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David Allen

David Allen

David Allen

Join David Allen for a laid-back listen every Saturday from 21:00-01.00.

Every Saturday evening, David Allen eases you into the night with the very best music and chat. Join him from 9 and expect to hear one of the most varied selections of music on your radio.

Read on to find out a little more about David.

What makes you laugh?

"Anything that is clever and subtle."

What’s your most embarrassing moment on air?

"I am constantly embarrassing myself on air but one thing that was more heart sinking than embarrassing was when I was doing a Summer Sports Show that ran from 1pm until 6pm and all we had was cricket commentary and during the 1pm news the match finished."

Where is your favourite place in Berkshire?


What are your most memorable jobs before working for BBC Radio Berkshire?

"A Father Christmas Photographer at a department store one Christmas many many years ago but the thought still haunts me."

What’s your favourite piece of music?

"There are just so many but Elgar's Nimrod is up there as is Frank Sinatra's Embraceable You."


last updated: 26/05/2008 at 15:08
created: 01/02/2006

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I would like what a wonderful day played by louis armstrong ,I would like the song dedicated to Myopia prevention .Thank you ,

michelle norman
Howdy, from Ottawa, Canada. I'd like to make a request for a song please. My friend, Sidney Hall, is 91 blind as a bat, and lives in Maidenhead. He loves listening to your show. Could you please play for him "It was a very good year?" No particular artist specified. He's be thrilled if he heard his name mentioned on air, if you could?! Thank you very much,Sids friend, Michelle Norman

Shall miss the live Saturday evening programme. I 'discovered' you about two years ago and have listened ever since. Thankyou for a lovely program. Hope you enjoy your Saturday evenings off. !!

Lorna Perkins from Alton
top 3 musicals1: Windy City "Clamity Jane"2: Getting to know you "King and I"3: All that Jazz "Chicargo"plz play thankyou : )
David, were you once with Radio 210? Someone with your name used to play against BBcCaversham(at Cricket) John Reed etc

Hi David,please couldyou tell me the last Russell Watson tune you played on Sat 23 aug something lullaby?? thanking you Regards Marie Brooks

ivan wheeler
The best radio show that i have listened to. The choice of music is wide ranging.He certainly is a top presenter.Long may the show continue.My thanks also to Lena Samuels who takes the phone requests.

Dear David, what happened to your Saturday night program its not the same on a Saturday night are you returning ?

Gillian Gatehouse
Has David Allen stopped presenting his Saturday night programme on Radio Berkshire? Can I hear him on another programme?

linda coombes
Where has Dave Allen gone? Is he on holiday or has he moved to another time?

helen gilling
what has happened to you ,where have you moved to?we will miss you

Teresa Barneicott
Hello David You ask for our top three pieces of music for your Saturday program and these are mine. 1] The Harry Lime Theme. My parents were film goers and took me with them to see The Third Man and this melody took hold of me and I have never tired of hearing it. 2] Placido Domingo and John Denver singing What if Love. These contrasting voices compliment one another so well and the words are lovely too. 3] So many songs etc. could fit into this slot and it is difficult to make my final choice, but the Pearl Fishers duet I have always enjoyed whoever sings it so I give the choice of perfomers to you David. Should you think my choice is worthy of broadcasting can you advise me of the date so I make sure I am not late in tuning in. Many thanks Teresa. My email is

Such a lovely programme,its hard to switch off to go to sleep!You played a Sinead O'Connor song,after 23-30hrs last night,no 2 favourite I think...what is it called? She was singing with someone else and such a lovely song.I must get hold of it!!

karen monaghan
good evening David as an addendum to my previous email I would like to request Weyland Rabbit by Seals and Crofts and would also like to dedicate this to my parents Sylvia and tony Hirst ( The Super Bwofs)from Henley who have spent the weekend cycling along the canal system somewhere in the Bath region. they are probably unconsious at present but are in my thought at this side of the pond in Totonto Canada. Have a great Guy Fawkes day.

karen monaghan
just wanted to say how great it is to get back to the good ol days. Nothing like boogying while decorating the bathroom in Toronto Canada - seem to make it a habit - you make the Saturday afternoons very nostalgic. Please play anything that relates to painting or decorating

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