Radio 2 announce autumn highlights

By | Published on Tuesday 6 September 2011

Radio 2

Noel Gallagher will fill in for Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2 this weekend. Let’s hope he can get through a whole show without libelling any family members. Noel is one of a number of celebs who will be filling in when Radio 2 weekend presenters take holidays this Autumn, others including Charlotte Church and Justin Lee Collins.

Elsewhere in Radio 2’s autumn schedule, announced yesterday, Moira Stuart will front a four-part series about women in jazz, Gloria Estefan will present a programme tracing the history of Latin music, Charles Hazlewood will host a show looking at the links between seemingly unconnected pieces of music (ABBA and Mozart anyone?), plus there’ll be a programme where Jamie Cullum chats to Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich about their shared love of jazz.

Says Radio 2 chief Bob Shennan: “The Radio 2 autumn schedule is incredibly distinctive this season, with something for everyone. It’s jam packed with some of the best loved names in entertainment coupled with an eclectic programme of celebrations and documentaries”.