1974 - 2019
The Wurzels appeared regularly on the BBC in the late 1970s and have continued to do so to a lesser extent ever since. Thanks to the 'BBC Genome Project' (a database of programme listings based upon the contents of the Radio Times from the first issue in 1923 to 2020) it has been possible to list all such appearances by the band.On the right BBC1 TV Saturday morning show 'The Multicoloured Swapshop' broadcast in November 1977.
To see more of this BBC project, and how The Wurzels' entries sit within the broadcasting schedules, then visit https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/
Barn DanceThu 5th Dec 1974, 21:02
in Radio 2 Ballroom
THE GREENSLEEVES BAND led by DENNIS DARKE with DICK WITT and THE WURZELS
Introduced by Pat Nelson Producer BRIAN PATTEN from Willand, Devon
Folk 75Thu 20th Feb 1975, 19:30
Jack McLaughlin Introduces The Wurzels
Producer RAY HARVEY
Barn DanceThu 12th Jun 1975, 21:02
Top of the PopsThu 13th May 1976, 19:20(Repeated Sun 22nd May 2011, 00:30on BBC4)
Dave Lee Travis introduces
City Boy, Lee Garrett, Slik, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds, Paul Nicholas, The Wurzels, Gladys Knight and the Pips and Andrea True Connection.
Top of the PopsThu 27th May 1976, 19:25(Repeated Sat 4th Jun 2011, 23:25on BBC Four)
A weekly look at the charts with Jimmy Savile, who introduces Heavy Metal Kids, The Wurzels, JJ Barrie, Mac and Katie Kissoon, the Real Thing and Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Top of the PopsThu 10th Jun 1976, 19:20(Repeated Sat 25th Jun 2011, 23:25 on BBC Four)
Noel Edmonds looks at highlights of the weekly 1976 pop charts and introduces
the Surprise Sisters, the Real Thing, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Flintlock, Osibisa, Archie Bell and the Drells, Bryan Ferry, The Wurzels and Ruby Flipper.
Top of the PopsThu 17th Jun 1976, 19:20(Repeated Sun 3rd Jul 2011, 00:30on BBC Four)
Dave Lee Travis looks at highlights of the weekly 1976 pop charts and introduces
Gallagher and Lyle, Brotherhood of Man, Mud, Liverpool Express, Murray Head, Peter Frampton, The Wurzels, Dolly Parton, Thin Lizzy and Ruby Flipper.
Pete Murray's Open HouseFri 18th Jun 1976, 09:02
from the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester, before an invited audience with guest stars Bruce Forsyth
The Wurzels and Lance Wynsor
Producers ANGELA BOND and ANN COLVIN
A Royal EntertainmentSat 10th Jul 1976, 20:30
starring Max Bygraves and Anita Harris
with the WORLD WIDE TRIO THE WURZELS, and Norrie Paramor and the augmented BBC MIDLAND RADIO ORCHESTRA.mIntroduced by John Dunn from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham
Seaside SpecialSat 28th Aug 1976, 20:05
A Bank Holiday edition from the BBC1 Big Top at Torbay starring Larry Grayson guest star, Frankie Vaughan and guest appearances of Roy Hudd and Peters and Lee with Diane Solomon. The Wurzels, Fiddlygig Terry Turner and Nicky Benton. Introduced by Tony Blackburn New Edition
Choreography GEOFFREY RICHERVocal direction MAGGIE STREDDERRONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRAProducer MICHAEL HURLL
Roy CastleMon 30th Aug 1976, 18:02
at the Guards Depot, Pirbright says Up Guards and at 'Em With BOBBY KNUTT, PENNY LANE, THE WURZELS and special guest ALFRED MARKS.Music by THE ALYN AINSWORTH ORCHESTRA Script by BARRY CRYER Producer RICHARD WILLCOX
Top of the PopsThu 9th Sep 1976, 19:10(Repeated Sat 24th Sep 2011, 23:35 on BBC Four)
Jimmy Savile introducesEddie and the Hot Rods, The Wurzels, Bay City Rollers, Kiki Dee, Twiggy, Cliff Richard, Abba and Manfred Mann's Earth Band. Dance sequence: Ruby Flipper.
