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Presenter profile: Colin Berry

Colin Berry

Colin Berry joined Radio 2 in 1973 and in that time has presented many shows including Night Ride, The late Show, Music Through Midnight, The Early Show, Happy Hour and the Hogmany Specials.

Starsign: Aquarius - enjoy a little water with my alcohol !

Born 'n' bred: Brocket Hall: Welwyn Garden City. I'm known as a post-war "Brocket Baby" and revisited a few years ago !

Last job: ….been in broadcasting since Methuselah was a lad !

Football team: England (!)

I wouldn't be working here if it wasn't for: Jonathan Vernon-Smith and Ernie Almond….they suggested me for "The Club" (so blame them) ..

Most interesting fact about you: I don't wear a wig

Most annoying trait: Failing to label video cassettes etc….makes every viewing an adventure !

Claim to fame (other than being on Three Counties Radio): Bits of telly, when I was more attractive….Top of The Pops/Blankety-Blank/Going Live & jury spokesman for Eurovision for twenty-five years…oh and presenter/newsreader at Radio Two since 1973…. Radio Magazine once reported I am probably the longest serving radio newsreader in UK radio. It wasn't challenged!

Most embarrassing moment (not on air): Walking into newly-laid cement near airport, while carrying heavy suitcase. This left a massive footprint going down at least twelve inches (well, it would…. being a foot, wouldn't it ?)

Most embarrassing on air incident: Setting-up and broadcasting two half-hour Christmas Eve seasonal programmes for Radio 2…in the wrong order. It was followed by just about my worst Christmas ever !

Weirdest place you spent the night: Frankly I don't think there was one. Attended a late party once at Pentonville Prison Officers Club. With the peculiar hours I put in, I just grab what I can, preferably at home !

First record bought: Passing Breeze - Russ Conway (sad or what ?)

My first car: Triang pedal car…..followed many years later by an Austin Mini!

My favourite place in Beds, Herts and Bucks: St.Albans Annual CAMRA Beer Festival(!)

Desert island luxury: A pint of local Real Ale on Lundy, but don't visit on a bad weather day!

My hero: Roger Moffat, a broadcaster well ahead of his time (died during 1980's)

Would hate to be in the Big Brother house with: Su Pollard, Lesley Garrett or Simon Bates

Favourite item in my wardrobe: Hard to say, it's time I had a clear out, but I get lots of positive comments on a vivid pink shirt I've had for years !

If I wasn't at BBC Three Counties Radio I'd be: ….at home on a Saturday night with my feet up !

My dream co-presenter would be: Lisa Tarbuck or Harry Hill…. great fun, and we'd laugh a lot

Realised I was getting old when: Having not presented a BBC music show for eight years….I couldn't remember what was in the charts !!

Useful tip: Try to think young, and you'll stay young….I guess !

Listen to Colin Berry every Saturday night from 6pm.




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