Bolton-born Radcliffe has come a long way since his first job, as a producer on Piccadilly Radio in Manchester. The 56-year-old is one of the BBC’s most recognisable music presenters on radio and TV, based at MediaCityUK for his BBC 6 Music day job with Stuart Maconie, but also indulging his love of folk with his weekly Folk Show for Radio 2.

Now a grandfather living in the rural idyll of Cheshire’s Whitley, he’s also a regular presence on TV, narrating everything from BBC 1’s Call the Council to BBC Four’s The Richest Songs in the World, while continuing to front much of the broadcaster’s live music output, including Glastonbury and the Cambridge Folk Festival.