Mark Franklin

Mark Franklin in for Niall Foster

When did you start your first significant job/career?


When did you start your first radio job, what was it?

20 years ago at BBC local radio in Wiltshire

What do you think is the key to your success?

Determination and hard work

What do you love about radio?

I love the one-to-one communication

What’s been your career highlight(s)

Working on the brand new Radio 5 when it launched was great.

Worst job you did?

Stacking shelves in Woolworth's, Swindon. I got fired for eating the pick n mix!

How did you do at school/further education?

Very well. Passed all my GCSE's and 3 A Levels

What are your passions/hobbies outside of work?

Mincing around town and just lording it up

Any quirky/interesting habits or facts about you?

None that I can think of

Favourite meal

Steak and Chips

Favourite drink


Favourite film(s)

The Breakfast Club

Favourite celebrity

Changes daily, right now, Mario from Big Brother

What do you drive?

Peugeot 407

Favourite place to go on holiday?


What are you like in the morning?

Quite happy

How does your best friend describe you?

Honest, funny and just a little queeny

Most embarrassing moment

Being mis-quoted by Number One magazine (ask your mum) apparently saying Enya was rubbish...and then meeting her the next day!

What would the title of your biography be?

He Came, He Saw, And He Came Again

Shopping or sport?

Hello? Shopping!

Party animal or bystander?

Party Animal

Hot or cold?


Sun or snow?


Beach or mountain?


City or country?


Facebook or twitter?


Waitrose or Tesco?

Waitrose darling!

Magazine or Book?

Number One's from 1992

Tea or coffee?


Bar or pub?