October 16, 2021

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Great Yorkshire Radio speaks to Reverend Martin Faulkner about the stolen church bell at St Matthew's in Withernsea, which failed to ring for Sunday service last weekend & it was then realised it had been stolen. The bell has rung at the church since the 1930s, and the repair bill is going to be around £8000. The bell also has a unique inscription, and the church is hoping to recover it. Have a listen to find out more.

James Watt chats to Jeff Wayne about the origins of War of the Worlds, the longevity of the CD in the album charts, and we get to know a bit about Jeff's background & how he got into composing one of the world's most iconic soundtrack scores. How did he persuade Richard Burton to do his famous spine-chilling narration? We also discuss Liam Neeson's role in the Arena tour, along with Claire Richards, Kevin Clifton and a certain Justin Heyward! The show comes to Leeds and Hull in April 2022.

Stewart Ward tells Great Yorkshire Radio why it's a great time to visit Sewerby Hall & Gardens right now. The House is open weekends only, and the gardens are currently free to stroll around until 22nd October. Stretch your legs and enjoy the Autumn colours! There's also a spooky week of activities coming up for Spooky Sewerby in the run-up to Hallowe'en during the half term (entry charges apply). Have a listen to find out more.

Great Yorkshire Radio catches up with the Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Jonathan Owen. We cover the vaccination take-up rate in East Yorkshire, the rollout of the flu jab during the coming months, the consultation on how the Council engages with its customers, a review on Beverley's Saturday Market and its pedestrianisation, the new East Riding Leisure facility at Haltemprice and the recent free compost giveaway.

From learning to walk in a pair of heels to how he ended up taking to the Strictly ballroom dancefloor, Watty chats to Ore Oduba, who's starring in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. We also find out what Celebrity SAS : Who Dares Wins was like. Was it as gruelling as it looked on the telly?

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