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Radio 2 to broadcast programmes on Simon Fuller

By | Published on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Simon Fuller

BBC Radio 2 is to broadcast three programmes looking at the career of artist manager, pop mogul and ‘Idol’ creator Simon Fuller in the new year, under the title ‘The Fuller Picture – The Simon Fuller Story’, it has been announced.

On New Year’s Day the station will air an interview with Fuller, in which he speaks to one-time ‘Pop Idol’ judge Nicki Chapman about his favourite music.

“But what of his life, achievements and ambitions?” I hear you cry. Yes, yes, yes. But that’s not stuff for the first day of the year, is it? Keep it light, my nan always used to say when discussing new year broadcasting schedules. Later in the month, two further programmes will cover Fuller’s life, achievements and ambitions, the first on 8 Jan and the final show on 15 Jan. Various clients and associates past and present will also contribute.

Chapman, who previously worked with Fuller as Creative Director at his 19 Management company, said of the programmes: “Simon is one of the most intriguing and powerful characters in the entertainment industry, but most people wouldn’t know who he is. I’ve known him for over 20 years and I’m looking forward to finding out exactly what makes him tick”.