Bull's show airs live
Sunday to Thursday from 10pm to 1am. With slight variations in show times, Bull
has occupied the same late night slot since 1995 despite numerous changes of
station brand and ownership during this time.
Discussions tend to focus
around two or three topics each evening based loosely upon what is in the news,
or what has interested or affected Clive. However, Bull encourages callers to
talk about whatever they like, on the basis they more interesting discussions
come from things people genuinely care about. There have been special-interest
nights, including the successful science hour series with Brian J. Ford.
Bull's show has been produced by Bob Johnson.
In June 2005, Bull came 19th in the Radio Times
survey of the
forty most powerful people on radio, the highest ranked phone-in host. He was
described as "a brilliant phone-in host who knows that the way to make
captivating talk radio is not to rant or rage, but to create a separate world,
away from the nonsense of current affairs - then invite his listeners into it.
His show is the most listened-to night-time programme in London and is an
" while The Independent
him "The Emperor of night-time talk radio.
The Experts' Expert
from The Observer
"There's no-one quite like him. You get the impression that he's living just
a bit dangerously, and that's what makes phone-ins exciting
won several awards including a Bronze Sony Radio
The judges described him "An exception to the run-of-the-mill
phone-in. It was all down to the presenter who appeared so laid back that his
callers could not see how he was teasing them. A very dry sense of humour and
He won Best Talk Show Host at the New York Radio Awards