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 N0 1876 Sunday 16 April 2017, 7-8pm, singer/songwriter Albert Hammond

On The Beat No 1877 Sunday 23 April 2017, 7-8pm, music writer Jon Savage on 1967

On The Beat No 1878 Sunday 30 April 2017, 7-8pm, country star Kimmie Rhodes

On The Beat No 1879, Sunday 7 May 2016,  7-8pm, The Alternative Sgt Pepper

On The Beat No 1880, Sunday 14 May 2017, 7-8pm
Songwriter Richard Gottehrer (Sorrow, I Want Candy), Part 1

On The Beat No 1881, Sunday 21 May 2017, 7-8pm
Songwriter Richard Gottehrer, Part 2

On The Beat No 1882, Sunday 28 May 2017, 7-8pm
A Juke Box Jury with Tim Adams, Pete Cowley and Mick O’Toole.

On The Beat No 1883, Sunday 4 June 2017, 7-8pm
Folksinger, songwriter and researcher John Tams on his work for WarHorse

On The Beat No 1884, Sunday 11 June 2017, 7-8pm
A guitar pull with Bob Conroy (Irish-American folk singer), Hughie Jones (Spinners), Alan O’Hare (Only Child) and Paul Wilkes

On The Beat No 1885, Sunday 18 June 2017, 7-8pm
Singer and songwriter Steve Ashley

On The Beat No 1886, Sunday 25 June 2017, 7-8pm
Daphne’s Flight with Christine Collister, Melanie Harrold, Julie Matthews, Helen Watson and Chris While

On The Beat No 1887, Sunday 2 July 2017, 7-8pm
Leading Beatles scholar Professor Kenneth Womack, whose new book is about George Martin, Ian Kennedy reviewing a book on Ringo Starr’s drumming and live music from Neil Lefaive and Vicky Williams

On The Beat No 1888, Sunday 9 July 2017, 7-8pm
Juke Box Jury with Colin and Sylvia Hall and Lowri Evans and Lee Mason, who will also be playing live

On The Beat No 1889, Sunday 16 July 2017, 7-8pm
Billy Bragg on skiffle and Nasher (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) playing live

On The Beat No 1890, Sunday 23 July 2017, 7-8pm
The Temperance Seven and Hank Marvin on their new albums

On The Beat No 1891, Sunday 30 July 2017, 7-8pm
Hank B Marvin on guitar heroes

On The Beat No 1892, Sunday 6 August 2017, 7-8pm
Honky tonk singer Scott Southworth from Nashville playing live

On The Beat No 1893, Sunday 13 August 2017, 7-8pm
Stuart Maconie from Wigan and BBC Radio 6Stuart Maconie from Wigan and BBC Radio 6