“On the Beat” Programmes on BBC Radio Merseyside.
The programmes are broadcast on 95.8FM, from 5pm to 7 on most Sundays. Football comes first – the show will be cancelled if there is a late kickoff for Liverpool or Everton. Sorry for the confusion but it’s not down to me!
Saturday 3 January 2015 (5.30 – 8pm) Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
Saturday 10 January 2015 Hunter Davies on The Beatles Lyrics and The John Lennon Letters, and Ronan MacManus playing live
Saturday 17 January 2015 Rock writer Simon Warner, author Text And Drugs and Rock and Roll, with Andrew Barker,curator of the Mersey Poets Archive at Liverpool University
Saturday 24 January 2015 – No show, late kickoff
Saturday 31 January 2015 Juke Box Jury with Tim Adams, Julia Baird, Pete Cowley and Dave Donnelly
Saturday 7 February 2015 No show, late kickoff
Saturday 14 February 2015 No show, late kickoff
Saturday 21 February 2o15 (from 5.30pm) Two Liverpool No 1 acts who have had ‘Secret’ hits – Billy J Kramer and Carol Decker (T’Pau) plus Joe Beard and Gerry Robinson from the Purple Gang (remember Granny Take A Ride)
Saturday 28 February 2015 (from 5.30pm) Ralph Ellis (lead guitarist, Swinging Blue Jeans) on his guitar heroes
Saturday 7 March 2015 (from 5.30pm) Sarah Jane Morris (Communards) and Julian Lloyd Webber
Saturday 14 March 2015 (from 5.30pm) Mike Pender from the Searchers on his autobiography
Saturday 21 March 2015 (from 5.30pm) Film composer David Arnold and Mike Scott of the Waterboys
Saturday 28 March 2015 (from 5.30pm) Juke Box Jury with Colin Hall (custodian John Lennon’s house), Sylvia Hall (custodian Paul McCartney’s house), Paul Gallagher (Museum of Liverpool) and local singer/songwriter Paul Wilkes
Saturday 4 April 2015 (from 6pm) Dobro king, Jerry Douglas, and Albie Donnelly from Supercharge