Russell spent much of the afternoon of Friday 9th December in one of the new studios at Media City, Salford, chatting to a number of BBC regional radio stations, including the home-based BBC Radio Manchester.
The intended topic was the DVD of his performance at the Royal Albert Hall, produced to mark the pinnacle of his return to good health and stronger voice, but the conversations digressed into Christmas, tales of days in the Clubs and Pubs – with lots of mimicking characters from his past – and joking about sprouts and the current windy weather.
Russell had Tweeted that he was going to do do ten back-to-back interviews but, so far, we know of only seven.
Links below are to the relevant BBC iPlayer pages. These will be available until the morning of Friday 16th December. Against each link is the time after which Russell comes on air, so you can skip straight to that point by dragging the scroll button to the right…
BBC Radio Cumbria 1 hour 15 minutes
BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester 2 hours 40 minutes
BBC Radio Norfolk 1 hour 50 minutes
BBC Radio Manchester 3 hours 10minutes
BBC Radio Stoke 2 hours 30 minutes
BBC Radio Solent 2 hours 40 minutes
BBC Radio Shropshire 2 hours 15 minutes and again just after 3 hours 14 minutes