Top of the PopsThu 23rd Sep 1976, 19:10 (Repeated Sun 2nd Oct 2011, 04:05 on BBC Four)
Tony Blackburn introduces Smokie, Kiki Dee, The Drifters, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, The Wurzels, Bay City Rollers, Rod Stewart, ABBA. Dance sequence: Ruby Flipper.
Ken Dodd's World of LaughterFri 5th Nov 1976, 19:25
starring Ken Dodd and featuring FAITH BROWN, CHRIS EMMETT, HILDA FENEMORE, NICHOLAS MCARDLE , MICHAEL MCCLAIN with The Wurzels, Fatty Laycock's Greasy'at Band
Devised by KEN DODD. Executive producer MICHAEL HURLL Producer JAMES MOIR.
Multi-Coloured Swap ShopSat 13th Nov 1976, 09:30
Noel Edmonds invites you to join a nationwide swap of news and views with the Stars, the Experts and the Collector of the Week. NOEL'S PICK OF THE POPS and a chance to chat and swap with The Wurzels
Top of the Pops Sat 25th Dec 1976, 14:10(Repeated Sun 25th Dec 2011, 22:45 on BBC Four)
Noel Edmonds and Dave Lee Travis introduce a special Christmas Day edition, featuring some of the No 1 records of the year including Abba, J. J. Barrie, Elton John and Kiki Dee , Queen, Demis Roussos , Slik, The Wurzels. TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA, LEGS & COMusical director JOHNNY PEARSON Choreography FLICK COLBY. Lighting JOHN DIXON. Sound KEITH GUNN Designer ROBERT BERK Director PHIL BISHOP. Producer JOHNNIE STEWART
Top of the PopsSat 25th Dec 1976, 14:10(Repeated Sun 25th Dec 2011, 22:45 on BBC Four)
Noel Edmonds and Dave Lee Travis introduce Slik, JJ Barrie, Tina Charles, The Wurzels, Demis Roussos, Cliff Richard, ABBA, Elton John & Kiki Dee, Pussycat, Queen and Legs & Co.
Swap of the PopsMon 27th Dec 1976, 11:15
Noel Edmonds invites you to a Solid Silver Swap with Keith Chegwin and Abba at a Multi-Coloured Boxing Day gig
John Christie, Abba, Showaddywaddy, Mud, Smokie, John Christie, White Rhino, Pussycat, The Wurzels, Dr Hook
That's LifeSun 6th Feb 1977, 21:50
with Esther Rantzen. Reporters Kieran Prendiville , Glyn Worsnip Oddities of the Week from Cyril Fletcher
Song of the Week The Wurzels
A collection of the jokes, dramas and problems of real life. Director PIETER MORPURGO Editor JOHN MORRELL
Ronnie Corbett's Saturday SpecialSat 12th Mar 1977, 20:30
starring Ronnie Corbett Written by EDDIE BRABEN with guest stars The Wurzels, Hinge and Bracket Tony Monopoly, Al Dean New Edition. Choreography GEOFFREY RICHER. Vocal direction MAGGIE STREDDER. RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA Script associate DAVID RENWICK. Designer DAVID MYERS COUGH-JONES Producer MICHAEL HURLL
That's LifeSat 23rd Apr 1977, 21:30
with Esther Rantzen. Reporters Kieran Prendiville , Glyn Worsnip. Oddities of the Week from. Cyril Fletcher
A collection of the jokes, dramas and problems of real life. Director PIETER Morpurgo Editor JOHN MORRELL.
Pete Murray's Open HouseMon 6th Jun 1977, 10:02
at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, before an invited audience, with guest stars Harry Secombe The Wurzels and Juan MartinProducers ANGELA BOND and ANN COLVIN
Top of the PopsThu 9th Jun 1977, 19:20 (Repeated Sat 30th Jun 2012, 22:45 on BBC Four)
Featuring Osibisa, Berni Flint, The Wurzels, Neil Innes, Demis Roussos, Bob Marley and the Wailers, ELO, Frankie Miller, the Stranglers, Honky, Rod Stewart and Legs & Co.
