Alan And Mel's Summer Escape

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A second special show, broadcast live from Orlando, Florida20180827

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of NASA in Orlando plus Alan and Mel ride the movies.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

2018 is the 60th anniversary of the formation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. Since 1968 the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida has been NASA's primary launch centre of human spaceflight. The first manned space mission in which humans left low Earth orbit was Apollo 8, launched 50 years ago. As well as significant dates in man's space exploration calendar, 2018 also sees a number of important movie milestones, including the 100th anniversary of the first Warner Bros. motion picture, the 90th anniversary of Universal's first all-talking film and the 90th birthday of Mickey Mouse. So, where better to commemorate all these milestones than Florida, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and home to both the movie theme park capital of Orlando, and the centre of space exploration Cape Canaveral.

This is the second of two special live programmes broadcast from three of the Sunshine State's most popular theme parks. Today, Alan and Mel ride the movies with The Incredible Hulk and a bunch of Marvel Superheroes, they get soaked on a cartoonish water ride, and they brave the heights of Orlando's only active volcano.

They also chat to a NASA astronaut, discover more about the highlights Florida has to offer UK tourists, and they journey to Hogwarts and taste a glass of Butter Beer.

Plus there's new movie-related music from UK singer Harriet, more Carr-Nections and Alan and Mel will continue their potted history of Hollywood.

Alan and Mel return in their regular Summer Escape slot on Saturday morning at 10am

Alan and Mel are joined by The Shires20180714

The Shires stop by, and two more top visitor attractions take the Grand Day Out Survey.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by top music duo The Shires, who will be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as "awful". Praise indeed.
Two of the nation's biggest visitor attractions go head-to-head in the all-new Grand Day Out Survey, this week Eureka! in Halifax goes head-to-head with Techniquest in Cardiff.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections.
And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

Alan Carr And Mel Sykes Host The Perfect Show For The Summer20170729

, with special guest Gok Wan.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Gok Wan, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and two towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain: today Weston Super Mare takes on Skegness. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Gok Wan, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and two towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Mel Sykes Host The Perfect Show For The Summer20170729

, with special guest Gok Wan.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Gok Wan, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and two towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain: today Weston Super Mare takes on Skegness. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr and Mel Sykes host the perfect show for the summer, with special guest Gok Wan.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Gok Wan, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and two towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Mel Sykes With Guest Tomasz Schafernaker20170708
Alan Carr And Mel Sykes With Guest Tomasz Schafernaker20170708

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes return to Radio 2 with the perfect show for summer.

For the next 10 weeks, Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest the nation's favourite weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and two towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Mel Sykes With Special Guest Caroline Flack20170805

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes with special guest Caroline Flack.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Caroline Flack, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and two towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain; today, Lytham St Annes takes on Clacton. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Mel Sykes With The Perfect Show For The Final Days Of Summer20170909

A special, final Summer Escape for 2017, with a host of special guests.

Alan Carr And Melanie Sykes Are Joined By Fashion Designer David Emanuel20170902

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes with another perfect show for the summer.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes are joined by host of Say Yes To The Dress: UK, fashion designer David Emanuel. There are two Carr-Nections - where Alan and Mel have to guess what links three songs, and Bognor and Portrush in Northern Ireland go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Plus, one lucky listener takes part in the Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Melanie Sykes Are Joined By Fashion Designer David Emanuel20170902

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes with another perfect show for the summer.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes are joined by host of Say Yes To The Dress: UK, fashion designer David Emanuel. There are two Carr-Nections - where Alan and Mel have to guess what links three songs, and Bognor and Portrush in Northern Ireland go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Plus, one lucky listener takes part in the Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Melanie Sykes Are Joined By Imelda May20170826

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer, with special guest Imelda May. There are two Carr-Nections - where Alan and Mel have to guess what links three songs, and more towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Plus, one lucky listener takes part in the Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Melanie Sykes Plus Special Guest Nicki Chapman20170812

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes are joined today by their special guest Nicki Chapman.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes are joined today by their special guest TV host and broadcaster Nicki Chapman, plus two towns go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain; today it's Morecambe vs. Barmouth. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr And Melanie Sykes With Special Guest Jodie Prenger20170819

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes are joined by actress and singer Jodie Prenger.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes are joined today by actress and singer Jodie Prenger - currently starring in the UK tour of Shirley Valentine, and soon to appear in a new musical based on the hit TV show Fat Friends. Plus Portsmouth and Pittenween in Fife go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Broadcast Live from Orlando, Florida20180825

Alan and Mel take the Summer Escape to Orlando, Florida for the first of two special shows

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

2018 is the 60th anniversary of the formation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA. Since 1968 the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida has been NASA's primary launch centre of human spaceflight. The first manned space mission in which humans left low Earth orbit was Apollo 8, launched 50 years ago. As well as significant dates in man's space exploration calendar, 2018 also sees a number of important movie milestones, including the 100th anniversary of the first Warner Bros. motion picture, the 90th anniversary of Universal's first all-talking film and the 90th birthday of Mickey Mouse. So, where better to commemorate all these milestones than Florida, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and home to both the movie theme park capital of Orlando, and the centre of space exploration Cape Canaveral.

This is the first of two special live programmes broadcast from three of the Sunshine State's most popular theme parks. Today, Alan and Mel ride the movies with ET, Harry Potter and the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, plus they meet a NASA astronaut, and they discover the best that Florida has to offer UK tourists.
Plus there's new movie-related music from UK singer Harriet, more Carr-Nections and Alan and Mel will be braving some of the most frightening rides in Orlando.

