Tony Brandon

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Tony Brandon (born 12 December 1933, in Portland, Dorset) is an English radio presenter and comedian.

Early career[edit]

Brandon originally worked on television and abroad as a comedian. Following on from a brief spell on Radio Luxembourg in 1966 he joined pirate Radio London.

BBC Radio[edit]

Brandon joined BBC Radio 1 later in 1967, presenting editions of Midday Spin as well as deputising for presenters on the station. In 1970 he took over his own daily show entitled, Sounds Like Tony Brandon, every weekday afternoon from 2-3pm, where he remained until 1971, when he joined BBC Radio 2, presenting the early show, along with "Percy", a recording of birdsong, which Tony would play at some point in the show, to indicate that Percy had "woken up". His first outside broadcast road show was at HMS Raleigh in June 1972. He also presented weekday lunchtime, teatime & afternoon shows. He then went onto present the weekly Tony Brandon meets the Saturday people & also a comedy show for the station. He eventually left Radio 2 in 1982

Theatre[edit]

From 1984, Brandon returned to the theatre & spent three years touring the UK & Canada in various plays & has also been in pantomime.

Commercial Radio[edit]

From the mid-1980s, Brandon was heard on various commercial radio stations across the UK, including Southern Sound Radio, where he presented the weekday lunchtime show.

From 2001 - 2004, he was heard on Birmingham's Saga 105.7FM, where he presented his weekly Wireless Workshop show, every Sunday from 10am-1pm.

Semi Retirement[edit]

Following Brandon's departure from Saga 105.7, he has continued to work as a commercial voice-over actor from his own studio.

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