RADIO APPEARANCES


All listings broadcast in the UK, except as noted.
Maroon colored titles indicate shows in which Petula was a series regular.

THE TWENTY-TENS

2010

WITNESS HISTORY
BBC World Service

9/11/2010

Petula touches Harry Belafonte's arm.

THE BRITISH INVASION
BBC Radio 2

30/5/10
27/9/18

Hosted by Alice Cooper. Petula interviewed

2012

PURE IMAGINATION :THE LESLIE BRICUSSE STORY
BBC Radio 2

3/1/12

Petula comments.

BONJOUR MR AZNAVOUR
BBC Radio 2

11/3/12
18/3/12
25/3/12
1/4/12

Repeat from 2009. Petula narrates.

KEN EWERS-VERGE
ACR 100.9 FM


Australia
25/3/12

Interview. Promotion for Petula's 2012 Australian tour.

BREAKFAST WITH EION CAMERON
720 ABC Perth



Australia
2/4/12

Interview. Promotion for Petula's 2012 Australian tour.

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6 MUSIC LIVE: JOHN LYDON: PUNK BRITANNIA
BBC Radio 6

3/6/12

John's playlist included Petula's Downtown.

THE REUNION: 60's GIRL SINGERS
BBC Radio 2

3/6/12
16/6/14

Sue MacGregor reunites five women who ruled the world of pop in the 1960s: Petula, Sandie Shaw, Helen Shapiro, Jackie Trent and Vickie Wickham (talking about Dusty.)

DOWNTOWN GIRL
BBC Radio 2

2/11/12
30/12/17

One hour "celebration of 80th birthday of 'national treasure' Petula ..." hosted by Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, including anecdotes from Tony Hatch, Herb Alpert, Michael Ball, Bill Kenwright, Honor Blackman, Tony Blackburn, Paul Gambaccini. Archive interviews with Diana Dors, Fred Astaire, Alan Freeman, and Anthony Newley.

PETULA CLARK iN MY OWN WORDS
BBC Radio 2

5/11/12

To celebrate Petula Clark, CBE's, 80th birthday and her 70th year on the BBC.

DESMOND CARRINGTON:THE MUSIC GOES ROUND
BBC Radio 2

9/11/12

Desmond celebrates Petula's 80th Birthday.

SOUND OF THE SIXTIES
BBC Radio 2

17/11/12

Hosted by the legendary Brian Matthew, Petula is featured on the regular "Three in a row" hits.

ALED JONES
BBC Radio Wales

24/12/12

Aled interviews Petula.

2013

KEN BRUCE
BBC Radio 2

7/1/13

UK premiere of Cut, Copy, Me.

TODAY
BBC Radio 2

7/1/13

UK premiere of Cut, Copy, Me.

GRAHAM NORTON
BBC Radio 2

2/2/13

Petula in the studio with Graham Norton (hugely popular programme) to promote her Lost In You album and he liked it so much, he also played her new version of Downtown the following week.

McCAULAY & CO
BBC Radio Scotland

11/4/13

Feature.

LOUISE ELLIOTT
BBC Radio Wales

6/2/13

LEIGHTON JONES
Swansea Sound, Wales

6/2/13

JUDY SPIERS
BBC Radio Devon

7/2/13

Judi chats to legendary singer Petula Clark about her new album Lost In You.

TONY BLACKBURN
BBC Radio Berkshire

8/2/13

ALLY BALLY
Clyde 2

8/2/13

DANNY MATTHEWS
The Bay

10/2/13

DANNY MATTHEWS
The Bay

10/2/13

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON
BBC Radio 2

19/2/13

60s pop icon Petula Clark chats to Steve Wright about her new album which includes a very unusual version of her classic hit Downtown and her life in France.

PETULA CLARK: A DOCUMENTARY
Smooth Radio UK

24/2/13

Hosted by David "Kid" Jensen.

ROBERT ELMS
BBC Radio London

25/2/13

Promotion for Lost in You.

DAVE GOODMAN
WRS Switzerland


Switzerland
25/2/13

CHRIS EVANS BREAKFAST SHOW
BBC Radio 2


Switzerland
26/2/13

Petula gives her history lesson for today's "On this day" segment. (Pre-recorded.)

