Eddie Mair is, by his own account, one of Britain’s most beloved broadcasters. He has worked in radio all his adult life. From the foothills of commercial radio in his hometown, through the sunlit uplands of the BBC in Scotland, he has reached the peaks of his profession, with BBC network radio in London. And he’s never afraid to work a metaphor beyond endurance.
In addition he’s appeared on most of the BBC’s TV channels, including ones that are no longer on TV. He witnessed the handover of Hong Kong and once asked Arnold Schwarzenegger a question, though he takes no responsibility for either.
For twenty years he was at the helm of Radio 4’s PM: a nightly news round-up that meant Eddie worked for just one hour a day. He moved to LBC in September 2018 to host his own afternoon show. Whether he’s interviewing politicians, getting people to share their personal experiences, or just imparting his favourite zesty chicken recipes, Eddie is never happier than when he is at the microphone.