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Brian Matthew

17 September 1928 to 8 April 2017

A British presenter whose broadcasting career began on the British Forces Network, Matthew’s break came hosting the Light Programme’s Saturday Skiffle Club, which relaunched as Saturday Club a year later. On television he fronted the pop music show Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961-1966), and from 1972 onwards became a mainstay on BBC Radio 2.  

Read Brian Matthew's Guardian obituary here.