Radio 2 - Broadcaster, Writer, Concert Host, Corporate Speaker, Voice-Overs
Ken Bruce is a broadcaster most well known for his programme on BBC Radio 2, which is broadcast on weekdays from 9.30am until 12noon and attracts over 6 million listeners. He has presented BBC Proms in the Park for numerous years. He is also Radio 2's regular commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest and one of the regular presenters of the long-running Friday Night is Music Night. Ken's other activities include airline inflight programmes, voice-overs, speaking engagements and hosting orchestral concerts such as Symphonic Rock at The Royal Albert Hall. He occasionally makes appearances in the Dictionary Corner on Channel 4's Countdown and in November 2007, he appeared on a Never Mind the Buzzcocks special for Children in Need. Along with Lynn Bowles, he took part in Ready, Steady, Cook, broadcast on BBC Two in March 2008. His recent book, The Tracks of My Years: The Autobiography, was published in September 2009.
Watchdog - Broadcaster, Author, Journalist, Keen Yachtsman
Paul is a well respected, versatile and experienced presenter, seen on our screens with his unique investigative journalism on BBC 1's "Watchdog" and more recently the very successful ITV series ‘’Countrywise’’ which is ongoing.
Paul helped launch BBC local radio back in the early 70's, and it was here that he got his first broadcasting opportunities. The start of BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat in 1973 took him to network radio as a reporter and after 2 years he moved to Radio 4's "Today" programme. For a dare in 1978, Paul auditioned for "That's Life" and out of thousands who applied, he joined the team in early 1979 for three series.
Paul’s television credits also include "Trading Places" and "This Sunday" for Granada, "Food and Drink" (BBC2) and two series of the highly acclaimed BBC 1 series "Lion Country" based at Longleat. He has also presented "Pilgrims Way" and "Rural Rides" for Meridian, "Back to Bethlehem", "Crossing Rome" and "Crossing St. Petersburg" for the ITV network, as well as "Far and Wide", "Round the Coast", "A Victorian Summer" plus "A Victorian Winter and Spring" and "Country Days" for Anglia TV.
Paul (a keen yachtsman) lives with his wife, writer and broadcaster Libby Purves, in Suffolk. In 2005 he completed the Singlehanded Transatlantic Race, sailing solo for 3,787 miles in his yacht Ayesha.