TOP FIVE SHOWS

BBC Radio Bristol Martin Evans 

BBC Radio Manchester Becky Want 

BBC Radio Sheffield John Foster 

BBC Radio Solent Richard Latto’s Stereo Underground 

BBC Tees Jonathan Morrell 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…

BBC Radio Solent, Saturday 2 July

Alina Jenkins (0600) features the Alinagram quiz; Wimbledon (Jamie Broughton live); sailing (Neil Sackley reports)

Caz Perry (Saturday 0800) includes Shakespeare at Shaftesbury (Neil Sackley reports); the We Are Here event to mark the Somme anniversary; guest paper reviewer on engagement rings, hidden charges, women in golf clubs etc; Winchester hat fair (Curtis Lancaster live)

Tony Adams with The Big Dorset Brunch (0800 in Dorset) has a fascinating interview with Alan Turing’s nephew and also features summer of 76 memories; Flashback from 1977; farm safety; Braille chess in Bournemouth (Steve Harris reports)

Alex Dyke (1100) presents Bubblegum And Cheese “where we let our hair down for a massive sugar kick” kicking off with Yummy Yummy Yummy, Simple Simon Says and I Belong To You in the 60s hour; One Bad Apple, Run To Me and Hitching A Ride in the 70s hour; Dance Yourself Dizzy, Lean On Me and Young Turks in the 80s hour

Pat Sissons (1400) hosts Summer Sport featuring the Wales win, Wimbledon tennis, Southampton, Bournemouth, golf, cricket and e-games.

Richard Latto’s Stereo Underground (1800) has AC/DC as the featured artists on a show where acts range from Plastic Bertrand to Bon Jovi and James Bay to the Beatles with Adam Blackmore’s Rock and Blues Corner adding Whitesnake, Thunder and Black Stone Cherry to the mix

BBC Introducing – The South (2000) Melia Dennett is “rummaging under the radar to hand select you some of the south’s very best new unsigned bands” with Brighton band Yonika in the Live Lounge

David Allen (2100) presents music (from Ted Heath to Erasure with three tracks from The Reggae Album) including The Magic of the Musicals, The Swing’s The Thing and the Midnight Classic


