Actors Rob Delaney and Martin Freeman are headed for their own BBC Radio 6 Music shows.

BBC Radio 6 Music certainly conveys prestige, and thousands regularly tune in to enjoy a range of wonderful shows. These are often helmed by respected, talented individuals; names we know and love. Across many slots, everyone is bound to have a favourite, but one sure stood out among the rest. 

Elbow frontman and solo-artist Guy Garvey – you may also recognise him for a cameo in Peter Kay’s Car Share – used to hold down the 2-4pm slot, which many adored. However, while he’s on break, another huge name stepped in to hold down the fort. 

Guy Garvey of Elbow performs live on stage at The O2 Arena on March 7, 2018 in London, England.

Who runs the slot now?

At the moment, famous actor Cillian Murphy is presenting the show. 

Recognise the name? Of course. The performer is best known for the central role in the hit TV series Peaky Blinders, and has starred in such films as 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Batman Begins and many more. 

However, the BBC announces that his final programme will air on June 2, 2019. 

So, why are we excited about the future of BBC Radio 6 Music?


Rob Delaney

According to the same source, Delaney is set to go on air from 9 June – 7 July, so there’s a good month in which we can enjoy the actor’s selections. 

He’s an American performer, writer and comedian, known for such titles as Deadpool 2, Catastrophe and he also has Fair and Balanced approaching release. 


Martin Freeman

The popular actor is due to present his own show after Delaney from 14 July – 4 August. 

We really can’t wait, considering that Freeman has swept us up in his talents and charisma for many years now. 

We’ve seen him star in such television and film works as Sherlock, The Hobbit, Hot Fuzz, Fargo and so much more. He’s a phenomenal actor, but we can’t wait to get to know the man behind these great efforts through his love of music. It’s sure to be great fun. 

Martin Freemann attends the “The Operative” (Die Agentin) premiere during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Berlinale Palace on February 10, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

A new Elbow album

Elbow are arguably one of the best bands working today and have released so many terrific albums over the years. 

Guy Garvey has a wonderful voice and through his BBC Radio 6 Music show, we’ve gotten to know him even better, which has really supplemented his music a great deal. 

It appears he’s taken a break from the show to work on some new material, which – fingers crossed – means that a brand new Elbow record is on its way for 2020 release. 

It’s bigger than ever! 

BBC Radio 6 Music now has a wide reach of 2.52m listeners, and as it continues to welcome phenomenal guest presenters, we expect this will increase even further. 

Roll on June 9, 2019. 

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