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* [http://www.danielkitson.com/index.html Daniel Kitson], who began a routine talking about listening to Mark being "pompous but brilliant"
 
* [http://www.danielkitson.com/index.html Daniel Kitson], who began a routine talking about listening to Mark being "pompous but brilliant"
 
* Rory Bremner, who described both Kermode and Mayo and [[Victoria Derbyshire]] as "brilliant radio"
 
* Rory Bremner, who described both Kermode and Mayo and [[Victoria Derbyshire]] as "brilliant radio"
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* [[Drop The Last Letter game|Mitch Benn]]
  
 
== Scriptwriters ==
 
== Scriptwriters ==

Revision as of 11:52, 2 October 2017

What started out as a weekly greeting to actor and show listener Jason Isaacs grew to encompass various other listeners of note. This expansion began after Oh Danny Boyle commented that while Sunshine was on release he would like to be involved in reviewing the Box Office Top 10, but was unable to due to being in Edinburgh. So Simon said hello to him as well as Jason, and Mark at the point added also that he wanted to include regular correspondent Peter in the Czech Republic. The list has gone on to include:

Actors

Groups

Comics

Scriptwriters

Directors

Listeners

  • Podcast listeners
  • Vodcast viewers
  • Martin in Old Portsmouth
  • Darren Haroo, who transformed the review of Straightheads to make it sound like a smashing endorsement
  • Peter Graham in Stratford Ontario - who specifically got a "hello from a gay icon" from Mark
  • Ellie Sewell in Canada, who wrote in to ask to be said "hello" to
  • Matt Stopforth, who also wrote in to ask to be said "hello" to, only for Simon to overrule it on the grounds that he is not famous
  • Merrin Smith in the Scilly Isles, who got a "hello" for Exorcist-related reasons
  • Rob, Phil Andrew and Richard halfway up Mont Blanc wearing gloves on their feet
  • Tony and Simon who went all the way from Nottingham to Hampshire for reasons best known to themselves
  • The Man In John Lewis Who Complained That Wittertainment Was Not On Often Enough
  • Leeds University Student Radio
  • Rebecca Foster the bride; Michael Thompson the groom, Steven Spencer the Best Man, and everyone else on the stag party to Germany that was in front of Mark when he was flying back from Leeds to Southampton after the first Live Wittertainment
  • Anyone else who knows Mark

Critics

Presenters

  • Simon Mayo (saying hello to himself in the recorded edition for Christmas 2008)

TV chefs

  • Rusty Lee (said hello to by Colin Murray, "because I worry about her")

Places

  • The whole of New Mexico

Not Lionel Ritchie

When saying 'Hello to Jason Isaacs', it is important to leave a pause afterwards, as he is known to say hello back.

At Christmas 2007, there was a special Happy Christmas to... which was said to, amongst others, Chris Columbus, Julian Sands and Danny Dyer.