The Michael Ball Show

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Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

20160508Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

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Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

20160724Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
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20170226Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
20170514Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
20170528Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
20170702Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
20170730Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
20170820Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
20190217Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

20190224Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

20190310Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

20190324Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

28/05/201720170528Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Alfie Boe and The Wandering Hearts20170430Michael Ball welcomes Alfie Boe and Americana band The Wandering Hearts.
Alice Merton and Daniel Mays20190317

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

German-English singer-songwriter Alice Merton will be making her debut in the Musician's Circle this Sunday. She's collaborated with Tom Odell on their hit 'Half As Good As You' and is fresh from releasing her debut album Mint. She'll be popping by to tell Michael all about her new music before embarking on her European tour.

Daniel Mays will also be joining Michael this Sunday. The Ashes to Ashes and Line of Duty actor is starring in the new film Fisherman’s Friends and will be chatting to Michael all about this inspiring true story.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael welcomes Alice Merton and Daniel Mays into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Alison Krauss Live in Session20170305
Alison Krauss Live in Session20170305Michael presents another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday boasts. This week he also has live music from multiple Grammy award-winning singer Alison Krauss. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michaelball@bbc.co.uk.
All Saints20160703
All Saints20160703

Michael Ball returns to present his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he is joined by pop group All Saints live in conversation. The chart topping quartet have had a brilliant year so far, reforming for the first time in a decade and charting in the top 3 with their brand new album Red Flag. They have also been announced as performers for Proms in the Park this year, which Michael is hosting on Saturday September 10th.

Also on today's show, Michael presents the first edition of his new quiz: On The Ball!

Want to get in touch with the programme? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

All Saints20160703Michael Ball returns to present his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he is joined by pop group All Saints live in conversation. The chart topping quartet have had a brilliant year so far, reforming for the first time in a decade and charting in the top 3 with their brand new album Red Flag. They have also been announced as performers for Proms in the Park this year, which Michael is hosting on Saturday September 10th.

Also on today's show, Michael presents the first edition of his new quiz: On The Ball!

Want to get in touch with the programme? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Andrew Lloyd Webber20160410
Andrew Lloyd Webber20160410Michael Ball presents a brand new show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined in conversation by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The composer worked with Michael in his earliest musical roles and composed his signature song Love Changes Everything. 2016 is as busy as ever for Andrew, with Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close running in the West End and a summer production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the pipeline. He chats to Michael about his numerous productions and gives his take on the current state of West End theatre.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Andrew Lloyd Webber20160410Michael Ball presents a brand new show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined in conversation by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The composer worked with Michael in his earliest musical roles and composed his signature song Love Changes Everything. 2016 is as busy as ever for Andrew, with Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close running in the West End and a summer production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the pipeline. He chats to Michael about his numerous productions and gives his take on the current state of West End theatre.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Andrew Lloyd Webber20160410Michael Ball presents a brand new show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined in conversation by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The composer worked with Michael in his earliest musical roles and composed his signature song Love Changes Everything. 2016 is as busy as ever for Andrew, with Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close running in the West End and a summer production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the pipeline. He chats to Michael about his numerous productions and gives his take on the current state of West End theatre.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Andreya Triana and Alexander Skarsgard20190303

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

This Sunday London born singer-songwriter Andreya Triana will be making her debut in Michael's Musician's Circle. The MOBO Award nominee is set to release her third studio album, Life In Colour, and will be telling Michael all about her new music.

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard will also be joining Michael this Sunday to discuss his new film The Aftermath in which he stars with Keira Knightley. He'll be talking to Michael all about the postwar film as well as his roles in the hugely successful True Blood and Big Little Lies.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Michael welcomes Andreya Triana and Alexander Skarsgard into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Anne Reid, James Bolam and Thea Gilmore20170416
Anne Reid, James Bolam and Thea Gilmore20170416Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

This week he chats to Anne Reid and James Bolam as well as having live music from English singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Anne Reid, James Bolam and Thea Gilmore20170416Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

This week he chats to Anne Reid and James Bolam as well as having live music from English singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Barry Manilow and Dean Friedman20160612
Barry Manilow And Dean Friedman20160612

Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week you can hear his interview with multi-platinum selling superstar Barry Manilow. Barry is in the UK for a string of extra special live dates, marking his final ever UK tour, which is appropriately titled: One Last Time! The special arena shows come after a dazzling career spanning over 40 years, with sales in excess of 80 million records. Today Barry chats to Michael about his live performances, and looks back on his sensational career.

