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Andrew Peach (born in Walsall, West Midlands) is a radio presenter in the UK. He presents regular news and phone-in shows on BBC WM and BBC Radio Berkshire. He is an occasional stand-in presenter on BBC Radio Five Live [1] and a freelance newsreader on BBC Radio 2. Peach regularly presents The Newsroom on the BBC World Service.


Andrew Peach was educated at Queen Mary's Grammar School in Walsall and St Edmund Hall, Oxford where he achieved a first class master's degree in Modern History and Politics. He is a member of Mensa and is a qualified piano teacher. He lives in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire with his wife and two children. He is patron of two charities in Berkshire: Thames Hospicecare, which runs hospices in Windsor and Ascot and WAMDSAD, a disabled sports charity in Maidenhead.


Peach's career started at BBC Radio Oxford in 1991. He joined BBC Radio Berkshire in 1992, BBC Radio 2 in 1998, BBC WM in 2008 and BBC Radio Five Live in 2010.

Peach was nominated as UK Speech Broadcaster of the Year in the 2010 Sony Radio Academy Awards.[2] His programmes were nominated for Sony Awards in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013 winning one gold, one silver and three bronze awards.[3][4][5][6] [7] [8]

He won the Silver World Medal for Best News Anchor at the New York Radio Festival in 2007[9] and was named BBC Local Presenter of the Year in 2005.[10]

Peach's BBC Berkshire show was reviewed by The Guardian in April 2010.[11]

His interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury in November 2010 was reported in every UK national newspaper.[12][13] [14] His conversation with a tearful Reading FC Captain the morning after the club was relegated from the Premier League was featured in The Times in May 2008.[15] His programmes have also been reported in the Daily Mail and Sunday Telegraph.[16][17]

Major broadcasts have included coverage of the US Presidential Election in Washington, D.C. in November 2004 and Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom in September 2010.

Peach regularly presents The Newsroom on the BBC World Service. He also previously presented its predecessor, World Briefing.


  1. ^ "Radio 5 live Programmes - Stephen Nolan, 12/12/2010". BBC. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  2. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Retrieved 2011-09-15. [dead link]
  3. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Retrieved 2011-09-15. [dead link]
  4. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Retrieved 2011-09-15. [dead link]
  5. ^ "The Sony Radio Academy Awards". Retrieved 2011-09-15. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Three Sony nominations for BBC Berkshire!". BBC Radio Berkshire (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 April 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sony Radio Awards: Nominations". BBC News. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Winners 2013: Breakfast Show of the Year (under 10 million)". Sony Radio Academy Awards 2013. The Radio Academy. Retrieved 14 May 2013. [dead link]
  9. ^ "2007 International Radio Broadcasting Awards: Winners Credits" (PDF). New York Festivals. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Brilliant Berkshire bags a hat-trick!". BBC Press Office (British Broadcasting Corporation). 18 September 2005. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  11. ^ Mahoney, Elisabeth (15 April 2010). "The Andrew Peach Show". The Guardian (London). 
  12. ^ "Archbishop of Canterbury's warning over welfare changes". BBC News. 7 November 2010. 
  13. ^ Sparrow, Andrew (7 November 2010). "Archbishop attacks welfare plan forcing jobless to work or lose benefits". The Guardian (London). 
  14. ^ "Archbishop of Canterbury warns of forced jobs 'despair'". The Daily Telegraph (London). 7 November 2010. 
  15. ^ Kempson, Russell (13 May 2008). "Graeme Murty on same wavelength as fans". The Times (London). Retrieved 25 April 2010. [dead link]
  16. ^ Day, Elizabeth (16 March 2003). "Literacy chiefs admit to the singular error of their ways: The DfES claimed initially that the use of the plural verb was an intentional error to raise interest". Sunday Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 25 April 2010. [dead link]
  17. ^ Kay, Richard (17 October 2006). "Firemen's hotline to the Palace". Mail Online (London: Associated News Ltd). Retrieved 25 April 2010. 

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