WOMANS HOUR
BBC Radio 4

28/2/13

Petula singing live in the studio.

ALAN JONES
2GB SYDNEY


Australia
1/3/13

DAVID ALAN
BBC Radio Berkshire

2/3/13

Profile on Petula.

WEEKEND WOGAN
BBC Radio 2

3/3/13

Petula live in the studio with Sir Terry Wogan.

RUSSELL WALKER
BBC Radio York

27/4/13

Petula Clark talks to Russ about going back on the road 65 years after her first record.

MARK MURPHY
BBC Radio Suffolk

13/5/13

JOOLS HOLLAND
BBC Radio 2

13/5/13

WORLD CAFE
NPR / WXPN 88.5


USA
5/30/13
12/19/14

In this interview and studio performance, Clark tells World Cafe host David Dye about her encounter with Elvis Presley, her backstage visit with Karen Carpenter and how she happened to appear on the famous recording of Give Peace a Chance recorded at John Lennon's bedside.

LIFE'S A PITCH
BBC Radio Suffolk

8/6/13

Guests: Petula and Honor Blackman.

MIKE SWEENEY
BBC Radio Manchester

26/9/13

Mike Sweeney sits in and talks to Petula Clark, plus the late lunchers talk about what is going on in their part of Greater Manchester.

ROBERT ELMS
BBC Radio London

28/9/13

Veteran singer Petula Clark discusses her latest album.

ROY NOBLE
BBC Radio Wales

29/9/13

THE PAUL FRANKS SHOW
BBC WM

30/9/13

2013 UK concert tour promotion.

SIMON LOGAN
BBC Newcastle

30/9/13

2013 UK concert tour promotion.

MARK MURPHY
BBC Suffolk

11/10/13

2013 UK concert tour promotion.

THE ART OF ARTISTS: PETULA CLARK
BBC Radio 2

30/12/13
14/4/16

Petula interviewed by Russell Davies .

THE SWING AND BIG BAND SHOW WITH CLARE TEAL
BBC Radio 2

11/2/14

Petula reminisces about all the Big Band leaders she has sung with. Live in the studio.

UP ALL NIGHT
BBC Radio 5 Live

22/12/14

Petula asked to pay tribute to German singing legend Udo Jurgens who died.

2015

SOUNDS OF THE 50's WITH LEO GREEN
BBC Radio 2

20/7/15

Leo Green is joined by a singer who has been performing for seven decades - Petula Clark CBE.
'Pet' recalls the arrival of the 'charts', her own recording career which included hits such as Downtown and Don't Sleep in the Subway, and the atmosphere for music making in the decade that had everything. The show also features classic British singers who were filling the music venues such as Alma Cogan, Malcolm Vaughan and Dickie Valentine.

INHERITANCE TRACKS: Natalie Merchant
BBC Radio 4

5/8/15

American singer Natalie Merchant chooses Petula's Games People Play.
(Note: Natalie, formerly of 10.000 Maniacs fame, cites Petula as being one of her major musical influences.)

BEST OF "TODAY"
BBC Radio 4

12/15

Singer Petula Clark met Sinatra when he was recording a cover of one of her biggest hits, Downtown. Speaking on the Today programme, she recounted the night she spent with the great crooner - that showed him at his charming best and threatening worst.

2016

INHERITANCE TRACKS: Petula Clark
BBC Radio 4 Extra

28/2//16

Petula chooses Only Forever by Bing Crosby and Hotel California by the Eagles.

TED ROBBINS (Sits in for the BECKY WANT SHOW)
BBC Radio Manchester

15/4/16

Ted sits in and talks to Petula Clark and Lord Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.

WYNNE EVANS
BBC Radio Wales

18/4/16

Petula promotes her new tour.

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON
BBC Radio 2

15/8/16

Petula in the studio live promoting the new album and tour.

ELAINE PAIGE ON SUNDAY
BBC Radio Wales

28/8/16

Petula in the studio promoting Lost in You.

DUNCAN BARKES
BBC Radio London

6/9/16

RICKY ROSS (Sits in for the Janice Forsyth Show)
BBC Radio Scotland

13/9/16

Ricky Ross sits in for Janice Forsyth and talks to Petula Clark and singer Jimmy Webb, who wrote Wichita Lineman, plus Nicola Meighan interviews Meat Loaf.

