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Broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young dies aged 95

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The long-serving DJ, who spent almost three decades at BBC Radio 2, died “peacefully at home” today with his wife Alicia by his side, a family spokesman said. Sir Jimmy was one of the original Radio 1 DJs when the station launched in 1967. Young, who had a successful music career before becoming established as Read More

Former BBC Radio Manchester presenter dies

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The man who voiced the “Please mind the gap” and “Stand clear of the doors” announcements on the London Underground has died. Voice-over artist Phil Sayer, 62, who was better known to many for presenting on BBC Radio Manchester and regional tv in the North West, died yesterday, according to a statement on his company’s Facebook page. Read More

FORMER RADIO 1 DJ AND CRACKERJACK PRESENTER ED STEWPOT STEWART DIES AGED 74

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Radio 1 DJ and Crackerjack presenter Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart has died aged 74, a few days after having a stroke. Ed was one of the first presenters on Radio 1 when it launched in 1967 and was the face of Friday tv favourite Crackerjack in the 1970s. Crackerjack was so popular that Devon-born Ed said Read More

BBC Radio Christmas Highlights 2015

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Helen Boaden, Director of BBC Radio, has today announced the festive content highlights across BBC Radio, which range from the reveal of this year’s Christmas number 1 to opera and country music, and from The Chemical Brothers to poetry, The Calendar Girls and Icelandic Christmas myths. Helen Boaden said: “BBC Radio creates the soundtrack to Read More

BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015 winner announced

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Japanese comedian Yuriko Kotani has won the bbc Radio New Comedy Award 2015. The final, hosted by Patrick Kielty at the Comedy Store in Central London, was broadcast live on bbc Radio 2’s Steve Wright In The Afternoon show between 2-5pm on Friday 20 November, and saw six comedians battle it out for the coveted Read More

Noel Gallagher to perform a set for BBC Radio 2’s In Concert

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Noel Gallagher will be In Concert with BBC Radio 2 on Monday 7 December it was announced today. Jo Whiley revealed on her show this evening that the Mancunian rocker’s set will come live from the BBC Radio Theatre in london and be broadcast on Radio 2, BBC Red Button and online at bbc.co.uk/radio2 from Read More

BBC Radio 2 announces Mary Berry special programme to broadcast on Christmas Eve

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BBC Radio 2 has today announced that as part of its festive schedule the queen of baking, Mary Berry, will be welcoming Radio 2 listeners to her home as she chats to Liza Tarbuck in Mary Berry: At Home For Christmas. The special programme will air on Christmas Eve (12-2pm), with Liza Tarbuck visiting Mary Read More

BBC Radio 2 marks Frank Sinatra’s Centenary

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In what would have been Frank Sinatra’s centenary year on 12 December, BBC Radio 2 celebrates one of the bestselling and most influential musical artists of the 20th century with a season of special programming. * Four brand new BBC Radio 2 documentaries looking at the life of Frank Sinatra * Featuring Angie Dickinson, Shirley Read More