Spencer Leigh


“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.

On The Beat No 1820, Sunday 21 February 2016. 5-7m
Dion with his new album, New York Is My Home, and music writer Jon Savage on his book about 1966

28 February 2016 – No show – Football.

On The Beat No 1821, Saturday 6 March 2016. 5-7m
Oscar winning composer, Alan Bergman, and rock biographer Zoe Howe

On The Beat No 1822, Sunday 13 March 2016. 5-7m
Mick Flinn from the Mixtures (The Pushbike Song), Sir Peter Blake on Sgt Pepper and live music from Lowri Evans with Lee Mason

On The Beat No 1823, Sunday 20 March 2016. 5-7m
I’ll have the time of my life with Jennifer Warnes and live music from Roger Davies

On The Beat No 1824 Sunday 27 March 2016
Juke Box Jury with Paul Gallagher (Museum of Liverpool), Diane McEvoy (Beatles Story), Alan Martin (answered questions on Paul Simon on Mastermind) and Joe Robinson (author, Journey Into Beatledom – The Fabulosity Of The Four Square Golem)

On The Beat No 1825 Sunday 3 April 2016
Tony Hazzard who wrote for the Swinging Blue Jeans (Hey Mrs Housewife), the Hollies (Listen To Me) and Manfred Mann (Ha Has Said The Clown, Fox On The Run), Herman’s Hermits (You Won’t Be Leaving) and Richard Barnes (Go North, Take To The Mountains)

On The Beat No 1826, Sunday 10 April 2016 5-7pm
Gordon Lightfoot plus Martin Murray from the Honeycombs

On The Beat No 1827, Saturday 17 April 2016 5-7pm
Muscle Shoals songwriter Donnie Fritts (Arthur Alexander, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis) and laying down his hat, Paul Young

On The Beat No 1828, Sunday 24 April 2016 5-7pm
Pianist Don Randi from the Los Angeles session group, the Wrecking Crew, the artist Ron Chadwick and soul singer Mel Carter (Hole Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me)

On The Beat No 1829, Sunday 1 May 2016 5-7pm
Prolific music biographer, Dafydd Rees, who is in Liverpool researching a book on the Beatles. Dafydd wrote the enormous Encyclopedia Of Rock Stars

On The Beat No 1830, Sunday 8 May 2016, 5–7pm
Juke Box Jury with Mike Badger, David Charters, Norman Killon, Mick O’Toole

On The Beat No 1831, Sunday 15 May 2016 6-7pm
Mari Wilson