The Michael Ball Show

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20160508

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.

20160724

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

20170702

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

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.

Andrew Lloyd Webber20160410

Michael 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.

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.

Baz Luhrmann In Conversation20161120

Baz Luhrmann In Conversation20161120

Michael 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

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.

Beverley Knight20160807

Sunday morning with Michael Ball.

Michael is joined by Beverley Knight.

Brendan O'caroll And Marty Pellow20170709

This week Michael welcomes Brendan O'Carroll and Marti Pellow into the studio.

Brian Blessed And The Feeling20160515
Brian Blessed And The Feeling20160515

Michael 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.

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.

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.

Dolly Parton20160821
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.

Graham Nash And Dr Noel Fitzpatrick20160522
Graham Nash And Dr Noel Fitzpatrick20160522

Michael 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.

Jason Donovan And John Wilson20160424

Michael 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.

Joe And Jake20160501

Michael 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.

Live From Hyde Park!20160911

Michael 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

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.

Mary Chapin Carpenter20160724

Michael 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.

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.

Priscilla Presley In Conversation20161211

Michael 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 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 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 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 In20161204

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.

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 In20170618

for Michael and has an acoustic session from CAM.

Richard Madeley Sits In20170625

for Michael this week.

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.

Rick Astley Performs Live20160828
Ronan Keating And The Cast Of Kinky Boots20160417

Michael 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 Palladio20170611

Michael Ball welcomes Sam Palladio for a live session.

Shaun Escoffery20160814

Michael 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

Michael 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

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.

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.

Tom Jones And Katherine Jenkins20160529

Michael 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.

Vincent Niclo20160605

Michael 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
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.