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Weekend Wogan
Genre Talk
Running time Sundays 11.00am-1.00pm
Country  United Kingdom
Languages English
Home station BBC Radio 2
Starring Sir Terry Wogan
Producers Anthony Cherry (executive producer)
Alan Boyd (producer)
Recording studio Broadcasting House, London
Air dates since 14 February 2010
Audio format FM and Digital radio
Website Official Website
Podcast Official Podcast

Weekend Wogan is a Sunday morning radio programme on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom, presented by Sir Terry Wogan. The show, which began its run on 14 February 2010 marked Sir Terry's return to the airwaves following his decision to step down as presenter of the weekday breakfast show, Wake Up to Wogan in December 2009. The programme features guests and live music from the BBC Radio Theatre at London's BBC Broadcasting House.

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Background

Wogan confirmed to his listeners on 7 September 2009 that he would be leaving the breakfast show at the end of the year with Chris Evans taking over.[1] He presented his final edition of Wake Up to Wogan on 18 December 2009,[2] although by then it had been announced that Wogan would return to Radio 2 from 14 February 2010 to host a live weekly two hour Sunday show, featuring live musical performance and guests, between 11.00am and 1.00pm.[3]

Weekend Wogan is hosted in front of a live audience in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House and will have an initial run of three months.[4] Some 30,000 people applied for 300 tickets to be in the audience,[4] and tickets for the first block of 12 shows had sold out within 24 hours.[5] Wogan's first guests on his new show were the actor Sir Ian McKellen and jazz singers Norah Jones and Jamie Cullum. The programme also features a house band.[4]

Show format

Airing from 11am to 1pm and broadcast in front of a live audience in the Radio Theatre at the BBC's Broadcasting House in central London, Weekend Wogan features a mix of live and recorded music, together with guest singers. The show also includes celebrity interviews, as well as contributions from Wogan's listeners. Sir Terry is also joined on stage by an eleven piece house band led by musical director Elio Pace, and regular guests such as the newsreader John 'Boggy' Marsh.[6] Features include the infamous Janet and John stories featuring Marsh and which were a regular mainstay of Wake Up to Wogan. A podcast of the show is available online. Video highlights of Weekend Wogan can also be viewed on the show's website from Mondays.[5]

Episodes

# Guests Original airdate
1 Ian McKellen, Jamie Cullum and Norah Jones 14 February 2010 (2010-02-14)
2 Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Gray and Sharleen Spiteri 21 February 2010 (2010-02-21)
3 Peter Alliss, Neil Sedaka, Beth Nielsen Chapman and John Barrowman 28 February 2010 (2010-02-28)
4 Carly Simon, Craig David and Jonathan Pryce 7 March 2010 (2010-03-07)
5 June Whitfield, Beverley Knight and Paul Carrack 14 March 2010 (2010-03-14)
6 Natalie Imbruglia, Mick Hucknall and Griff Rhys Jones 21 March 2010 (2010-03-21)

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