Royal Show 77Sat 9th Jul 1977, 20:45
Tony Brandon introduces a galaxy of stars appearing at this year's Jubilee Royal Show with Anita Harris Vince Hill, The Wurzels, Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, Tommy Burton's Sporting House Club, Patti Sommers, The Eddie Gray Orchestra and The Dave Hancock Sextet
Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham
Seaside SpecialSat 20th Aug 1977, 20:00
This week's show comes from Torbay and features the Final of the Miss Seaside Special 1977 Natural Beauty Contest. Starring Vera Lynn with Jim Davidson The Wurzels Tony Selby Jeff Phillips The Patton Brothers Tony Blackburn and David Hamilton featuring NEW EDITION RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA.
Multi-Coloured Swap ShopSat 5th Nov 1977, 09:30
opened by Noel Edmonds. Lines open at 9.30 on [number removed]Please dial very carefully and don't forget the 01 if you live outside London.
Ooohh! Aahhh! The Wurzels are in this morning, with a Guy Fawkes special!
Pete Murray's Christmas Open HouseFri 23rd Dec 1977, 09:02
from the Wimbledon Theatre before an invited audience. Join in the party with Windsor Davies, Don Estelle Jim Davidson , Gladys Mills and The Wurzels
Producers ANGELA BOND and SANDRA BLACK
Noel Edmonds Swap of the PopsSat 24th Dec 1977, 09:30
A star-studded Christmas Eve concert with Keith Chegwin, Abba, Bonnie Tyler, The Carvels, Chopin, Chuck Berry, Cliff Richard, Giorgio, Heatwave, Harry Secombe, Leo Sayer, Mozart, Showaddywaddy, Smokie, Status Quo, Tina Charles, Twiggy, Vivaldi , Wings, The Wurzels and a whole lot of others including THE GUBLINS with the Amazing Tale of Obadiah and Flo and a far-flung Christmas Swap
The Peter Goodwright ShowSun 29th Jan 1978, 22:02
starring Peter Goodwright with Dilys Laye and Douglas Blackwell. This week's musical guests:' The Wurzels with the Max Harris Orchestra Additional material by CHRIS ALLEN , FRED METCALP and PETER GOODWRIGHT
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON (Repeated: Saturday 7.2 pm)
Sunny Side SundaySun 16th Apr 1978, 15:40
A happy mixture of music, magic, fun and interest for Sunday afternoon viewing featuring contributions from Ali Bongo
Bernard Cribbins Phil Drabble and The Wurzels
Associate producer TONY HARRISON Producer BARNEY COLEHAN BBC Manchester
Windsor Davies Presents....Sun 23rd Apr 1978, 22:02
The Multi-National Eisteddfod Show
A variety bill featuring the best acts from the world of entertainment. This week's stars:
Johnny More. The Wurzels and Lyn Paul Music by the Max Harris Orchestra Script by PETE SPENCE
Producer Richard WILLCOX
Cabaret ShowtimeTue 4th Jul 1978, 22:15
Jimmy Logan introduces his special guests Peter Morrison
Koffee 'N Kreme The Wurzels Michael Barrymore and Jamie Michael Stewart BRIAN FAHEY AND THE SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA leader IAN TYRE
Script DICK HILLS Lighting JAMES MAIDEN Sound RON ALLAN
Designer HELEN RAE Director JAMES w. GOULDING
Producer IAIN MACFADYEN. BBC Scotland
Royal Show 78 Fri 7th Jul 1978, 19:02
Charlie Chester introduces ' Town and Country ' snunds from the Royal Agricultural Society's Showground in Warwickshire.
