After being sacked as editor of the Manchester Evening News, Redhead moved to radio as presenter on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
Ebullient , combative, and a naturally fluent broadcaster, he relished dropping a word in the ear of the nation every morning, tackling politicians and everyone else with cheerful confidence and zest.
A cultivated man with wide interests, he made many memorable radio series, including A Word In Edgeways, The Good Book, The Christian Centuries, The Pillars Of Islam and From Plato To Nato.
Cold Weather Payments interview with John Major 1986 – BBC Radio 4
Hillsborough Memorial Service 1989 – BBC
Downing Street Mortar Attack news flash 1991 – BBC Radio 4