Tom has very kindly contributed to our Radio City feature.
(Many thanks to Raoul Verolleman for the photo, to Martyn Webster for correcting the theme tune details, to Robert Clark, Mary Payne and David Clayton for their assistance and, of course, to Tom himself.
My wish was granted with going out on the LV18 to do a show for Pirate BBC Essex. just like the vinyl we played sometimes in a storm force ten.
He was known as “Tatty Tom” because he was always so immaculately dressed, even when on a rusting anti-aircraft fort miles from civilization.
He used a couple of different theme tunes during his time with the station: Wigwam by the Ted Heath Orchestra and Skyliner by the Mitch Murray Clan.
There are more pictures of Tom in Keith Hampshire's and Bill Price's photo albums, and some more recent ones, taken at Caroline's 40th birthday party, here. Apologies to Tom for adding on that extra year and thanks to Russ Ganderson for pointing out the error.) was an engineer and presenter on Radio Sutch and stayed on as the station became Radio City.
We asked if anyone could give us some information about Paul and the man himself got in touch.
(Thanks to Stuart Aiken and Keith Hampshire for the detective work.) Tom presented shows on BBC Radios One and Two for many years and was a continuity announcer on Thames TV.
He was a regular on BBC local television and radio in East Anglia.
When the phone rings it could be Nottingham, London, the North Sea or Hollywood ... Also sat in for my old mate ‘Diddy’ David Hamilton over at Saga in Nottingham.
Pleased to say I don't think I've lost my touch.” The Tom Edwards website is at
The single was not a hit and The Manish Boys soon went their separate ways.
While the singer carried on performing, two of the other band members decided on a change of career.
Started writing it back in 1995 and I pull no punches in both my personal and professional life.