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The Steve Show was the unofficial name for Steve's show on BBC 6Music, which ran from January 2007 to April 2009. In the show, Steve was joined by long-time friends Dan, Harry, and Rufus who were, in the best possible sense, nobodies. The show focused on music more than banter but was not without its comedic and anecdotal elements. Steve brought some old Xfm features into his show, including Hip-Hop Hooray and Mr Cover-Cover (formerly known as Cover Me Up). The show also introduced many of its own unique features such as 'Songs to Seduce Women By','The Fiendishly Difficult Music Question', and 'Songs to Nurse a Broken Heart'.

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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 1 Aired 14 January 2007

Introductions all round, as we are welcomed to Steve's mates. We get to see the return of a couple of old features and a new one where Dan and Harry's musical tastes are pitted against each other. Also, Steve's mate Dave calls, on his way to walk from Land's End to John O' Groats for no particular reason. This weeks Mr Cover Cover is Love The One You're With by The Isley Brothers


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 2 Aired 21 January 2007

This weeks Song To Seduce Women By is First Day Of My Life by Bright Eyes. This weeks Mr Cover Cover is Wonderwall by Ryan Adams.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 3 Aired 28 January 2007

Steve is introduced to Super Furry Animals. This weeks Song To Seduce Women By is Northern Sky by Nick Drake. This weeks Mr Cover Cover is Crazy by Ray Lamontagne.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 4 Aired 04 February 2007

Steve is introduced to Maxïmo Park. This weeks Song To Seduce Women By is I'll Sing A Love Song To You by Candi Staton and this weeks Mr Cover Cover is Because The Night by Patti Smith.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 5 Aired 11 February 2007

This week's show was pre-recorded which Steve thinks takes some of the energy out of the show - and it's hard to disagree really. Comic Stewart Lee drops by to share his musical choices, and as usual we'll have four listener picks championed by Dan and Harry. This weeks Song To Seduce Women By is A Case of You by Joni Mitchell while this weeks Mr Cover Cover is One by Johnny Cash.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 6 Aired 18 February 2007

During this episode apparently some of the equipment started to smoke whilst playing a song and everyone had to change to a different station room. This weeks Song To Seduce Women By is The Sweetest Thing by U2 while this weeks Mr Cover Cover is Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Wedding Present.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 7 Aired 25 February 2007

Dan and Harry are away so Rufus returns along with the new voice of Sarah. Such features as Songs to Seduce Women and Richard's Fiendishly Difficult Music Quiz re-appear along with the weekly catch-up with Dave the Walker.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 8 Aired 04 March 2007

This weeks Song To Seduce Women By is Catch by The Cure and this weeks Mr Cover Cover is Downtown Train by Everything but the Girl.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 9 Aired 11 March 2007

Rufus unveils his impressive range of accents and the Seduction track is Minnie Riperton's Inside My Love.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 10 Aired 18 March 2007

Kirsten O'Brien is in the studio to help launch the search for Steve's She-J. Dave the Walker completes his Land End to John o' Groats walk.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 11 Aired 25 March 2007

Adam Buxton is in the studio, as is Dave the Walker, celebrating the completion of his mammoth walk from Land's End to John O'Groats.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 12 Aired 01 April 2007

Some She-J applications are played and analysed, including one from a certain Geordie, Sammy, and the Seduction song is Cherry by J J Cale.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 13 Aired 08 April 2007

Vik Sharma is in the studio and this week's Mr Cover Cover is Victoria by The Fall.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 14 Aired 15 April 2007

Kirsten O'Brien is in the studio, to check on progress in the search for a She-J.


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The Steve Show on BBC 6 Music, Series 1

Episode 15 Aired 22 April 2007

Steve surprises Rufus with a tape he recorded 20 years ago for his brother.


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