Globe-trotting comedian Griff Rhys Jones joins Jools & Jim’s Joyride


  • Holland reveals The Beatles’ little-known talent for forgery
  • The group discuss life on the high seas and their passion for collecting
Wednesday 3 March, London: On this week’s episode of Jools & Jim’s Joyride, the hilarious travel podcast hosted by Jools Holland and Jim Moir (AKA Vic Reeves), the pair are joined by globe-trotting comedian Griff Rhys Jones.

Gaining nationwide attention for his appearances on Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones, Rhys Jones has also presented a wealth of travel programmes, most recently Griff’s Great Australian Adventure. An avid sailor and serial boat owner, he has taken part in many of the world’s most demanding races.

During episode six, while discussing their shared addiction to collecting anything and everything, Jools reveals The Beatles’ little-known talent for forgery:

George Harrison gave me as a present a Beatles record signed entirely by him. When they started, they used to be locked in a room and would have to sign thousands of autographs so they’d all practice and know how to do each other’s signatures. So, I’ve got a record signed entirely by him, but all the signatures look like theirs!’

Meanwhile, Jim recalls battling Phil Collins at an auction over Terry-Thomas’ tiny waistcoat while the group discuss the unmatched wonder of sailing over aqueducts.

Jools and Jim’s Joyride is available to stream now:

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