8pm-10pm weekdays and 9pm-10pm Saturdays. After almost 10 years at the helm of Classic FM’s morning show, John Suchet launches his new weekday concert programme: The Classic FM Concert. John Suchet features the best recordings of orchestras, choirs and soloists from across the UK and around the world.
On Saturday evenings, John presents 'Beethoven: The Man Revealed' a year-long series about Beethoven’s life, celebrating 250 years since the great composer’s birth.
A self-confessed Beethoven addict, John’s career has taken him from international war zones to the relative comfort of the Classic FM studio.
Although he definitely now regards himself as a radio man, John Suchet is one of the country’s best-known TV journalists.
He began his career as a correspondent for the news agency Reuters. Then, as a reporter for ITN, he covered major world events, including the Polish Solidarity movement, the Iran revolution, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Rhodesian war of independence, the Lebanese civil war, and the Philippines revolution in 1986 for which he was named TV Journalist of the Year.
John went on to present News at Ten and all other ITN bulletins for a period of almost 20 years. In 2008 the Royal Television Society awarded John its highest accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2001 the Royal Academy of Music awarded John an honorary fellowship for his work on Beethoven, and from 2004-08 he served on the Academy’s governing body. He is currently their orator, and reads citations for world class musicians who are honoured at summer graduation.
Whether you're at work or at home, John sees it as his mission to provide the perfect soundtrack to your busy morning. At 10.15 he features a daily track from his Album of the Week. Over the course of five days, John promises to reveal some fascinating stories about the composer, the performer, and the music in question.