Dean Friedman will also be performing live on the programme. Known for his hits including Lucky Stars and Ariel, Dean is currently performing around the UK and plays two acoustic songs in the studio.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Barry Manilow and Dean Friedman20160612Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week you can hear his interview with multi-platinum selling superstar Barry Manilow. Barry is in the UK for a string of extra special live dates, marking his final ever UK tour, which is appropriately titled: One Last Time! The special arena shows come after a dazzling career spanning over 40 years, with sales in excess of 80 million records. Today Barry chats to Michael about his live performances, and looks back on his sensational career.

Dean Friedman will also be performing live on the programme. Known for his hits including Lucky Stars and Ariel, Dean is currently performing around the UK and plays two acoustic songs in the studio.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Baz Luhrmann in conversation20161120
Baz Luhrmann in conversation20161120
Baz Luhrmann in conversation20161120Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has director Baz Luhrmann in conversation. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Bette Midler in conversation20161023
Bette Midler In Conversation20161023

This week Michael chats to his very special guest Bette Midler about her debut album The Divine Miss M, which has been remastered and released this week!

He also hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Bette Midler in conversation20161023This week Michael chats to his very special guest Bette Midler about her debut album The Divine Miss M, which has been remastered and released this week!

He also hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Beverley Knight20160807
Beverley Knight20160807
Beverley Knight20160807Michael is joined by Beverley Knight.
Beverley Knight20160807Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Michael is joined by Beverley Knight.

Beverley Knight20160807Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Brenda Blethyn, Brian May and Kerry Ellis20170409
Brenda Blethyn, Brian May and Kerry Ellis20170409Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Brendan O'caroll And Marty Pellow20170709This week Michael welcomes Brendan O'Carroll and Marti Pellow into the studio.
Brian Blessed And The Feeling20160515
Brian Blessed and the Feeling20160515
Brian Blessed and the Feeling20160515Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he welcomes titan of stage and screen Brian Blessed to the studio. Boisterous Brian is one of the country's most respected actors. This summer sees him direct Agatha Christie's The Hollow at the Mill at Sonning, and release in paperback his memoirs, titled Absolute Pandemonium! He'll be chatting to Michael about his loud and larger than life career.

The Feeling also perform live in the studio. The British band have been releasing chart albums for ten years now and are dropping in to promote their latest self-titled release.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Brian Blessed And The Feeling20160515Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he welcomes titan of stage and screen Brian Blessed to the studio. Boisterous Brian is one of the country's most respected actors. This summer sees him direct Agatha Christie's The Hollow at the Mill at Sonning, and release in paperback his memoirs, titled Absolute Pandemonium! He'll be chatting to Michael about his loud and larger than life career.

The Feeling also perform live in the studio. The British band have been releasing chart albums for ten years now and are dropping in to promote their latest self-titled release.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Busted, John Partridge and Charlie Stemp20190217

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

This Sunday Busted will be performing live in the Musician's Circle. Fresh from the release of their fourth studio album, Half Way There, the boys will be talking to Michael all about their career and upcoming tour.

Actors John Partridge and Charlie Stemp will also be popping by the studio to talk about Tom Stoppard's latest production, Rough Crossing.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael welcomes Busted, John Partridge and Charlie Stemp into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Carole King in Conversation20170312
Carole King in Conversation20170312This week Michael Ball is joined in conversation with Carole King, who celebrates the 2nd anniversary of her West End Stage show 'Beautiful'.

Michael will also host another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Dancer Carlos Acosta in conversation20161002
Dancer Carlos Acosta in conversation20161002
Dancer Carlos Acosta In Conversation20161002

Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has renowned Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta in conversation. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has renowned Cuban ballerina Carlos Acosta in conversation. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Dancer Carlos Acosta in conversation20161002Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has renowned Cuban ballerina Carlos Acosta in conversation. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Dancer Carlos Acosta in conversation20161002Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has renowned Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta in conversation. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
David Baddiel20160731
David Baddiel20160731David Baddiel talks to Michael about his involvement in the 2016 BBC Proms.
David Baddiel20160731Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he chats to David Baddiel. The comedian begins a West End residency in September with his show My Family: Not the Sitcom at London's Vaudeville Theatre. He'll also be playing a very special part in this year's BBC Proms in the Park, which Michael is presenting, so he popped in to the show to tell us all about it.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

David Baddiel20160731Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he chats to David Baddiel. The comedian begins a West End residency in September with his show My Family: Not the Sitcom at London's Vaudeville Theatre. He'll also be playing a very special part in this year's BBC Proms in the Park, which Michael is presenting, so he popped in to the show to tell us all about it.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

talks to Michael about his involvement in the 2016 BBC Proms.

