Friday, 18 February 2011

Programme News - Vintage Charts and Vintage DJs

Here’s a couple of series coming up that should be of interest:

The Vintage Top 40 Show
This is initially going out on BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio Jersey from this Sunday. Produced by Shaun Tilley the programme will feature two vintage chart rundowns. The presenters will include former Radio 1 jocks Mike Read, David Hamilton, Ed Stewart, Paul Burnett, Adrian John, Adrian Juste and Pat Sharp as well as Shaun Tilley himself. The first couple of shows are hosted by Shaun with Ed on 6th March and David on the 13th. Similar shows to this have gone out before. I recall that KCFM in Hull broadcast them 3 or 4 years ago.

Shaun also produces the syndicated UK Top 20 Rewind, though the only station I’ve found broadcasting this at present is Oasis FM in Tenerife.

David Jacobs - On the Record
This is a two part series on Radio 2 broadcast at 10 pm on Wednesday 2nd and 9th March. The programme copy reads:

James Moir, BBC Head of Light Entertainment from 1987-1993 and former controller of BBC Radio 2, presents a tribute to David Jacobs CBE, who this year celebrates 67 years at the microphone.

David started his broadcasting career in the Royal Navy in 1944. Shipped to Ceylon, he broadcast on Radio SEAC and in 1947 joined the BBC. His radio credits include Housewives' Choice, BBC Jazz Club, Pick Of The Pops, Saturday Show Band Show, Melodies For You, Any Questions? and, currently, The David Jacobs Collection.
As an actor, David played the part of Laurie in the first TV serialisation of Little Women. He has made numerous film appearances, and for several years was a commentator on British Movietone News.

For 17 years he was the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and is currently its High Steward.

David Jacobs in Journey into Space

This programme features new interviews and tributes from Michael Bowen, Field Marshall Lord Bramall, Ken Bruce, Desmond Carrington, Charles Chilton, Michael Crawford, Dame Judi Dench, Chris Evans, Sir Peter Hall, Ken Livingstone, Dame Vera Lynn, Brian Matthew, Pete Murray, Lord Rix, Carole Stone, Ann Widdecombe and Michael Winner.

I'll post some David Jacobs audio next month to coincide with this series.

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