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From Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast with Tim Lihoreau to Nick Bailey presenting overnight, the Classic FM team works around the clock to bring the world’s greatest classical music to 5.5 million listeners across the UK.
05:45 It’s nearly 6am and Tim Lihoreau, host of the More Music Breakfast and newsreader Bill Overton discuss Tim's show over coffee before broadcasting to those waking early across the country. Photo: Richard Johnson
08:40 It's a lovely clear start to the day so John Suchet opts for Global Radio's stunning roof terrace to discuss the morning's show with Senior Producer Jenny Nelson. Photo: Richard Johnson
09:03 John is soon behind the microphone presenting the station’s flagship morning show. In his first hour John plays music from the Classic FM Hall of Fame, the annual countdown of the nation’s favourite music. Photo: Richard Johnson
09:30 Classicfm.com’s Managing Editor Owen Hopkin sets out the day’s agenda for the station’s website and social media platforms with his team. Photo: Richard Johnson
09:55 Classic FM’s political editor Tom Cheal prepares a report for the 10am news. Photo: Richard Johnson
10:36 Anne Marie-Minhall talks to a special guest for the latest edition of the Classic FM Podcast. Photo: Richard Johnson
11:25 Alan Titchmarsh, the host of Saturday mornings on Classic FM pops into Leicester Square to have a meeting with his producer to talk through this weekend’s show. Photo: Richard Johnson
12:00 The enterprises team work on Classic FM’s range of books and CDs, including John Suchet’s new biography of Beethoven and an album by the harpist Claire Jones. Photo: Richard Johnson
12:35 Guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, one of classical music’s hottest properties shares a joke with Nick Ferrari as he is interviewed for the latest series of the Classic FM Interview. Photo: Richard Johnson
14:12 It's the afternoon and Jamie Crick is presenting Requests, a chance for listeners across the country to choose the music. Photo: Richard Johnson
15:30 The Classic FM Foundation charity team meets to sketch out their latest fundraising ideas under the watchful eye of their mascot Bach. Photo: Richard Johnson
15:45 Myleene Klass makes a quick visit to the studio ahead of her weekend Smooth Classics programme.
16:08 Just before Jamie’s afternoon slot finishes, look who pops into the studio. None other than Laurence Llewelyn Bowen, host of Sunday mornings on Classic FM.
16:35 John Brunning relaxes in the canteen and takes a call before hosting Classic FM Drive at 5pm. Photo: Richard Johnson
16:40 Meanwhile the Managing Editor of Classic FM, Sam Jackson, takes his team of producers through the schedule for the next few weeks and keeps on top of their latest programming ideas. With 5.5 million weekly listeners to cater for, they make sure every second of the station’s programming is created with the listener in mind. Photo: Richard Johnson
17:20 The commercial team finish off the day discussing Classic FM’s new mobile app. Photo: Richard Johnson
17:36 As the afternoon moves into the evening, Jane Jones takes a quick look through some programme notes to prepare for the Full Works Concert at 8pm. Photo: Richard Johnson
18:20 Margherita Taylor takes notes on the sofas before relaxing listeners into the night with Smooth Classics, four hours of the most sublime music. Photo: Richard Johnson
01:55 Nick Bailey arrives in the studio to keep those up through the night company, right from 2am until Tim Lihoreau arrives again at 6am to start another day. Photo: Richard Johnson