The 50 best BBC radio broadcasters of all time

From Sandi Toksvig and Graham Norton to Kirsty Young and Terry Wogan, industry figures helped us compile a list of masters of the medium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of BBC radio

45 Nicky Campbell

And your point is?

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Giant of 5 Live, master of the art of the phone-in, on top of every debate.

44 Sandi Toksvig

Great Dane

Former News Quiz host with a vast comedy back catalogue whose elevation to The Great British Bake Off testifies to a talent that flourished in radio.

43 Chris Morris

Danger man

On the Hour was landmark, early-90s satire — spoofing the news like nothing before or since — and Morris’s genius was at the heart of it.

42 Peter Allen

Team player

A 5 Live man going back to its launch in 1994, he spent 13 years alongside Jane Garvey — one half of one of the most popular duos in radio. And now they’re back together on Sunday nights.

41 Jeremy Vine

The listeners’ champion

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Radio 2’s king of lunchtime credits the callers to his show with so much wisdom that he’s just published a book in praise of them. The feeling is clearly mutual — and his peers are pretty keen too.