Junior Choice With Ed Stewart

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20070930

Continuing with Radio 2's 40th birthday celebrations, Stewpot returns with the evergreen Junior Choice.

20071224

Following the success of the 40th birthday special in September, Ed Stewart returns with a Christmas edition of Junior Choice.

Featuring listeners' requests and dedications.

20081225

Ed Stewart plays listeners' requests and dedications in a special edition of Junior Choice

Ed Stewart presents a special edition of Junior Choice. Featuring listeners' requests and dedications, plus a few of Ed's favourites.

20111225

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart returns with a sackful of nostalgic goodies on Christmas morning, with a two hour live edition of the ever-popular Junior Choice.

Featuring listeners' requests and dedications, plus a few of Ed's favourites, the show is sure to be a cracker(jack)!

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart presents a special Christmas edition of the evergreen Junior Choice.

20121225

Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart brings a sackful of nostalgic goodies on Christmas morning.

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart returns with a two hour live edition of Junior Choice, bringing a sackful of nostalgic goodies on Christmas morning.

20141225

Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart returns with a two-hour edition of Junior Choice, bringing a sackful of nostalgic goodies on Christmas morning.

20151225

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart returns to the Radio 2 airwaves to present a special Christmas edition of Junior Choice.

A playlist of pure nostalgia for Christmas morning with all the music chosen by the Radio 2 listeners young and old.

Junior Choice first went on air on the first weekend of the brand new Radios 1 and 2 -Saturday, 30th September 1967. Leslie Crowther was the first presenter - Crowther was a seasoned radio broadcaster as well as the face of BBC children's television on Crackerjack. Junior Choice succeeded the old Light Programme 's Children's Favourites and in those early days it was a simultaneous broadcast on both stations. In February 1968 Ed Stewart or "Stewpot" as he became known to children everywhere took over as presenter and he stayed with the show for the next 11 years until he handed the Junior Choice mantle to a younger man - Tony Blackburn. Audience figures recorded a regular 16 million listeners each weekend and the novelty records often championed by the show became smash hits - songs like My Brother(Terry Scott), Grandad(Clive Dunn) and Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West(Benny Hill).

Ed's broadcasting career spans more than 50 years starting as an announcer with Radio Hong Kong. He was a regular Radio 2 presenter for 15 years. During that time he broadcast from the summits of Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Vesuvius and also broadcast live from the Falkland Islands.

For Christmas morning Stewpot returns with a nostalgic Junior Choice playlist - and whereas in olden times requests were asked for "on a postcard please" - today listeners young and old can get in touch with Radio 2 by using text , email and social media.

Ed 'stewpot' Stewart With A Two Hour Live Edition Of Junior Choice20131225

Ed "Stewpot" Stewart returns with a two hour live edition of Junior Choice, bringing a sackful of nostalgic goodies on Christmas morning. Plus he'll be reading listeners' festive texts and emails.