Billy Ocean and Clara Amfo join Matt Baker and Alex Jones to talk about the BBC's Biggest Weekend of music. Plus a look at the rules of using mobile phones whilst driving.
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Hello and welcome to
The One Show with Matt Baker.
And Alex Jones.
Tonight a music legend who has
sold over 30 million
records in his lifetime.
And a Radio 1 DJ who's on her way
to playing to just as many.
Coming up on the show, we have got
the man himself.
# Love really hurts without you...
It just makes people feel good,
There is a lot of finger
clicking going on here!
welcome Billy Ocean and Clara Amfo.
We are going to start because
there's been some official details
of the royal wedding revealed today.
It will be a midday wedding in St
George's Chapel Windsor, which will
please football fans because it
won't clash with the FA Cup final.
Not official but it is rumoured
Elton John might play and Ed Sheeran
might sing their first dance song.
Have you cleared your diaries?
haven't been invited, I will leave
my diary open then.
What would you
play for the first dance?
going gets tough!
Very good! Clara,
if you were doing the disco, the
I'm going to use that
on my show tomorrow! I would go for
a Stevie Wonder tune because that
always brings people together.
always brings people together.
the disco! What? !
I'm sorry, I am
so hip! This is serious now, moving
Even though you get six points
on your license and a £200 fine,
some drivers on Britain's roads
still think using a mobile
phone whilst driving
is not a serious offence.
JJ's been for a ride in one
of the latest innovations the police
are using to catch offenders -
the spy truck.
Early morning, and East Midlands
police are out on patrol.
morning, today we will be going out
on the A69 and M1.
They are on the
lookout for motorists breaking the
law by being distracted up the
The spot in the vehicle will
be observing cars or lorries on
Steve is joining
them, last month he was prosecuted
after being caught using his mobile
phone behind the wheel.
What are you hoping to get today?
I'm hoping to show other drivers
what has happened to me through
being silly, using my phone while
driving. Hopefully stop people doing
it in the future.
Steve was a lorry
driver for 30 years but his offence
cost him his job. Because he already
had points on his
had points on his licence for
speeding, when he was caught on his
phone he was banned from driving for
six months. As we follow behind in
convoy, upfront PC Tony Bunker spots
a lorry driver who is clearly not
paying attention to the road ahead.
The driver is using a mobile phone
in his left hand.
He's pulled over.
What follows is all too familiar for
Straightaway it was oh God,
what were you doing on the phone?
You take your mind off the road for
a few seconds and all of a sudden
you have lost it.
The penalty for
using your mobile phone whilst
behind the wheel was strengthened in
March last year so the driver is
issued with a £200 fine and given
six points on his licence.
no denying it, I knew they had
caught me, there was nothing to
Steve is one of around 28,000
drivers per year caught by police
using mobile phones, putting not
only their own lives at risk but
those of other motorists. As we hit
the road again, it is not long
before the unmarked HGV catches
another in the act.
Mobile phone in
his left hand.
Steve and I are keen
to speak to the truck driver, he
agrees and explains why he was on
Steve, any advice?
When I did that,
I was having an argument. You try to
leave it alone, you look at what has
been said, then in the end, let's
have a quick look and that quick
look cost me everything. In the
future is my phone will be out of
reach because it is too much of a
The driver is also given a
fine and points on his licence.
Steve is hoping this encounter with
us and the police will make him
think twice in the future. Safe
journey. Do you think the message
has got through to him?
like to think so, the trouble is
people's mindset is being on the
phone and texting isn't that bad.
The law banning mobile phones at the
wheel has been in place for nearly
50 years now, but how clued up our
motorists about what they can and
cannot do while driving?
imagine Bluetooth things are safe to
use but if you are doing anything
that will distract you, it is not
I was using as -- it as a
sat-nav and the policeman was right
next to me.
As our convoy hits the
road again, it is clear some
motorists are still not aware of the
latest changes to the law.
They caught 30
motorists using their mobile phones.
For police officers, this is a daily
reality, but for Steve, seeing the
other side has being an eye-opener.
For years we didn't text so it's not
more important now than it ever was,
so it can wait.
A person's telephone
call isn't worth somebody's life.
Nick Lyes, Head of Road Policy
for the RAC joins us now.