Deacon Blue live in session20161009
Deacon Blue Live In Session20161009

Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has Scottish rockers Deacon Blue performing live in the studio. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Deacon Blue live in session20161009Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has Scottish rockers Deacon Blue performing live in the studio. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Dolly Parton20160821
Dolly Parton20160821
Dolly Parton20160821Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Gavin James live in session20161016
Gavin James Live In Session20161016

Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has up and coming Irish singer songwriter and Radio 2 favourite Gavin James performing live in the studio. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Gavin James live in session20161016Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has up and coming Irish singer songwriter and Radio 2 favourite Gavin James performing live in the studio. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Graham Nash And Dr Noel Fitzpatrick20160522
Graham Nash and Dr Noel Fitzpatrick20160522
Graham Nash and Dr Noel Fitzpatrick20160522Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he welcomes the legendary Graham Nash to the studio for a live studio session. Graham has recently released his brand new album This Path Tonight and will be chatting to Michael and playing two songs acoustically on the show.

Dr. Noel Fitzpatrick also joins Michael for a chat on the programme. Noel is a world-renowned vet, a good friend of Radio 2 and the man who saved Michael's own poorly pet pooch!

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Jamie Lawson and Rob Beckett20190224

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

This Sunday singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson will be joining Michael in the studio. The Ivor Novello winner is signed to Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records and will be talking about his upcoming album as well as how he started out performing in pubs.

Rob Beckett will also be swinging by to see Michael this Sunday. The host of All Together Now will be talking about the show's second series as well as his upcoming stand-up tour.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael welcomes Jamie Lawson and Rob Beckett into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Jason Donovan and John Wilson20160424
Jason Donovan and John Wilson20160424Michael Ball presents a brand new show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined by Jason Donovan. This year has seen Jason tour the UK for his Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits tour. He performs two of his old favorites live in the studio and looks back on his career, from Neighbours to his West End success.

John Wilson also joins Michael in conversation. John is an acclaimed arranger of iconic film scores and a main staple of the BBC Proms. Together with his John Wilson Orchestra, he is famous for performing the classic arrangements of MGM favourites such as High Society, Singin' in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz. He looks ahead to this year's Proms and chats to Michael about his new live album, Gershwin in Hollywood.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Jason Donovan And John Wilson20160424Michael Ball presents a brand new show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined by Jason Donovan. This year has seen Jason tour the UK for his Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits tour. He performs two of his old favorites live in the studio and looks back on his career, from Neighbours to his West End success.

John Wilson also joins Michael in conversation. John is an acclaimed arranger of iconic film scores and a main staple of the BBC Proms. Together with his John Wilson Orchestra, he is famous for performing the classic arrangements of MGM favourites such as High Society, Singin' in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz. He looks ahead to this year's Proms and chats to Michael about his new live album, Gershwin in Hollywood.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Jason Manford and LP20170423
Jason Manford and LP20170423Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

This week he welcomes comedian and TV presenter Jason Manford as well as live music from American singer/songwriter LP! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Jason Manford and LP20170423Michael welcomes Jason Manford and LP into the studio.
Joanne Clifton, Scott Mills and Wet Wet Wet20190210

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

Scottish 80s hitmakers Wet Wet Wet will be entering the studio this Sunday. The quartet have been going since 1982 and will be telling Michael all about their career as well as their upcoming tour.

Joanne Clifton will also be joining Michael this Sunday to talk about the touring production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show she's currently in and her online dance academy.

Scott Mills will ALSO be passing through the studio to talk about his Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael welcomes Joanne Clifton, Scott Mills and Wet Wet Wet into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Joe and Jake20160501
Joe and Jake20160501Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined by Joe and Jake. The duo are flying the flag for Great Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest with their song You're Not Alone. The song won the public vote in Eurovision: You Decide and will compete in the final on May 14th. They perform it live in the studio and get some tips from Michael, a seasoned Eurovision finalist!

