Annie Nightingale (1 x 60′ ) – It’s over 40 years since Annie Nightingale’s very first show on BBC Radio 1. She was the station’s first female DJ and is its longest serving broadcaster. A life-long champion of new music, first with punk, then new wave, acid house and chill-out, Annie is still at the cutting edge in her current incarnation as the queen of the breaks.
In this film, Annie takes viewers on a counter-cultural journey through the events, people and sounds that have inspired her career. Full of insightful anecdotes about her sonic adventures and the numerous pop culture shifts that have helped shape her idiosyncratic outlook and tastes, the film features contributions from some of the many artists Annie has championed and helped to break over the years. They agree that she’s still there, still popular, still relevant and an icon of the British music scene.
Producer: BBC Productions
TX: Spring / Summer 2011
Source: BBC Press Office