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Presenter profile: David Allen

David Allen

Staying in on a Saturday or Sunday night is definitely the new 'going out' - especially when you've got David Allen to tune into.

David takes you around the world with a feature interview on a popular location to give you some suggestions on places to visit.

Add to that regular celebrity interviews and a trip to the West End with the handpicked Musical of the Night and relax to the sound of the Midnight Classic.

On Sundays, wind up the weekend with plenty of good music and chat to set you up for the week ahead.

You can get in touch with the programme for a dedication or request by phone, letter or email.

David likes James Bond films and nice cars. He confesses to being 'quite disappointed' when he was overlooked in favour of Daniel Craig to be the new Bond!

He enjoys the outdoors and once walked along the Jurassic Coast from his home in Bournemouth all the way to South Devon.

David likes to travel, enjoying city breaks, he's most recently visited Vienna, Paris and New York.

Growing up in Christchurch, he dabbled with photography and sport before finding his way into radio by way of the local hospital radio station:

"I joined Bournemouth Hospital Radio and used to broadcast to five or six local hospitals. When I first joined we were broadcasting from a cramped attic in Westbourne Hospital."

A keen tennis player, David still dines out on the fact that he once played a game of tennis against Jimmy Connors.

He also had Jimmy as his doubles partner in the same year he was knocked out in the first round at Wimbledon - David maintains that he tired him out!

Email the programme: davidallen@bbc.co.uk

David Allen - Saturday and Sundays from 2100 to 0100




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