Lesley Douglas - BBC Radio 2 controller
From stumbling into the BBC simply with a wish to ‘be in London’, she rose to head its biggest network.
In this hour of #radiomoments ‘Conversations’, Lesley Douglas opens up about her puzzled early days in radio; her learnings at the elbow of the greats; and her rise alongside Jim Moir to steer BBC Radio 2 to dizzy heights. She talks of her happiest times, and of the significant challenges she faced.
“What I would like to have been, and I may have failed in this sometimes, is somebody who allowed and protected people to do their best work.”
In her own words, this is the Lesley Douglas story.