What has happened to brian matthews – 2017

what has happened to brian matthews

Sorry Brian Matthew still not well but Tim Rice is good on Sounds Of The 60s + he played Fireball XL5! @BBCRadio2




Come on, BBC Radio 2 … let us know how Brian Matthew is … or at least let us know whether you are allowed to update us on his health.

Just to say I’m enjoying SOTS but really miss Brian Matthew as I’m sure millions do. Brian should have definitely have had a NY honour.




Brian Matthew (born 17 September 1928) is an English broadcaster, who became well known in the 1960s. He is still broadcasting on radio for the BBC, having presented Sounds of the 60s since 1990, often employing the same vocabulary and the same measured delivery he used in previous decades.




Matthew won a Sony Gold Award in 2008: “To celebrate an impressive record of more than 50 years of national and international radio broadcasting. For that lifetime career and in recognition of a truly outstanding contribution to UK radio.” On 29 October 2016 Matthew became the oldest regular broadcaster on BBC Radio.

On 26 November 2016 Matthew was again absent, with Tim Rice presenting the show. Rice announced that he would be sitting-in for a few weeks since Matthew was “under the weather”




Brian Matthew
Hear Brian present Sounds of the 60s, Saturdays 8-10am
Brian Matthew started broadcasting in 1948 in Germany, and trained as an actor at RADA before joining the BBC in 1954. He has a great love of the theatre and has performed in many well-known venues. He even has his own 50-seat studio theatre in his home.

He was one of the first DJs on Radio 2, and hosted shows such as ‘Saturday Club’, ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ and ‘Late Night Extra’, but he is probably best known for presenting the long-running ‘Round Midnight’ programme which won the 1987 Pulitzer Publishing Award.

Brian has presented ‘Sounds of the Sixties’ (winner of a Gold Sony Radio Award in 1996) since April 1990. The same year he received a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Outstanding Contribution to Radio.

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