“On the Beat” Programmes on BBC Radio Merseyside.
The programmes are broadcast on 95.8FM and 1485AM , from 5pm to 7pm on Sundays. on most Sundays. It is also online and available on Listen Again for a month.
Sunday 6 September 2015 It’s 18 with a bullet with rock’n’roll pianist and singer, Pete Wingfield
Sunday 13 September 2015 Singer/songwriter Steve Tilston, who was the inspiration for Al Pacino’s film, Danny Collins, and interviews and reviews from the Bluebird at the Bluecoat with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jim Lauderdale, Kim Richey and Don Henry. The programme also features ColinHall, Sylvia Hall, Ti Muntarbhorn (Beatles week) and Donna Jackson (on the restoration of the grave of John Lennon’s uncle George)
Sunday 20 September 2015 Spencer Leigh and Mike Brocken talk to author Elijah Wald about Bob Dylan at Newport and Spencer also talks to Tim Buckley’s lyricist, Larry Beckett.
Sunday 27 September 2015 Tommy Scott from Space
Sunday 4 October 2015 Record producer Hugh Padgham (Genesis, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney) and Mike Evans from the Liverpool Scene on his new book, Vinyl
Sunday 11 October 2015 Playing the Cavern with the brothers Raymond, Roy and Bob David, who all played in different groups and Ray has written the book, Blues At The Cavern, plus Terry McCusker and Alex Cain on their book, Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat.
On The Beat No 1802 Sunday 18 October 2015 (5-7pm)
Tymon Dogg, Mike Badger, Ian Davies (with Frank and Matthew) and Davy Edge all playing live. Also Tony Cartwright, David Charters and George McFall (Crescents)
On The Beat No 1803 Sunday 25 October 2015 (5-7pm)
Ralph McTell, Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) and Brian James (Damned)
On The Beat No 1804 Sunday 1 November 2015, 5-7pm
The Real Thing (Chris and Eddie Amoo)