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 1922, Sunday 4 March 2018, 7-8pm
Henry Gross of Sha Na Na, hit recorder of Shannon.

On The Beat No 1923, Sunday 11 March 2018, 7-8pm
Garth Cartwright, author of a history of British record shops, Going For A Song.

On The Beat No 1924, Sunday 18 March 2018, 7-8pm
Beatles in India exhibition at the Beatles Story with three people who were there – Pattie and Jenny Boyd and Paul Salttzman

On The Beat No 1925, Sunday 25 March 2018, 7-8pm
Lisa Stansfield

On The Beat No 1926, Sunday 1 April  2018, 7-8pm
How will the panel rate Some Other Guys, the new feature-length documentary on the Liverpool band, the Big Three?

On The Beat No 1927, Sunday 8 April 2018, 7-8pm
Tommy Emmanuel, Chris Difford and Tom Paxton

On The Beat No 1928, Sunday 15 April 2018, 7-8pm
My Darling Clementine

On The Beat No 1929, Sunday 22 April 2018, 7-8pm
Gilbert O’Sullivan

On The Beat No 1930, Sunday 29 April 2018, 7-8pm
The Damned (Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible)

On The Beat No 1931, Sunday 6 Mayl 2018, 7-8pm
The Damned (Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible)

On The Beat No 1932, Sunday 13 May 2018, 7-8pm
Mike Lindup (Level 42) and Caroline Coon

On The Beat No 1933, Sunday 20 May 2018, 7-8pm
Frank Ifield and Gerry Marsden together

On The Beat No 1934, Sunday 27 May 2018, 7-8pm
Charlie Roberts, who took the first photograph of John Lennon on stage, and Beatles’ author and researcher, Kevin Roach