Saturday, January 29, 2011

6Music: Friends reunited

The reunion of Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq now takes place with such regularity on 6Music they've probably given Jo her own locker in the 6Music offices.

But here's a reunion that's a rarer thing:

Collins and Maconie were a partnership to be reckoned with in the Nineties, first presenting their Sony Award-winning show, Collins & Maconie's Hit Parade, on BBC Radio 1 and then their TV show, Collins & Maconie's Movie Club. They also presented a comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Now both well-established members of the BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 family in their own right, Stuart slips into Richard Herring's seat, for one day only, to revive the magic of their collective former radio glory.
Surely, BBC Press Office, even if you ignore their spell as twin strikers on the NME, their first work together was on the proper Radio 5?

Still, that's a quibble. This doesn't seem to be part of a larger swap - Richard Herring won't be co-presenting with Mark Radcliffe, nor does a universe balancing show bringing together Marc Riley and Stuart Lee seem to be in the offing. But this will delight those of us whose cold evenings in rented bedrooms were warmed up by Collins & Maconie in the 90s.

February 12th, 6Music, at 10am. If they can get David Quantick (now part of a double act with Roy Hudd, which I don't think anyone would have predicted) it'll be perfect.