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 1894, Sunday 20 August 2017, 7-8pm
R&B singer Tommy Hunt

On The Beat No 1895, Sunday 27 August 2017, 7-8pm
Beatle special with Larry Kane (US journalist who toured with the Beatles in 1964/5), Chris Slater (author of book on Beatle statues) and live music from Dean Johnson

On The Beat No 1896, Sunday 3 September 2017, 7-8pm
Jim Lea from Slade

On The Beat No 1897, Sunday 10 September 2017, 7-8pm
Record producer David Mackay (Part 1), who made hit records with Cliff Richard, the New Seekers, Frankie Miller and Joe Fagin.

On The Beat No 1898, Sunday 17 September 2017, 7-8pm
Record producer David Mackay (Part 2) and the art historian Edward Lucie-Smith, who, 50 years ago, compiled the book, The Liverpool Scene

On The Beat No 1899, Sunday 24 September 2017, 7-8pm
Chris Simpson from Magna Carta

On The Beat No 1900, Sunday 1 October 2017, 7-8pm
Stax soul singer and songwriter William Bell

On The Beat No 1901, Sunday 8 October 2017, 7-8pm
Dennis Locorriere from Dr Hook

On The Beat No 1902, Sunday 15 October 2017, 7-8pm
Chris Hillman of the Byrds and Laurence Juber from Wings.

On The Beat No 1903, Sunday 22 October 2017, 7-8pm
Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue and Gary Astridge, Ringo’s drum tech

On The Beat No 1904, Sunday 29 October 2017, 7-8pm
A J Croce, son of Jim Croce, and the soul singer, Irma Thomas

On The Beat No 1905, Sunday 5 November 2017, 7-8pm
Jools Holland and Jose Feliciano

On The Beat No 1906, Sunday 12 November 2017, 7-8pm
Willie Nile

On The Beat No 1907, Sunday 19 November 2017, 7-8pm
CMA Songwriters Showcase with Randy Houser, Angeleena Presley, Eric Paslay and Michael Tyler

On The Beat No 1908, Sunday 26 November 2017, 7-8pm
The Beatles’ hairdresser Leslie Cavendish and the Songman from WarHorse, Bob Fox

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