- "Lionel Makepeace here on Emotion, imagining a better world, a world where men and women understand each other perfectly, with the only reason to quarrel is to make up, and where broken hearts can always be mended, even mine."
- ―Lionel Makepeace
In 1984, Makepeace is the DJ of the radio station Emotion 98.3. Makepeace imagines a "better world, where men and women understand each other and where the only reason to quarrel is to make up". However, he admits to having a broken heart and frequently looks for love from the station's listeners. He admits to once using the services of a prostitute, falling in love with her until she broke his heart, and that he once loved a woman named Cheryl before she left him for his anemic step-brother. He has a cousin who is a physicist and also uses the services of prostitutes.
Makepeace has previously had therapy sessions, and claims he now "hates himself" as opposed to hating himself "for what happened".
Makepeace is friends with the station's reporter Fernando Martinez, whom he claims is a "spiritual force", though he questions Martinez's interpretation of love and use of prostitutes in "seedy massage parlours". By 1986, Martinez has replaced Makepeace as the station's DJ.
Makepeace is voiced by Steve Stratton.