Book of Remembrance

A date has now been confirmed for Tim Blackmore’s memorial. The event will be held on Tuesday 24th October 2023 at 12pm in the BBC Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA.
Please note you do need to register your attendance as the BBC requires a list of expected guests prior to the event for security reasons. Please also note you’ll need to bring a form of photo ID with you to gain access to the Radio Theatre.

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Dan Ahearne

Such sad news to hear of Tims passing.
Tim was a radio guy through and through.
Much love to his family and friends x

Tony Hale

Tim Blackmore was not just a great radio figure, he was also kind and generous. His work on The Story of Pop for Radio 1, plus his time at Capital and Unique, assure his place at the very top of the broadcasting pantheon.
But I’ll always remember his kindness and generosity to those around him, whatever their status, fame or lack of it.
He was a gentleman at all times.
Sincere condolences to Margaret and the family.

Andy Hudson

Tim was both the great AND the good.
The best combination of creativity, wit, talent, wisdom and integrity.
His news letters, even in this last fading period of life were inspirational warm but appropriately critical of many examples of ineptitude, particularly of government.
In the 90s, when I left Unique and indeed the UK, Tim’s absence from life as a beacon of wise common sense was ever noticeable.
My heartfelt condolences go to Margaret ,Simon and Joanna and indeed all the Blackmorettes. May Tim’s legacy of sentience support you onwards.

John Bradford

Tim was an example to us all, a mentor and a friend.

John Simons

Tim was always kind and generous and a real Gentleman. We all knew this day was coming but it doesn’t make it any easier to accept. His legacy will live on. RIP Tim.

John Quinn

I had the honour of working with the wonderful Tim Blackmore when I joined Unique Broadcasting in 1996, he was an inspirational, wise, kind, generous and very witty man.
He loved the radio industry, of which he was a true titan, and the people who worked in it, he gave his time, insights and wisdom freely, especially over many long, long lunches. Spending time in his company was always a pleasure, and, a chance to learn from the very best of men.
He will be sorely missed by all of his colleagues, friends, and family, his beloved wife Margaret, and children Simon & Joanne.
RIP the truly wonderful Tim Blackmore.

Nicky Ness

Our industry has lost one of its best. I’ll never forget our quiet lunch as I took up a senior post as a lone female at a difficult time for my employer, and worried deeply about whether I was good enough. We never worked in the same organisation, but Tim’s wise counsel, grace and encouragement had a huge impact on my self-belief and will to make a go of it. I’ll never forget that. My thoughts and prayers with Tim’s family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Fly high Tim, and turn those cans up loud. xx

David Baker

Tim Blackmore was a gift to broadcasting in this country, someone who gave his life to it, not only that he was a people’s person,. genuinely cared about everyone he would have met and worked with at whatever level they were at and we may never see someone like him ever again.

For me personally I was very priviledged to work under his wing at Classic Gold Digital. His advice and his encouragement helped me greatly and to anyone who ever came into contact with him they will know how very special he was

To his family I’m sending my very deepest condolences.

Richard Sprenger

Very sad news. My first job out of Uni was as a runner for UBC, with Tim by then in a form of gentle retirement. It was always great to see him around the office now and then; he was so kind, thoughtful, funny and generous with his time and thoughts. He told a mean anecdote as well, with a rich back catalogue to pick from. Tim certainly made his mark, and will be well missed and remembered fondly. RIP

Andrew Caspari

A privilege to have known Tim even a little bit. Such a force for good. Creative and can do and a true believer in the power of audio. RIP Tim.

Dan Ahearne

Such sad news to hear of Tims passing.
Tim was a radio guy through and through.
Much love to his family and friends x

Paul Chantler

I had the genuine pleasure of knowing Tim for many years since my days at Chiltern Radio in the 1990s. We all looked up to him even then as a giant of the industry who was a pioneer of the early days of radio in the 60s and nurtured talent including Kenny Everett and Tony Blackburn. Over the years, he grew even more in stature and many of us regarded him as a mentor as well as a friend. He had immense knowledge of radio and a truly wonderful, calm, gentle and persuasive way of dealing with any problems, bringing people together and finding consensus. All that and a true gentleman too, always having time for advice to newer people in the industry. We shall all miss him greatly. RIP Tim.