You have got this campaign, Be Phone
Smart, but it's not having enough of
an impact really, is it, because in
2016 there were 32 fatal crashes and
39% of people admitted that they
would pull over to look at social
media. Or do it while they were
driving, even worse. So what's the
At the moment we have six
points on the licence, £200 fine and
the Government is considering
changing penalties for causing death
by dangerous driving so it will go
from 14 years to possible life
imprisonment. You have the new
penalties coming in, but we have
also got to start shifting attitudes
and that's one of the reasons the
RAC started its campaign, Be Phone
Smart, an online platform way you
can go online, make a pledge not to
use a mobile phone at the wheel,
share it with friends and on social
media. The ambition is to make it as
socially unacceptable as
That being said,
there is quite a bit of confusion
with regards to using a sat-nav or
music on your phone in your car.
What is acceptable pull?
illegal to use a hand-held mobile
phone in your vehicle in any way. If
you have a hands-free kit, it is
legal but again you must try and
reduce the distraction that it
causes. Our advice is when you get
in a vehicle, if you don't need to
have the phone, switch it off and
put it in the glove compartment.
with the mobile phone cradle around
the dashboard or whatever, where is
it safest to have?
The safest place
you could probably put it is within
your vision on your left or on the
right, so if you look at the screen
now you can see the green areas,
they are acceptable places. Anywhere
which is flashing red is
unacceptable because that is
obscuring your vision. Anywhere
where your vision is being skewered,
you do not put the hands-free kit or
And say you are using
the sat-nav or your phone for music,
can you change the June or navigate
the sat-nav with your finger?
golden rule is to make sure you in
put everything at the beginning. If
you are planning a journey, but the
destination in at the start, then
you shouldn't need to interact with
it as you are driving.
what is the situation with
They are legal, you can
have headphones in the car but
unfortunately, if you are using
headphones or you have loud music
on, you cannot hear what is around
you. If there is an emergency
vehicle or a motorcyclist and you
cannot hear them, that is a
dangerous situation you want to try
What did we do before
We had conversations!
We create our own problems and then
we try to solve them.
One of the
things we have always had is snow
and this weekend there are yellow
weather warnings so what happens if
you don't clear your windscreen
because there are serious
implications, aren't there?
should clear it completely because
it obstructs your view which is
potentially illegal land you could
be prosecuted for that. If it is on
top of the vehicle and it blows onto
the vehicle behind, you are
obscuring someone else's vision and
the police might prosecute you for
that. You could cause a fatal
accident so it is important to clear
your car in cold weather.
Nick. It is time for you to get into
your car, because it is a good
# Get out of my dreams and into my
# Get out of my dreams, get into my
So many brilliant hits. All
afternoon we have been going through
them, singing along, so where did
the all start for you?
When I was
little my father was a musician so
music has always been around me. My
desire was always to make music. My
desire growing up was to hear my
first record on my radio. My desire
after that was to have hits in
America and I still have desires, I
still keep dreaming. It is not over
yet, it is not over until the fat
We were talking about
you as a grandad now and is it right
you bought your grandchildren
ukeleles because of something that
happened to you when you were their
Yes, when I was their age, my
mother's friend bought me a blue
ukelele, and I taught the rest
myself so I try to encourage.
Instruments for any kid is good.
Steve Byrne is probably one of the
best. It is good for any kid, it
gives them a sense of confidence. It
is great for your confidence, being
able to play an instrument.
fans will be delighted to know you
are back on tour in October with a
brand-new album. You haven't quite
finished it yet so what is the plan?
Like you say, in October. I go to
Miami, then Jamaica, then Botswana,
then I come back. I am just
travelling and making music. In
between, trying to finish off the
album which I'm really happy with.
I'm using a beautiful studio in
Manchester. It's almost like a
museum but the things work, the
instruments work. It is great for me
because I like being involved in the
producing and making of the music. I
can play the instruments. The
technology thing has left me behind
so the studio is perfect for me.
prefer the real instruments?
this place is ideal. It is
self-contained to the extent you
wake up in the studio and go to bed
in the studio.
And this is
apparently the dream team we have
got here. Who are they?
