Weekend Wogan live from Hyde Park

So, back to the park for another thrilling outside broadcast at Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park! And just to make things that little bit different, we were on later in the day and had an extra half hour in the show.

The team arrived bright and early at Hyde Park to de-brief, re-brief and time permitting, have a cup of tea. We couldn't have asked for better weather – blue skies as far as the eye could see across Hyde Park.

We had a packed line-up for the show – Katzenjammer, Rebecca Ferguson, the Average White Band, The Band Perry, Mick Hucknall, Paloma Faith and Status Quo all appeared for a chat or a session, cramming into Terry's "lavishly appointed" studio as he called it! Presenter of the day Simon Mayo also popped in for a chat, and his fellow presenter Jo Whiley went off into the park to talk to some of the festival-goers waiting to come into the park.

Everything ran relatively smoothly – the Average White Band arrived just in time after a buggy was sent at full speed to pick them up from the other end of the park! Turnarounds were swift as well – we had the length of a Radio 2 trail to get one guest out of the studio and another in!

At the end of the show we threw live to the big day on stage, with Mick Hucknall kicking the day off. The show team were then able to pop out and enjoy the concert after one of the biggest shows we'd ever done.


Assistant Producer: Mark Higgins

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