Radio 3 boss hints at DJ's return

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The troubled DJ Andy Kershaw's two-year stint in the wilderness may be about to end after his former boss at the BBC gave a clear signal that he wants him back. In an interview with The Independent on Sunday, Roger Wright, controller of Radio 3, who resuscitated Kershaw's career in 2001, said he would welcome his old friend back on air. "I'm still in touch with Andy and the door is not closed... he's ready. I'm in contact with him."

The Rochdale-born presenter had a weekly world music show on Radio 3 until the summer of 2007, when problems in his private life came to a head. He was arrested and imprisoned in August of that year for breaching a restraining order that prevented him from seeing his ex-partner.