Ex Radio Manchester boss produces for 5 live

Former BBC Radio Manchester Managing Editor John Ryan is to produce the new series of Radio 5 live’s ‘Men’s Hour’ for radio indie Tonic Productions.

The show returns for a third series from the end of this month on Sunday evenings.

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Presented by Tim Samuels, the programme offers a man’s perspective on issues ranging from health and relationships to the economy and politics. The first part of the new series on 29th April will feature the results of a survey exploring how men’s psyche and behaviour are really being affected by the current economic situation, while we’re told there is a unique perspective from a female to male transsexual. Former Radio 1 Sunday Surgery doctor Mark Hamilton also returns as the show’s voice of men’s health issues.

BBC Radio 5 live Deputy Controller Jonathan Wall said: “We have had a great audience response to the first two series, and Tim and the team have come up with some fascinating topics for series three. I am sure this will create thought provoking and compelling radio.”

John Ryan left the BBC last month after a long career with the corporation, which included him heading up its local radio stations in Northampton, Leeds and Manchester. He recently set up his own independent production company called ‘2ZY’.

Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 1:05 pm by RadioToday UK

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