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The Radcliffe and Maconie Show is a weeknight radio programme that is broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. It runs from 8 pm–10 pm on Monday to Thursday evenings, and is presented by Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie.

The show was first broadcast on 16 April 2007. Radcliffe had previously broadcast a solo show on Radio 2 starting in June 2004, while Maconie had also broadcast various shows for the network and also on BBC 6 Music.

The show plays new music by up and coming artists as well as established acts. It also features live sessions from a diverse collection of acts. Bands and artists that have featured in session in the past include; The Raveonettes, The Manic Street Preachers, Arcade Fire, Crowded House, Sheryl Crow, Supergrass, Elbow, Seasick Steve, Siouxsie Sioux, The Flies, Vashti Bunyan, Kate Walsh, Ed Harcourt, The Earlies, Maps, Laura Veirs, Feist, Editors, Travis, Cherry Ghost, The Coral, The Thrills, Tinariwen as well as many more.

Radcliffe and Maconie have also made comment on the show from time to time of their appreciation of cowbells and various kinds of cheese.

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The Chain

The Chain is an item on the show billed as A 'never-ending list of records, with every new track somehow connected to the last.'[1] Three songs are played each show for this item and listeners are encouraged to contact the show with another song that links to the previous one. The connection can be anything, ranging from the very obvious to the very obscure. The item is introduced by Gordon Burns.

The Miracle of Pick 'n' Mix

Every day on the show Radcliffe and Maconie take it in turns to chose a new track on the Pick 'n' Mix feature, usually by a less well known artist. At the end of the week listeners are encouraged to vote on the Radio 2 website for their favourite. The track with the most votes is then played on every show the following week. After the an impromptu moment on the Show's Hadrians Wall tour, the feature was rechristend "The Miracle of Pick 'n' Mix.

Guests

Special guests often appear on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show. Among the regular guests are Noddy Holder, Sally Lindsay, Adrian Edmondson, Miranda Sawyer, and Lucy Porter. The broadcaster Joan Bakewell also has provided a series of humorous voice overs that are regularly used in the show including "A Thousand Pounds for a Cowbell", explained by Maconie as a reference to his own Lancashire pronunciation, that is ironically lost in Bakewell's RP accent.

Hadrian's Wall Walk

Between September 3 and 10, 2009, the show was broadcast live from different locations along the Hadrian's Wall trail, as Radcliffe and Maconie walked between the Solway Firth, the BBC studios in Carlisle and Segedunum in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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