BFBS Photos added, Tommy Vance, Alan Clough, Richard Astbury, Penny Vine, Rhine Army Summer Show

Tommy Vance and JP at BFBS London in July 1984
Dear BFBS Lovers,

I have been digging in my photo album and came across some photos from the mid 80s when I had a chance to visit the BFBS Studios in London, Paddington (Bridge House) where I had the pleasure to sit in the Top 20 Plus Show with Tommy Vance and also BFBS UK. The guests I remember where the Blue Belles which were charting well in the UK Charts with "Young at heart".

Tommy took me and my friends to London in the nearby pub just across the road.

Since I lived in Cologne the BFBS Germany studios were not far away and I would sometimes swing by to sit in some of their shows such as the weekend breakfast show with Alan Clough. And of course one of the highlights during the year was when BFBS Germany was also at the Rhine Army Summer Show.

A new page has been added to this blog called "Photos" where you can see some of the treasures I found in my collection.

Should you have some photos you want to share with us, please email them to me by clicking here.

Thanks and Enjoy!


HELP!!! BFBS Radio in Germany on Sunday afternoon

Darren Spencer sent in the following email hopefully there are some BFBS radio fans that can help us with finding the right information and make Darren and me happy.  If you can help please CONTACT me via this link. Thank you very much.


Email from Darren Spence:

Dear JP,

I was working in the Bielefeld , Paderbourne area in the summer of 1990.

I listened to BFBS a lot but especially on the weekends in the afternoons. If I remember correctly it is more likely to be a Sunday that I am thinking of.

The shows were comedy. I remember that Hancock's Half Hour was aired amongst the shows. But the show that I am trying to find revolved around a family group. I think that the show before or after the comedy slot had two very funny presenters who were always ribbing eachother.

The show that i am trying to find had characters with 'silly' names and one character in particular had a very squeaky voice. It's over 20 years since I heard this show and I have not been able to find it anywhere else. Its a long shot and I haven't been able to give you a lot to go on . . .  but if you are able to shed any light I would appreciate it.

Many thanks,

Darren Spencer