PM Buzz 3.2 News headlines Share: Eddie Mair on taking PM on the road Carousel Navigation 1 Related Eddie Mair: Extraneous noises on the radio make me cross Warning: This column contains background noise Eddie Mair: I’m slightly ashamed to say I watched a man die on television I wish I’d never searched for Tommy Cooper online admits Mair Eddie Mair: My technology hell James Burke’s vision of 2053 has one fatal flaw, says Eddie Mair Eddie Mair: I'm too selfish and lazy to do charity work - except maybe this once "My predecessor was Sandi Toksvig, who asked me nicely one day if I’d take over from her... I don’t think I’ve ever been more frightened in my life" Eddie Mair shares the Government secrets they really don't want us to know It's time, says Eddie, to blow the whistle on this lot... Eddie Mair and the mystery of the disappearing turtle The PM host is shell-shocked by his turtle recall Look no further for a summer holiday treat, says Eddie Mair "Last summer I recommended to you the joys of the audiobook. Well, this summer I have something new for your listening pleasure..." Why Eddie Mair won’t return to Scotland – or wear a panda suit (again) “I realise I’m standing still in an area most Londoners avoid or step through briskly. I’ve also just realised I appear to consider myself a Londoner” Eddie Mair: Why I hid Terry the swearing turtle from the Queen "It isn’t possible to give you a flavour of the filth that can pour from Terry’s shocked face, but if I tell you that one of the mildest phrases is “poopy pants”, you’ll have some idea" Eddie Mair’s ten minutes with Beyoncé and Salma Hayek “The interview would have to start at 5pm on the dot and finish at 5:10, or people would die – or at least that’s the impression I got” Eddie Mair: My path towards death is becoming blurry "As you’ll know yourself if you’re a varifocal person, you should never look at your feet when going downstairs... Certainly never wear varifocals, get drunk and look at your feet going downstairs" Eddie Mair: I'm being watched by the bosses at the Beeb "Presenting the first PM from New Broadcasting House, I looked up from my tear-stained desk to see a veritable Who’s That of BBC execs" Eddie Mair: never mind Boris Johnson - what about my bald spot? The PM presenter laments all the attention his recent TV spat with the Mayor of London has focused on his balding pate Eddie Mair: I'm not gunning for top BBC jobs Radio Times columnist says he won't be trying to capitalise on his Boris Johnson interview Eddie Mair: I'm lost in a memory minefield "I could picture her. I could tell you a list of her films. But I could no more recall her name than eat a dingo. Panic" Eddie Mair: my gigantinormous Romanian discovery "It's as though they made a huge building then put another huge building on top of it. It's construction on steroids" Eddie Mair on the biggest BBC scandal since the last one "How would you appear to the world if the content of your work email inbox were released for everyone to read?" Eddie Mair: I reaped the perks of standing in for Andrew Marr "The Marr team have a well-lit corner office with views up the tree-lined streets of Regent's Park. There are bookshelves. It is paradise" Eddie Mair: is 330 seconds of David Cameron too much? "Recently when the Prime Minister made a Commons statement about the Algerian hostage crisis, we took the rather unusual decision to broadcast all of it" Eddie Mair: how bankers turned me purple "My personal experience of banks was just fine until I tried to get my hands on my savings. That made me want to throw a pie in someone's face" Eddie Mair: negotiating a new office, part 2 - toilets and bins "There are no longer bins by everyone's desks - Newsnight had secured a secret bin, but generally there was tut-tutting about this new affront to humanity" Eddie Mair: my first day at BBC's New Broadcasting House "On this day my priorities were: 1) learning how to adjust the chair that was shoving me forward like a pushy mum; 2) learning how to get the wi-fi to work; and 3) finding out how to open the drawer under my desk." Eddie Mair: my mission to be the new Alistair Cooke "This week’s column will be mainly about Manhattan and you can be sure I have the wit, warmth and intelligence to match Mr Cooke in a column that will sparkle