The Gambaccini Years

Ep 1/4

Thursday 8 August

11.30am-12.00pm

BBC RADIO 4

Paul Gambaccini celebrates his 40th anniversary as a broadcaster in Britain with a series recorded in front of an audience in which he and his special guests - including Elton John - recall some of his all-time favourite interviews.

Gambaccini is the only broadcaster who has presented regular programmes on BBC Radio’s 1, 2, 3 and 4. This year marks his 40th anniversary in British broadcasting, since his arrival at Radio 1 in 1973 from American college radio and Rolling Stone magazine.

The programmes cover interviews with his pop music heroes, as well as with major figures from the world of theatre, cinema and comedy, conducted during his time as a presenter and interviewer on arts programmes such as Kaleidoscope.

Joining Paul in the studio for the first in the series are music legends Elton John and Joan Armatrading, lyricist Tim Rice, writer and former Monty Python Michael Palin and fellow music broadcaster, Radio 2’s Bob Harris.

Presenter / Paul Gambaccini, Producer/ Paul Bajoria for the BBC

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