TV Cream

Radio 1: The Jocks

HENRY, Stuart

LANGUID CALEDONIAN hardcore counterculturalism representative of the ‘chatting to members of Barclay James Harvest late at night’ persuasion, also famed for a slot in which he urged errant hippies to make contact with their kith and kin, and for addressing everyone as ‘friend’.



  1. Five-Centres

    August 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    In later years he was a Radio Luxembourg mainstay, but by this time was suffering from MS making his speech slurred. I actually thought he was Canadian. Often assisted by his wife Ollie.

  2. David Rose

    January 24, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Remember him well, used to do the Saturday morning slot after Stewpot

  3. Glenn Aylett

    June 24, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Stuart Henry gets mentioned by Bob Ferris in Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads. This show is a must for anyone who loves early seventies pop culture, as Johnnie Walker is slagged off by Terry Collier, Pans People get a mention and then there are the tasteless fashions to laugh at. In one epssode, Birthday Boy, one of Bob’s friends is dressed in a very loud yellow shirt with orange tie and Bob frequenly wears a grey suit with a psychedelic tie.

  4. Richardpd

    June 24, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    Bob & Thelma often wore tanktops, to make it feel like it was a deliberate attempt to send up look of the times.

    Ironically when the series was repeated in the 1990s Terry’s mid 1960s haircut didn’t look that unfashionable, especially as a few Britpop artists had adopted similar hairstyles.

    Coming back to Stuart Henry, he also acted, playing one part that required him to cut his air & shave off his moustache.

  5. Glenn Aylett

    June 25, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    @ Richardpd, Stuart Henry was a good DJ and keen to promote the more progressive and rockier scene of the time. It was a shame the BBC misunderstood his health condition and his contract ended, but he did continue on Radio Luxembourg for some years, where he was joined by another mainstay of early Radio 1, Emperor Rosko, and his Rosko in Exile shows. Also Henry was the only Scottish DJ on Radio 1, when the station was dominated by Southerners, another achievement.

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