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 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

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