BBC Radio 6 Music has revealed that Rob Delaney and Martin Freeman will be joining the station for a run of Sunday afternoon shows.
Delaney and Freeman will be hosting their own shows, covering Guy Garvey’s 2-4pm slot whilst he is on an extended break working on his next album. Cillian Murphy has been presenting the show since March, with his final programme on 2 June.
Rob Delaney said: “I’m thrilled to be presenting on BBC Radio 6 Music. Whether you listen to music while you make dinner, widgets or perhaps even love, I hope you’ll do so to my powerful rhythms.”
Cillian Murphy added: “Thanks so much to everyone at 6 Music, all the listeners, and especially Guy Garvey, for giving me the chance to play some music on the best radio station in the world. I had a splendid time. Looking forward to tuning in to the brilliant Rob Delaney.”
Paul Rodgers, Head of 6 Music, commented: “Rob Delaney and Martin Freeman are both fantastic talents so I’m delighted they will be joining 6 Music, where they can bring their love of music to our Sunday afternoons. I’d like to thank Cillian Murphy, who has done a great job sitting in for Guy Garvey since since March – listeners have loved tuning in to him.”
Rob Delaney will be on air from 9 June – 7 July, with Martin Freeman presenting from 14 July – 4 August. The shows will also be available on BBC Sounds.
Rob Delaney is an American comedian, writer and actor. Rob is well known as the co-star and co-writer with Sharon Horgan of the Bafta-winning TV series, Catastrophe. His film credits include Deadpool 2 and, coming out later this year, Fair And Balanced. Martin Freeman last year presented two specials on the network – Paul Weller At 60 and 6 Music Celebrates The White Album. He is known for roles including Tim in The Office, Dr Watson in Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit film trilogy, Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, Everett Ross in Black Panther and Lester Nygaard in the drama TV series Fargo.
6 Music regularly welcomes guest presenters such as Neneh Cherry, Courtney Barnett, First Aid Kit, Patti Smith, Spike Lee, Russell Crowe, Roisin Murphy, Norman Jay, Sam Mendes, Skinny Pelembe, Michael Kiwanuka and Daman Albarn. And the Wise Women at Christmas – where each year, three women present shows featuring their own music choices and pick highlights from the 6 Music archive – have included Sharon Horgan, Jodie Whittaker, St Vincent, Alison Goldfrapp and Laura Marling.
Now with a reach of 2.52m listeners (Rajar Q1, 2019), 6 Music is the largest digital-only music station in the UK. It celebrates the alternative spirit of music and culture, bringing together the cutting-edge music of today and the iconic and ground-breaking sounds of the past 50 years. 6 Music’s presenting line up are Amy Lamé, Cerys Matthews, Chris Hawkins, Craig Charles, Don Letts, Gideon Coe, Gilles Peterson, Guy Garvey, Huey Morgan, Iggy Pop, Lauren Laverne, Liz Kershaw, Marc Riley, Mark Radcliffe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Matt Everitt, Nemone, Shaun Keaveny, Steve Lamacq, Stuart Maconie, Tom Ravenscroft and Tom Robinson.