The end of the world is near? Call for Pam Ayres! The BBC will broadcast the poet’s voice to calm the nation if a global disaster strikes
- Several programs have been prepared in the event of a global disaster
- Pam Ayres’ 2008 interview with Jane Garvey in between shows ready to close the gap in television
- Miss Ayres, 74, said she was “happy” to be chosen but hoped she wouldn’t be needed
The BBC will broadcast the voice of poet Pam Ayres to calm the nation in the event of a global disaster.
When a nuclear war forces regular programming off the air, Miss Ayres’s 2008 Woman’s Hour interview with Jane Garvey is one of the shows ready to fill the gap.
The national treasure, who has written poems including Yes, I’ll Marry You My Dear and has performed for the Queen, will have to ease the nation’s nerves.
Pam Ayres will be called upon to keep people calm in a global disaster
She has appeared extensively on TV and radio since winning talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1975 with her poem Pam Ayres and the Embarrassing Experience with the Parrot.
Miss Garvey, who stopped hosting Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour last year, said she and other employees were joking about possible emergency broadcasts.
“I think the past year has taught us that things like this aren’t funny,” she told the Daily Telegraph.
But, and I only heard this through rumors, that interviewing Pam Ayres was one of the options to turn to in the event of a crisis. It was considered relatively uplifting. ‘
Pam Ayres’ 2008 Woman’s Hour interview with Jane Garvey is one of the shows ready to close the gap in the event of a disaster
Miss Ayres, 74, said, “I am very happy that they chose me to cheer up the nation.”
She said she hopes it will never be necessary.
A released instruction manual from the BBC Cold War previously showed that plans for music and light entertainment were being scrapped to conserve energy.