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Katherine Kelly20170219
Katherine Kelly20170219Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has actress Katherine Kelly in conversation about the Dr Who spin-off Class! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Keuning And Lesley Joseph20190331This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

Keuning will be joining Michael in the Musician's Circle this Sunday. The lead guitarist of The Killers released his debut solo album Prismism this year and will be telling Michael what it's like making music and touring without the band.

Lesley Joseph will also be popping by to tell Michael all about her new role in Tim Firth and Gary Barlow's musical Calendar Girls.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Michael Ball welcomes Keuning and Lesley Joseph into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Level 42 perform live20160925
Level 42 perform live20160925Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has a live session from Level 42, who sing two of their biggest hits: Lessons in Love and Running in the Family. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Live from Edinburgh!20170813This week Michael is live from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Michael Ball Show is live from the Big Blue Tent in the heart of the Edinburgh Festival, with music from Britain's Got Talent winner Tokio Myers, The Edinburgh Tattoo pipes and drums and Scotland's very own 100-member strong, Rock Choir.

Comedian, Iain Stirling will be popping in for a chat on the sofa and two audience members will be taking part face-to-face in the On The Ball Quiz!

Live from Hyde Park!20160911
Live from Hyde Park!20160911Michael presents all the buildup and backstage action from Radio 2's Festival in a Day live in Hyde Park!

He's joined by some of the day's stars including Travis, Jamie Lawson and Andreya Triana, and he'll be roaming the backstage areas too!

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Live From Hyde Park!20160911Michael presents all the buildup and backstage action from Radio 2's Festival in a Day live in Hyde Park!

He's joined by some of the day's stars including Travis, Jamie Lawson and Andreya Triana, and he'll be roaming the backstage areas too!

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Madness live in session20161218
Madness Live In Session20161218

Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has Madness performing live in the studio! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Madness live in session20161218Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has Madness performing live in the studio! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Mary Chapin Carpenter20160724
Mary Chapin Carpenter20160724Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he has an acoustic session from multi-Grammy winning US singer Mary Chapin Carpenter. Mary Chapin has enjoyed a string of albums and critical acclaim since she first broke through in the late 80s. This year she has released new album The Things That We Are Made Of and is playing a series of live dates up and down the UK. She plays two songs live in the studio and chats to Michael.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Mary Chapin Carpenter20160724Michael hosts Mary Chapin Carpenter in session, plus his new quiz On the Ball.
Mary Chapin Carpenter20160724Michael hosts Mary Chapin Carpenter in session, plus his new quiz On the Ball.

Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he has an acoustic session from multi-Grammy winning US singer Mary Chapin Carpenter. Mary Chapin has enjoyed a string of albums and critical acclaim since she first broke through in the late 80s. This year she has released new album The Things That We Are Made Of and is playing a series of live dates up and down the UK. She plays two songs live in the studio and chats to Michael.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Mel C live in session20170108
Mel C live in session20170108Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Nathan Lane and Lindsey Stirling20170402
Nathan Lane and Lindsey Stirling20170402Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts.

This week he has American actor Nathan Lane as well as live music from violinist and YouTube star Lindsey Stirling! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Nell Bryden Live in Session20170129
Nell Bryden Live in Session20170129Michael presents another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and the Sunday papers. This week he also has live music from Nell Bryden. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michaelball@bbc.co.uk.
Nicky Campbell and Joe McElderry20170716Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Omid Djalili in conversation20170115
Omid Djalili in conversation20170115Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also chats to top comedian and actor Omid Djalili. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Paul McKenna and Busted20170514Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Peter Polycarpou and Amy Macdonald20170507Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Petula Clark Live In Session20161030
Petula Clark live in session20161030
Petula Clark Live In Session20161030

Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has Petula Clark performing live in the studio. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Petula Clark live in session20161030Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has Petula Clark performing live in the studio. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Philip Glenister and Brian Kennedy20170326
Philip Glenister and Brian Kennedy20170326Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he has actor Philip Glenister in conversation as well as live music from Brian Kennedy! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Priscilla Presley in conversation20161211
Priscilla Presley in conversation20161211Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has an interview with Priscilla Presley about the brand new Elvis album The Wonder of You with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Priscilla Presley In Conversation20161211Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has an interview with Priscilla Presley about the brand new Elvis album The Wonder of You with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Richard Bacon sits in20170723Richard Bacon has a live session from Alison Moyet!
Richard Madeley sits in20160626
Richard Madeley Sits In20160626

This week Louise Goffin performs live. Louise is the daughter of legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin and a Grammy nominated artist in her own right. She'll be performing at British Summertime in London's Hyde Park next Sunday. Today she sings one of her own compositions from her new release The Essential Louise Goffin - Vol 1 and a cover of one of her mother's most famous songs...

