Andy Kershaw was born in Rochdale in 1959. He presented The Whistle Test and Live Aid for the BBC and for most of the past twenty-five years has had a weekly radio show. He is also a serious foreign correspondent, having filed reports for From Our Own Correspondent and for the Observer, Telegraph and Independent. This year he returned to presenting with Radio 3's Music Planet series. You can visit his website at www.andykershaw.co.uk.