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Oliver Gray and Richard Williams are sent to their rooms to have a good think about what they’ve done.

With numerous references to accidental drinking, missed opportunities and Birgit’s potato salad, this cautionary tale is the story behind the stories – the perfect audio companion to Oliver’s never-ending series of books about things that people don’t usually write books about.

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Oliver and Rich discuss schools, pies, emergency brandy and Oliver’s repetitive eating habits. Oliver explains why some people do German and others do French, and Rich has a horrific story about mouthpieces.

Oliver and Rich discuss mint cake, crampons and the Baader–Meinhof Gang. Along the way, Oliver commits an act of vandalism in a newsagents’ car park, and Rich and his friends do a spot of crowd control at a royal wedding.

Oliver and Rich discuss Oliver’s book ‘Zander’. Meanwhile, Melvyn Bragg is on holiday.

This week’s homework:

Zander audio book
Zander page on Oliver’s site
Zander on Amazon

Also…

In Our Time

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com

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Oliver and Rich discuss Rock Club, dodgy DJs, bad teachers, and the Comic Sans of the chattering classes. Oliver buys a cheap house off a woman in a Portakabin, while Rich activates the Potter’s Wheel protocol.

Oliver and Rich discuss being in a good band, being in a bad band, and being in a band with Ron Purse. Oliver gets interrupted by Lucy and Rich sees a pattern forming.

Oliver and Rich discuss premium strength lager, famous siblings and local newspapers. Oliver gets dive-bombed by Stukas while Rich, Pete, Sam and Becs massacre a tight 36.

Oliver and Rich discuss confusing names, German pop-stars, and never-ending guitar solos. Oliver writes some tunes and Rich gets stuck behind a curtain.

Oliver and Rich discuss Chuck Prophet and just what it takes to make the monkey dance. Oliver pulls off John Murry and Rich falls off a bus.

This week’s homework:

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com‘Don’t Ask Me’ is a DC10 Tonight Production. 
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Oliver and Rich discuss what they did during lockdown. Oliver gets attacked by Poppy and Rich keeps his clothes on at the lake.

Oliver and Rich discuss listener feedback, bands they can’t remember, and a load of stuff about language learning. Oliver does a fine impression of both Hans and Lieselotte, and Rich has a problem seeing verbs.

This week’s homework:

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com‘Don’t Ask Me’ is a DC10 Tonight Production. 
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Oliver and Rich discuss The Tower Arts Centre. And that’s about it, really. Oliver finds himself on the wrong side of a sliding door while Rich gets misty-eyed about the best job ever.

This week’s homework:

The Tower Arts Centre (old Winchester City Council info page)
The Morrigan
Simon King
Youth Opportunities Programme
Pagemaker
Barney / West End Centre (Barney’s Kick Arts site)
John Cooper Clarke
The Mighty Boosh (1998 stage show)
Forkbeard Fantasy
Kevin Rayner (The Ba live at The Railway)
Eric Bibb
Jackie Leven
The Men They Couldn’t Hang (Ghosts of Cable Street – live at the T&C 1991)
Sunduza (live)
Peepolykus (Let The Donkey Go trailer)
Peter Bruntnell (Ghost Dog and Long Way Down – live)
Willard Grant Conspiracy (Soft Hand – live)
Neal Casal (Fell On Hard Times – live)
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham (Dark End of The Street – live)
Lloyd Cole (Forest Fire – live)
Forest Arts
Ashcroft Arts
The Spring
West End Centre
Fairfields Arts Centre (now closed)
Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com‘Don’t Ask Me’ is a DC10 Tonight Production. 
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Oliver and Rich discuss Gosport’s finest – The Time. Oliver hides behind the drum kit and Rich refuses to Google ‘goat yoga’.

Oliver and Rich discuss pubs, bars, and boozers. Oliver embarks on a grand tour of Winchester watering holes while Rich just repeats the word ‘Fulflood’ over and over again.

This week’s homework:

The Little Kitchen Bean & Bar (Twyford Post Office)
The Fulflood Arms
Bodegas Castañeda (Granada)
Joe Jackson – A Cure For Gravity
The Railway Inn
The Volunteer (Winchester)
St James Tavern
Theatre Bar (old photo only)
Hyde Tavern
The Willow (on Instagram)
The Mash Tun
Shappi Khorsandi
Bar billiards
Twyford Social Club
The Volunteer (Twyford)
Red Cat Brewing
The Prince Albert (Stroud)
Locomotion (book about The Railway)
Sarsen Press
Robyn Hitchock – Winchester (he mentions The Talbot)
Exploding Seagulls
The Black Boy
Salvage Hunters

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com

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Oliver and Rich are joined by James Knights to discuss the past, present, and future. Oliver sets a quiz, Rich has some colours, and James forgets to heat-up his mulled wine.

This week’s homework:

James can be found at www.knights101.com

Happy Christmas!

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com

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Oliver and Rich discuss work, working, and word salad. Oliver finds himself in the pay of Big Copy, while Rich leverages The Redskins to maximise ROI.

This week’s homework:

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com‘Don’t Ask Me’ is a DC10 Tonight Production. 
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Oliver and Rich discuss the hazardous life of the farmhand, unlikely combinations, and eureka moments on ferries. Oliver flies high on a tsunami of slurry, while Rich is impressed by the girth of his wages.

This week’s homework:

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com‘Don’t Ask Me’ is a DC10 Tonight Production. 
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Oliver and Rich discuss black metal, Eurovision, and Scandi-noir plot points. Oliver is reborn under the name Grammaticon, while Rich is either Hesitant or Confused. Probably both.

This week’s homework:

Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com‘Don’t Ask Me’ is a DC10 Tonight Production. 
Copyright DC10 Tonight 2020

Oliver and Rich discuss Annabel, Hannah, and Sara – AKA The Sense. Annabel forgets her sticks, Sara has a tasty snack, and Hannah breaks a guitar. Along the way, Oliver demonstrates his drumming skills and Rich has a presidential dream.

This week’s homework:

Search Back (The Sense at Royal Holloway College)
You’re Wrong (The Sense at Cherry Jam)

Also…

Have You Heard the One About Biden’s Face on Trump’s Body?
Josh Savage
Summersound 2006 at The Tower (Hampshire Chronicle article)
No Scrubs – TLC
So Good – Destiny’s Child
Every Ghetto, Every City – Lauryn Hill
On & On – Erykah Badu
Spanish Joint – D’Angelo
Rock Garden (number five on this list of London’s greatest venues)
Cherry Jam
This Is Not A Love Song – Gracie
Hayward Guitars
 
Oliver can be found at www.olivergray.com
Rich can be found at www.ninoricardo.com
 
‘Don’t Ask Me’ is a DC10 Tonight Production. 
Copyright DC10 Tonight 2020

Zander

The debut novel – written and read by Oliver Gray.

When American roots musician Corey Zander sets out on his first UK tour, things start badly and rapidly get worse. Not even his drug-strewn rock and roll past could prepare him for the violence of his reception in provincial England.

Oliver Gray’s first foray into fiction places love, crime and travel in an authentic context of rock history.

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Aftershow

An irregular and unedited series of talks, lectures and fly on the wall chit-chat from the off-stage world of the creative industries.

The Occasion, a Glasgow based theatre company, toured Scotland in Spring 2018 with their show ‘The Monster and Mary Shelley’, ending up at Lyth Arts Centre, the UK’s most northerly mainland arts centre. Post-show, director, Peter Clerke, writer, Stewart Ennis and performer, Catherine Gillard discussed the production with Lyth’s co-Artistic Directors, Tom Barnes and Charlotte Mountford and various audience members.

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