The notion of sending Simon Bates into a war zone is not a new one. Back in his Radio 1 days Simes went off to the Gulf War. So it is perhaps surprising, and quite heartening, for Smooth Radio to spend the time and resources on a week of programmes from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. It makes fascinating listening.
Four months later it was Bates in the Falklands. Meanwhile this week on Radio 1 Greg James’s show is broadcast live from Afghanistan.Simon Bates_121211
Tomorrow across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.