Colin Berry - Caroline, BBC Light and Radio 2 presenter

Episode 35,  Apr 09, 2019, 07:29 PM

His clear tones epitomised a calm era of Radio 2. Armed with some TV experience and a spell with the pirate Radio Caroline, Colin Berry joined the BBC’s new 'Light Programme' in the seventies. 

He was to host all of its major dayparts, from time to time, and was said to be the station’s longest continuous-serving news reader until his final bulletin in 2012. Famously too, for 25 years, we heard him deliver the UK’s voting in the Eurovision song contest.

In his own words, this is the Colin Berry story.

Music by Larry Bryant. Enjoy the whole Conversations series here.