Mark Radcliffe

BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 5, 5 Live, 6 Music and Glastonbury TV presenter.


Loser – A solo performance of original songs and stories of loss.


Previous one-man shows have concentrated on meetings with the rich and famous during his relatively illustrious broadcasting career but this time he has chosen to concentrate on deeply personal material. Don’t worry – it’s not as miserable as it sounds. Hopefully. Having lost six months to, thankfully successful, cancer treatment and with a new perspective on life, Mark takes stock of lost loves, lost friends, lost relatives, lost idols, lost bets and lost time.


Radcliffe, Russell and Lee


Mark Radcliffe has been friends with Cheshire folk stalwarts Dave Russell and Chris Lee for over twenty years. In bands such as The Family Mahone and Galleon Blast they have long added dextrous playing and intuitive harmonies to Radcliffe’s original songs. These numbers form the basis of the trio’s repertoire though they do throw the odd cover in for good measure.


Last year Mark celebrated forty years in radio having started out at Manchester station Piccadilly in 1979. He has gone on to work for BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 5, 5 Live, 6 Music and the World Service.


He is a regular presenter of music documentaries and festivals on television and is one of the long-standing anchors of the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury.


He is the author of five best-selling books the most recent being ‘Crossroads’ which was published by Canongate last September.


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