Bob Dylan started his radio broadcasting career in the USA in May 2006 with a weekly radio show XM Satellite Radio. For the first time in the UK, on BBC Radio 2, listeners will be able to hear Theme Time Radio Hour, Bob Dylan’s critically-acclaimed Radio show. "A lot of my own songs have been played on the radio, but this is the first time I've ever been on the other side of the mic," said Dylan of his shows. The show features an eclectic mix of music hand-selected by Dylan. The radio shows also includes interviews and commentary on music and other topics. Themes for the show include “weather” with a track list that includes "A Place In The Sun" sung in Italian by Stevie Wonder, "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix and "Keep On The Sunny Side" by The Carter Family. Song list themes for other shows include ‘cars’, ‘dance’, ‘police’, and ‘whiskey’.
BBC Radio 2 will offer a sneak preview, broadcasting six of the shows over the Christmas period starting on Saturday 23rd Dec to Thursday 28th Dec 2006. The network will then broadcast a further two Dylan shows in March, eight in April, and a final two in May 2007. BBC 6 Music brings you the show beginning at 21:00 on 1st January 2007.
BBC Radio 2 Schedule
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