The Writing on The Wall
View history through the blue plaques that dot our nation's buildings, vivid reminders of lives past.
1:20 pm - 2:10 pm
Mike Read is Chairman of the British Plaque Trust, and in 2017 worked with the BBC to create almost fifty plaques to musical icons for BBC Music Day. He has won ten Broadcaster of the Year Awards and as a TV presenter has fronted such top-rated shows as Top of the Pops, Pop Quiz, Saturday Superstore and six years reviewing the papers on Sky News.
On radio he joined Radio One from Radio Luxembourg, hosting the Radio One Breakfast Show for almost six years, later presenting the breakfast shows on Classic FM, Jazz FM and the Gold Network and the drive-time show for Capital Gold. Mike joined United DJ’s as the breakfast show presenter in April 2018.
A Knight of Malta, he has written 37 books, written songs for over forty major artists, eight stage musicals and is an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.