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BBC Radio 2 announces In Concert series for 2019

BBC Radio 2 announces the star-studded line-up for this year’s In Concert series. The five concerts will kick off with Stereophonics (Friday 1 November, 8pm). This will be followed by Jeff Lynne’s ELO (Thursday 7 November, 7pm), Craig David (Thursday 14 November, 7pm), Robbie Williams (Friday 29 November, 8pm) all from the BBC Radio Theatre in London. Dido will perform the final concert of the series (Monday 9 December, 7pm), from Maida Vale studios. The intimate performances will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2...

Publication date: 18.10.2019

talkSPORT to cover nine football games in one day

Nine football commentaries will be broadcast by talkSPORT this Boxing Day – with multiple streams available via the station’s app. The station will cover games kicking-off at 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm, plus the live game the following day – and the New Year’s Day fixtures. The coverage will be led by talkSPORT’s football team, including Reshmin Chowdhury, Stuart Pearce, Adrian Durham, Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair forming part of a three-year rights package. All six 3pm games will be played simultaneously on the...

Publication date: 17.10.2019

BBC Radio 4 says sorry for sweary technical interuption

The BBC has apologised for a technical error which put a production studio live on-air over the top of You and Yours at BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday afternoon. An unannounced reporter can be heard on the microphone commenting about the temperature of the studio, offering the F word before voicing a report. The presenter on-air at the time, Winifred Robinson, continued without acknowledging the interruption. Winifred later said sorry for the swearing due to the “cross lines at the start of the programme”.

Publication date: 16.10.2019

Global’s Make Some Noise Day raises over £4m

The total from Global’s Make Some Noise Day stands at over four million pounds – at £4,097,325 raised in just one day. Staff from Global stations all over the UK took part in fundraising activities, from Jamie Theakston cycling from Edinburgh to London, Kate Garraway appearing in five West End Shows in one day, and Roman Kemp travelling 1,000 miles around the UK without money or use of his phone. Roman Kemp made it to Global’s Leicester Square studios after travelling 1,000 miles to present five breakfast shows in five days, without money or the help of his phone.

Publication date: 13.10.2019

Chris Mason is the next host of Radio 4’s Any Questions?

BBC Political Correspondent Chris Mason has been appointed the next host of Radio 4’s Any Questions? From this autumn Chris will host Radio 4’s weekly debate programme. Each Friday evening a panel of people from the world of politics, media and elsewhere answer questions on the biggest topics of the week from an audience in a different part of the UK. Jonathan Dimbleby, who hosted the programme for thirty two years, stepped down in June. Chris Mason says: “I’m beyond excited to be the next host of...

Publication date: 09.10.2019

'It's a new golden age': Radio 3 launches video game music show

Radio 3 is launching a new weekly programme dedicated to video game soundtracks. Running from Saturday 26 October, the hour-long show will be presented by composer Jessica Curry, who won a Bafta for her work with UK studio The Chinese Room and created and presented Classic FM’s video game music programme, High Score. “[BBC presenter and journalist] Tom Service and his producer Brian Jackson came to interview me for Radio 3 at Chinese Room a couple of years ago, and we all really hit it off,” said Curry. “Tom’s an avid...

Publication date: 09.10.2019

BBC Radio 2’s Rylan Clark-Neal to sing for 24 hours

Presenter Rylan Clark-Neal will sing in a 24 hour non-stop karaoke extravaganza to raise money for BBC Children in Need 2019. The challenge will kick off on BBC Radio 2 at the end of the Zoe Ball Breakfast show at 9am on Tuesday 12 November, with Rylan singing karaoke classics through to 9am on Wednesday 13 November. The marathon sing-a-long will take place at the Radio 2 studios in Wogan House, London and be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds, and streamed live in vision on the BBC Red Button where viewers can watch Rylan and his guests perform.

Publication date: 08.10.2019

Detector Van advertising campaign starts for Chris Evans

A new advertising campaign for the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio has kicked off. Chris, his wife Natasha, and his two sons – seven-year-old Eli and ten-year-old Noah – have filmed the new advert in the Virgin Radio ‘detector van’, styled on the old TV detector vans. In the TV ad, Chris Evans and his family are on a mission to retune the great British public’s radios. The 30-second spot which launched on Sky over the weekend sees Chris and his family drive the Virgin Radio detector van into a quiet residential...

Publication date: 07.10.2019

1Xtra Live event cancelled after Police incident

BBC Radio 1Xtra cancelled its Live event in Birmingham on Saturday night after a man was slashed during a backstage incident. West Midlands Police tweeted about the situation, saying the Arena Birmingham alerted them to an assault which took place in the backstage area at 10pm on Saturday. They said: “It’s understood that a man sustained a slash wound during the assault. He was treated by on-site medical staff and did not require hospital treatment.”

Publication date: 06.10.2019

BBC Radio 4 brings The Kinks’ Arthur to life in new drama

In the year of its 50th anniversary, The Kinks’ album Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) has been transformed into an audio drama for BBC Radio 4. Arthur has been adapted by The Kinks frontman and modern music icon Ray Davies himself, alongside Olivier-nominated playwright, dramaturg and musician Paul Sirett. The story - of both the drama and the original album - sees a close-knit, working-class family torn apart when Ray's brother-in-law, Arthur, decides to move his family half way around the world to Australia.

Publication date: 03.10.2019