Monthly Archives: October 2018

30th October Julie Hackworth Speech Therapist joins John this Tuesday

Julie is a Speech and Language Therapist working presently with a Parkinson’s Unit  and an autism service for adults. Julie Is interested in communication generally and how our voice or expressive language enables us to participate and form relationships with others. Specifically if there is impairment with someone’s communication skills how this impacts their wellbeing and sense of identity. Prior to working in these roles she worked for nearly 10 years in paediatric services supporting initial language development.


Bonnie Lythgoe Is a real afternoon delight on John Smeeton’s show this week

In 1969, aged 19 years, Lythgoe auditioned for the BBC’s Young Generation dance troupe, which included her future husband Nigel among its members. Bonnies  success as a choreographer of dance productions within the West End led to a career as a producer/director of various theatre productions, including pantomimes. She produced/directed and choreographed the Christmas 2006 version of Peter Pan, starring Henry Winkler, in Wimbledon and Cinderella, starring Patrick Duffy, in Woking.[4]

Lythgoe came to American public attention as a producer and judge on season one of the reality television series So You Think You Can Dance. She also served as one of the judges on So You Think You Can Dance Australia prior to its cancellation in July 2010.

In 2016, Lythgoe was a contestant on the second season of the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, lasting 3 weeks. Her charity of choice was Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer and Wellness Centre.


Afternoon delight second hour @AlzSocLondon Tuesday 9th Oct

In the second hour John is joined by Monique Gardener @AlzSocLondon the UK’s leading dementia charity ahead of their #memorywalk taking place this Saturday. They’ll be taking about what support is available locally and general advice for people who have received a dementia diagnosis. There’s still time to sign up to the Memory Walk, visit



Race for Life Tough 10

Dearblha Corcain is joining John Smeeton on Tuesday 9th October  during the first hour of his afternoon delight 1pm to talk about  Tough10 coming up in October in Epping Forest. It’s a bit of a different event in that both men and women can take part. It’s mainly off road trail kind of run and as the name suggests, it’s a little tough! The event is on 21st October