Its the Old Jock Radio highlight of the year and in a year like we have just had this couldn't come soon enough. Kick off your shoes, pour yourself something delicious and enjoy a yuletide like no other in the company of your good pals Les and Dod Bell. Recorded live on Christmas Eve 2020.
With the UK still in the vice-like grip of corona chaos Les and Dod bravely battle to bring you some respite from flat earth loonballs who refuse to wear a mask in a shop with two hours calming chat, hilarious comedy, ill thought out game show concepts and the odd tune here and there. And all for sweet F.A. Enjoy.
The first proper full blown episode of Old Jock Radio since the lockdown began in March. Steve Mason sees fit to grace the studio with his presence completing what over the years has come to be known as the "OJR Dream Team".
Two full hours of laughs, chat, music and sketches all free to you at the push of a button. Can't be bad.
96 days into self isolation The Reverend Les Bell takes a break from the constant onanism and valiantly returns to the fray with a solo two hour extravaganza of humour, music and chat all done in the best possible taste.
Les, Dod and pals are back with a cracking two hours of utter mayhem to help blow those January blues out the door. Nothing much has changed, Dod hates Plum, Plum hates Melissa, Melissa hates Hollywood and everybody hates Les. Settle back, pull up a cheese board and strap in. It's OJR 2020 style.
Yes its the show that we've all been waiting for. The Old Jock Radio Christmas Spectacular.
Join us as a packed studio kick back with Les and Dod as they bring two hours of hilarious festive fun with sketches, features and other yule tide themed stuff as. It's pretty much Christmas chaos to be honest. Live music from Sarah Banjo. It's the only podcast you'll need this festive season. Honest.
The lads are back from holiday full renewed vigor and with a lust for creating heart stopping radio.
They are joined in the studio by long time OJR fan "Gav Hallam" for japes galore. A cracking show with all your favorite features that goes somewhat off the rails when a jug of real West Country cider is opened with hilarious results. Not for the faint hearted.
Another cracking OJR show this week as things went right to the wire with a broken computer and show preperation paired down to a bare minimum. Luckly Dod rides to the rescue with a soiled canvas bag full of funnies and a cheeky slightly scary grin. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Another cracking two hours of whimsey in the company of Scotland's funniest off the cuff radio presenters. Sit back in your most comfy chair, crack open a can of sausage meat and let the good times roll.
A beautifully chaotic show when Les and Dod welcome Plum and listener Peatz into the unbearably hot studio for laughs and fruit cocktails. Scratchcard challenge for once reaps a well deserved reward as the good times flow in this belter of a show. Enjoy.
Old Jock Radio from the 6th of July 2019 in all it's flawed glory. Les and Dod welcome the legendery "Sky Tusk" and pals into the studio unwittinly unleashing a wave of chaos throughout OJRland. A great fun show lurching from madness to genuis and everywhere in between. Enjoy (and donate).
Another classic show from October 2010 with OJR favourite Steve Mason. This week Les and Steve discuss computer games, the elephant man and death. To be honest I have only heard a tiny bit of this so anything could be on there. See you in court.
An early recording so it might sound not quite as good as we would have liked.
A classic show from October 2010 where brave Les takes his life in his hands and allows one of the fanatical listeners to come on and actually present a show. This time it was the turn of the very lovely Gavin Hallam.
An early recording so it might sound not quite as good as we would have liked.
A cracking show from Saturday the 22nd of June featuring all your favorite stuff and some brand new crazy audience driven features to make your toes curl with joy. This weeks guest is none other than OJR UFO expert Professor Plum. Plum digs deep and as usual comes up with "not very much" to wow Dod and Les. Enjoy.
A cracking episode of Old Jock Radio with Les and Dod firing on all cylinders to bring you many hectic laughs and moments of reflection. Fabulous music and chat supplied by this weeks special guest the wonderfully talented Sarah Banjo, sit down, strap in and lets trip the light fandango!
(Fandango not supplied)
A New show from 25th May 2019 where Les & Dod bring you all your favorite features. Scratch Card Challenge, crazy calls, poetry, sketches and much more. This week the lads are joined by conceptual artist Scott Hawkins and his hand build instuments making what can be only described as a "racket".
Early Show from March 2005. Occasionally I would forget to hit record at the start of the show and we would end up with a chunk missing at the begining and as such the show would never be heard of again. This is one such show. At least 15 mins are missing from the start. probably a good thing. The content of this show is still a mystery to me.
This Show from November 2005 was one of the first that we attempted to put something into it that wasn't just Steve and I trying to make each other laugh on air. Sit back and enjoy the chaos that is "Sound Track Challenge"
Early show so the sound isn't always what it could be.
The very first show of 2005. These extremely early shows have a certain charm. When this show was broadcast we had so little equipment we were actually sharing one microphone. No format. Some hilarious moments, some that have made me cringe badly and some I have actually had to edit out lest we all end up in prison (only one though).
Les Bell looses his comedy control in this rough as hell very early Old Jock Radio fiasco. Not really a show more of an "event" featuring the post Beta Band pop combo "The Aliens" live in the studio causing more than a little chaos and still not grasping that for a mic to work you need to talk into it. If you are new to this then pick any other show to start your listening experience. One for the hard core OJR fan, not the casual listener. Three hours...three bloody hours.
