Chris HawkinsChris Hawkins

Chris Hawkins

Chris has been a regular on BBC Radio 6 Music from its inception, presenting the Early Breakfast show every weekday morning and regularly depping for Craig Charles in the afternoon.

He is also a regular voice on Radio 5 Live and regularly presents Radio 4's Pick of the Week.
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Chris is also a regular voice on Radio 5 Live and regularly presents Radio 4's Pick of the Week. On screen, Chris often appears on BBC Breakfast TV, The BBC News Channel and presents films on BBC Inside Out.

Chris has gained a reputation for thoughtful and informative radio documentary strands, including Lift Off - the incredible story of Apollo 8, The Apollo Mindset and Playing Well, the acclaimed Radio 4 series, where Chris talks to musicians about their mental health, and he has a particular interest in the relationship between the arts and mental health issues. He's also an ambassador for the Nordoff Robbins music trust.

Chris is an experienced awards show, festival and conference host too. He also writes blogs for the BBC website and has written pieces for Metro, Huffington Post, Music Week and UK Music.

Chris has appeared on Celebrity Pointless and has also appeared on Celebrity University Challenge, as the team captain for the University of Nottingham where he led his team to victory over Bristol University. He is also a Celebrity Mastermind runner-up...his specialist subject? Coronation Street! Someone had already taken Shrewsbury Town FC.

BBC Radio 6 Music

BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
Various locations2017 — 2022


BBC 1 Breakfast
Regular Contributor
BBC 12017
BBC News
Regular Contributor
BBC News Channel2017
When Celebrities Go Pop!
Channel 52017
Celebrity University Challenge
Team Captain
Celebrity Mastermind
Celebrity Contestant
BBC Inside Out
Harry Hill's TV Burp


Music Inc.
Voice Over
UK Music App2015

Theatre and Live Performance

Festival No. 6
Stage Host
The Charlatans' Album Launch
BBC 1 'In The Dark'
Launch Host
BBC 12017
Princes' Trust Event Host
Kendal Calling
Stage Host
2014 — 2023
Liverpool International Music Festival


Don't Stop Believing
Voice Over
Channel 52014


Radio 5 Live Afternoon Edition
BBC Radio 2 Playlists
BBC Radio 22017
You and Yours
Feature Presenter
BBC Radio 42017
BBC Radio 6 Music Early Breakfast Show
BBC Radio 6 Music2002 — 2023


When Chris met Paul

22nd September 2014

Chris Hawkins met with Sir Paul Smith at his Covent Garden headquarters where they discussed fashion, music and his extensive collection of gifts that he has received from fans

6 Music Festival

24th February 2014

For the first time ever Radio 6 Music will host its own music festival

Chris Hawkins' Home Team Glory

18th November 2013

BBC 6Music experienced a surge in iPlayer requests this year

PBJ at Liverpool Sound City

2nd May 2013

At this year's festival Chris Hawkins will be judging the Student Music Awards and will be on the panel of the Radio Friendly Unit Shifter discussing the power of music radio which will chaired by Kate Haldane