Alan Keith

1908 - 2003

After starting as an actor on BBC radio dramas, Alan Keith's broadcasting career continued for a record breaking 70 years.
His idea for a radio programme featuring the 100 best pieces of music from around the world, eventually became Your Hundred Best Tunes.

It was presented by Keith for 44 years, expanding far beyond its initial 13 week slot and outliving the BBC Light Programme for which it was originally commissioned. The show is often said to have helped popularise classical music.