John Illsley of Dire Straits fame also performs live. He joins Richard to sing one of his own songs and a Dire Straits classic...

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Richard Madeley sits in20160626Richard Madeley sits in.

This week Louise Goffin performs live. Louise is the daughter of legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin and a Grammy nominated artist in her own right. She'll be performing at British Summertime in London's Hyde Park next Sunday. Today she sings one of her own compositions from her new release The Essential Louise Goffin - Vol 1 and a cover of one of her mother's most famous songs...

John Illsley of Dire Straits fame also performs live. He joins Richard to sing one of his own songs and a Dire Straits classic...

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Richard Madeley Sits In20161106
Richard Madeley sits in20161106
Richard Madeley Sits In20161106

for Michael this week. He has Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi in conversation about their new Aquostic album. Plus there's On The Ball and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email RichardMadeley@bbc.co.uk.

Richard Madeley sits in20161106Richard Madeley sits in for Michael this week. He has Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi in conversation about their new Aquostic album. Plus there's On The Ball and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email RichardMadeley@bbc.co.uk.
Richard Madeley sits in20161113
Richard Madeley Sits In20161113

for Michael this week. He has ABC performing live in the studio. Plus there's On The Ball and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email RichardMadeley@bbc.co.uk.

Richard Madeley sits in20161113
Richard Madeley sits in20161113Richard Madeley sits in for Michael this week. He has ABC performing live in the studio. Plus there's On The Ball and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email RichardMadeley@bbc.co.uk.
Richard Madeley sits in20161204
Richard Madeley sits in20161204
Richard Madeley Sits In20161204for Michael this week. He has choirmaster Gareth Malone performing two songs live in session. Plus there's On The Ball and a review of the Sunday papers.

for Michael this week. He has UB40 performing two songs live in session. Plus there's On The Ball and your Sunday Boasts.

Richard Madeley sits in20161204Richard Madeley sits in for Michael this week. He has choirmaster Gareth Malone performing two songs live in session. Plus there's On The Ball and a review of the Sunday papers.
Richard Madeley sits in20161204Richard Madeley sits in for Michael this week. He has UB40 performing two songs live in session. Plus there's On The Ball and your Sunday Boasts.
Richard Madeley sits in20170101
Richard Madeley sits in20170101Richard Madeley sits in for Michael this week. He has Countdown's Susie Dent in conversation. Plus there's On The Ball and your Sunday Boasts. Want to get in touch with the show? Email RichardMadeley@bbc.co.uk.
Richard Madeley sits in20170521Richard Madeley has live music from American singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw.
Richard Madeley sits in20170604Richard Madeley has live music from American country music singer and songwriter CAM.
Richard Madeley Sits In20170618for Michael and has an acoustic session from CAM.
Richard Madeley sits in20170618Richard Madeley sits in for Michael and has an acoustic session from CAM.
Richard Madeley Sits In20170625for Michael this week.
Richard Madeley sits in20170625Richard Madeley sits in for Michael this week.
Richard Madeley sits in and is joined by 10CC20160619
Richard Madeley sits in and is joined by 10CC20160619
Richard Madeley Sits In And Is Joined By 10cc20160619

Richard Madeley sits in.

This week he has 10CC live in session. The Graham Gouldman led rockers are famous for The Things We Do For Love, Dreadlock Holiday and of course I'm Not In Love! They join Richard in conversation and perform two acoustic numbers live in the studio.

Richard Madeley sits in and is joined by 10CC20160619Richard Madeley sits in.

This week he has 10CC live in session. The Graham Gouldman led rockers are famous for The Things We Do For Love, Dreadlock Holiday and of course I'm Not In Love! They join Richard in conversation and perform two acoustic numbers live in the studio.

Rick Astley Performs Live20160828
Rick Astley performs live20160828
Rick Astley performs live20160828Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Ronan Keating and the Cast of Kinky Boots20160417
Ronan Keating and the Cast of Kinky Boots20160417Michael Ball presents a brand new show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined by the West End cast of Kinky Boots for a live session in the studio. The show has wowed critics and audiences alike since it opened last year, winning the Radio 2 Audience Prize at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards and a cluster of Oliviers. Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly join Michael to reflect on the show's success and perform two numbers from the production.

