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Steve Wright In The Afternoon and In The Morning 1981 – 1995

We’ve mentioned Steve and his Big Show many times on this blog, but how many people remember Steve making his name with his original afternoon show on Radio 1 which he presented up until 1994 when he moved across to the Breakfast Show, before quitting in 1995 over differences with station controller Mathew Bannister.

We thought we’d take a quick look back to those golden days.

Summary

Steve Wright In The Afternoon aired on Radio 1 weekdays 2 – 5, even then.  It was the unique mixture of music, show business gossip, stories from the Weekly World News and of course all those wacky telephone characters, of which there were too many to list here but there’s a list of some of the better known ones at the end of this section, how many do you rememember ?  In the later years the style changed as the characters were dumped and a ‘zoo’ style format was adopted with spoof guests and comedy sketches.  A “posse” of Radio staff and producers joined in the fun.  Although the Radio2 show is very different in it’s format it’s good to hear you still at it Steve all these years later.

Popular characters:
Mr Angry from Purley
Sid The Manager
Mr Mad
Gervais, the hairdresser
Dave Double Decks
Down The Pan Daleks

A comprehensive list can be found at www.wikipedia.co.uk

Clips

Cast

Steve Wright – presenter
Gavin Mc Coy – character creator and performer
Peter Dickson – character creator and performer
Richard Easter – character creator and performer
Phil Cornwall – character creator and performer

Details

Station: Radio1
Original Run: 1981 – 1995

Merchandising
Steve Wright’s Book Of Factoids.  During the 1980’s Steve had a record “We Are The Gay Cavalleros”

 

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