One Year Ago Today We Lost Sir Terry

In it’s time Wake up To Wogan was the most listened to radio show in the United Kingdom.  It marked a return to the airwaves for Terry Wogan who had left to persue his televsion career.  Previously Terry had hosted the Radio 2 Breakfast Show from 1972 until 1984.  Upon his return the show became known as Wake Up To Wogan.

At it’s peak the show attracted audiences of 8 million listners.

Summary

At 7.30 each weekday morning Terry would take over the airwaves to deliver the Radio 2 breakfast show as only Terry could.

Wake Up To Wogan was a music based show that included listeners’ views and comments which were often light-hearted and whimsical. These comments came mostly from regular contributors, including: Chuffer Dandridge the resting Shakespearean actor-manager, Horatio Q. Birdbath, Edna Cloud to mention just a few.

It was these comments and Terry’s interaction with his newsreaders, producers and later travel announcers that gave the show the humourous content for which it became so beloved.

Popular features of the show included: mini dramas with the Wogan Players (Wogan, producer, newsreader and travel announcer), indoor fireworks on the radio and of course the legendary Janet and John stories (written by Mick Stubbs).

From everyday life to the previous evenings telly (“there’s nothing on the telly” Terry would say) no subject went without the witty observations of Wogan and his listners.

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Cast

Presented By: Sir Terry Wogan

With Studio Contributions From
Producers:
Paul Walters (1993 – 2006)
Alan Boyd (2006 – 2009)
Newsreaders:
Alan Dedicoat (1993 – 2009)
Fran Godfrey (1993 – 2008)
John Marsh (1993 – 2007, Part time 07 – 09)
Charles Nove (2007 – 2009)
Travel Announcer:
Lynn Bowles (2007 – 2009)
Prior to 2007 Wake Up To Wogen traffic annoncements were made by the day’s newsreader

Details

Channel: BBC Radio 2
Produced By:
Paul Walters (1993 – 2006)
Alan Boyd (2006 – 2009)
Original Transmission Dates: 4th January 1993 to 18th December 2009

Janet and John available as digital downloads for a limited time only www.charitygoods.com

 

 

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