with his trademark wisdom and erudition" Eddie Mair: the day I lost my New Broadcasting House cherry "I have consummated broadcasting with the throbbing hub of the BBC. I penetrated the basement and gave it my all in front of anyone who wanted to watch" Eddie Mair: how I blagged my way to the hottest tickets in town "You can talk to four million people on PM… but boy, if you should be able to attend a performance of Strictly Come Dancing, suddenly you're interesting" Eddie Mair: the BBC apologises for its latest blunder... "Rest assured I have asked Ken MacQuarrie from BBC What Remains of Scotland to have a report on the pile of ash that was my desk by Monday morning" Eddie Mair explains why Danny Baker's BBC rant was unmissable radio "Who among us hasn’t thought about winning the lottery and then going in to work to settle a few scores with our bosses? Was Danny speaking for all of us?" Eddie Mair: "I literally can't go to the toilet without passing Richard Arnold" "The only signs of life and colour remaining in the tumbleweed-ridden corridors of Television Centre are the posters advertising Strictly Come Dancing" Eddie Mair: "I had a quiet moment alone while I contemplated blindness" "A snapshot of my left eye produced a photo, which I kid you not resembled Venus passing in front of an angry sun" Eddie Mair: my BBC pass resembles a young East German shot-putter from 1976 The security guard looked at my pass. And then looked some more. 'It is me!' I offered, nervously. 'Yes. Perhaps a much younger version of you'" Eddie Mair: once again it was me versus Robert Peston "My event at The Cheltenham Literary Festival was a sell-out. His was sparsely attended, with only George Osbourne, Ed Balls and a goat" Eddie Mair: the story behind the Radio 4 exits of Harriet Cass, Charlotte Green and Robin Lustig "If there’s one thing you expect from this column, it’s the unvarnished truth. So let me reveal the explosive facts. And no messing..." Eddie Mair: "I will get lost, press the wrong button and wet myself" The PM host prepares himself for the show's big move to New Broadcasting House... Eddie Mair: "Like my tireless charity work, I never talk about my awards" "I once saw 5 Live’s Peter Allen bludgeon a colleague to death with one of his Sonys. That big move to Salford? Cover story to distract the papers" Eddie Mair: "I'm aware that Larry Hagman is standing next to me and he's wearing JR's stetson" "I would have climbed Everest in clogs to go to the Dallas launch. I would have kissed Piers Morgan" Eddie Mair: "SOS messages were the most intense, personal moments in broadcasting" "They used the power of radio and its ability to reach millions instantly to reach out to one or two individuals to tell them something that mattered only to them" Eddie Mair: Why Kirsty Wark has a cattle prod was never explained to me, but it did the trick "There was a slightly startled look about my eyes but, frankly, I have that all the time after 9pm" Eddie Mair: “I’m just the new boy, but it’s time to let out some Newsnight secrets” There’s a live studio audience - it’s one of TV’s biggest secrets. The ticket money is used to stock the green room fridge... Eddie Mair - making sense of John Terry's asterisked swear words was harder than sudoku "But how the heck do you properly convey those flipping words without causing offence?" Eddie Mair goes on a journey of discovery at a car rental firm "I haven't felt so stupid since saying to Caroline Thomson: 'Don't worry, love, you're a shoo-in for DG'" Eddie Mair: this column creates interesting radio An appeal made in Eddie's regular slot in Radio Times magazine has uncovered some jaw-dropping stories Eddie Mair: "I'm caught in my own telly timewarp" "I couldn't think of anything outside news and current affairs that I watch 'live'" Eddie Mair: Top Cat the Movie - "there must be something to recommend this film?" The PM host sifts through the terrible reviews of the big-screen re-make of his favourite childhood show Eddie Mair: My new office has an "orgasmatron" - and I like it The host of Radio 4's PM gets his first tour around the new BBC Broadcasting House Will 29 February mark an end to Eddie Mair and Robert Peston's feud? Can a bit of leap year magic help the BBC presenters patch up their differences live on air?