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Ian Forward

Ian has lived in Bradford since 1982, when he arrived to volunteer for a homeless project. He worked in further education for 22 years, until 2014.

He presents In Your Backyard, with Malc Currie, in the About Bradford slot on Fridays.

He has many interests – reading, art, music, gardening, DIY, camping and walking are just a few of them. His passion is nature and in particular fungi, mushrooms and toadstools, common terms for the fruiting bodies we see in urban places and the countryside.

He originally came from a market town in the south west, where industrialisation was small and sparse, so when he came to Bradford it took his breath away, seeing the heritage left by the woollen trade.

Ian: “I remember arriving at the Interchange and catching a bus along Manningham Lane, passing the first big Bradford ‘pit’ that was the former site of Busby’s Department store, with chickens roaming the earthen floor. Since then I have roamed and explored Bradford and West Yorkshire extensively and I can truly tell you I love it!”

Programmes

In Your Backyard

Black History Month

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Black History Month celebration - LIVE!
Sunday 27 October
1pm - midnight

Listen again to the shows

Daily Features
Monday - Friday
11.45am & 4.50pm

One-To-One
Thursdays, 12-1pm
Fridays, 9-10am
Sundays, 5-6pm

Black History Month in Focus
Sundays 2-5pm

On Air Now
Mon 18th Nov 15:00 - 16:00

The Classical Hour

Classical music

Presented by: Alan Keeling

Today we have the music of Bruckner 7th Symphony in E Flat Major, Mozart Piano Concerto no 20 in DMinor KV 466, Karl Jenkoins Sanctus From the Armed Man, Albinio Adagio in G Minor, Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Major Op 92, Verdi Vespri Sicilliani Overture. Listen Live

Women & Girls Workshops

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Join us every Thursday, 2pm - 4pm for women only radio workshops. No experience needed!

Click here to listen again to this year's fantastic line-up.

10 Today project

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Let's do 10 mins exercise on the radio!

Exercises will be broadcast at 2pm every day on BCB Radio 106.6fm. Read more

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