From the Town: Vince Hill , Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band. Tommy Burton and the Sporting House Quartet, The Roger Rae Band. From the Country: The Spinners. The Wurzels. The Yetties. The Frank Jennings Syndicate Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham
Seaside SpecialSat 26th Aug 1978, 20:10
from Jersey with a special Bank Holiday edition featuring the famous Battle of Flowers with The Wurzels Stuart Gillies , The Black Abbotts Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent The Krankies, Bobby Bennett Jackie Hall with Terry Wogan with GEOFF RICHER'S FIRST EDITION RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA Choreography GEOFFREY RICHER Vocal direction and backing MAGGIE STREDDER AND HER SINGERS Recorded in the Big Top of Gerry Cottle 's Circus
Assistant producer BOB SPIERS Producer MICHAEL HURLL
Pete Murray's Open HouseTue 21st Nov 1978, 12:30
from the Birmingham Studios before an invited audience, with guest stars Juan Martin. Don Mac-lean and The Wurzels Producers ANGELA BOND and DAVID VERCOE
(The Wurzels are also in tonight's Frankie Howerd Variety Show: 10.2)
The Frankie Howerd Variety ShowTue 21st Nov 1978, 22:02(Repeated Sun 23rd Dec 2007, 13:00 on BBC Radio 7)(Repeated Sun 7th May 2017, 12:00 on BBC Radio 4 Extra)
in which Frankie Howerd introduces stars from the world of entertainment starring Frankie Howerd with guests Peter Goodwright, The Wurzels. Roy Walker Patti Boulaye and the Max Harris Orchestra
Written by RORY MCGRATH JIMMY MULVILLE. LAURENCE MARKS. MAURICE GRAN
Producer RICHARD WILLCOX
The Basil Brush Show
Sat 2nd Dec 1978, 17:50
Introduced by Howard Williams Special guest John Inman with THE WURZELS and LEN LOWEScript editor PETER ROBINSON Music THE BERT HAYES ORCHESTRA Designer NIGEl JONES Directed by PAUL CIANI Produced by Jim FRANKLIN
The Peter Goodwright Show Sun 28th Jan 1979, 22:02
Peter Goodwright with Norma Ronald and Douglas Blackwell
This week's musical guests. The Wurzels with the Max Harris Orchestra Written by CHRIS ALLEN with additional material by DABBER DAVIS and PETER GOOOWRIGHT Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(Repeated: Thurs 10.02 pm)
A Tribute to a BoxerWed 21st Mar 1979, 22:15
Harry Carpenter introduces highlights from The Joe Erskine Gala Concert recorded at The Rainbow Theatre, London
Among those taking part: Special guest Muhammad AH with Tom O'Connor , Henry Cooper The Minitones and The Wurzels Music by THE GORDON ROSE ORCHESTRALighting JOHN WILSON Sound JEFF BAKERDirector RICK GARDNER Producer KEN GRIFFIN Woddis
The Ronnie Corbett SpecialFri 4th May 1979, 19:45
starring Ronnie Corbett with guest stars Beryl Reid , Lou Rawls Jim Davidson , The Wurzels featuring GEOFF RICHER'S FIRST EDITION. Choreography GEOFFREY RICHER Vocal direction MAGGIE STREDDER. RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA Written by EDDIE BRABEN Script associate DAVID RENWICK Additional material DAVID NEWMAN PETER OSBORNE , IAN DAVIDSON PETER VINCENT and BARKY CBYER Sound KEITH GUNN. Lighting BILL MILLAR Designer BOB COVE Assistant producer K PAUL JACKSON Producer MICHAEL HURLL
The Frankie Howerd Variety ShowTue 22nd May 1979, 22:02
with Peter Goodwright. The Wurzels, Roy Walker , Patti Boulaye and the Max Harris Orchestra
Around the RoyalSat 7th Jul 1979, 10:02
A kaleidoscope of sounds from the 1979 Royal Show. featuring Charlie Chester, Roger Whittaker, The Wurzels, Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, The Yetties, Alan Randall, Sweet Substitute, and the Chris Barber Jazz Band. Johnny Morris and Percy Edwards will be there to give their own inimitable impressions - of the colourful show-ground scene. Studio presentation by Jan Leeming Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham.
