At The Mailbox Birmingham, home of BBC WM. With old friend and colleague Paul Franks
Broadcasting from BBC Truro

 Since 1993 Uncle Roly has been a regular broadcaster and contributor to the BBC, both on a national and local level. It all started with a programme called 'Why don't spuds taste like they used to'?

It was on this, that being invited to attend at the old BBC studio at Pebble Mill in Birmingham, that Uncle Roly started 'on the airwaves'.

He has appeared on Radio 4 on numerous occasions as well as BBC regional stations such as Coventry and Warwickshire, Hereford and Worcester, Oxford, Stoke and Wyvern but his home station and the one to which he feels much affection and pride is BBC WM. It was here he started with Malcolm Boyden so many years ago and now continues to contribute on Paul Franks programme.

Indeed, a few years ago Uncle Roly was put forward for a Sony Award, the radio 'Oscars'.

He considers himself very fortunate that his historical cookery slots are still so popular after all these years.