The Paul Peters Tapes

 Paul Peters

Paul Peters is, amongst many other things, a British local radio presenter based near Yeovil in Somerset.  During a career spanning over 50 years, he has hosted programmes on a wide variety of stations across the United Kingdom and further afield.  With his late partner, Geoff Kemp, Paul created the formats for his well known regular programmes: The Fabulous Fifties, The Swinging Sixties and Late Night in the Attic.

Away from the microphone, Paul has enjoyed a very varied career path and was, for some years, a manager with the PDSA, based in London.  He has also run hotels and a department store, but is now semi-retired and living in Somerset.  His more recent ventures incude the establishment of a new charity, The Geranium Trust, the purposes of which are to provide support for the lonely and bereaved in the Yeovil and South Somerset area.

During the summer of 2017, Paul was approached by Terry Bennett, a fellow presenter on Sherborne's local radio station, Abbey 104.  He was invited to take part in 'Folk Tales', a local equivalent of the long-running BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs.  Paul readily agreed and the first programme was recorded during July of that year.  But ... one hour simply wasn't enough (!) and 3 subsequent programmes followed over the next few months, culminating in the final episode on Christmas Eve 2017.

Here are the recordings:

Part 1 - 23 July 2017

Part 2 - 13 August 2017

Part 3 - 15 October 2017

Part 4 - 24 December 2017

Look out for Part 5 ... maybe!