Feeling Peaky: BBC Radio 6 Music signs up Cillian Murphy

Feeling Peaky: BBC Radio 6 Music signs up Cillian Murphy

BBC Radio 6 Music has signed up Cillian Murphy until summer 2019.

The Peaky Blinders star will join the network for a run of shows while Guy Garvey takes an extended break to work on his next album.

Cillian Murphy on 6 Music is on Sundays, 2-4pm, from March 3.

Murphy said: "As a music lover, mixtape obsessive and long-time 6 Music fan I couldn’t be more chuffed to be asked to sit in for Guy on his hiatus. His show has been a constant companion for me and my family on Sunday afternoons for many years now, and it will be an honour to pick the tunes in that slot for a while. 6 Music is the best radio station in the world and I look forward to becoming a temporary houseguest!"

Paul Rodgers, head of 6 Music, said: “We’re delighted Cillian will be joining 6 Music for the next few months. His music selections are always interesting and I think listeners will love hearing him on 6 Music on Sunday afternoons.”

Guy Garvey added: "I am taking a couple of months off to concentrate on the final stages of Elbow’s next record. Murphy is a bit too good actually, I’ve heard him before and he knows his onions. I obviously have to watch my back, but he’s nowhere near as good looking as me so I’ll win on that front."

Cillian has previously presented several one-off shows on 6 Music since 2013, including The Sound of Cinema, Cillian Murphy’s 6 Music Playlist (2016), two weeks standing in for Iggy Pop (2018) and a sshow last Christmas when he played his favourite artists.

As well as starring as Tommy Shelby in the BAFTA award-winning Peaky Blinders, Murphy has had roles in Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Breakfast on Pluto and 28 Days Later. From March 25 to April 13, he stars in Grief is the Thing with Feathers on stage at The Barbican.


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