Alan and Mel are back with a second programme from Florida on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon at 5pm

Lisa Stansfield20180707

Alan and Mel kick off their Summer Escape for 2018 with special guest Lisa Stansfield.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Here for the summer while Graham Norton takes his annual break, Alan and Mel are joined by special guest Lisa Stansfield, who will be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as "awful". Praise indeed.
Two of the nation's biggest visitor attractions go head-to-head in the all-new Grand Day Out Survey, this week Warwick Castle takes on Leeds Castle.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections.
And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

With a conveyor belt of special guests20180908

A multitude of special guests join Alan and Mel for their final Summer Escape of 2018

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Loads of guests join Alan and Mel for a special, final Summer Escape of 2018, including the cast of Calendar Girls, actor Richard Winsor on the new stage production of Saturday Night Fever, singer Alesha Dixon talking about her latest novel for children, the stars of West End Bares, and Simon Mayo on his new Book Club. Plus, Kenilworth Castle takes the last Grand Day Out Survey and Alan and Mel face the final Carr-nections of the series

With guests Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers20180804

This week's special guests are actors Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by the stars of the new stage production of Rain Man, Mathew Horne and Ed Speleers, who will both be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as "awful".
Two of the nation's most unusual visitor attractions go head-to-head in the Grand Day Out Survey, this week the Glasgow Riverside Museum goes head-to-head with the Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections. And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

With Special Guest Armie Hammer, Plus Paignton And Blackpool Take The Summer Seaside Survey20170715

The Summer Escape continues with special guest Armie Hammer.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest, from the new film Cars 3, Owen Wilson, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and Paignton and Blackpool go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Armie Hammer, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and Paignton and Blackpool go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

With Special Guest Armie Hammer, Plus Paignton And Blackpool Take The Summer Seaside Survey20170715

The Summer Escape continues with special guest Armie Hammer.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest, from the new film Cars 3, Owen Wilson, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and Paignton and Blackpool go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Armie Hammer, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and Paignton and Blackpool go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

With Special Guest Dan Gillespie Sells20180721

This week's special guest is the singer-songwriter Dan Gillespie Sells.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by the creator of the musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Dan Gillespie Sells, who will be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as "awful".
Two of the nation's biggest visitor attractions go head-to-head in the all-new Grand Day Out Survey, this week BeWILDerwood in Norfolk goes head-to-head with Camera Obscura in Edinburgh.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections.

And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

With special guest Lee Mead20180901

With guest Lee Mead, plus Kelham Island Museum takes on the Roman Baths in Somerset

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by the actor and singer Lee Mead, who will be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as “awful”.
Two of the nation's historic visitor attractions go head-to-head in the Grand Day Out Survey, this week the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield goes head-to-head with the Roman Baths in Somerset.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections. And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

With special guest Lee Mead20180901

With special guest, singer and actor Lee Mead

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by the actor and singer Lee Mead, who will be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as “awful”.
Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield, the Roman Baths in Somerset and Kenilworth Castle take the Grand Day Out Survey; and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections. Plus, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases

With Special Guest Simon Webbe Plus Bournemouth And Brighton Take Part In The Summer Seaside Survey20170722

Special guest Simon Webbe, and Bournemouth and Brighton in the Summer Seaside Survey.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes have the perfect show for summer. With special guest Simon Webbe, more Carr-Nections - where they have to guess what links three songs, and Bournemouth and Brighton go head-to-head in the Seaside Survey to find the best place to holiday in Britain. Alan and Mel also invite one lucky listener to take part in their Sixty Minute Challenge, live on air.

With special guest Tony Hadley20180818

With special guest Tony Hadley, plus two more attractions take the Grand Day Out Survey.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by the singer-songwriter Tony Hadley talking his latest work. Tony will also be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as "awful".
Two of the nation's most interesting visitor attractions go head-to-head in the Grand Day Out Survey, this week the Cotswold Wildlife Park goes head-to-head with the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Norfolk.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections. And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

With special guest Tony Hadley20180818

With special guest Tony Hadley, plus two more attractions take the Grand Day Out Survey

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by the singer-songwriter Tony Hadley talking about his latest work. Tony will also be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as “awful”.
Two of the nation's most interesting visitor attractions go head-to-head in the Grand Day Out Survey, this week the Cotswold Wildlife Park goes head-to-head with the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Norfolk.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections. And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

With Special Guest Tony Hadley20180818

With special guest Tony Hadley, plus two more attractions take the Grand Day Out Survey

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

Alan and Mel are joined by the singer-songwriter Tony Hadley talking about his latest work. Tony will also be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as “awful”.
Two of the nation's most interesting visitor attractions go head-to-head in the Grand Day Out Survey, this week the Cotswold Wildlife Park goes head-to-head with the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Norfolk.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections. And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

Alan and Mel are joined by the singer-songwriter Tony Hadley talking his latest work. Tony will also be subjected to the music quiz that Marc Almond once described as "awful".
Two of the nation's most interesting visitor attractions go head-to-head in the Grand Day Out Survey, this week the Cotswold Wildlife Park goes head-to-head with the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse in Norfolk.
One lucky listener takes part in the 60 Minute Challenge, competing with Alan to take a photo featuring five items beginning with the same letter of the alphabet, and there will be two more conundrums as Alan and Mel test each other's musical knowledge in the Carr-Nections. And, just for good measure, there'll be the best of the week's new music releases and the Summer Festival Guide.

17With more great fun for the summer20180811

Another top guest joins Alan and Mel as their Summer Escape continues for 2018.

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.

17With special guest Claire Richards20180811

Claire Richards joins Alan and Mel as their Summer Escape continues for 2018

Alan Carr and Melanie Sykes host a season of live Saturday morning summer specials.