AS FAMOUSLY heralded by frequence-fixated Kings Singers trillery, Radio 2 proudly became the first BBC station in the country to go 24 hours on January 28th 1979, plugging that all-important proto-News 24 gap with appropriately titled new show You, The Night And The Music, as endlessly plugged by television announcers just before they shut up shop for the night. Amongst those meeting the Broadcasting House night porter for the first time were Ray Moore, Patrick Lunt and Sheila Tracy. The insomniac shift was later re-titled Nightride, recalling the ambience if not exactly the content of its erstwhile Peel’n'poetry’n'protest-singing namesake, wherein Colin Berry and Charles Nove oozed sweet nothings into the microphone between heavy rotation Lightfoot and Ripperton. Overnights now zealously guarded by the unlikely coupling of Janice Long and Alex Lester, both of whom play too many loud records – can’t they see we’re trying to sleep here?Read More
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
Doubtless Sky Arts have shown this a thousand times, and probably another channel before that, but we’re a bit quiet this week so it gets in. It’s Bing with all his mates, including Dino and Frank and Bob and of course Dame David, suitably seasonal for this time of year. We don’t know if it’s got him being impressed by Pan’s People, though.
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Points of View
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