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Roger Wright's legacy at Radio Three – and his one big mistake

The controller and Proms director has pulled something special out of the bag for his swansong

5 July 2014

9:00 AM

5 July 2014

9:00 AM

Roger Wright’s precipitate departure from both Radio Three and the Proms came as a surprise. At first the news was that he would go at the end of the season, but then it became apparent he was leaving at the beginning of it. Whatever his reasons may have been — and one sympathises with the idea of a carefree summer holiday after all these years — it brings Edward Blakeman, who becomes acting director of the Proms during the interregnum, deservedly into the limelight.

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