22 May 2017

David Hamilton

Geoff Dorsett caught up with veteran radio & TV broadcaster David Hamilton.

Born in Manchester, David Hamilton is a British radio broadcaster, who, since 1959, has hosted over 12,000 radio shows and more than 1,000 TV shows. He is usually known as 'Diddy David Hamilton' which was a name given to him by Ken Dodd. He hosted 'The Beat Show' on the BBC Light Programme, presented the final edition of Housewives' Choice in 1967, and was first heard on Radio 1 in November 1967, presenting Family Choice. By the late 60s, he was presenting many shows for BBC radio, including Music Through MidnightRoundaboutPop Inn and Radio 1 Club. In 1973 he hosted his own daily show on Radio 1 every weekday afternoon, which featured the "Tea at Three" slot. In December 1977, the show moved to Radio 2 and remained there until the end of 1986.

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