Times-a-changing for Radio 2

SHOOTING STARS frontman Mark Lamarr and former Squeeze star Jools Holland have been signed up as presenters by BBC Radio 2 in an attempt by the station establish a trendier image and capture the "fortysomething" market.

Radio 2's new schedule, unveiled yesterday, has documentaries on Tina Turner, Bob Marley and Thin Lizzy alongside more traditional fare in the latest stage of the station's colonisation of golden eras of pop abandoned by Radio 1.

Controller Jim Moir said: "Radio 2 is the station of the heritage of popular music. All the changes are evolution, not revolution, as we take our audiences with us."