On the left
is Perry, my drummer, on the right
is my bass player. Barry in the
middle I have been working with
since 1983. It is a tried and tested
relationship so why break it?
interesting what Billy was saying
about the real instruments and the
live sound. Obviously you present
the Live Lounge and when you have
something that isn't technical
instruments, it is something that is
really coming back.
This is why I
love doing my show because you get
to experience music in its purist
form. There's lots of people who
come in and make electronic music
but they are classically trained and
they love doing it because they get
to show off the fact they can play
the piano or the drums and it is
excited to see.
I was so excited
when I came out of my dressing room
and saw you!
I will take you up on that.
Amfo is going to be his day backing
You can see him on tour in
He will be performing in
Coventry as part of The Biggest
I am looking forward to the
Royal Albert Hall in October. It
will be a crazy evening, I will have
my steel pan.
All three of us will
come to that.
come to that. Clara will know how
important radio play is and it is
not just about music, news weather
In the year that local
radio celebrates its 50th
anniversary, here is how it can
change lives as well.
I met Ian
through a dating website and I read
his profile, which brought me to
tears. He lost his wife in a car
accident, when the children were
other-macro and four. We got married
on the 28th of May, 2016, I was
married for four mums and then I had
my accident. I fainted in the shower
and I broke my neck. I then went
into hospital for six months and I
realised that I would need to use a
wheelchair and the house would need
a lot of adaptions. We got the
disable facilities Grant. We then
had to look at raising more funds,
there was paired bricks, it needed
plastering, there was no flooring
down. My mother phoned BBC Radio
Lincolnshire and put in an appeal.
just could not believe the amount of
work that is still to be done.
there is anyone listening today who
can offer a bit of time, a couple of
hours would be fantastic to do
It would be absolutely
The response was amazing, we
have plasterers, painters who all
rallied around and came and helped
us. We were able to move in much
sooner than we had first
anticipated. It was just
overwhelming, really, to see
strangers coming in and helping us.
It was lovely.
We have lived in
Braintree for 30 years. Our family
is made up of my wife and myself. We
have one son and a daughter. I was
listening to Dave Monk on his
programme on radio Essex and he had
a programme on men's health and he
was talking about a free men's
health date being held at the
Colchester football stadium. So off
I toddled and I had a blood test. I
suppose I had gone expecting it to
say I was absolutely fine, nothing
to worry about. I am phoning to
thank you, last Wednesday I had a
prospective May. Had it not been for
your programme, this would now be
killing me and I would have no
Gosh. Did you have prostate
Yes. In this society, we are
very quick to criticise people when
things do not go well. We are not
quite so good to thank people when
they do. So, I phoned the show and
asked to talk to him and thanked him
for saving my life.
The and James
met when we were 16 years old and
during the relationship my father
passed away four years prior to us
getting married. He was always the
person you turn to for advice, just
a truly amazing man. He was always
happy in his van, so to remember my
dad I wanted to get a van for the
wedding. I got onto the internet and
I searched eBay and I was prepared
to buy one, but unfortunately there
was nothing that was really
suitable. I just had this idea one
morning to try radio Bristol.
a favour, do you know someone who
drives a Bedford Rascal? Might next
guests want to hear from you if you
The morning of the wedding, I
walked out the front door and heard
this excessive beeping down the
road. I see this Bedford Rascal and
her in the driving seat. I knew
absolutely nothing, I was completely
overwhelmed. I honestly could not
thank everyone enough, because that
small elements meant everything to
me. And meant that there was a huge
part of my dad there on the day that
otherwise would not have been there.
Not a dry eye. It was lovely.
We are just having a little chat.
You listen to lots of radio I knew
you wanted to do that, was there any
specific incident that had a really
A lot of time spent with
my dad in the car. He would take us
on long drives and my mum would drag
him to different parts of London for
shopping trips and we would have the
radio on nonstop, classic radio, pop
radio, pirate radio, we would listen
with my dad and I was that strange
kid who would lock myself in my room
and listen to music.
Today is a big
day for BBC Music because you are
launching their Biggest Weekend.
have super-sized it like a wonderful
musical burger! Usually we do the
Big Weekend but this year it is
Biggest Weekend and it is happening
in four different parts of the UK,
Belfast, Swansea, Perth as well. The
tickets are gone. In just over half
an hour. The line-up is really big,
but you can still get tickets for
some of the events.
