Brian Matthew

Hear Brian present Sounds of the 60s, Saturdays 8-10am

Brian Matthew started broadcasting in 1948 in Germany, and trained as an actor at RADA before joining the BBC in 1954.  He has a great love of the theatre and has performed in many well-known venues.  He even has his own 50-seat studio theatre in his home.

He was one of the first DJs on Radio 2, and hosted shows such as 'Saturday Club', 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' and 'Late Night Extra', but he is probably best known for presenting the long-running 'Round Midnight' programme which won the 1987 Pulitzer Publishing Award.

Brian has presented 'Sounds of the Sixties' (winner of a Gold Sony Radio Award in 1996) since April 1990. The same year he received a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Outstanding Contribution to Radio.