memories of it all, whilst the end is in sight for the whole team as cracks start to show. more

3 years ago

The team are assembled, and show hits the airwaves for the very first time, but it doesn’t always play by the rules! more

3 years ago

So how did it all begin? When did the team first meet? And what were those essential ingredients needed to start the brand-new Radio 1 Breakfast Show? more

3 years ago

The breakfast show featured some of the biggest stars in the world. What was George Michael’s only request? What was the deal with Prince? And what how did Mick Hucknall react to meeting ‘Charlie Chuckles’ for the first (and only) time? more

3 years ago


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4.9 out of 5 stars from 99 ratings
  • Operation Yewtree part 2

    Really does hark back to the days before the people that harboured Jimmy Savile etc had been pushed out of the BBC completely. more

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    Leo rusty
    United Kingdoma year ago
  • Thanks for the memories

    You are right about one thing, all the stars aligned in the mid 90s and I am so pleased I was one of the lucky listeners! more

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    george 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    United Kingdom2 years ago

    Fantastic! There’ll never be anything like it again…. More please. Really nostalgic. We need more!!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Excellent

    Loved this trip down memory lane & you would still smash the current breakfast shows out of the park ….. can’t wait for season 2.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Encore!

    I absolutely hate nostalgia! I don’t want Oasis to reform, I don’t watch Friends on Netflix, and I don’t listen to Chris Evans on Virgin radio, but I have to say Holly, Dan and John sound so brilliantly fresh and funny together I actually think this should be the start of something! Come on gang! Get the band back together!

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago

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