It is the whole
You are in Coventry.
You definitely are! They are
sending me to Coventry. In fact the
last BBC thing I did, party and the
park. Amazing event. Is it related?
It is a celebration.
There will be
lock the -- a lot of partying in the
park. There are music academies as
well. Every year when we do this, we
have these academies and lots of
young people can come and learn
about working in the media, whether
it is radio or television
production, writing, we have artist
doing master classes, we have
presenters there doing talks.
can come to the talks and see you
face-to-face? Exactly. That is
amazing for young people.
We have so
The academies are
really cool. Everyone wants to know
who is in Swansea, it is sold out.
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Craig
David. It is a really big year.
Jimmy: there are in Perth. Then we
have Belfast, Manic Street
Preachers, you cannot go wrong
Billy, there you are.
Billy, there you are.
Faith as well. I think you would get
If you're interested and you
want to get tickets for The Biggest
Weekend look on the BBC Music
It was a well-deserved
restful weekend for Jake over there
and in 2016 after suffering from
depression and anxiety, he decided
to go for a walk which then lasted
3000 miles. Jake finished on
Saturday and it is fair to say, he
has gone the distance in more ways
Looking back on it now,
two years ago, it was the hardest
time of my life. I was mismanaging
stress, anxiety and depression with
alcohol. It allowed me to be someone
different, someone a little less
damage. I was about 15 when I
realised that I was depressed, which
was strange because I had always
been quite a happy kid. Luckily my
mother works in mental health and
she was the one who said before I
tried antidepressants I should try
exercise so I started going out,
walking the dog every day. After a
couple of weeks I noticed a
significant change in my mood,
within a minute of me realising
that it had such an massive impact
on my mental health, I wanted to
show other people how effective it
can be. I decided to walk around the
whole of Great Britain. I started at
Brighton Pier and headed west. Good
morning, this is where I camped last
night. Look at that. I could not
believe, the people were saying to
me, I go through that as well. My
thoughts when I am out in the
country, when I run, it feels like
they are whizzing past me and in the
city, it feels like they are on top
of me. Everything I have is in here,
I have extra waterproofs, water,
everything else gets provided by
total strangers. People sleepy and
put me up for the night, no sleeping
bag, no tent, the less things I
have, the less worries I have. I do
not need anything physical, I just
need conversation and connection. It
has been hard occasionally, my
lowest moment was in Scotland. A
friend of mine died, maybe two weeks
before I got to Edinburgh and it had
not really hit me and then a song
came on in a cafe that reminded me
of him and I felt completely alone
in that moment. I knew that out
here, running, fresh air, scenery,
all the stuff that I know is really
good for me, I would be at home and
I would not be able to get out of
bed. I am running far faster now
look as I know I am going home in
about a mile back, I saw the sea for
the first time in a couple of weeks
that was amazing. I think a lot
about the future, I am worried that
I will slip back into how I used to
be, but it is up to me to implement
what I have learned and hope it goes
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
congratulations. How are you feeling
now in body and more importantly in
First of all, I feel really
underdressed! I feel good. There
will be weird to adjust. I have been
out on the South Downs for five days
and lots of national parks, so
getting back to city life...
How are your feet
feeling? They are OK. I bumped into
this random guy in Newquay, a former
serviceman who said I should start
putting talcum powder on my feet and
I went to his and he gave me some
and ever since then, that was one
year ago, so they are in good
condition. What is the purpose? Just
to keep your feet dry. And they
don't smell as well, that is
crucial. If you're staying in
anyone's house, that is important!
You said that you're going to
implement what you have learned on
this whole adventure, so what is the
key thing that you're going to be
Stain moving, moving forward,
it will be tough to put that into a
static lifestyle when I have been
living a chance in 14 so long. To
keep talking as well, that is the
main thing. I have learned about
mental health, the more we talk to
other people, the more we learn
about ourselves and it makes you
feel less alone.
APPLAUSE. That is all we have got
time for. Thank you to all of our
guests, tomorrow we will be joined
by Mary Berry.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.
Billy Ocean and Radio 1's Clara Amfo join Matt Baker and Alex Jones to talk about BBC's Biggest Weekend of music. Plus the head of road policy at the RAC will be explaining the rules of using a mobile phone whilst driving.