Howard Benson

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“During those early years both Rhod and I took a great deal of pleasure in helping to develop the careers of people on the programme and some have gone on to great heights. Others, like me, have fallen by the wayside, whilst Rhod has gone on, and on, and on. Some we managed to persuade to go back to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. In those days Rhod was living in Clapham and had been doing 4 nights a week, although he didn’t swan in until 9pm in a BBC car. As a result of the endless nights he could be a tad cantankerous. So we fixed it for him to go to the USA too which made him happier.”

Howard Benson, former Editor Up All Night Radio 5 Live