Treasure, places and positivity from her area – Sue gives the impression that the dizzy heights her programme reaches will only continue to rise. Her subjects and variety are flying: no wonder she’s a budding astronaut.
Produced and presented as a one woman band, Sue’s endearing and inquisitive style keeps you tuned in. For those in Cambridge, events timetables and previews mean the calendar on the back of the kitchen door is never left alone. For those elsewhere, it’s an introduction to life in England’s low-lying county.
A well-briefed chat with a local headmistress, five clues to guess the person (it’s never Gryff Rhys Jones) and lots of listeners getting in touch all make for an engaging, safe environment no matter if we’re at home, in the garden or on the move. Thankfully, Sue runs around the county to meet interesting people and sometimes those conversations turn into real, memorable gems. Without its audience, this show would – like so many – struggle. But there’s a clear, core following and that’s why it works so well as a community hub.
Sue Marchant is on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire weekdays 3pm – 4pm.