Ronan Keating will also be live in the studio, performing songs in support of his brand new studio album Time of my Life.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Ronan Keating And The Cast Of Kinky Boots20160417Michael Ball presents a brand new show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he's joined by the West End cast of Kinky Boots for a live session in the studio. The show has wowed critics and audiences alike since it opened last year, winning the Radio 2 Audience Prize at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards and a cluster of Oliviers. Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly join Michael to reflect on the show's success and perform two numbers from the production.

Ronan Keating will also be live in the studio, performing songs in support of his brand new studio album Time of my Life.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Sam Palladio20170611Michael Ball welcomes Sam Palladio for a live session.
Sarah Darling and Clare Grogan20190127

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

Nashville's very own Sarah Darling will be live in the studio with Michael on Sunday. The country singer is set to release her 5th studio album Wonderland in March and will be telling Michael all about her new music and upcoming UK tour as well as performing live in the Musician's Circle.

Clare Grogan will also be popping by the studio this Sunday to tell Michael all about her and Phill Jupitus' Friday Night Jukebox: Live. The two will be playing classics from the BBC archives of songs around the theme of Friendship and invite listeners to call in with their requests.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Michael welcomes Sarah Darling and Clare Grogan into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Shaun Escoffery20160814Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he hosts a live session from Shaun Escoffery. The talented singer is enjoying another busy year with his brand new album Evergreen due for release on September 2nd. He hits the road for a series of live dates in October and performs two songs live on today's show for Michael.

Michael also plays his quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Shaun Escoffery20160814
Shaun Escoffery20160814Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he hosts a live session from Shaun Escoffery. The talented singer is enjoying another busy year with his brand new album Evergreen due for release on September 2nd. He hits the road for a series of live dates in October and performs two songs live on today's show for Michael.

Michael also plays his quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh in conversation20160918
Sir Cameron Mackintosh in conversation20160918Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also chats to Sir Cameron Mackintosh about his new West End show Half A Sixpence and a special one-off cinema screening of Miss Saigon. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Sir Cameron Mackintosh In Conversation20160918Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also chats to Sir Cameron Mackintosh about his new West End show Half A Sixpence and a special one-off cinema screening of Miss Saigon. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Sir Cliff Richard in session20161127
Sir Cliff Richard In Session20161127

Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has an acoustic session from Sir Cliff Richard. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Sir Cliff Richard in session20161127Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has an acoustic session from Sir Cliff Richard. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Sophie Ellis Bextor and Dame Kelly Holmes20190310

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

Sophie Ellis Bextor will be entering the Musician's Circle once again as she's about to release an album of her greatest hits that have been reworked with an orchestra. The nu-disco queen will be reflecting on her amazing career and talking about what it's like juggling family life with her upcoming tour.

Dame Kelly Holmes will also be joining Michael this Sunday. The double gold Olympic medal winner will be talking about her latest book and podcast that focus on the importance on both physical and mental health.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael welcomes Sophie Ellis Bextor and Dame Kelly Holmes into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Live in Session20170122
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Live in Session20170122Sunday morning with Michael Ball, plus Sophie Ellis-Bextor live in session.
Stephen Tomkinson and Within Temptation20190203

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

Dutch metal band Within Temptation will be making their Musician's Circle debut on Sunday. Since forming back in 1996 they've released six studio albums and their seventh, Resist, is out on the 1st of February. They'll be telling Michael about their new music as well as upcoming tour.

Actor Stephen Tomkinson will be also be popping by to see Michael. He's starring alongside Nigel Havers and Dennis Lawson in a touring production of the award winning comedy ART and will be sharing all.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael welcomes Stephen Tomkinson and Within Temptation into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Steven Spielberg20160717
Steven Spielberg20160717

Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he has Steven Spielberg in conversation. The movie giant releases his brand new film The BFG this Friday, and sits down for an exclusive chat with Michael.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Steven Spielberg20160717Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he has Steven Spielberg in conversation. The movie giant releases his brand new film The BFG this Friday, and sits down for an exclusive chat with Michael.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Sue Perkins sits in20170806Sunday morning with Sue Perkins.
The Shires Live in Session20170212
The Shires Live in Session20170212Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he also has live music from The Shires. Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Thunder and BOSH!20190120

This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

This Sunday Thunder will be stepping into the Musician's Circle. 2019 marks 30 years since the band first formed and with the imminent release of their 12th studio album they'll be popping by to tell Michael all about their incredible career.

