Spencer Leigh


“On the Beat” Programmes on BBC Radio Merseyside.

On The Beat is broadcast on 95.8FM and 1485AM , from 7pm to 8pm on Sundays. It is also online and available on Listen Again for a month.


On The Beat No 1909, Sunday 3 December 2017, 7-8pm
Greenwich Village Special No.1 with Happy Traum

On The Beat No 1910, Sunday 10 December 2017, 7-8pm
Greenwich Village Special No.2 with Jim Kweskin

On The Beat No 1911, Sunday 17 December 2017, 7-8pm
Juke Box Jury with Jean Catharell, David Charters, Pete Cowley and Mick O’Toole

On The Beat No 1912, Sunday 24 December 2017, 7-8pm
A Christmas Eve show celebrating a old man with a beard and a fondness for red who has millions of followers and no, it’s not Jeremy Corbyn. The follow-up could be one about a middle-aged man with a beard who likes red and that’s Jurgen Klopp.

On The Beat No 1913, Sunday 31 December 2017, 7-8pm
Some great tracks which were released this year. (Well, I liked them)

On The Beat No 1914, Sunday 7 January 2018, 7-8pm
Elvis’ bass player, Jerry Scheff

On The Beat No 1915, Sunday 14 January 2018, 7-8pm
Buffy Sainte-Marie

On The Beat No 1916, Sunday 21 January 2018, 7-8pm
Looking back to 1968 – there’s Revolution in the Air with guests Norman Killon, Mick Ord and Sir Ron Watson

On The Beat No 1917, Sunday 28 January 2018, 7-8pm
Juke Box Jury with Tim Adams, Paul Gallagher and Mick Ord

On The Beat No 1918, Sunday 4 February 2018, 7-8pm
Chris Spedding (“Motorbikin'”) and Steve Knightley (Show of Hands)

On The Beat No 1919, Sunday 11 February 2018, 7-8pm
Derek Quinn from Freddie and the Dreamers

On The Beat No 1920, Sunday 18 February 2018, 7-8pm
Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rod Clements (Lindisfarne)

On The Beat No 1921, Sunday 25 February 2018, 7-8pm
Dave Balfe from Dalek I Love You, Big In Japan, The Teardrop Explodes as well as producing Blur.

On The Beat No 1922, Sunday 4 March 2018, 7-8pm
Henry Gross of Sha Na Na, hit recorder of Shannon.

On The Beat No 1923, Sunday 11 March 2018, 7-8pm
Garth Cartwright, author of a history of British record shops, Going For A Song.