Tom Lehrer hosting on BBC Radio 2

Tom Lehrer has done a lot of work for the BBC, not least as a contributor to the television series "The Frost Report" in the sixties, as this picture shows:

David Frost, Tom Lehrer and a certain face from Monty Python

But have you heard Lehrer working as a radio host or presenter? If not, this is your chance. In 1998 BBC Radio 2 celebrated his 70th birthday with a special radio programme entitled An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer.

The programme in an audio player

You can not download the programme, but use the small flash player below and enjoy an hour with Tom Lehrer as a funny and honest radio presenter:

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From time to time the audio file of that radio programme has also been available on But now, in August of 2010, it seems that Dizzler is down. If you're an optimist: try the external link HERE.

The production and original airing

The programme was produced by Howlett Media Productions in Cheltenham, UK. No home page was found, but more info about that company is available HERE and HERE.

The programme aired on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, and their home page is of course HERE.

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