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BBC Radio Devon's David Sheppard

BBC Radio Devon's David Sheppard

David Sheppard

David Sheppard has always been old for his age, but even he admits his plans to retire to the South West have been somewhat prematurely fulfilled.

Originally from Berkshire, David has an obsession with his new home county that stems way back.

A self-confessed lover of all things on wheels, he owns a vintage Devon bus, as well as what he describes as "various lumps of the county's transport history". All legitimately acquired, of course.

David's weekend late show is all about sharing your stories, everything from bedding down in unusual places to your tales about keys - and why you should keep them safe.

David embracing the latest technology

David embracing the latest technology

"Nobody beats the people of the South West when it comes to telling a good tale, they make sure of that," David says.


Since joining the BBC in 2002, David's voice has been bounced off transmitters in most corners of southern England and at most times of the day and night.

David's also appeared in some unlikely places, or at least his voice has.

For example as the invisible compere for Timmy Mallett's UK roadshow, as well as the voice of Richard Hammond's car radio on BBC Television's Top Gear.

His utter dependence on coffee was exposed and decaffeinated in BBC2's The Truth About Food in 2006.

David's also a big fan of real ale, especially milds, and lingers too long in the pickle aisle when shopping.

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last updated: 27/11/2008 at 17:27
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