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Hugh Laurie and Sara Cox get Radio 2 shows as Steve Lamacq dropped

10 September 2013 5:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

House star and former BBC Radio 1 breakfast host to present new shows as Lamacq's Saturday night show axed in shakeup

Hugh Laurie and former BBC Radio 1 breakfast host Sara Cox will present new shows on BBC Radio 2 – but another former Radio 1 DJ, Steve Lamacq, has been dropped.

Cox, a symbol of the so-called "ladette" culture when she presented the Radio 1 breakfast show in the 1990s, will present a Saturday night series about the 1980s, beginning next month.

Laurie, the former House star who has recorded two blues albums, will front a six-part series on the blues.

Lamacq's Thursday night show, Rock College, has been axed as part of the new-look schedule on the station, which recently surged to its biggest ever audience of more than 15 million listeners.

The DJ, who presented the Evening Session on Radio 1 for nearly a decade, moved to Radio 2 in 2007 and will present a series about »

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