AROUND THE STATIONS

  • BBC Radio Bristol
  • Martin Evans (0500) features guess the final song; interviews about weekend events including Dame Nature the bearded lady on Clevedon Pier, Grillstock, Taunton arts centre and Backwell festival; a visit to the Bristol comedy garden
  • BBC Coventry & Warwickshire
  • Stuart Linnell and Brody Swain (1400) include a live song by acoustic singer Izzie as they host the first of three programmes live from the Godiva festival, a free music event with headliners Boomtown Rats (Friday), Charlatans (Saturday) and Scouting For Girls (Sunday)
  • BBC Radio Devon
  • Richard Green (1300, 1700) broadcasts live from Let’s Rock Exeter at Powderham Castle where he talks to Ranking Roger from the Beat, Doctor and the Medics, Heaven 17, Alexander O’Neal (when he overcomes a coughing fit), Tiffany, Mike, Cheryl and Jay, (the new) Odyssey, Carol Decker and Jason Donovan, with Andy Bennett talking to the crowd
  • BBC Essex
  • Ray Clark (0900) features listeners on family histories; a nice line in not overplayed oldies (eg Wall Street Shuffle, ska Swan Lake, It Should’ve Been Me, Hurts So Good, Boogie Nights, Samba Pa Ti, Little Girl)
  • BBC Hereford & Worcester
  • Toni Macdonald (1100) hosts Saturday Superclassics with a 1982 hour opening with the Steve Miller Band, Odyssey and Captain Sensible and a Swinging Sixties hour starting with the Crystals, Pink Floyd and Tom Jones
  • BBC Radio Humberside
  • Neil Rudd (0700) features the Wales win at Euro 2016; interviews about the We Are Here event (to mark the Somme anniversary), the Jacob’s Well charity and Place des Anges; Jamie Freshwater reports from Amy Johnson festival and Da Vinci exhibition; horse racing news, guest paper review; listeners on annoying words/phrases
  • BBC Radio Jersey
  • Charlie McArdle (0900) includes studio interviews with karate star John Gardiner and the team behind Romeo and Juliet and broadcasts the final hour from the Dance World Cup. Plus: items on scarecrows, art competition, 30 Bays In 30 Days, the Tour de France
  • BBC Radio Leeds
  • Johnny I’Anson (0600) features listeners celebrating their Welshness/Wales win; local MPs on Tory leadership; Battle of the Somme; interviews about pro-Corbyn rally in Leeds and Brexit; the Walk of Art in Horsforth (Peg Alexander reports)
  • BBC Radio Leicester
  • Lukwesa Burak (0600) includes items on the Battle of the Somme, the We Are Here event to mark the Somme anniversary, a charity bike ride, the Wales win, spontaneous coronary artery dissection, Wimbledon (Jamie Broughton live) plus a guest paper review with Inkymole.
  • BBC Radio Manchester
  • Andy Crane (0600) features the ex-bishop of Manchester and poet Lemn Sissay on the Battle of the Somme; the Wales win; guest paper reviewers; Nicola Abbott, who recovered from cancer; women’s theatre company; Crane’s Conundrum and One Line Only quizzes
  • BBC Radio Manchester
  • Becky Want (0900) features chat with the Weekenders panel (“ordinary people from around the region who like to have a laugh”), the Surprise A Bride feature (Leanne’s dad makes her cry and she’ll have to redo her makeup), the Monton Carlo festival (Cathy Bailey reports live); gardening phone-in with Curtis Shaw; your favourite gardening song.
  • BBC Radio Nottingham
  • Frances Finn (0900) calls for good news stories from listeners and suggested songs for Wales and features an update on former Apprentice contestant David Stevenson’s £100 challenge; guest paper reviewers; young enterprise award winners; lord mayor’s parade to Nottingham Castle (Linda Adey reports live); the Best of the Bars feature (phone interview with pub owner).
  • BBC Radio Sheffield
  • John Foster (1000) features an interview with Australian journalist Ross Coulthart about searching for the “lost Tommies” involved in the Battle of the Somme. Plus: three half hours of Weekend Rewind from 1964, 1974 and 1987 including mystery TV theme quizzes; a riff on 3-2-1 clues; two Weekenders discuss the news; Today’s Big Question with Andy Strachan asking people on the streets: what is your Welsh connection?; TV Talk with David Whittle.
  • BBC Radio Stoke
  • Stuart Ellis and Jodie Looker (0600) feature Word Up (missing word quiz); Seven Wonders of the Weekend (what’s on); items on Downton Abbey costumes, badgers, Bucknell Park at 60, a refashioning and repair event, the Wales win and Leicester City film; 1975 in Time Of Our Lives
  • BBC Radio Suffolk
  • Luke Deal (0600) features items on the Battle of the Somme, motorbike collection, Tory leadership, flying station commander’s departure, peregrine falcon’s fall; plus the Parklife feature (interview about wildlife in schools); listeners on midnight snacks; gardening phone-in with Matt Tantum-Brown
  • BBC Surrey
  • James Cannon (0600) features the Starter For Six music clip quiz and Little Surrey quiz (guess the place children are describing); a montage of the station’s Helping Hands Day; guest paper reviewer; items on domestic abuse, the Wales win, Aldershot homeless shelter
  • BBC Tees
  • Jonathan Morrell (0900) seeks listeners’ tenuous connections to Wales and features guest paper reviewers and seven interviews about local events including Kynren in Bishop Auckland
  • BBC Radio York 
  • Jericho Keyes (2000) presents BBC Introducing including a session by “phenomenal instrumentalist” Will McKenzie and a new Poetry Corner feature