Vegan trailblazers BOSH! will also be joining Michael this Sunday to talk about Veganuary and their huge success since coming on the show last year.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael welcomes Thunder and BOSH! into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Timothy B Schmit of the Eagles live in session20170205
Timothy B Schmit of the Eagles live in session20170205Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins20160529
Tom Jones and Katherine Jenkins20160529Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week you can hear his interview with superstar singer Sir Tom Jones. Tom has been thrilling audiences worldwide with his trademark belting baritone for over 60 years. He recently released his autobiography Over The Top and Back and embarks on a string of live shows this summer. He chats to Michael about his life and stunning career.

Michael also welcomes Katherine Jenkins to the studio. The multi-platinum selling classical soprano has recently released Celebration, an album marking the Queen's 90th birthday. She'll be belting out two songs live in Michael's studio.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Tom Jones And Katherine Jenkins20160529Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week you can hear his interview with superstar singer Sir Tom Jones. Tom has been thrilling audiences worldwide with his trademark belting baritone for over 60 years. He recently released his autobiography Over The Top and Back and embarks on a string of live shows this summer. He chats to Michael about his life and stunning career.

Michael also welcomes Katherine Jenkins to the studio. The multi-platinum selling classical soprano has recently released Celebration, an album marking the Queen's 90th birthday. She'll be belting out two songs live in Michael's studio.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Trevor McDonald and Jack Savoretti20170319
Trevor McDonald and Jack Savoretti20170319Michael hosts another game of On The Ball, alongside great music and your Sunday Boasts. This week he has newsreader and journalist Trevor McDonald in conversation as well as live music from Jack Savoretti! Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.
Twinnie And Rip It Up20190324This week Michael hosts On The Ball and will be playing a few tracks from this weekend's Family Album as well as inducting another songwriter into his Hall of Fame.

Rising British country singer-songwriter Twinnie will be stepping into the Musician's Circle this Sunday. Having started out acting she's been in musical productions such as Chicago and We Will Rock You and has played Porsche McQueen in Hollyoaks. Now she's making her debut on the show to talk about her brand new EP, Better When I'm Drunk.

Harry Judd, Louis Smith, Aston Merrygold and Jay McGuinness will also be joining Michael on Sunday. They're performing in Rip It Up which is currently on at the Garrick Theatre so will be talking all about the 1960s production.

If you want to get involved with the show, email michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

This week Michael Ball welcomes Twinnie and the cast of Rip It Up into the studio.

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Vincent Niclo20160605
Vincent Niclo20160605Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he welcomes Vincent Niclo to the studio. Vincent is a giant of the music scene in his native France, where he's sold millions of records. This spring sees him release his new album Romantique in Britain, and present his first show on Radio 2 to mark Bastille Day! He'll be singing two live numbers on the programme.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Vincent Niclo20160605Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he welcomes Vincent Niclo to the studio. Vincent is a giant of the music scene in his native France, where he's sold millions of records. This spring sees him release his new album Romantique in Britain, and present his first show on Radio 2 to mark Bastille Day! He'll be singing two live numbers on the programme.

Want to get in touch with Michael? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

Ward Thomas Perform Live20160904
Ward Thomas perform live20160904
Ward Thomas perform live20160904Sunday morning with Michael Ball.
With the Cast of Show Boat20160710
With The Cast Of Show Boat20160710

Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he is joined by the cast of Show Boat. The production has been wowing audiences at the New London Theatre, where it's run concludes at the end of August. Director Daniel Evans discusses the themes of the show with Michael before the cast burst into song with a very special rendition of Ol' Man River.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball!

Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.

With the Cast of Show Boat20160710Michael Ball presents his Sunday show featuring listener interaction, great music and special guests.

This week he is joined by the cast of Show Boat. The production has been wowing audiences at the New London Theatre, where it's run concludes at the end of August. Director Daniel Evans discusses the themes of the show with Michael before the cast burst into song with a very special rendition of Ol' Man River.

Michael also continues his new quiz: On The Ball!

Want to get in touch with the show? Email Michael.ball@bbc.co.uk.