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Alex Cann

Alex presents the Tameside Radio morning show.

He's partial to a bubble bath, a lot of trips to the cinema, and is also a bit of a politics geek.

He's a great knowledge of chart music from across the decades, and presented on many different UK radio stations for the last 21 years, but most of all loves being a big part of the Tameside Radio team.

His favourite dessert is tiramisu, and his wife has the same birthday as him, a fact she is not a fan of.

You can hear Alex on Tameside Radio every weekday between 6am and 11am.

You can also follow Alex on twitter @alexbcann



  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 9th July

    As you may have gathered by now, I like to spend a lot of time in a dark room watching films. Some pretty worrying news emerged last week that Cineworld is reviewing its portfolio of cinemas, and some reports suggested they could be looking to close up to a quarter of them in a bid to cut costs.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 2nd July

    Sunday evenings can be a strange time of the week. As the weekend fades away all too quickly, and Monday morning looms into focus, many of us can start to experience something that's been named the 'Sunday scaries'. I have the results of a 2022 study carried out by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 25th June

    As the weather continues to pleasantly surprise, thoughts turn to spending more time in the garden. Aside from irksome wasps and overcooked barbeques, there's one thing that's potentially even more likely to ruin your al fresco experience ........ neighbours. I would love one day to live somewhere completely isolated from other people.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 19th June

    In two weeks' time, we'll be going to the polls, and I was going to write a column this week about apathy, but I couldn't be bothered. Instead, I thought we'd go on a journey back to 1999 and take a look at the biggest ten songs in the UK singles chart. It was a time of the Matrix, the Sixth Sense, fears about the millennium bug.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 11th June

    In an increasingly busy world, it's easy to forget to take time to look after our mental health. Rushing from one thing to the next, it's often difficult to live in the moment and appreciate the little things in life. With more ways to connect with each other than ever, I still feel it was easier to arrange to meet up with friends back in the days when it involved a simple phone call.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 4th June

    Thursday 6th June sees the 80th anniversary of D-Day being marked around the country, and a civic wreath will be placed on the altar at Ashton Parish Church (St Michael and All Angels) on Sunday, before the regular service of Holy Communion begins at 11am. After the service, we're being invited to place tributes in memory of all those who took part in Operation Overlord.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 9th April

    This week, I watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix, and I would highly recommend that you give it a whirl. As one of the quotes at the beginning says: "Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse" (Sophocles), and if you're anything like me, you'll be left questioning how much information you've given away to social media platforms over the years.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Blog - 2nd April

    Not a lot makes the headlines from Belgium, but this week, a collection of cassette tapes was unearthed in the city of Ostend containing unreleased Marvin Gaye songs. The BBC reports it has potentially been there for over 40 years, and there are thought to be 66 demo songs with a legal tussle is set to begin over what happens next to the songs.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 9th July

    This week's offerings feature one of the best films I've seen in years, and one of the worst I've ever sat through. There's the bad - In A Violent Nature and the surprisgly good -in A Quiet Place

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 2nd July

    If you watch one film this week, I'd recommend I Am : Celine Dion, which was released on Amazon Prime Video in late June. It's a searingly honest look at the superstar's battle with Stiff Person Syndrome, which is so rare it only affects one in a million people.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 25th June

    It's a bit of a quiet week for big news releases, but I've managed to squeeze a few films in. They are all weirdly similiar! Arcadian is set in the near future, and we see a decimated, scorched Earth where only a handful of humans have managed to survive a major event.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 19th June

    I've become a lot bolder with spiders these days. I found a pretty massive one in Studio 3 at Tameside Radio the other week, and set it free using a glass and a copy of this newspaper. My younger brother Nik is absolutely terrified of them, and I doubt he'll have watched this film.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 11th June

    Family-sized lasagne is loved by cuddly indoor cat Garfield, but he's not a fan of Mondays. Fair enough, although it seems he has a pretty pampered life living with Jon, who finds him wandering the rainy streets as he dines alone in his favourite Italian restaurant.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 4th June

    Flaming June is here, and there are some cracking new releases coming to the big screen in the next few weeks. I'm looking forward to A Quiet Place : Day One, which is directed by Michael Sarnoski, previously responsible for the excellent Nicolas Cage film Pig.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 9th April

    The first of two films based on that Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew hit Netfllix this week, and Scoop was a five star treat in my book. Based on three chapters of a book by producer Sam McAlister, who arranged te interview at Buckingham Palace and has since said it was "hard to keep a poker face" while he was speakin

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 2nd April

    In a strange twist of fate, I've written in my other column this week about the troubles facing the Royal Mail in hitting delivery targets and turning a profit, as parcels take over and letters fade into the background. In Wicked Little Letters, we revisit a largely true story from the 1920s.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 26th March

    If you're a John Wick fan, there will inevitably be comparisons with pulpy new action film Monkey Man, which is out this weekend. Armed with little more than a monkey mask and a shedload of grit and determination, Dev Patel's Kid won't rest until the men who took everything from him get what's coming to them.



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