It's March 2010 and Les has somehow locked Rich out of the OJR studio in a pathetic bid to keep the gloroius shimmering light of fame firmly fixed on himself and not have it defused onto lesser mortals. It's not going to work is it?
October 30th 2008 and Les is joined in the Studio by his good pal Professor Steven Mason. It's issues night and the lads want to get down and grapple with some serious issue based comment, throw some irons in the fire and see if anybody want's to run it up the flag pole. This is quickly forgotten and the usual unfocused rubbish prevails.
Nov 17 2005. A very early show featuring Les and Dod in good form. Highlights include A Mexican stand off between The Wombles and The Barron Knights, Dod's magazine headlines and and a phoned in Bob Dylan live review from none other than Dr Steven Mason. As this is a very early show expect unprofesionalism and dodgy sound quality. Enjoy.
A fun filled two hours with Les and Dod getting up close and personal with hair metal nonsense "Kiss", scratchcard challenge, whats on in Scotland and tons of other stuff. The live music session is performed in the studio by the wonderful "Ancient Satelittes".
Les Bell and Rich Bray of the Boston Brays welcome live into the studio avant guard, musicaly unpredictable, wonderful lads and lasses of "The Kazoo Funk Orchestra" with hilarious results....
Recorded and broadcast in mono.
Les and vintage regular co host "Twig" trundle though two hours of chaotic nonsense (I haven't listened to this how so anything could happen) featuring a phone call from Steve Mason in San Francisco.
Recorded and broadcast in mono.
Les, Dod and royal bodyguard "Hollywood" team up to bring you a confused mix of high quality low brow "edutainment" in the style that they have become best known for. Sit back, pour yourself a cup of what floats your boat and see if you can get through the next two hours with the boys.
In this up to the minute episode Les and Dod are joined by bare knuckle boxer and man of the moment "Hollywood". It's the first show of the year and the guys are gonna make sure it's not a damp squib by using all their skills as talented broacasters and Ulitmate Fighters.
In this classic show from March 2012 Les is joined in the studio by his somewhat frightening sidekick "Hollywood" and Glaswegian funny man, Keith "he's not a funny man" Phillips. Strap in for two hours of desperation from 3 men who are old enough to know better. This episode was recorded and broadcast in mono
A classic show from 2012 featuring Les and rock legend Steve Mason as they tackle all the hard hitting issues facing the people of this once great nation. Includes the Les Bell "Square Go" special on dogging. Originally recorded and broadcast in mono.
In this classic episode from 2008 Les is joined in the studio by Edinburgh's most handsome man Keith Douglas, long time listener from Dublin Joanna and Dave "the woodsman" Woods seems to pop up somehow. Originally recorded and broadcast in mono.
In this show from the new OJR first broadcast live on November the 10th 2018 Les and Dod welcome the "hillbilly nightmare" that is Cousin Chicken Lips into the studio to play us some songs and join in the general mayhem of the evening. Warning, show features a banjo.
In this classic show from May 2008 Les and Dod offer up to the listeners an hilarious quiz based on 50 years of classic comedy with fabulous prizes available for the winner. Nice. Recorded and broadcast in mono.
Some might say a rather regrettable show from June 2008 as Les tests Dod on his knowledge of certain aspects of some top infamous stars lifestyle. Due to age of show it was recorded and broadcast in mono.
Les and acclaimed author Richard W. Bray fight their way through the top 10 of the worst records ever commited to vinyl by non musician celebrities. Swoon to the dreaful sounds of Mr T, Eddie Kidd and the once heard never forgotten "My Carousell" by 60s TV heart throb David McCallum.
A classic early show featuring Les Bell and Steve Mason taking questions from the listeners on subjects as diverse as Star Wars, Oasis, Classic Albums and Ian Krankie's wall of sound. Warning, contain at least one histerical breakdown. Show recorded in mono.
Another corking two hours from the OJR boys. UFO expert "Plum" drops by to not wow us with his weak ass non-evidence for extraterrestrials. Dod brings his "A" game with two poems, "whats on in Scotland" and a smattering of magazine headlines. Groovy.
Another classic from 2008. Featuring as co presenter with Les Old Jock Radio legend Dave "the woodsman" Woods and a wonderful live music session from "First we Take Manhattan". Again sadly only recorded and broadcast in mono.
A classic show from 2009 featuring Les, Hollywood and Steve Mason. A normal show gets turned upside down when the king of pop buys the farm halfway through the broadcast. The world was never the same again. Audio quality is slightly below par as this is a mono recording.
Episode six of the new reboot of OJR. This week Dod compiles a list of his 10 most hated things and and tries to persuade Les to relegate them to "file 13". If you think this sounds like a certain Channel 4 TV show with the number 101 in it then you are totally wrong. Totally.
An early classic show featuring Les Bell and now acclaimed author Richard W.H. Bray making fools of themselves on a Thursday night in Edinburgh. Due to the age of this show it was recorded in mono and sometimes the sound quality isn't always all it could be.
This was the second show of the revamped Old Jock Radio featuring Les and his half daft brother Dod Bell. Two hours of hilarious banter, sketches and all the usual rubbish. Delicious, nutritious and available in 40,000 flavours.
After over five years of staring into the middle distance Les went to the shed, pulled off the tarpaulin from Dod and began broadcasting again. God is in his heaven and all is right with the world. Recorded live in jJuly 2018.