The radio DJ looks back at the glory days of the BBC music show ahead of a three-hour tribute programme on BBC4
Bob Harris is checking Twitter. It’s a cold Thursday afternoon and in a meeting room at the BBC’s Wogan House the 71-year-old radio presenter is reading social media responses to the news that he’s hosting a three-hour programme on BBC4 marking 30 years since The Old Grey Whistle Test was last broadcast (which airs on BBC4 on Friday 23 February at 9.00pm).
“The response has been fabulous!” enthuses Harris, who helmed the landmark BBC2 music series during its imperial period, from 1972 to 1978, and whose hushed tones conferred churchly reverence on a remarkable run of live performers that included David Bowie, Bob Marley, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell. But Harris, who can also currently be heard on Radio 2 [ . . . ]
Fully story at Radio Times: The Old Grey Whistle Test: presenter Bob Harris looks back on the highs and lows