Seaside Special Sat 25th Aug 1979, 20:20
starring Petula Clark
Recorded in the Seaside Special Big Top from the Isle of Man with guests The Wurzels The Grumbleweeds Frank Carson Bobby Knutt and introducing DIANE COUSINS, TONY KENT GREG BONHAM , IRIS WILLIAMS Presented by Peter Powell with GEOFF RICHER'S FIRST EDITION Choreography GEOFFREY RICHER RONNIE HAZLEHURST AND HIS ORCHESTRA Vocal direction and backing MAGGIE STREDDER AND HER SINGERS Costume designer LINDA MARTIN Lighting BERT OATEN Designer ANNA RIDLEY Producer MICHAEL HURLL
The Peter Goodwright ShowSun 27th Jan 1980, 22:02
starring Peter Goodwright with Dilys Laye and Douglas Blackwell
Guests: The Wurzels with the Max Harris Orchestra Written by COLIN BOSTOCK -SMITH, DABBER DAVIS and PETER GOODWRIGHT Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(Repeated: Thurs 10.2 pm)
Windsor Davies Presents....Thu 14th Feb 1980, 22:02
A variety bill featuring the best acts from the world of entertainment This week's stars are Pat Mills. Elaine Delmar The Wurzels Music by the Max Harris Orchestra Script by PETE SPENCE JIMMY MULVILLE and RORY MCGRATH
Windsor Davies Presents.... Tue 22nd Jul 1980, 22:02
A variety bill featuring the best acts from the world of entertainment. This week's stars are Pat Mills, Elaine Delmar The Wurzels . Music by THE MAX HARRIS ORCHESTRA Written by PETE SPENCE JIMMY MULVILLE and RORY MCGRATH
Cheggers Plays PopTue 12th Aug 1980, 10:15
starring Keith Chegwin with special guests including The Undertones, Matchbox, The Wurzels
The irrepressible Cheggers is assisted by Vivienne McKone and Gordon Astley leading their twin teams the ' Yellows' and the 'Reds'.
Lunch BreakMon 20th Apr 1981, 12:30
with Jan Leeming
Elaine Page, The Wurzels Bill McGuffie, Iris Williams the sensational new vocal group Stutz Bear Cats MIDLAND RADIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by IAIN SUTHERLAND plus a seasonal comment from a personality or two - and a few Easter facts and fables. Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham
BBC West The WurzelsFri 10th Jul 1981, 22:15
A Somerset Night Out in the Square at Axbridge with Tommy Banner. Tony Baylis and Pete Budd.
Pete Murray's Open HouseSat 19th Sep 1981, 10:00
with the Cambridge Buskers and The Wurzels before an invited audience at the Paris Studio, London
Producer DAVID VERCOE
The Arthur Askey ShowTue 29th Sep 1981, 22:00
Before your very ears! A series of programmes to celebrate Arthur's 80 years. in which he is joined by top stars. newcomers and some old friends
This week: Anthea Askey The Wurzels Pat Mooney Bobby Davro, MAX HARRWORCHESTRA Script by TONY HARE
Dave Lee TravisWed 21st Oct 1981, 11:30
from the canteen at
Cadbury's, Keynsham, with special guest artists The Wurzels Producer DAVE TATE including at 12.30 Newsbeat with Frank Partridge
New Series - The WurzelsWed 16th Jun 1982, 22:15Wed 23rd Jun 1982, 22:15 Wed 30th Jun 1982, 22:15 Wed 7th Jul 1982, 22:15
The West Country's answer to a pat on the back. With orchestra led by ROD OWEN
Sounds of the MidlandsSun 17th Jul 1983, 22:00
This week: Stoneleigh A look at life at the National Agricultural Centre in Warwickshire Special musical guests: The Wurzels, recorded at Stoneleigh's Royal Show. Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birminoham
Ken Dodd's Easter FayreMon 31st Mar 1986, 13:00
Join Ken at the Knotty Ash Easter Fayre with Peter Goodwright , Rosemary Squires , The Wurzels, Syd Francis The Minting Sisters and special guest star Frankie Howerd
Music THE BRIAN FITZGERALD BAND Written by JOHN PYE with additional material by KEN ROCK and BARRY REEVES Producer RON MCDONNELL BBC Manchester
Digance Does It....LocallyMon 3rd Oct 1988, 22:00
Thousands flock to hear the final clue in the saga of Long Dick Digance as Richard Digance , his great, great, great grandson, finishes his music and comedy tour in Paignton, Devon, and not Paignton and Decorating as previously advertised! Music from The Wurzels and comedy from Jethro. Written by RICHARD DIGANCE Additional material by STEVE BLACK and CHARLIE ADAMS Producer ANDY ALIFFE
Digance Does It ... LocallyThu 11th May 1989, 22:30
Richard Digance travels to Paignton to hear music from The Wurzels and comedy from Jethro.
Written by RICHARD DIGANCE Additional material by STEVE BLACK. CHARUE ADAMS Producer ANDY ALIFFE
Digance Does It ... LocallySat 5th May 1990, 00:30
The final clue in the saga as Richard Digance finishes his tour in Paignton, Devon, and not Paignton and Decorating as previously advertised!
