Virgin Radio 2008


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16th January 2008First topic - swap your crap Christmas presents on Iain LeeBay - Dave's title, not @iainlee's. The first caller is a Scotch called Steven and first 'gay for' is the dragon Duncan Bannatyne.

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213th January 2008@iainlee to Fandango after seeing a top loader video outside a charity shop
"Ooh ... let's go check the action out" Barnsworth calls; Iain is considering becoming a gay and loads more.

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320th January 2008​@iainlee plays S Club 7 and talks about making bread, heralding in the new Virgin Radio. He also gets his autobiography title from Sefu - "A Well Looked After, Day Time Prostitute"; does the top 50 Nick Nolte films and announces he's had a bum op.

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427th January 2008@iainlee speaks to Alan Caddick for the first .... and second time; Mr Quest is back from Japan; Iain is going on Nuts TV; how do you clean a hedgehog. Iain also chats to Rory who kidnaps women for a living / hobby.

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53rd February 2008@iainlee handles drunk proposals; regales us about watching vomit-inducing films that make him take his cardigan off and we hear the hotel demands of a Hollywood star.

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610th February 2008@iainlee does sexy facts; he watches all the Police Academy films in one day; talks about the pervert Bloody Michael and his stalking videos; admits he was a cross-dressing child and warns Barry from Watford not to say 'shoot' while an American is on the line!

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717th February 2008@iainlee is scared of Nicky Campbell as he looks like he could rip his face off; he tells of how the bonnet on his Clio whacked up onto his windscreen while driving and nearly calls producer Dave 'Chris' ... TWICE!

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824th February 2008@iainlee says the magic phrase that makes Jean hang up (Thanks for calling!); he thinks Sandra has a gorgeous voice although admits she could be a munter; the show collates a list of spare body parts the callers have and Iain responds to a caller trying to start a petition to oust him.

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92nd March 2008@iainlee starts the Top 50 Listeners List and has recently found blood on his car. The Hai-ya soundclip is created and coincidently, his piles have been upgraded to an anal fissure.

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109th March 2008@iainlee gets the first of many "I've got a dirty ..." calls from Pauly; christens the sofabed in more ways than one when Fandango is ill and speaks to DAVID GRANT of Carrie & David fame on the phone. An up and coming broadcaster called Geoff Lloyd apparently gets someone to ask Iain if they could be friends. Awww

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1116th March 2008@iainlee loves Brum as they love him there; he reveals he met Fandango at a roller disco and has been dissed by We Are Scientists.

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1223rd March 2008@iainlee humblebrags about Minnie Driver once asking him out; he does a 40 second drone off; got sick from giving blood and it's a Hair the Musical special.

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1330th March 2008@iainlee won't see Borat as "HE owes me twenty five quid" which is a fact; made children cry at Dylan's 3rd birthday party; does an Anti-Earth Hour but more importantly plays the entire Yes song 'Close to the Edge' as a bed. Mike the 'psychic' in the studio.

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1420th April 2008@iainlee hosts a Japan special - mainly Japanese toilets. He goes on to deny he's getting chubby and proves Japanese ghosts exist. He also claims the twitter name @therealiainlee (it's not until later he is able to wrest control of @iainlee from a domain squatter!

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1521st April 2008@iainlee is covering for Geoff Lloyd for the week and kicks it off in style with a balaclava special. He asks if Sweden is good or bad and David the producer becomes Davis.

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1622nd April 2008@iainlee takes a call from a charming young man called Rob Burnett (pronounced Burnay) that doesn't really hint at the tumultuous love broffair they'll soon share. It is also a Sex Tape Special; Teapot Darth Vador (from Bolton) calls in, as does Trevor (pal) for the first time.

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1723rd April 2008@iainlee does a Name special & asks for help in choosing a new middle name for himself; he discusses celebrity numbers on your phone; BRENDON BURNS phone interview.

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1824th April 2008@iainlee chats to STEPHEN MURDOCH from ISO Solutions; he later talks Super Soccer Double Football, speaks to Pauly (who is wicked man) and has a big Singalonga Corrs with about 15 callers.

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1927th April 2008@iainlee hosts a Slippers special (he gets a new pair every 18 months because he isn't a sexual deviant). Later Alan Caddick reveals he has Super Mario slippers; Iain doesn't get Russell Brand and there a record number of 'I've gotta a dirty' calls from Pauly.

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204th May 2008The perfect murder special. Iain is also loved by The OC after taking part in a 12 hour birthday show with him. The Japanese ghosts come up again and Iain asks if you've ever been paid in sex.

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2111th May 2008How do you defeat your evil selves? Iain has spindly legs while Ben Jones looks like a spud and Tim Lichfield does magic. Win Win Lose debuts.

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2218th May 2008Iain was recognised by Carol Decker and lives in a nephew unfriendly edge based flat. He's lost his diary, put off Neil Diamond and allows Rob Burnett join the Top 50 Listener List. RUSSELL MAEL of Sparks phones live.

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2325th May 2008Iain isn't in a good mood so gives the world short shrift. Barry from Watford sings Primal Scream and it is a Crewe & Nantwich by-election Special.

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241st June 2008Iain gets The London Fractures CD in the post for WWorL - I'm 18, she's 30 - likes it a bit. He discovers pornfortheblind.org and innocently asks his listeners to send in a picture of the guy in the Amityville Horror remake as he quite likes his hair - a young ginger lad's ears prick up! Peter from Brazil in the studio.

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252nd June 2008A certain strawberry blonde fellow called Rob Burnett makes his first Ryan Reynolds call while Iain twins callers and loves Duffy's wide face. A punny Lee on Sea occurs and I'm Russ Williams.

