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Blood on the Tracks


Colin Murray gathers together four music obsessives to debate and argue their favourite tracks.

Colin Murray gathers together four music obsessives to debate and argue their favourite tracks.
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Colin Murray gathers together four music obsessives to debate and argue their favourite tracks.




Michaela Coel, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bez from Happy Mondays, Mike Bubbins

Poet and reggae artist Benjamin Zephaniah, Bez from the Happy Mondays, actress Michaela Coel and former Elvis impersonator turned comic actor Mike Bubbins are asked by Colin Murray for a song that will guarantee everyone gets up to dance, best live performance they’ve ever seen, emotional songs, a modern-day classic that will be beloved twenty five years from now, and greatest song under two minutes. Music includes tracks by Pharrell, Sia, Blossoms and Stevie Wonder.


Laura Whitmore, Stella Creasy, Chelcee Grimes and Nish Kumar

Television presenter Laura Whitmore, MP Stella Creasy, songwriter Chelcee Grimes and comic Nish Kumar play their favourite songs including tracks from Cat Power, Alanis Morissette, The Undertones, Beyoncé, Westlife and Nina Simone. Colin Murray has the questions on great songwriters, tattooed lyrics, Irish bands and big ends.


Mo Gilligan, Skunk Anansie, Pat Nevin, Jake Wood

Skin from Skunk Anansie, former footballer turned DJ Pat Nevin, Actor Jake Wood and comedian Mo Gilligan each select a song they adore, but fear everyone else will hate, pick their favourite bit of drumming from their record collections and choose their favourite Blur track. Also featuring music by Genesis, Michael Jackson, New Order and The Specials.


Justin Hawkins, Pat Cash, Ali Siddiq and Edith Bowman

Justin Hawkins of the Darkness joins Wimbledon Tennis Champion Pat Cash, American comic Ali Siddiq and DJ Edith Bowman to play songs by AC/DC, The Editors, Whitney Houston, Pink Floyd and Spinal Tap as Colin Murray asks about tracks from movies, pop princesses and extreme vocal ranges. Plus the guests submit their phones and devices to ‘The Shuffle’


Rou Reynolds, Ben Earle, Levi Roots and Elis James

Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari, Ben from The Shires, Musician Levi Roots and comedian Elis James tell us about tracks they love that will debunk the stereotype, favourite all-time Reggae song, greatest male/female harmony and songs that are better live than in studio. Featuring music from Bob Marley, The Civil Wars, U2 and The Beatles


Lindsay Ell, Alan Johnson, Kate Richardson-Walsh and Russell Kane

Four more self-confessed music nerds; Country Rock star Lindsay Ell, politician Alan Johnson, Olympic Gold Medallist Kate Richardson-Walsh and stand-up comedian Russell Kane play Blood on the Tracks. They pick the best track from a dysfunctional band, greatest political song and a tune from their record collections that guarantees the ‘romance’ including songs by Weezer, Muddy Waters, The Beatles and Nina Simone.


Linford Christie, Fleur East, Gizzi Erskine and Hugh Cornwell

Olympic 100 metres Gold Medal winner Linford Christie, singer Fleur East, Chef Gizzi Erskine and Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers talk best basslines, greatest pop song by an actor or actress and band with which they’ve always had an obsession. Music featuring includes favourite tracks by Chic, The Damned, Fleetwood Mac and The Spice Girls.


Stuart Murdoch, Alex Edelman, Steve Bunce, and Ana Matronic

New York music, personal connections to favourite tracks and the best songs about alcohol. Colin’s guests are Ana Matronic of Scissor Sisters, Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian, American comic Alex Edelman and boxing writer Steve Bunce. Favourite tracks include The Clash, Eric B & Rakim, Bonnie Tyler and The Stone Roses


Scroobius Pip, Clare Bowen, Mark Steel, and James Haskell

The greatest track to come out of Australia, a lyric that is so poetic it doesn’t need music, greatest TV theme tune and a song that you’d take to the cells if you were sent to prison. Colin’s guests are hip hop artist, actor and poet Scroobius Pip, Nashville star Clare Bowen, comic Mark Steel and England rugby captain James Haskell. Favourite tracks include Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, Craig David and Johnny Cash.


Scott Mills, Annie Mac, John Niven, and Paul Sinha

The best song by a troubled and tortured artist, the song to end a party and the quartet try their hand at the ultimate segue. Plus the four play the regular round: ‘the shuffle’ where they submit their phones, hit ‘random’ and see what comes up. Colin Murray welcomes DJs Scott Mills and Annie Mac alongside writer and former music industry scout John Niven and comic Paul Sinha. Artists including The Lemon Twigs, Joy Division, Kate Bush and Amy Winehouse feature among the favourite tracks.


Welcome back to Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks is back! Hear an array of guests from musicians to politicians discuss and defend their favourite songs.


Jeremy Vine, Steve Davis, Ana Matronic and Simon Day play Blood on the Tracks

Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine, snooker star turned DJ Steve Davis, Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters and comic actor Simon Day join Colin Murray for this episode of Blood on the Tracks. Up for debate are greatest collaborations, Eurovision favourites and best album closer while the four ponder what song he would cover if Elvis were still alive. Featuring a wide variety of music with obscure favourites playing alongside music from Abba, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, and Aretha...



Blood on the Tracks gathers together four music obsessives to debate and argue about their favorite tracks. In this episode Colin Murray is joined by Erasure frontman Andy Bell, DJ Liz Kershaw, film composer David Arnold and dancer and singer Kimberley Wyatt, once of the Pussycat Dolls. The four guests debate the greatest siblings in music, cover versions better than the originals, sexy songs and their favourite track that doesn't use a guitar. Some of the artists featured include Donna...



Blood on the Tracks gathers together four music obsessives to argue about their favourite tracks. In this second episode Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, singer Fleur East, comic Russell Kane and former athlete and motivational speaker Kriss Akabusi join Colin Murray. Up for debate; the best of Manchester music, songs from outer space and what is music's greatest protest song. The panel also decide the one song that reminds them of something they would rather forget. Music includes the...



Joining Colin for this episode of Blood on the Tracks are comic Josh Widdicombe, presenter Martin Bashir, Skin from Skunk Anansie and snooker star and Rolling Stones confidante Jimmy White. The four music fans take on a variety of topics including the greatest female vocal ever, greatest album opener, the best of Brit Pop and the one song that gets them up on their feet to dance. The winner gets to choose the song to play the show out on, in full, and take home a prime piece of vinyl from...


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Colin Murray gathers together four music obsessives to debate and argue their favourite tracks.