Friday, 3 December 2010

Good Morning Great Britain, Is Anybody There?

Tom Edwards was another of the pirate radio DJs (Radios City & Caroline) who joined the BBC shortly after the start of Radios 1 & 2 in 1967. He also worked as an announcer on Thames TV, as did David Hamilton – see, I said there’d be a thread running through these posts!

In the late 70s and early 80s Tom had a regular slot on Radio 2’s Saturday Early Show. Opening the show with his theme, a Bert Kaempfert arrangement of Skyliner, he’d tap the microphone and intone “Good morning Great Britain, is anybody there?”

Here’s 30 minutes of Tom’s show from Christmas morning 1982. I make no apologies for fading it out when Orville the Duck appears.

And because this show doesn’t feature the usual opening here it is from January 1980.

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