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263rd June 2008Iain takes a random call from Hannah and Jessica, who turn out to be the nieces of Pete Townshend! Fruit picking is a con and a dating advisor who charges £125 AN HOUR random calls. Knocky knock run run folks.

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274th June 2008Iain admits to nicking Derren Brown's magnetic coin, although he's since lost it. Joe from The London Fractures calls in and we have a Fun Fun Fun singalong.

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288th June 2008Pitcher Phil gives Virgin Radio it's first baseball update and Milly makes her first scary / creepy / oddly arousing cupcake call. Iain attempts to get The London Fractures to number 75 in the iTunes chart.

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2922nd June 2008David is off so Nelson is in producing. Iain tells about Fandango's birthday video she had made, with messages from Duncan Bannatyne, Carry & David, Vinny etc.

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3029th June 2008Iain reveals some of the pet names him and Fandango use for each other; LeeLee and Beyonce bought some bikes, I-Bomb almost got bummed at a Brian Wilson concert.

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316th July 2008No Topics Special. Barnsworth had a dream about Iain, as did Chavvy Vicky but she redeems herself by expertly rapping I Need Love by LL Cool J.

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327th July 2008Flask Special tonight and Iain gives away Dead Rockstars. We hear the package from the recent Iain vs The OC Ready Steady Cook battle, Iain was kidnapped by a bus driver and Ollie Turner stays on for hours in what became known as Olliethon.

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338th July 2008Frank Sidebottom in the studio! This is the one where Davis acted like a knob because he didn't get or like Frank. While on the show, Frank reveals his Radio Timperley tapes are in Geoff Lloyd's mum's loft AND MIGHT BE STILL THERE NOW. Also, grumpy jobs.

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349th July 2008It's the big Sheffield Vs Stoke on Trent vote tonight, the callers do the news, with Gatford & G-Man doing the 2300 slot and Pauly, Burnett and Alan from Glasgow doing the 0054 slot. Iain goes out onto the streets to give away a $20 bill - it takes some cajoling.

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3510th July 2008The show has a very good speaking clock and we work out the average Iain Lee caller - actually no one bothered to average it so I did it years later and the results were 5'2 and 35 years old. Meanwhile, Iain prank calls Rob and Pauly while they are separately at work to see how they like it and we have a Happy Days singalong. Oh, and Iain apologises to a dog, like the big dog apologiser he is!

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3613th July 2008Iain is suspicious that his sister finished the 5k run she 'allegedly' did and it was nothing to do with him being late and missing it. The Happy Days theme gets it's first outing, Iain hated his old neighbour in the flat and the awesome Lizzy from Japan calls in.

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3714th July 2008Burt Reynolds Special tonight, along with a game of caller tag. The war between the allied power of Iain and the axis powers of Robbie and Pauly escalates with Burnett being demoted from number 1 to 32 on the Top50 Listener List. Rob is forced to start a competing Top50 List.

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3815th July 2008Tonight is the 56k Dial Up Pinger Special. Unfortunately the frivolities get marred by Iain laying down the law and BANNING Burnett, Pauly and young Sam in the ongoing Great List Wars of 08. Stephen Murdoch tries to help people but as usual, well, doesn't.

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3916th July 2008Iain reads out an email from a listener called Tom, aged 15, who has won over 150 medals for swimming - [Tom Daley was about 15 then but he never replied when I tagged him on Twitter so I've taken that as a definately was him]. Iain is also a minger as he's worn his jeans for 3 weeks consistently without washing them. The List wars continue.

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4017th July 2008Sam becomes Iain's son when Sam's mum rings in begging for him to be unbanned - a condition being she "dresses tartily". We also discuss sexy archaeology and adults who say Mummy and Daddy.

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4120th July 2008In this episode, Iain discusses No Wristwatch Perverts, tries to find a new name for a listener band who are currently called The Celery Generals and pronounces effete wrong. He is also devastated to hear that Fandango has gone over to the dark side and joined Rob's List!!!!

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4227th July 2008An excited and newly coiffured Iain speaks to DUNCAN BANNATYNE on the phone, Iain has had a day out in Monte Carlo, which included a wicked helicopter ride and we find out Alan Caddick has been banned by James Whale.

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4324th August 2008Things named after the callers special - Vinny becomes The World; Iain's piles become The Coleman Family. Iain has been to Los Angeles and Greece but didn't have nooky in either as "it was too hot for sex". He bought the game Connect Four TWICE this month and proceeds to lose a game against the listeners - there is some confusion about which hole to put it in but Rob Burnett helps.
'The World' goes a bit mental on the answerphone as well.

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4431st August 2008Iain tries a magic but hanging tasting pill that makes sour things taste sweet and speaks to Mr Wong, who is honestly a Chinese fella and NOT Barry from Watford as it is a New Callers only show and BfW wouldn't sink so low. It is also a Belly Button Special, which is gross - I hate belly buttons immensely.

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457th September 2008Tonight we begin the transition from Virgin to Absolute. It is also a Mark and Sarah Special; Iain's new boss can't spell his name - bit worrying, and IAIN DOES A RECURRING FEATURE! The 10:48 Top50 Listener Update, where a member of the list tells us something.

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4614th September 2008Iain commits himself to watching all four National Lampoon Holiday films .... and manages two. Discussions are then had on Northern Soul music and also Scary Songs - Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads made the mardybum cry!

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4721st September 2008Besides admitting he cried at the first High School Musical, Iain has to dump after letting slip Fandango's name again! It is a Hairy / Hairless Special, which prompts some filth from Barry and to end, Rob Burnett hosts MMM for five minutes.

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4828th September 2008Iain sees an eBay profit potential when he finds what could be Geoff Lloyd's fingernail clippings in the studio. The Merchant says "Good evening stranger" for the first time during three hours of Triple M, it's a Rutger Hauer Special and Iain says bumhole a lot.

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