Music from The Wurzels and comedy from Jethro.
Loose EndsSat 15th Oct 1994, 10:00
Presented by Ned Sherrin. Live from the Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton, with special guests Leslie Nielson and The Wurzels.
Producer Jayne K Morgan
Coogan's Run: Thursday Night FeverFri 8th Dec 1995, 21:30
Thursday Night Fever. Mike Crystal is an all-round entertainer and a man of many talents. He is also a financial incompetent. With The Wurzels.
Written by Graham Linehan , Arthur Matthews and Geoffrey Perkins : Director Geoff Posner Producers Geoff Posner and David Tyler
Coogan's Run: Sun 17th Nov 1996, 21:10
TOTP2Wed 5th Jan 2000, 18:00
The pop-music show plunders the archives for the first time this century, with performances by the Eurythmics,
Blondie, Tom Jones with Cerys Matthews from Catatonia, Rod Stewart , King and The Wurzels. With Steve Wright.
Bargain HuntTue 20th Jul 2004, 19:00
West Country folk musicians The Wurzels welcome David Dickinson to Exeter in Devon, where the contestants on the lookout for a sound investment are all farmers' wives.Director Jason Holmes ; Series producer Linda Cleeve
Comedy Map of BritainSat 3rd Feb 2007, 22:05
This week's exploration of the comic topography of the British Isles features the West Country and Wales where the famous faces encountered and discussed include Rob Brydon , the Beatles, Fawlty Towers and The Wurzels. Alan Whicker narrates.
5 Live BreakfastThu 25th Mar 2010, 06:00
The Chancellor Alistair Darling, George Osborne, Vince Cable and Godfrey Bloom discuss the Budget. A French restaurant in Edinburgh is thought to be the first restaurant in the UK to serve horsemeat.
The Wurzels' Tommy Banner waxes lyrical on the need for scrumpy and traffic jams as people stockpile their scrumpy following the Chancellor's decision to raise the price of cider.
The Chris Evans Breakfast ShowMon 29th Mar 2010, 07:05
Today's show was dedicated to anyone who is seething with something but something good, and was entitled "There's Nothing Wrong With Polysyllabics As Long As You Get Your Words Worth". Lee Spicer-Howard announced that her daughter Emma is flying back home to Atlanta tomorrow but she won't be able to stay away long, as Lee's Sunday roasts are too good!
Tommy Banner from The Wurzels was today's Mystery Guest.
The Afternoon Show Fri 25th Jun 2010, 14:00on Radio Bristol(repeated Fri 25th Jun 2010, 14:00 on BBC Somerset)
Pete Rowell and the Afternoon Show team set up camp in The Winter Gardens as we celebrate all that is great about Weston Super Mare. Joining Peter will be be Pete and Tommy, The Wurzels who'll be chatting about their new album and current single Ruby and of course share their lovely Weston memories. Lisa Riley is currently in Waiting For Gateaux at the town's Playhouse Theatre. Lisa will be dropping in to talk about life in Emmerdale and as presenter of You've Been Framed.
Jeffrey Archer remembers growing up in Weston. The Pantaloons will bring us a touch of Shakespeare and guitar soloist Richard Durant will show us why he is known as The Guitar Whisperer.
Top of the Pops The Story of 1976 Fri 1st Apr 2011, 22:00 (Repeated Mon 13th Aug 2012, 01:25 )
The nation grew up with Top of the Pops and it was always a talking point, but 35 years ago a particular kind of Top of the Pops programme and tone held sway. This documentary explores Top of the Pops in 1976 - as a barometer of the state of pop and light entertainment TV.
It celebrates the power of the programme and observes British society of the mid 70s, British TV and the British pop scene. Contributors include Tony Blackburn, David 'Diddy' Hamilton, Paul Morley, Toyah Willcox, Showaddywaddy, Brotherhood of Man, the Wurzels and Dave Haslam
The One ShowThu 7th Apr 2011, 19:00
Comedian Omid Djalli joins Alex Jones and Matt Baker. Anita Rani finds out what Manchester United and England football star Rio Ferdinand is doing to persuade kids away from a life of crime and Carrie Grant finds out the story behind the hit Wurzels song - I've Got A Brand New Combine Harvester.