JO GOOD
BBC Radio London

15/8/16

Petula in the studio live promoting the new album and tour.

ELERI SION
BBC Radio Wales

15/9/16

Petula interviewed

GRAHAM NORTON
BBC Radio 2

17/9/16

Petula interviewed

THE DANNY BAKER SHOW
BBC Radio 5

17/9/16

Alan talks to British singing legend about her life and her current Australian tour.

DOMINIC KING
BBC Radio Kent

17/9/16

Petula Clark chats to Dom about her long career in music and film.

SUE MARCHANT
BBC Radio Norfolk

18/9/16

BECKY WANT
BBC Radio Manchester

23/9/16

LOOSE ENDS
BBC Radio 4

24/9/16

Clive Anderson is joined by Petula and Ross Kemp, Jeffery Kissoon, Cora Bissett, The Allergies and Andy Cooper.

MICHAEL BALL SHOW
BBC Radio 2

30/10/16

Petula singing live in session at the piano A Miracle to Me and Love Me Tender.

THE ART OF SONG T
BBC Radio 2

8/11/16

Pop singer Mika "plays some of the great songs of all time" and explains why they are his favourites, includes Petula's Downtown.

CLARE BALDING
BBC Radio 2

13/11/16

Petula live in the studio.

NIKKI BEDDI
BBC Radio London

18/12/16

Petula Clark chats about her new album From Now On and Kerry Michael speaks about Sinbad The Sailor at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

GABY ROSLIN
BBC Radio London

18/12/16

A CARPENTERS CHRISTMAS WITH PETULA CLARK
BBC Radio 2

24/12/16

Petula Clark is a lifetime friend and supporter of Richard and Karen Carpenter. In this special programme, she tells the story of their music for Christmas including their seminal single Merry Christmas Darling and their landmark album Christmas Portrait. "The Carpenters and Christmas; for many, they go hand-in-hand. Like most of us, they'd grown up listening to seasonal albums by the likes of Percy Faith and Spike Jones, and both Karen and Richard had sung in their school choirs, performing Christmas songs every year. Once they'd made a name for themselves with hits like We've Only Just Begun, Superstar and (They Long To Be) Close To You, it was just a matter of time before they turned their talents to Christmas. And, with their unique sound -Karen's warmly expressive voice and Richard's diverse talents as arranger, producer, pianist and composer - what they produced became Christmas classics".
The programme features choice selections from The Carpenters' two Christmas albums released in 1978 and 1984.
Presented by Petula Clark.

2017

PAUL O'GRADY
BBC Radio 2

23/4/17

Triple songs by Petula on record.

ELLA FITZGERALD: FIRST LADY OF SONG
BBC Radio 2

25/4/17
2/5/17

Petula tells the story of Ella Fitzgerald (2 parts)

TIM SMITH
BBC Radio Oxford

7/6/17

Tim talks to legendary singer-songwriter Petula Clark and actress Nichola McAuliffe.

A LIFE OF BLISS
BBC Radio 4 Extra

7/6/17

First broadcast 20/10/1954
FINDING A GIRLFRIEND
With George Cole and Petula as Penny Gay.

THE STORY OF THE LIGHT
BBC Radio 2

18/9/17

A LIFE OF BLISS
BBC Radio 4 Extra

1/10/17

First broadcast 3/9/1957
PENNY GAY'S RETURN
With George Cole and Petula as Penny Gay.

2018

GRAHAM PASS
BBC Local Radio

22/4/18

Petula Clark recalls bumping into Ella Fitzgerald by accident in Hollywood.

THE WALL OF SOUND WITH ALEX DYKE
BBC RadioSolent

2/5/16

85 years young, the bilingual actress and singer has a new french album out, Vu D'Ici.

2019

SUNDAY NIGHTS WITH BILL CREWS
OMNY FM



Australia
28/4/19

Singer Petula Clark joins Rev. Bill to discuss her life and career.

FRIDAY NIGHT
OMNY FM



Australia
2/5/19

Luke Davis speaks to the iconic musical theater star Petula Clark as she tours Australia this spring with her latest show!

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