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The Story of Annie Nightingale

Zane Lowe gets up close and personal with Radio 1's first lady. Zane spends two hours in the company of Annie Nightingale, discussing her four decades on BBC Radio 1 and uncovering an extraordinary tale.

Hear which of the Beatles asked Annie to marry him
Find out how Annie narrowly escaped being bundled in the back of a police van after one of her parties
And hear Annie's unique musical journey as she pogo'd to Punk in the 70s, raved it up with the Acid House posse in the 80s, partied at the top of the Andes in the 90s and went mad for Breaks and Bass in the Noughties.

With interviews from her close friends Pete Townshend from the Who, Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran, Professor Green, Karl Hyde from Underworld, Adam Freeland, Andrew Weatherall and loads more!

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2 hours

Last on

Mon 13 Sep 2010 02:00
BBC Radio 1 Wales