Bernie KeithWed 30th Nov 2011, 09:00on BBC Radio Northampton
Oz Clarke talks about his annual wine guide. Bernie's joined in the studio by local rock 'n' roll band The Jets, who perform live. Pete Budd from The Wurzels chats about the band's Christmas album.
Mike GeorgeWed 30th Nov 2011, 12:00 on BBC Hereford & Worcester
We’ll be getting festive with the Wurzels, as they join the battle for Christmas number one this year. We’ll also hear from Hugo author Brian Selznick and the local theatre company Rain or Shine.
Paula WhiteWed 30th Nov 2011, 13:00 on BBC Radio Stoke
Paula is back after a few days away from the show, she’ll be chatting to Tommy Banner of the Wurzels about their Christmas single.
The Late Show with Joanne Good Sun 4th Dec 2011, 22:00 on BBC Radio London
Live music from The Wurzels and Natalie Ross on the Sunday Night Sessions with Jo Good and Dan Roberts.
Jim DavisMon 19th Dec 2011, 09:00 on BBC Radio Leicester
Nick Clegg has described "philosophical differences" between him and the prime minister over marriage. Jim asks 'Does marriage matter any more?' Plus food shopping on a budget, The Wurzels and 1974.
The Chris Evans Breakfast ShowMon 3rd Sep 2012, 06:30
Chris welcomes the lead singer of The Wurzels, Pete Budd, as his Mystery Guest, and the Director of Performance for the Paralympic GB Equestrian Team is on the phone
Vernon HarwoodSun 19th May 2013, 10:00 on BBC Radio Gloucestershire
We celebrate one of the county’s rare breads of farm livestock - Gloucester cattle. As the breed society marks its 40th Birthday we hear from the men who saved the Gloucester from the brink of extinction in the 1970s.
Vernon hears about Gloucestershire’s newest festival which is all about The Rivers Severn and Wye and is getting a helping hand from The Wurzels.
Ben McGrailThu 20th Jun 2013, 16:00on BBC Somerset
Ben speaks to Avon & Somerset's PCC about detaining mental health patients in police cells. Also: Somerset's Cider & Cheese Festival & Tommy Banner from The Wurzels chats to Ben.
Judi Spiers ShowWed 24th Jul 2013, 09:00on BBC Radio Devon
Judi meets John Hudson, author of the first major biography of Adge Cutler.
Plus the 'Guess the Guest' competition: lines open just after 11am.
CountryfileSun 13th Oct 2013, 18:20 on BBC One HD
(Repeated broadcast: Mon 21st Oct 2013, 01:40 on BBC Two England )
In this special edition of Countryfile, John Craven is in Somerset where something strange is going on: a mast. Once every ten years or so, trees, shrubs and hedgerows all produce a super abundance of fruit. John finds out it is nature's way of compensating for bad seasons. He then heads for the hedgerows, where amongst the blackberries he finds the odd wild apple tree - the result of casually discarded apple cores. He starts picking and soon has enough to take along to a community apple pressing event, where he catches up with the original cider-drinking superstars, The Wurzels.
Steve YabsleyWed 11th Dec 2013, 12:00on BBC Radio Bristol
(Repeated Wed 11th Dec 2013, 12:00 on BBC Somerset )
Pete Budd, legendary lead singer and guitarist with The Wurzels, has news of the band’s new Christmas single. Plus Ann Hinchliffe discusses the way folk music can lift your mood.
Mark ForrestFri 24th Jan 2014, 19:00 on BBC Somerset
(Repeated Fri 24th Jan 2014, 19:00on BBC Radio Northampton )
Mark looks ahead to Burns Night and celebrates your Scottish connections. He catches up with Scots across England and the Channel Islands, including Tommy Banner from The Wurzels, to learn about the various traditions associated with 25 January. Mark talks to a man from Banff, who now lives in the Nothamptonshire town known as Little Scotla
Mon 5th May 2014, 14:00on BBC Somerset
(Repeated Mon 5th May 2014, 14:00 on BBC Radio Bristol )
With Bristolian-born actor Joe Simms. Plus Tommy Banner from The Wurzels celebrates the life of a bandmate. And Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge talks about fashionable food.
Emma BrittonTue 17th Feb 2015, 06:30on BBC Somerset
17/02/2015: School funding, Bridgwater roadworks impact on business & why The Wurzels have re-recorded a classic!
Farming TodayThu 5th Mar 2015, 05:45 onBBC Radio 4 FM
(Repeated Thu 5th Mar 2015, 05:45 on BBC Radio 4 LW )
Britain's Young Farmers' Clubs form the backbone of many rural communities, but they are facing a financial crisis. Like many other youth organisations across the country, they're losing government funding. Sybil Ruscoe hears from YFC representatives from around the UK.
And forget the brand-new combine harvester, now the Wurzels are singing about farm safety! We hear the song, and talk to one of the band.
The Chris Evans Breakfast ShowFri 26th Jun 2015, 07:05
Wellies at the ready everyone, Chris Evans kicks off the BBC's coverage of the Glastonbury festival 2015 with live music in the BBC Music Tepee from Texas, Jack Savoretti and Gaz Coombes (who's celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut I Should Coco and their first appearance at Glastonbury) and a whole heap of other guests!
Chris will catch up with our BBC colleagues from across radio and TV as they cover various aspects of this mammoth festival. We'll hear from Emily Eavis and many other fine festival folk, and let's not forget The Wurzels supplying all the jingles! Rock 'n' roll!
Tim SmithBBC Radio Oxford Sat 15th Aug 2015, 09:00 on BBC Radio Oxford
Tim has hits & headlines from the mystery year when BBC Radio Oxford launched its 'Venturer' narrow boat, plus after 10, he chats to Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts, and Tommy Banner from The Wurzels.
Inside Out WestMon 8th Feb 2016, 19:30on BBC One West
Inside Out West investigates noise pollution on our roads. Plus we examine the enduring appeal of the legendary West Country band The Wurzels, 50 years on
Claire CarterFri 9th Dec 2016, 06:30 on BBC Somerset
Claire Carter celebrates 50 years since Adge Cutler and the Wurzels recorded their first ever LP. What started in a pub in Nailsea grew and grew - and the band is still entertaining tens of thousands of people across the UK each and every year. The longest serving band member Tommy Banner - joined in 1967 and co-hosts the Breakfast Show this morning. Show less
Mark CummingsFri 28th Apr 2017, 06:00 on BBC Radio Gloucestershire
The Somerset band The Wurzels appeal to combine 'arvester drivers ahead of a local gig.
Claire Carter Thu 11th May 2017, 06:30 on BBC Somerset
Tommy Banner from The Wurzels joins Claire in the studio as she plays a special recording of 'Combine Harvester' on Somerset Day
Wynne EvansFri 30th Jun 2017, 11:00 on BBC Radio Wales
Wynne Evans meets The Wurzels and discusses the music of steam traction engines and combine harvesters, plus conductor Grant Llewellyn talks about a 'relaxed' orchestral concert
Alex DykeFri 30th Jun 2017, 13:00on BBC Radio Solent
Live from Goodwood Festival of Speed with special guests: The Wurzels!
Steve YabsleyTue 1st Aug 2017, 12:00 on BBC Radio Bristol
(Repeat Tue 1st Aug 2017, 12:00on BBC Somerset)
Peter Shore explains how a scouting connection between Bristol & Nepal resulted in a splendid health clinic. Plus Wurzel Tommy Banner recalls playing at the Glastonbury Festival.
Tammy GoodingFri 25th Aug 2017, 13:00on BBC Hereford & Worcester
Tammy catches up with the legendary Wurzels and Crackerjack's Bernie Clifton. And what's worth a watch on the big screen? Resident filmie Andrew Nash reveals all
BBC Music Introducing in Hereford & Worcester Sun 19th Aug 2018, 18:00on BBC Hereford & Worcester
Andrew Marston with the Proclaimers, The Farm, Toploader and The Wurzels. Unsigned, undiscovered & under-the-radar music, as recorded at Lakefest at Eastnor Castle.
Matt FaulknerWed 24th Jul 2019, 16:00on BBC Somerset
Boris Johnson moves into Number 10 and announces his new cabinet and Tommy Banner from the Wurzels will be back at the head of the Bridgwater Carnival procession